4 Dec 2013

Spa days, important dates and that festive feeling...

Hello everybody.

I thought I would write a quick post to tell you all about a spa day that I attended a couple of weeks ago. Rock on Divas, run by the lovely Gloria, is a day aimed at women who have finished cancer (or any other illness) treatment and are looking for a way to re-establish their health life balance that some women feel they have lost during treatment.

On arrival at The Spa Dolphin Square everyone was greeted with a hug and then given a name tag. We were then all invited to share as much or as little of our story as we liked with the rest of the group. Once all the introductions were out of the way, the day began with a juicing tutorial from Gloria who explained the benefits of juicing and gave a demonstration. Afterwards we all went for a healthy but delicious lunch where everybody shared stories and laughs.

The wonderful Jennifer Young then gave a skincare and make up workshop educating us all on what was actually in our favourite beauty products. She makes a bespoke skin care range that is made with 100% organic and natural ingredients. There is even a line designed especially for people under going cancer treatment. You can find out more about Jennifer and her skin care range here.

After another glass of juice we all got changed into comfy clothing and went to a yoga class which was aimed at beginners and was incredibly relaxing. The day finished with a beauty treatment. You could choose a massage or a facial. I went for the facial and it was AMAZING, the 25 minutes of bliss left my skin positively glowing and I made the trip home (with my lovely goody bag) on a busy train with NO make up on.

The best part of the day was meeting other ladies who had been through a similar thing to me. Everybody was supportive and kind and I had a lovely time. To find out more about Gloria, her spa days and retreats click here.

Me and the other lovely ladies who attended the spa day

Apart from treating myself to spa days I have also baked a Christmas cake with my lovely friend Jane (Mary Berry eat your heart out).

The cake before it entered the oven

Oh and there is the small matter of my one year Cancerversary which was on the 23rd November. I cannot believe it has been one whole year since I was diagnosed and what a year it has been. I am so glad it is mostly over now and for those of you reading this who are currently undergoing treatment I hope that I can reassure you that times can get better. I am a happier person now than I was before treatment, I have a whole head of hair (even if it is unbelievably unruly) and I am hoping that soon the last year will just be a nasty memory that I can lock away in some far corner of my mind.

I am unbelievably excited for the festive season so excited in fact, you might as well start calling me Mrs Clause. I cannot wait to snuggle up watching Christmas movies and start wrapping presents. I pretty much hum carols in my sleep and the prospect of a New Year and a new start is also extremely appealing. I plan on making 2014 my year no question. 

That's all from me for now.

Love you long time. X


  1. Anonymous5.12.13

    Hi laura. What a lovely blog. Glad your doing ok. I too have just had my cancerversary and what a year its been. Know what you mean with the unruly hair tho. Am just happy to have a full head of hair now. Wishing you a merry christmas and an even better new year. Good wishes to all women going through this horrid disease. We are still standing though and thats all that matters. Stay strong and battle on. Xx

  2. Anonymous11.12.13

    I always enjoy reading your blog Laura and would like to tell you what an inspiration you have been. You have shown me that you can cope with anything as long as you have faith. I hope 2014 is a better year for you and you continue to fight the horrid disease that cancer is. xxx

  3. Hi Laura
    I saw your blog advertised in the newspaper and have been reading it. It inspired me to start my own as a record for myself and hopefully for others as well. Well done for such an amazing blog. I have had a bilateral mastectomy recently, if you are anyone else is interested in taking a look I would very much appreciate it. You made me laugh and kept me sane... Dawn x