I think I’ve skipped at least a week of ‘My Week In Pictures’ but life took an unwanted turn with my daughter needing to have some reasonably extensive medical tests. There’s been issues with her health since she was about one years old but last year I was told she might have been wrongly diagnosed. She come off her thrice daily medication and things were looking up. However, she’s now showing some worrying symptoms and a big round of tests were ordered. Below is a picture of her just before all hell broke loose as she needed to have a cannula inserted. When she was younger she had to have lots of tests and rather than this helping her get used to them it’s had the opposite effect. However, she did bounce back very quickly when it was all over in the way children do and she couldn’t wait to tell others about her exciting day in hospital!
On a lighter note here’s a picture of us messing around with our 2017 Red Noses. She’s really looking forward to Red Nose Day itself and she loves the blind bags so much she’s made a little video about them (HERE). Her skills in front of the camera seem to be getting better but my skills behind the camera haven’t improved a bit.
After the stress of the medical tests, I treated myself to a Signature Facial at the Terasa Tarmey Clinic (below) which included Clearlift and LED Light Therapy. I’d love to have the Fractional Radio Frequency treatment but that involves a bit of downtown which isn’t practical for me at the moment. However, the other treatments are still good at boosting collagen production and making skin look and function better. I really think these hi-tech facials are a great add-on to the other things I’m doing to look after my skin such as using good products, having judiciously administered injectables, doing llots of exercise and taking supplements. It might sound trite but it’s better to have a steady program of maintenance than regrets later on.
I’ve been reading Instagram queen, Aimee Song’s book, Capture Your Style as I’d love to improve my own IG feed. Apart from being nice to look at, the book does offer some good practical tips. It’s also made me realise that a good Instagram picture is 50% composition and 50% post-production and the apps Song recommends include Facetune, Snapseed and VSCO. I’m really not sure if reading the book is going to result in a marked improvement in the way my images look but I’m going to slowly try to get to grips with these apps and it will be interesting to see if it makes a difference.
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