Sunday, 10 March 2013

Mothering, Mum's right foot & Me.

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Well it's that special time of year again where we thank all the amazing women around the world for doing the most important job... Being a mother. 

Since my mumsy has only recently begun the healing process from her foot surgery, it's been nice to look after her for the past couple of weeks and with today being mothers day it was no exception. Being able to look after her and give her loads of treats today has been lovely, and she truly deserves it. I've been serving all her meals in bed, got a bouquet of flowers delivered to the house and since she handcrafts cards for everyone around her, I thought she deserved to have one made just for her! Not to mention whipping up a simple childhood favourite Angel Delight, what's not to like about that? 

I truly adore my mumsy, I mean it hasn't exactly been the perfect day for her... I think as a family we're beginning to realise the healing process for mum's foot is going to take a lot longer than expected. But hey, everybody heals differently! But I know it must be frustrating for mum. 

Myself & my beautiful Mumsy 
Now here comes the mushy stuff...

I adore my mumsy & couldn't be more grateful to have her in my life. She's supported me through so much, just in the last year alone. I tend to call her the 'voice of reason' because she's that little voice in my head that's always telling me to 'keep going', 'get back up & try again' and 'never take no for answer'. I just hope with caring for my mum these past couple of weeks I've been able to show her just how much she means to me, it's nice to be able to repay her a little for everything she's done for me.

Love your mum, treat her like a Queen & please never take her for granted. It's the only job where the hours are 24/7 and you don't get paid for doing it :-).

Peace & Love.
Ginny x 

Sunday, 10 February 2013

“As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect.” - Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis

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I turned 24.
I survived the so-called ‘end of the world’.
I made New Years resolutions that I knew I’d be able to keep.
I made myself a promise that this year would be better.
And so far… it is!

Yes, I know it’s only February and it’s too early to say, but this is already turning out to be such a fantastic year. “How?” I hear you ask. Well…. I’m back to dancing classes after a couple of years, taking up Ballet & Tap. I already have acting work lined up in May, an audition for more work a week today & myself and my amazing Mumsy are going to see live the legendary Fleetwood Mac in October!! Not too shabby, right?

Next on my agenda of ‘Making 2013 an amazing year’ list, is finding a flat with my beloved BB [Broadway Buddy, to you] Andy in the big smoke! A big task? Oh yes!! Am I scared? Hell yes!! But I’m 24, I’m responsible and above all… I’m ready. Sometimes, you just know when something is right, an epiphany for one of a better word and when I turned 24 it hit me like a ton of bricks that this would be the year that I’d make the big move. I wish I could tell you how I know this, but I can’t, I just have do it now! Sigh.

Moving on!

This is also going to be a major year for my Mumsy as well, as tomorrow she goes into hospital for foot surgery… It’s nothing serious, but it is something that needs to be sorted. What the surgery will do is hopefully release her of pain when walking in the future, so it’s very important to her that she does this. I know it’s selfish, haha, But I can’t wait for her to be home for the next couple of months!! Ok, I know she’ll be incredibly uncomfortable and in a lot of pain, but it’ll allow myself & my dad to look after her the way she looks after us and everyone else around her! Mushy, I know but V-Day is coming up after all!

Basically, this is going to be a year of change and metamorphosis for the Quinn family [Yes, the whole family… As my dad turns 50 this year! Shhhh!].

Happy Chinese New Year!! Here’s to the Year of the Snake!

Peace & Love.

Ginny x