September Round Up

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Okay, 2019 really needs to slow down!

The Reality of…

Gina, from Sick With Optimism, talks about the reality of being diagnosed with Scleroderma and living with a positive mindset.

“I went along with life with Raynaud’s, blissfully unaware that I had scleroderma or the damage it was secretly doing to my blood vessels.”

The Reality of…

Holly, from Life Of A Blind Girl, aims to break down misconceptions about her vision impairment.

“Growing up with a vision impairment hasn’t always been easy but it has so many positives.”

The Reality of…

Bethany talks about Cerebral Palsy, with aa positive approach yet the struggle of adapting to society’s attitudes.

“I learnt to adapt to the physical struggles’ early on. I do the physiotherapy; I take the medications. I do what my body asks of me. But, trying to adapt above society, that’s hard. I’m still learning how to do that.”

I Was Nominated For The Sunshine Blogger Award!

Jeff, from Its In My Blood, nominated for The Sunshine Blogger Award. This is my 8th nomination for this award and I’m beginning to be lost for words with each nomination! Thanks again Jeff!

Behind The Author

Mathew, from Blog Of The Wolf Boy, has a weekly series, Behind The Author, where he interviews the author behind their blog. It is a refreshing and interesting series and I was fortunate to be interviewed too!

The Reality of…

Nakitta, from Small Town Skeleton, openly talks about daily life with 3 different mental illnesses.

“I suddenly start feeling not quite right. I start to feel unconfident and uncomfortable first it begins with my surroundings and then it begins within me.”

We Got Married!

I really cannot wait to start writing about our wedding day! I will be doing separate posts for different parts of the day as thee was just so much! It was the best superhero wedding ever, even if I do say so myself 😂 but it really was a wonderful day! I can’t wait to show you the photos!! Here are just a few!

I Was Nominated For The Sunshine Blogger Award…Again!

James, from James A. Best – Author nominated for The Sunshine Blogger Award! How I’ve been nominated for this award 9 times now I really don’t know! Thanks again James!

The Reality of…

Sam, from Stressed Out Mum, tells us about her daughter growing up with 3 chronic illnesses and her own perspective of watching her child battle daily with these conditions.

“I have held her so many times where she has broken her heart just wanting to be normal, she lives for the day she can return to school and be normal.”

Adaptations Finally Began!

Last month, I briefly mentioned…well ranted about, the cost of adaptations to our home which will make it more accessible for me. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m grateful that the DFG (Disabled Facilities Grant) is covering the entire cost but I can’t help that I feel guilty.

I’m just that sort of person…I feel guilty about anything and everything 🤷🏻‍♀️ anyway, we now have a completely new bathroom/wet room upstairs and I can’t bloody wait to have a shower! Just the stair lift and back door to be done now!

The Reality of…

Jamie, from Mama Bear Of One, shares with us what daily life and motherhood is like when living with Psoriatic Arthritis..

“Being in constant pain is exhausting too, and it makes me really irritable. I totally took so much for granted beforehand, simple things like being able to open a jar whilst cooking or carry my daughter when she is tired.”

I Was Nominated For The Mystery Blogger Award!

Stu, from Something To Stu Over, nominated me for The Mystery Blogger Award! 4 times I’ve been nominated for this award now woohoo! Thank you Stu!

The Spectrum Of Vision Impairment

Holly, from Life Of A Blind Girl, aims to raise awareness about a variety of vision impairments and educate others that not all vision impairments are the same. Quite a few of us contributed to Holly’s post by giving a brief description of what our vision impairment is and how it affects us in The Spectrum of Vision Impairment.

The Reality of…

Julie, from A Sweet Geordie Life, talks about how life has changed both for her and her daughter, Evie who has Type 1 Diabetes.

“We had no time to come to terms with it, we returned from hospital after 1 week and that was it, I was responsible for keeping my daughter alive, making daily dosing decisions based on quick training from the nurses.”

Honeymoon

Ewan and I went on our honeymoon! We stayed at a holiday site in Great Yarmouth for 4 nights and it was actually our first little getaway, in 6 years, where it was just the 2 of us!

Monday night, I hoped to settle in and get my bearings but Ewan wanted to check out the restaurant area…and, of course, have a pint of Guinness!

It was on site so about 20 seconds away from the chalet we stayed in. We went past ‘the entertainment centre’ which had a swimming pool and arcade area…”WE HAVE TO GO THERE!” I gasped in excitement 😂

Ewan quickly had a pint in his hand and we had a look around the venue. I soon spotted a pool table…I was in my element! I’d not played pool since before I became disabled so I wasn’t gong to get my hopes up of being any good. Especially with my lack of coordination, poor grip and central vision loss…fuck knows where the balls or cue would end up!

I let Ewan break first, and soon it was my turn.

I was hesitant as I didn’t want pity from by-watchers if I couldn’t do it. Usually it takes me a while to switch off from that mindset but I said what I usually say on my blog…fuck it!

I really focused and took my time. AND I HIT THE BALL! I thought it was a fluke but each turn I focused more and soon I was sinking my colour! Again, I was in my element! Proper chuffed with myself!

Anyway enough about pool…for now!

We were going to go into Yarmouth as Ewan was on the hunt for a Pennywise POP! Vinyl and I needed some more leggings as I only packed 2 pairs 🤦🏻‍♀️ but it was pissing it down so we stayed on site and made use of the facilities.

Ewan went swimming and I stayed on the side. I’d never seen him swim before so I was pleasantly surprised when I kept watching him get in and out of the water! Water dripping off his body was a good look 😍 I couldn’t help but think DAMN!! That’s my husband! 😂 Then we went and played more pool and went to the arcade for a while.

Wednesday, it was still raining but not as bad so we did go into Yarmouth. Thankfully the sun came out for a bit! Then it was absolutely pissing it down again 🙄 so we went to find a umbrella. We went in a few shops that sold the sort of stuff we like, e.g. memorabilia, collectables, figures, superhero stuff. Ewan found a Pennywise so he was happy!

I’ve got to mention this…we went into a joke shop and while Ewan was looking at something, I noticed this long thing and assumed it was an umbrella so I said, “There’s an umbrella” and Ewan went to pick it up but turned to me and said “Wait, what did you say it was??’, “An umbrella” I replied.

He then started laughing…“It’s not an umbrella, it’s a bloody whip!”

Ohhhh…awkward!

Anyway, we eventually found an umbrella!

We had been keeping track of the scores at pool and by Wednesday night it was 3 – 3. Thursday mornings game, I won. Final game would be that night as we had to check out 10am Friday morning. In the end we, had an extra game as Ewan caught up with me. This picture shows who won fair and square!

Overall, it was a really lovely week, despite no WiFi in our chalet 😫. Its definitely the break we needed!

The Reality of…

Emma, from Sass and Clacks, gives us an insight into her life with Mixed Anxiety Depressive Disorder.

“The best way I can describe my bad days is catatonic. I can’t move, I can’t think, and I can’t make any decisions. Every move feels like dragging myself through treacle.”

One Of My Dreams Came True!

A few months back, I mentioned that Magpie Wedding would be following my journey of wedding planning with disabilities. From the moment I started flicking through wedding magazines, I knew I really wanted to get involved by raising awareness of planning a wedding as a disabled bride-to-be.

I dreamed of the day that I would see my name in a wedding/bridal magazine with what I had set out to do!

And last week, whilst on our honeymoon, I received an email to say their new issue had been published and my article on weddings, accessibility and ways to make your day more inclusive, was featured! You can preview the first piece of my article on this page – to view the full article you can buy a copy which costs £1.99!*

The Reality of…

Emma, from Rock For Disability, talks about living with Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy and Acute Retinal Necrosis.

In addition, since leaving university and trying to adapt to adulthood as a disabled person, I have been struggling with my mental health too. “

What a month! Thank you to all the guest posters who have took part in my series this month! Thank you all for staying with me while Ewan and I tied the knot and went on our honeymoon 💚 Also, thank you to my fellow bloggers for the award nominations 🥰

What’s Happening In October?

It’s my first bloggerversary, UndercoverSuperhero turns 1!! I will be writing about what I’ve learnt from my first year of blogging. There will be a 2 week break, roughly, from ‘The Reality of…’ series as I plan to reblog my recovery story.

An old series will be making a comeback too!

Plus, a post I hoped to publish earlier this year will finally be revealed during the 2 week break! I collaborate with 4 amazing ladies on this post and I’m so excited for it to be published!!

And you all will finally get to read about our wedding day! 🥰

As ‘The Reality of…’ series is ongoing, I’m always accepting guest posts, if you would like to raise awareness on my blog then head over to this page to find out more!

How has your September been? What do you have planned for October?

10 thoughts on “September Round Up

  1. Well done, Ami, on another superb month for you and congratulations again to you and Ewan on your wedding. Your photos are lovely and I look forward to seeing more and reading all about your wedding. x 😀

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