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Things I’ve Loved In August | #8

August is already over, so it’s time to share a few of the things I’ve loved this past month. Like July, we haven’t been travelling much, but in the next few days we will be flying off for a city break and I can’t wait. August has been a mixed bag of good times, poor health, and big moments. So let’s get on with the things I’ve loved in August.

Kings of Leon

My Kings were in town this month and I couldn’t be happier to see them again. I was lucky enough to see them four times last year and sadly only once this year. So when it was announced they would be headlining at Glasgow Summer Sessions at Bellahouston Park I knew I had to go. I’m planning on reviewing the whole event so I’ll keep most of the details for that, but what I can tell you is the accessibility was really good. The setlist was amazing with a mix of newer tracks as well as a lot of older tracks, which I loved. Caleb Followill could sing anything and it would be amazing. He just has the best voice.

Kings of Leon headlining on stage at Glasgow Summer Sessions 2018

Nephew Starting School

One of my days out with my nephew usually makes its way into my favourites each month. Even though we’ve had a few great days out this month, one being a return visit to Riverside Museum, I’ve decided not to include one this month. Instead, I wanted to share that my favourite little dude has started primary school this month. The past five years have gone by so quickly, but I really couldn’t be prouder of my nephew. He is going to be a superstar at school and I’m happy that he is loving it already. Here is a photo from one of our trips to the Riverside Museum.

Emma sitting in her wheelchair next to a display of wheelchairs from throughout history at Riverside Museum.


Just a few nights ago we stumbled upon A Gray State while browsing Netflix. I’m really glad we did because this documentary was intriguing from the get-go. A Gray State is about David Crowley, an army veteran and aspiring filmmaker who began working on his film A Gray State in 2010. Then in 2014, David, his wife and little girl are found dead in their home. There were conspiracy theories that they were assassinated by the government. However, it becomes clear that David’s mental health may have been the real reason. We found this documentary gripping, but it will likely leave you asking yourself, why? Why did it happen? Let me know if you’ve watched it. I’d love to know what you thought of it.

A screenshot of A Gray State on Netflix


In June myself and Allan took part in a fun photo shoot in Edinburgh with VisitScotland. The purpose of the shoot was to promote diversity. During the shoot, we visited various locations around the city centre including Princes Street Gardens and the famous (and colourful) Victoria Street. I thought I would share one of my favourite photos from the shoot. To see another, head to my Facebook page. I’m planning on posting more so stay tuned for that.

Emma sitting in her wheelchair with Allan. They are both sitting in Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh. Emma has her head gently resting on Allan's shoulder.

Falkirk Herald column

In this months column, I wrote about the story of a young boy with Muscular Dystrophy who was made to prove his disability by Jet2 airlines. It got me thinking of my own awful experience with Jet2 a few years ago when we tried booking a flight to Vienna. They refused my wheelchair, caused stress and put up numerous barriers. I’m happy I got to share that experience in the Falkirk Herald and raise more awareness of the issues disabled people face when travelling. I’m also happy I finally got to visit Vienna when I flew with another airline.

Emma sitting in her wheelchair with the Albertina Museum behind her.You can read the online version of the column below:
Travels with my wheelchair


I don’t think I’ve featured a beauty or skincare products in any of my ‘Things I’ve Loved’ posts. So it got me thinking of some of my favourite things I’m using and loving this month. The B. range is my favourite skincare at the moment and it’s Superdrug’s own brand so I find the products in this range really affordable. I bought B. Radiant Day Cream two months ago and I am really enjoying using it. It’s probably the longest I’ve stuck to using the same moisturiser, as I’ve never been able to find one that works for me as I have quite sensitive skin. I also use the Sensitive Micellar Cleansing Wipes and the Micellar Water. I’ve even got Allan onto the range of men’s products. Not only do I love how it makes my skin look and feel, but it is also vegan and cruelty-free, which is amazing.

A screenshot from Superdrug's website showing their B. range makeup and skincare products.

So there you have it, a few of the things I’ve loved in August. What have you loved about August? September is looking to be a busy month, so hopefully, there will be plenty of favourites to share.

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Things I’ve loved in January | #1
Things I’ve loved in February | #2
Things I’ve loved in March | #3
Things I’ve loved in April | #4
Things I’ve loved in May | #5
Things I’ve loved in June | #6
Things I’ve loved in July | #7

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    1. Oh I’m so glad you watched Gray State too. It was a really good documentary. Do you have any documentary recommendations?

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