Dr Adil El Tayar, 63
Dr Habib Zaidi, 76
Nurse Areema Nasreen, mam of 3, 36
Dr Alfa Saadu, 68
Nurse Aimee O’Rourke, 39
Nurse Thomas Harvey, 57
Dr Amged El Hawrani, 55
I know the sun is shining, I know the weather is nice & I know a lot of people are feeling cooped up- but before anyone out there heads to the park or a beach today under the pathetic excuse of ‘well I haven’t got a garden’ take a long hard look at these faces.
I don’t want to be writing posts like this- I want to be posting postive things, funny memes, Banana bread recipes & silly selfies- I want to be commending the people of Britain on coming together & making small sacrifices instead I’m seeing people partying on a Saturday night in each other’s homes & hearing that because the suns out today people are planning a day at the coast. Well know this, if you are one of these people- you are basically responsible for the slaughter of the brave members of our NHS.
These selfless & courageous people have already lost their lives fighting to save people from the covid-19 virus- how many more doctors & nurses will we lose before people take this seriously The NHS, as well as so many others, ALL hospital staff, supermarket workers, anyone in supposed ‘low skilled’ jobs- are taking their lives in their hands to help keep people alive & keep this country running & some of you can’t even stand a couple weeks without seeing your pals What is wrong with you It is selfish & you ought to be ashamed.
I urge everyone to think before they underestimate this virus and implore everyone to think deeply about the ramifications of all of your actions at this unbelievably sensitive & scary time. All we are being asked to do is stay at home- we have netflix, gin, WiFi, Disney +, our families, FaceTime, books- in this day & age it is not a great hardship. It is at times, albeit, a little tedious, but as of today Britain have the highest number of new deaths in the world, surpassing Italy, France, Spain & USA. If that scary statistic doesn’t keep you indoors I don’t know what will. #stayhome
My hearts & prayers are with the families of these incredible individuals.. I am so sorry for your loss 💙 #nhsheroes
Today’s page 3 in @thesun... 💙
Hope you’re all making the most of the lovely weather in back gardens, balconies and little walks this weekend. Spring really is in the air 🐣
It’s funny because it’s true. Hahahahahahhahahahahahaha (help me.)
So where’s everyone going on holiday as soon as this is all over! 😂🖤✈️ We we’re meant to be in Thailand and the Maldives (all sorted by my gorgeous girl @foxtravels_ ) during this time so I reckon I’ll be whacking them straight in the bucket list!! 😂🤦🏻♀️ These last couple weeks have made me realise a lot of things- mainly that I completely take my freedom for granted and I’m ashamed about that. Going forward, when all of this is over, I will endeavour to be so grateful for my adventures and never take my exploring for granted again 💙
I started looking through all my old holiday pics and there was some absolute corkers! I know we’re all stuck indoors at the moment but I’m trying to stay positive, think about the future and all the lovely exotic and exciting places I want to go!! In the meantime I’ve started another Instagram account chock full of travel inspo and some of my fave trips from over the years: @vickysvacays ✈️👙 So if you’re dreaming of sunshine and you want some holiday inspo why not give the account a follow!
It is almost Easter after all... 😍🐰🐣 Hope this little lady has put a smile on all your faces today! LOOK AT THOSE CHEEKS MAN 😍😍😍 Pictures like this really hit hard. They make me miss my family and especially baby Mavie so much. She has grown and changed so much since I last seen her 😩
Let’s all stay indoors, take isolation seriously, social distance always and hopefully this will be over as soon as possible and we can all be reunited with our loved ones... Like this little bunny 💕
Sending you all positive vibes and lovely Friday feels.. 💜
Outfit is @alfiearlobabyboutique btw 🐰
I’d like to self isolate here please. With gin. And some cheese.
Well the secret to having the perkiest cleavage without having to wear a bra is finally OUT!!! (And it appears so are my boobs!!) 😂😍🍐! In the second picture I’m showing this look without my little game changing perkies and in pic 3 you can see the results of just slipping a pair on!! Incredible right! For years dresses like this and other various daring numbers have just never been an option for me!! In fact anything that required me to be braless was a complete no go on account of my sizeable ‘ladies’. Until I discovered perky pear original lift and shape tape! (I’m wearing it here in black but it also comes in nude and their new colour way brown!) These gravity defying little rascals have revolutionised my wardrobe and now thanks to them there’s literally #nostyleofflimits✨🙋🏽♀️💕🍐 (backless, frontless, sideless... anything ‘less’ you name it, I’m rocking it.. 😂) So I understand everything is a little uncertain now and we’re all having good days and bad but why not pop on abit of slap, get dolled up, slip on some @perkypearofficial ‘s and remind yourself that you’re an absolute QUEEN!!! A quaran-QUEEN if you will! Lol!!! Just so you lovely ladies know- at the moment all @perkypearofficial products are 55% percent off (complete bargain!) and on top of that 100% of all their profits are being donated to @womens_aid! The amazing ladies at perky HQ wanted to make sure they were doing their bit to give back and protect women in isolation in these difficult times.
So ladies, I think we’ll all agree we couldn’t love the perky ladies anymore and if you fancy getting your mitts on some of their little miracle workers the link to shop is on my insta story!! Go on lasses, grab a pear and suggest a #quarantinedatenight to your fella! You deserve it!!! 😂😍🍐🖤💕 #perkypear #brandambassador #ad
Success has nothing to do with what you gain or accomplish in life. It is what you do for others.
Today @scoffmeals, @yahireltd, @ercan_ram and myself as well as some wonderful volunteers in the form of @terry.ellis.96155 and the lovely Anna- boxed up our first wave of care packages for the elderly and vulnerable. In aid of @age_uk we are reaching out to specific communities and aiming to help as many people as possible! We’re sending out over 600 boxes this week to @ageukgateshead and I couldn’t be prouder of this- but it is honestly just the beginning!!! I want to say a HUGE Thankyou to @age_uk who are helping us navigate this difficult landscape! Also to the incredible brands who donated and made this possible: @baxters_uk @ryvitauk @kelloggs.uk @tyrrellsofficial and @whitworthsuk!! You guys are AMAZING!! I’d also like to Thank everyone who donated- in times of uncertainty the generosity that you have shown is nothing short of bravery.
Having said all this, this is still a real appeal for more help!!! We need more brands on board- in particular canned goods and breads so if you can help or know anyone who can please get in touch!! Also we are still in real need of your cash donations!! The link to our just giving page is in my bio and we still have ages to go before we reach our target and so many more people we want to help!! Every little helps... Thankyou in advance for your kindness and generosity!! Our plan is to expand quickly and smoothly into other areas but we literally cannot do this without you- I can’t bare to think of our elderly in need and I’m sure you can’t either.
Stay safe and stay kind 💜
LINK TO DONATE IN MY BIO!!!!!!!!! Come on guys- together we can make a real difference 🧡
What he thought isolation was going to look like versus What isolation actually looks like. 😩🤦🏻♀️😂 @ercan_ram is really not living the iso life he thought he would be living. Here I am in the second picture crying for what I believe to be the third time already today and this time it was over the fact that we don’t have Disney+. (In case anyone is interested the first time was because I saw a man on Instagram feeding his neighbours dog while his neighbours was in the hospital so he was taking care of him and the second time was because everyone turned up really late to Phoebe’s birthday on friends- yip, the fictional show, friends.) Soooooooo, I think we’ll all agree I’m not exactly stable at the moment and I’m never more than 5 mins away from a flat out emotional breakdown. Anyhoo, enough about meeee!!! How is everyone else coping with our new quarantine lifestyles! I seem to be doing GREAT 😂😂😩😩🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️
Oi Oi!!! The living room is not going to know what hit itttttt!!! 😂😂😂😂!! Too glam to give a damn this fine Tuesday eve.. That’s meeeee! 🖤💎 I’m layering up my necklaces as I couldn’t choose between my two favourite @sayitwithdiamonds chains 😍! Honouring my star sign (big Shout out to my scorpio sisters btw!!!) with this cute Scorpio pendant and then keeping it super classic with my initial too! Love this look 🖤
Head to my insta stories for the link to shop both necklaces... Enjoy ladies 💎 #ad #sayitwithdiamonds
In case anyone had lost track it is March 97th... 😩🤦🏻♀️🖤😂 A couple people were asking where my top/outfit from lastnight’s ‘dining room date night’ was from so here’s a cheeky full length for you- and wouldn’t you know, it’s a dress and it’s from PRIMARK!!! 😍
Cute personalised clutch is from my favourites at @lrm_goods... I have it in cream too as I’m obsessed 😍👌🏽 Hope you’re all finding ways to make this isolation bearable- if that’s lots of Netflix, sofa time, pjs and biscuits- that’s fine! Similarly if it’s morning workouts, reading, yoga pants and organising.. That’s ok too! Whatever works for you is exactly what you should be doing! Don’t allow other people’s version of isolation to make you feel bad. Up until last night I’ve been a sofa sloth and ate us completely out of house and home while nailing 2 full series of ‘the originals’, all of series 6 of Brooklyn 99 and last but by no means least Tiger King... (I mean WTF! 😂🤦🏻♀️) It was only last night I decided to scrub up and mix things up abit!! Although it was a lovely change- I’m straight back in my pjs on the sofa today and trust me when I say there’s absolutely no shame in my game.
What we’re going through is weird and unknown and subsequently sometimes scary- There’s no rule book for how we’re meant to get through it so let me just say this:
Do whatever works for YOU. Wine at noon! Cheers hun. Zero makeup and no idea where your hairbrush is Do you babe! Posting workout vids on insta Work it you gym bunny you! Getting dressed up for the odd ‘indoor date night’ and reminding your fella that you don’t always look like something that lives under a bridge and charges a toll to cross Get yours missus!! Hiding in the cupboard with a gin from your womb gremlins/lights of your life so you can enjoy 10 mins to yourself! NO JUDGEMENT HERE!!!! In fact, there should be no judgement at all regardless of however you’re choosing to get through this uncertain time- as long as we’re being kind and considerate to others and staying safe- whatever your version of that looks like is absolutely fine- don’t worry about Sharon next door 💜