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Happy Father's Day

How to get through Father’s Day

So ladies, whether you’re a mum, a daughter or granddaughter another year has passed and yes…you got it…its father’s day again! #happyfathersday #father #dad #daddy

So what is the best tonic of getting you through this day? I for one would like it preferably served with ice, a squeeze of lime, or any citrus rind and topped off with Gin for we all know that today, like any other day, we will take care of everything as usual…with an even extra, wider grin or smile!

Now the benefits of drinking Gin are many and there’ll be no doubt that you’ll want to share some of it with your father or with the dad of your children. The question now is how much?

In helping you to answer this, I believe that first and foremost you need to determine what type of father (dad)you have and here are just a few examples.

  • You could have the Provider Dad which of course is/was the stereotypical role of a father but times have changed creating the Stay At Home Dad, who manages (bless his heart) or tries to manage the day to day running of the household.
  • Is he a Fixer Dad where nothing is ever beyond his skills or knowledge where tears of joy and delight intermingle with tears of despair upon the arrival of a tradesmen’s hefty bill through the post.
    How about the Outdoorsman Dad or Super Dad of Sports type who did or is still trying to instil in you the spirit of adventure, the appreciation of nature as well as building up those traits and qualities needed to become a good sportsman/woman.
  • There is also the New Dad, (I will cope somehow), the Stepdad (Will they like and appreciate me…I know I’ll give them everything they have every wanted and more), the Single Dad, (I can do this! I can be both mum and dad and do it with enthusiasm and vigour) the Divorced Dad (I’ll try my best to stay in their life and pray that they realise this), the Pal Dad or Strict Dad, the Tech Dad or D’oh Dad, all of whom carry their own weight of responsibilities, values and places in our lives and hearts.

My father, he’s a mixture of some of these and I love him for it. I will today as I know many of will you, pour a generous amount out into two glasses and toast him for being there, toast his health and toast him for simply just being dad. For those dads who would prefer something different, you are in luck for there are many health benefits to be found in beer as well.

So to all of you dad’s out there, here’s to you…in moderation!

First ever free lance writing. Hope it’s ok!

Happy Father’s Day to all dads!


Happy Father's Day

Have brill weekend!
Cheers Misty

Make Over Body - Valentine's 2015

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Here is a special message from Oscar Wilde: “To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance”.


Oscar Wilde is a renowned British author who has summarized in this simple quote a concept that may take many of us a lifetime to learn. We are taught to give to others, but very seldom do we really learn to give back to “us” since this is a concept that can be misinterpreted in many ways.

Love starts with ourselves. Sometimes, daily activities, work, family, time famine and other factors create a constant battle to get everything done just so that we can cope with what “we need to do”.  And due to this, many times, the first person who gets neglected is ourselves. 

Just as important as it is to dedicate time to all activities in our life, it is also important to give the same value and priority to yourself – after all, you have to live with yourself your whole life. An just as you are responsible for many other things, you are also responsible for your own care and well-being. By being our best, we can provide more for those around us and put that into our daily tasks. 


It may seem like an impossible task at first with our busy schedule, but making “you” your number one priority will allow you to get everything else done as you will feel better about your own self and this will project positively in all other aspects of your life.

This change can happen gradually, take just 5 minutes everyday whenever it is most convenient for you to relax, take a break or do whatever it is that you want to do for yourself and sooner than later you will start to notice the difference. Make a routine of this, enjoy your 5 minutes and look forward to them. You will notice how your image about yourself starts to change as well as the outlook that you may have on things. 

Also, don’t forget to share this feeling with others, and when things get tough, remember that you will still have your 5 minutes waiting for you. Please don’t skip them, specially in very busy situations since these are the times where you will need this break the most. 

We hope that you have a very special weekend ahead of you filled with good things. 



Make Over Body – Wishing you a Very Happy Valentine’s 2015

Make Over Body - Valentine's 2015