The other day, I was in a beautiful shop looking for a card to attach to the wedding gift we were giving my cousin and his bride when I saw this one:

Just a number

Obviously, not appropriate as a wedding card – the artist had surely designed it with birthdays in mind – but I couldn’t help buy it for myself. Despite being one of the world’s loudest ‘It’s only a number’ advocates when it comes to diabetes numbers, sometimes I need a gentle reminder to not be so hard on myself.

This card is now pinned up in my study at home amongst all the other cards and postcards and photos and drawings and paraphernalia that I have accumulated over the years. And just like those other things, it reminds me to keep things in perspective.

The card is from Eggpress– have a look; they have some gorgeous stuff!