As the song goes, "neeeiighhbours, everybody needs good neeeigghhbours!" and that's definitely true for me. Tonight I can relax and switch off my worried little brain because I know I have help nearby and that I'm not as alone as ME can sometimes make me feel, that help is nearby if/when I need it.Read More
They say it's the little things that count, well since my ME started getting worse again, I can definitely say there's been a whole load of little things that have really made a difference. They might not have magically cured me but they have absolutely helped me in so might different ways.Read More
After listening the the hilarious Ballad of Barry and Freda by Victoria Wood, I've pulled together a few of my favourite funny songs. With clips from Lonely Island to Morecambe and Wise, there's definitely a bit of variety here. Hope you find something you enjoy xRead More
After Christmas my mum would always encourage me and my brother to write thank you letters and as an adult I've begun to realise that this practice is not just about saying thank you or showing gratitude to others but it's a really good way for us to pause and recognise we have people in our life who care about us and just how lovely that feels.Read More
My mother always told me to make sure I had people in my life that were good for me; positives.
An incredibly positive, determined, independent and honest friend, here's my life lessons from my friend Sarah Sulzberger:Read More
Mummy Barnet has given me lots of good advice over the years, much of which continues to help me now as I cope with the challenges of fatigue, anxiety and other ups and downs life throws at you. Here are some of my favourites.Read More
Whilst out and about this morning I caught a bit of Stephen Fry's radio show "Fry's English Delight". This episode was called "That way madness lies" and looked at the "language of madness". Having toyed with the idea of writing a piece about the words and phrases I use to describe my own health issues (mental and physical) I was really interested to hear more.Read More
In 2016 I started my first reading challenge. Keen to get back into the habit of reading more after books had taken a bit of a backseat to my crocheting, I decided that setting some sort of goal might help.Read More
Just before Christmas, a good friend shared an article on Facebook which looked at the issue of period poverty and asked friends to support a collection of tampons and sanitary pads to donate to her local food bank.
Immediately, I realised that I had never considered donating these items before and had really only thought about food for food banks. It turns out I was not alone.Read More
Last night I attended my first event with Girl Geeks Scotland, a group I've admired for a long time now but was never quite certain if I was geeky enough to join in with! Having been reassured and encouraged to come along by founder and friend, Morna Simpson, and other actual proper Girl Geeks I met at their relaunch this time last year I decided to go along....and I'm glad I did!Read More
This weekend I celebrated my big 4-0. An event that a year or two ago I was dreading and could not contemplate feeling good about.
It wasn’t so much about getting older, it was simply because I wasn’t happy being me or where I was in life. Not much has actually changed in my life/job/home etc but how I see myself and feel about being me has changed massively and this weekend was one of the happiest times I’ve ever had.Read More
For a while now I've been thinking about starting a blog. Well I've finally decided it's time for step 1: Begin.
I'll add the obligatory 'about me' section and other bits and pieces soon but for now I want to start by sharing why I've decided to do this.Read More