Zzzzzz…

  How are you sleeping? Do you pay much attention to your sleep? Do you have a routine? I am very much open to suggestions, please give me your ‘sleep advice’. I have a very strange relationship with sleep. It’s actually very much a love/hate relationship. I  hate having to go to sleep but I also love sleeping. It’s very complicated. I love sleeping because that’s when I get to dream and my dreams are pretty awesome, most of the time, when I haven’t been watching anything to do with zombies. On the other hand, sleep robs me of my … Continue reading Zzzzzz…

The joys of being a parent…

and the guilt, worry, anxiety and major stress that comes with it! This post was inspired by talking to my lovely author friend and fellow blogger, Debbie Ioanna. We have very similar writing styles and it’s obvious that we see many things in the same way. Debbie suggested that we should do a collaboration on our respective blogs. Debbie has recently had her own little bundle of joy and mine ran out of joy about 5 years ago, so we thought we could have a bit of a ‘compare and contrast’ post based on baby versus teenager… here is my … Continue reading The joys of being a parent…

That’s your advice? Really…?

I see these really annoying posts all of the time on social media, generally Facebook. They are sponsored posts usually advertising to me because a friend of mine likes their page… Well, I haven’t liked your page so I don’t want to see your stupid article… anyway, the ones that really rile me are usually along the lines of… ‘10 reasons why your relationship is failing‘. ‘10 ways to stop your relationship from failing‘. ‘Follow these 10 simple rules to save your failing relationship‘. Right, I get it, the relationship market is a big seller, nobody wants to be alone, … Continue reading That’s your advice? Really…?

Love is unconditional…

…relationships are not.   I would definitely not consider myself to be a conformist; Abide by the rules? Yes. Conformist? Never. I was never the girl who fantasised about getting married. I didn’t plan my kids names and I certainly didn’t dream about a ‘Knight in shining armour’ coming to sweep me off my feet. I didn’t give it a second thought when people would talk about their future husband and the perfect wedding that they would have, I just assumed that eventually I would get excited about these things. I didn’t. Planning a wedding does not fill me with … Continue reading Love is unconditional…

“Do you have a plan?”

    “I don’t even have a pla…”   I love making plans! In fact I love the planning more than the doing. I get excited about all of these wonderful things I’m going to do, then my anxiety kicks in and I freak out. Well it can sod off. I’m busy this year and anxiety can just kiss my ass. And yes I have made a plan of things for each month, judge me all you want, I don’t care. I’m a loser. Plans are exciting and they might not always work out the way you envisage and that … Continue reading “Do you have a plan?”

Love at first sight?

      We all want to find ‘the one’, fall in love and live happily ever after. I’m a big fan of the kind of shows where people are looking for love. I always watched ‘Blind Date’, I am an avid fan of ‘First Dates’ and I’m glued to the TV for ‘Undateables’. I suppose I’m a true romantic at heart and quite a big softy. It’s a beautiful feeling to watch someone fall in love; with some people you just ‘know’. Whilst watching Undateables recently I was a little bit upset by what at first I felt was … Continue reading Love at first sight?

Just one day at a time.

I will promote the importance of understanding mental health issues until it is no longer a taboo subject. I will happily stand up in front of people and tell them how I once found it so difficult to leave the house that my Dad had to literally pick me up and carry me in to the car. I know how it feels to have zero energy because you’ve not eaten for days but every time you put a spoonful of food near your mouth you are on the brink of being sick and it makes you cry. To me that … Continue reading Just one day at a time.