Day of Dance

  The Day of Dance in Saltaire is exactly what it says it is… An entire day dedicated to all things dance. From Morris to Ballroom, West African to Lancashire Step Clog. There’s something for everyone and it’s all aimed at beginners, so even if you’ve never danced a step you can still definitely join in.   The dancing…. My first class of the day was Eastern European and Gypsy Rom Circle Dance. I had zero idea what this would entail and I was very nervous. Dancing is something I enjoy privately, usually in my kitchen whilst I’m cooking, and … Continue reading Day of Dance

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?”

Northumberland Day Three

Our third and final day. Seahouses was on the agenda today. My Uncle John and Aunty Janet were up this way for a short break so we called to see them. A visit to Seahouses wouldn’t be complete without some delicious fish and chips. We usually get ours from the main restaurant near the roundabout but we opted for Lewis’ this time, just around the corner from the National Trust shop. They were unbelievable, definitely in my top five of fish and chips and the staff were really friendly too. We spent a couple of hours with my Uncle and … Continue reading Northumberland Day Three

Return of the Jack

On the 26th of June 2017, my Mum, Jean Hames and Michael Jackson (No, not that one), adopted this cute little doggle from BARK rescue centre in Berwick upon Tweed. He was known as ‘Spot’ at BARK but Jean and Michael renamed the adorable Jack Russell, Jack. At only 20 months old he was just a young, little rapscallion. He was welcomed in to the family and him and their other dog, Foxy, were soon the best of friends. Jack is as crazy as he is cute. Being a Jack Russell he loves to chase after squirrels, foxes and just … Continue reading Return of the Jack

Who doesn’t love a good psycho?

Charming, charismatic, focused, driven, dedicated to their dreams and goals. Those dreams and goals may well be to remove your skin and wear it but at least he’s a man with a plan… What is that we find so attractive about these people? Does everyone find them attractive, or should I be worried that I’m in love with some murderous psychopaths? Do we maybe imagine that we could in fact ‘save’ these men, we could be the person that changes their deeply set craziness? I’m sure we could come up with all kinds of psychological, weird reasons as to why … Continue reading Who doesn’t love a good psycho?

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.