Don’t Fear Tears, Blöm Cards Monday’s

Hello and welcome to the second instalment of my Blöm Cards Monday’s series. If you missed my introduction post explaining Blöm Cards and the goal of the series you can read it here. Today I will be sharing my experience with the “Don’t Fear Tears” Card. Don’t Fear Tears Often we push sadness away and distract ourselves. We fear our tears, believing that we should be strong. In fact, emotional tears realise feel good endorphins. Crying is also essential in the processing of grief. Heal through tears When I first sat down to write this. I thought that it would be straight forward and fairly easy to write about. That was until I tried putting the thoughts on to paper, […]

Am I Really Ready For Another Baby

I’ve mentioned a few times that David and I have decided to try for another baby. This is a huge change for us, me in particular as for a long time after alex was born I was sure that I only wanted him and no others. There are so many factors behind what stopped me from wanting another child from my chronic illness to our financial situation but I have made up my mind I want another baby, but am I really ready for another baby? What Was Stopping Me? From the time I started thinking about babies I had a dream in mind of having 2 babies a boy then a girl. A dream that I guess so many […]

My Tips For Surviving Blue Monday

Today January 15th marks blue Monday, supposedly the most depressing day of the year. Everyone is winding down from the holidays. Everyone is back at work counting the cost of what they spend on presents, food and parties. The weather is horrible and we just want it to be summer. Ive been looking online for ideas to improve my mood not just for today but in general as I have been taken off my medication, so anything that will help on those down days is good to know. Here are some of the tips I’ve found that will hopefully help me and anyone get through not only blue Monday but any day that you’re feeling a little blue. My Tips […]

Bloggers Recognition Award

Alice of Notebooks and Glasses very kindly nominated me for A Bloggers Recognition Award. I was so over the moon when she tweeted her nominations, and I want to take a little second to thank her. Alice writes about chronic illness which I can relate to 100%. What makes the Bloggers Recognition Award so special, is that it is other bloggers and writers who are saying “hey I like your blog, you deserve some recognition for the hard work you do” RULES FOR THIS AWARD • Write a blog post to show your award • Thank the blogger that nominated you • Tell your readers how your blog started • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers • Nominate […]

Size Doesn’t Really Matter, Happiness Does

I was watching a video on YouTube of Harriet from Toby&Roo talking about her 2018 Goals and she said that although it’s not something she is focusing on or really wanted to talk about she mentioned that she would like to lose some weight. She went on to say that it wasn’t because she was unhappy with the size of clothing she wore, but she did say that she had put weight on in the last year which had knocked her confidence a bit and that was what she wanted to get back. Harriet said that if she felt confident being a size 20 then she would be happy with that size. The way she said this got me to […]

Blöm Cards Monday’s – A New Blog Series

If you’re an avid reader of my site, you’ll be aware that I have dealt with mental illness for some time now, I’ve talked briefly about my struggles with depression and anxiety, which you can read about here. I’ve found a lot of kindred spirits on social media, who talk openly about their own battles with mental illness and how they try to raise awareness for promoting better mental health services. One of these kindred spirits is Anna of Mamas Scrapbook, who teamed up with a friend and they created Blöm Cards. I ordered a set and want to share if they help improve mindfulness and compassion towards themselves. Who is Anna I randomly found Anna on Instagram whilst watching someone […]

How Chronic Illness Has Changed Me & Why I’m Ok With It, Kind Of

Finding out i had a chronic illness, was a huge adjustment to me. My life changed almost overnight. I went from a fun loving girl who enjoyed nights out with friends, days out into the city with David to a hermit like version of myself who wouldn’t go on day trips because I didn’t know how long it would take me to get sore and tired and want to come. I stopped going out with friends for similar reasons. It has taken some time to come to terms with my life changing because of illness and I’m okay with it, kind of. Pre Chronic Illness When I think back on my life pre chronic illness it was a lot different […]

2018 Goals & Plans, Personal & Blog

Happy new year to one and all! It feels like only yesterday we were embarking on the adventure that was 2017. What a year that. I for one am glad that Year is over and can’t wait for a brand new beginning full of great possibilities and countless opportunities to make memories. For many a new year means resolutions are being thrown around with the greatest of intentions that they will fulfil them and become a better person. I personally don’t believe in resolutions, they are usually broken within a few weeks because they are often unrealistic. So for me, I’m setting myself some goals, goals that I believe that I should be able to achieve. Goals for myself and […]

2017 – The Rollercoaster Year

2017 has been a year of highs and lows personally but also for all of us. There has been so much atrocity this year it almost seems unreal some of the situations that have happened. But as the year comes to an end I wanted to share some of my own personal highs and lows from the year a lot of us wish we could forget. 2017 Buckle Your Seatbelt The Intentions I started 2017 with the greatest intentions to get out more, see old friends and generally be a the best version of myself Over the year I signed up to my local gym with active Forth. I wrote a few posts about that which you can read here. […]

12 Days Of Blogmas – Day 12 – Christmas Memories.

It’s the last day of 12 Days Of Blogmas and today we are talking about Christmas memories. My earliest Christmas memory was when I was about 5. I woke up at one point during the night and thought it was morning, I got up to go into the living room but as soon as I opened my bedroom door, I heard a rattling of a cup on a plate which made me run right back to bed as I thought Santa was still in our home eating his treats with Rudolph. Another memory from when I was about 11 I woke up really early, around 3 in the morning and tried to get my mum she told me to go […]