When Fear, Anxiety & Dread Take Over!

Here I am sitting on our sofa with what is probably 5 day old hair and clothes whose cleanliness is somewhat questionable. in a state of what I can only describe as anxiousness fuelled with dread and fear. It is the hardest thing to explain to someone what it feels like when these feelings take over every aspect of your life. Making you think the worst in people, situations and in yourself. After starting my Social Prescribing Sessions I felt I was going better I was learning to deal with my anxieties. I was getting out and doing things, not …

Elegant Touch – Steel The Night Nails

Not my usual type of post but I wanted to share my thoughts and feelings on Elegant Touch – Steel The Night Nails. I was going out for the day and wanted to make a bit of an effort and decided I wanted to have longer nails and opted for this set of deep ruby red in the coffin shape nails rather than get acrylics. I bought the nails on a 3 for 2 deal in Boots. The colour I went for was this gorgeous burgundy shade that made me like getting into the autumnal spirit. Application The set includes …

Fat Girl Walks Into A Gym – Update

It’s been well over 2 months since I published my Fat Girl Walks Into A Gym piece, which for a long time was one of my most popular posts. An update of how my experience of being a fat Girl in a gym is long overdue and here it is. At First When I first started using the gym it was good, everything was going well I was feeling good in myself for exercising but then quickly it began to cause more pain, I was making excusing for not going. There was a whole month where I didn’t go at …

Falkirk Tunnel Experience

In my last post Hello September – What Mischief Can We Get Up To? I mentioned that I was attending a walking theatre performance at The Falkirk Tunnel and that I would be posting about it today (Thursday). At first when I started to plan & write the post. I focused on the event itself. Telling the story about The Union Canal, The Falkirk Tunnel and of Burke and Hare. I had the post scheduled and ready to be published, but I wasn’t totally happy with it, or excited about the piece. Mainly because it wasn’t like anything I had …

Day Out At The Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

When I was younger a day out at the Edinburgh Fringe festival was a regular occurrence. I would go with friends cram in as many shows as possible in one day. Sadly since becoming ill with fibromyalgia I rarely go to any shows especially in the city centre. This year however David & I made plans with my cousin and his wife to go see a few shows. Here’s how our day out at the Edinburgh Fringe festival went. We caught the train about 2 arriving in at Waverley station just before 3pm.  The train and station was busy, but …

The Lady Boys Of Bangkok – Who Runs The World – Edinburgh Fringe Review.

The Lady Boys Of Bangkok has been a fixture at The Edinburgh Fringe for well over a decade! The shows are a cabaret style with elements of comedy that will have audience members in fits of giggles, singing and dancing along with each performance. This years marks my sixth or seventh year of going to see The Lady Boys. At first I was slightly sceptical about the show, I never thought that seeing men dressed as woman would be entertaining to me…….boy was I wrong. The shows take place in a circus style big top. In the foyer there is …

Positive GP Appointment 

For many people the thought of a GP appointment fills them with dread and anxiety, the fear that they will be judged for their weight or lifestyle choices, prevents many from seeking help from a GP when they are unwell.  I speak from experience.  Until very recently I had never had a positive GP appointment, I always left feeling that I had wasted their time ad resources, that they never really listened to what I was saying, that they were more interested in seeing patients as quickly as possible and getting them out the door.  I have previously written about …

How A Dog Helped Complete Our Family 

Until a few years ago I considered myself a cat person, they were the only animal I had as a family pet.  I knew I liked dogs and I was comfortable around them, but had never thought that I would ever have one as a pet/companion.  That was until 3 years ago this October David and I were on our annual family holiday with my parents and friend on Mull. We didn't expect to be coming home with a new addition, an addition that has completed our family in more ways than one. The neighbours to the house we were renting …

One Up – Food & Drink Review 

During my latest trip into the Glasgow with my mum, auntie and cousin we went to One Up on Royal Exchange Square for a bite to eat and some adult beverages. We enjoyed ourselves so much I decided to write about our experience.  One Up is situated on the first floor, meaning it’s not accessibility friendly.  It looks small when you walk in, it is in fact surprisingly spacious. With booths at the front of the bar, as well as private function rooms which include a party pod for a private kararoke party, Bar 2 which would be ideal for …

Fat Girl Walks Into A Gym

It sounds like the start of a joke but it’s not!  I am said fat girl and yesterday I walked into a gym for the first time. (Technically the second but the last one doesn’t count as I didn’t use any of the equipment.) And it wasn’t as nearly as intimidating as I thought it could possibly be.  I was encouraged by my GP to join a gym under a scheme called Active Forth which is run by Falkirk Community Trust. The scheme helps people with many conditions such as fibromyalgia, arthritis, CFS, anxiety and depression to become more active …

Let’s Talk – Anxiety 

I want to start by saying  that writing this has been the hardest post I’ve ever attempted. Not because I’m ashamed but because I’ve never admitted to myself about having anxiety before let alone spoken about it.  Up until recently I preferred to think that the constant being on edge, fearing the worst and knots in my stomach were normal and that everyone felt them. Something clicked a few weeks ago when I was watching a story on Instagram by Elena Davies she was explaining her own feelings of anxiety mentioning that on that particular night she hugged her daughter longer than …