Christmas Gift Guide 2017: For Her

As much as I’m finding it hard to believe that Christmas is nearly here, I’m feeling excited about it this year. The last couple of years have been hard-going and I found it hard to enjoy the festivities a lot of the time, but given that I’m feeling a bit more festive this year I decided to put together a gift guide. I love reading other people’s and it’s such… View Post

I just want to be happy

I have a little thing in life which helps me to make decisions. “Is this what five-year-old Hannah would have wanted?”  If not, it’s probably not right for me. When I had therapy last year, I learnt to practice self-compassion and gained an understanding of the little girl I used to be, the one that experienced more than any child should, which would then develop into the CPTSD I’m now… View Post

I’m still here!

I haven’t written a blog post in months. Not because I haven’t wanted to, I’ve just been really, really busy. It’s safe to say I lost my blogging mojo a bit, too. This time last year I would never have gone this long without writing a post, no matter what else I had going on. Lately, not so much. I quit my job in April and started a new one… View Post

A Short Retreat at The Vicarage, Cheshire

Earlier on this week, Charlie and I took a trip to Cheshire to stay at The Vicarage hotel. I had no idea what to expect as I’d never been to this particular village before – Holmes Chapel – and had only spent a small amount of time looking into the venue. I’d been asked to try out one of their six new luxury signature rooms and the first thing I… View Post

I don’t want to know what you think about my size

Photo taken by Kaye Ford I don’t want to know. I don’t want to know how ridiculous you think it is that a ‘skinny’ person has a problem with their size. I don’t want to hear about how I should ‘just put on weight.’ ‘Just eat more!’ I don’t want to know how there’s ‘nothing of me’. I don’t want to know about how the media loves thin people. I… View Post