10 Thoughts I’ve Had Whilst Writing a Book

It’s safe to say that writing a book is hard work. It’s hard work for anyone, let alone when you’re writing about mental health. It’s an interesting process with lots of ups and downs. 1 Is this book-worthy? There’s so much stuff. Looking back over a twenty-one year period means that there’s a lot to cover, and I keep finding myself wondering if a lot of my life is actually… View Post

Date Night on a Budget

1 Go for a walk and talk to each other Although a little weather dependent, this is one of my favourite things to do. It actually comes from when I was struggling a lot with my mental health and my boyfriend would encourage me to walk with him, and I guess it’s something we just kept on doing. We sometimes meet after work to walk, and we walk most weekends.… View Post

My Guide to Mastering Mindfulness

I feel like the word ‘mindfulness’ is one that has been thrown around a lot lately and it seems like it’s everywhere you turn, but as far as I’m concerned, it is actually something worth thinking about. If you can find what works for you, it can be a really helpful in improving – and preserving – mental wellbeing. I’d definitely class myself now as somebody who is in recovery,… View Post

You don’t have to settle

My boyfriend is probably going to take the piss out of me for this. I’m generally quite open about my relationship and have written about my boyfriend in some silly posts about what it’s really like to be in a long-term relationship, and light-hearted explorations into how blooming annoying men can be, but being in a relationship is actually a pretty serious thing. I’ve been in mine for nearly six… View Post

LAPLAND

LAPLAND. Last Friday morning I got up at 2AM and traveled to Finland with my whole family – thirteen of us in total. My brother – aged four – and sister – eleven – were the complete embodiment of excitement and, as we arrived at the airport and met up with my Uncle, Aunt and three cousins – all under ten – you couldn’t not become swept up in the… View Post