You Got to Know Me at the Wrong Time, Sorry: An Open Letter

Dear whoever, It’s been a niggle for a while now and I feel I have to get it said, let it meet the air, make it more real for a moment and then let it dissipate. I’m making this an open letter so that perhaps others may benefit from this and also to ensure that…

4 Years Since My Mother Died

Four years ago today, my mother died. I think I have probably covered the particulars of that day already within this blog, so I won’t go back over them. A preoccupying thought I have at times, is the wish to go back in time and try to warn her that if she carried on down…

New Blog

Hi I’ve decided to create a new blog that focuses on my battle with mental health. In order to allow myself the freedom to express myself without worrying about what others think, it will be written under a pseudonym. I’ve posted once so far and I am still scrabbling about with the design of the…

We Sold Our House & Other Excitement (Not Really)

House Sale We’ve sold our house (yay!) and finally decided on a new one. It is a really stressful thing to do, it turns out. We spent the weekend with a skip, throwing out everything we don’t need or don’t use. 10 years of detritus really does add up. Our sale is more mature than…

Charity Starts at Home (and so does giving a damn)

It is a rotten little cliché isn’t it? Charity starts at home. I believe in that. I don’t think you should go save the world if your family needs saving first. For me, it is a very localised, immediate thing. It is about making sure those around you are okay, before lending yourself and your…