I was 8 years old when my brother said to me, ‘You’re the black sheep of this family, you always have been and you always will be.’ I remember where we were at the time, what we were doing and the intense feeling which slammed into me, we were riding our bikes together, he was … Continue reading Struggling With Intense Emotions – When You Can’t Just “Get Over It!”
Yesterday I walked passed the Harrods Christmas window display and when I saw these shoes it was LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT! HELLO!... I've just discovered RALPH & RUSSO! The ultimate in Cinderella shoes! How beautiful are these? NOT so beautiful, however, is the £1,250 price tag - EEEEK!!! But guess who's found the perfect dupe...LOOK!!! RALPH & RUSSO - £1,250 AND MODA … Continue reading Ralph & Russo
It is a well known fact that I have a bit of thing about boots! Russell Brand would probably recommend a 12 step program for this addiction, and he'd be absolutely right! This season my favourites are from Ted Baker, River Island - who have totally nailed it with their AW2017 collection, and my … Continue reading Boot Addict!
James's story is a difficult and painful read, it made me cry more than once. It's deeply moving. He has suffered so much abuse and cruelty, and endured such hardship, crippling panic attacks and real fear. His triumph over adversity is nothing short of miraculous, and his searing honesty and self-reflection is both poignant and encouraging. … Continue reading James Arthur – Back To The Boy
It’s a cliché I know, but if you have a broken leg, people can see it, and they can empathise with your experience, perhaps understand it, make allowances for your difficulties, help you , support you and be kind to you. When it comes to mental illness it’s sadly different, our illnesses go unrecognised, we are … Continue reading Mental illness and where it stems from
Russell Brand's RECOVERY This book is a human story of honesty, courage, kindness and triumph over adversity. Honesty with himself and how harmful his addictions had become, his courage to face his demons, and his kindness towards others since recovery, yes Russell Brand has triumphed over his own adversity. Using the 12 step programme he … Continue reading RECOVERY – Freedom From Our Addictions by Russell Brand
My partner and I spent a lovely afternoon meeting meerkats! These gorgeous little creatures can be found at The Animal Experience in Stretham Ely near Cambridge. They have 34 meerkats here, as well as a beautiful snowy owl, a pair of coatis, stoats, pythons, iguanas and lizards as well as a falcon and a few spiders which … Continue reading Meet the Meerkats!
One of my favourite coffee table books is my Alexander Robertson, illustrated history of Atkinson Grimshaw's paintings - from his earliest artworks of birds, fruit and flowers to his most famous moonlight paintings, dockyard scenes and cityscapes and the series of faeries. At 24 years of age John Atkinson Grimshaw gave up his job as a railway clerk with Great Northern Railway … Continue reading Atkinson Grimshaw, Painter of Moonlight
Lately I've been feeling incredibly reclusive, withdrawn and quite low, with an overwhelming need to protect myself, and to live my life in a way that I can emotionally manage. Sometimes, I just need to batten down the hatches, recover from my day, or get through a difficult phase in my life by myself. It's … Continue reading The need to be reclusive
My partner took me to dinner here on Friday night. We were celebrating 5 years of being together, and wanted to mark the occasion. Oh dear! What came up for me was Marco Pierre has NOT got this RIGHT!! It's such a shame because visually it all looks great! The thrill of the stadium:- Marco Pierre … Continue reading Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill, Milton Keynes Stadium