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Inside my mind

Putting my money where my mouth is

Having spent a large portion of 2016 in a giant news-and-general-state-of-the-world-induced funk, I’ve tripped over into this New Year quietly. Where in the past I’ve (over)shared my innermost thoughts – musing… Read more >

Sometimes I play the martyr…

It’s not a part of my personality I’m particularly fond of – but I DO have the tendency to be a bit martyr-y. Realised it yesterday morning when I found… Read more >

I miss my nan

Yesterday was one of those days when I wanted to eat my feelings. Given I’m trying to make healthy choices right now my comfort eating took on ridiculously crunchy tones…. Read more >

My face

I used to really hate my face. Small eyes, big nose, wrinkly forehead, crazy teeth, weak chin. Not sure what changed but these days I kinda like it. Whereas before… Read more >


When the lift doors opened I came face to face with a woman around my age, clutching a wheelchair with very very poorly looking child sat in it. As I… Read more >

My Depression (What You Didn’t See)

When I couldn’t read books anymore When I cried every day When I had a full-scale rolling-around-on-the-floor-actually-scratching-my-eyes- meltdown because I’d forgotten to add butter to the blueberry muffin mix When… Read more >

An adventure

I’m not sure exactly when it happened.  But at some point since having my second baby I’ve developed a fear of leaving my postcode. We’re not talking an overwhelming agoraphobia… Read more >

Time to Talk

Today is ‘Time to Talk Day’ – a nice little initiative set up here in Blighty to encourage conversation about mental health. If you’ve been following me for a while you’ll… Read more >