Life After Thyroid Cancer

Hello all. The last time I was here, months ago, I had great hopes for the future and a general upbeat nature. Since then, it has been a bit of a whirlwind of ups and downs with some amazing highlights but some serious low moments too. A few days after my radioactive iodine treatment it […]

The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer

Front cover of Nathan Filer book

When I spotted The Shock of the Fall book on the shelf of a charity shop, it really interested me and even more so when I looked up the background of the author, Nathan Filer, and seen some of the people that had reviewed it. Having people with mental health issues or working in the […]

Night in the Woods

There are certain things that I tend to lean towards to escape from reality; cooking, reading, art and games are just a few of those things. Different amounts of effort are involved for each of them though and whether it is using your eyes to focus and read after a long day at work, having […]

I Knew Blogmas Would Not Work Out

Last year I did two blog posts a day for Blogmas. It was at a time when I did not leave the house and when writing was my distraction. The content was not fantastic and the images were even worse but it took my mind off real life. Doing Blogmas last year was a challenge; […]

Dreaming big and life dreams

As a child we are always asked what we want to be when we grow up. As we get older we get asked more questions about that such as where to go to college or university. The older we get the more questions arise regards marriage and children. We are constantly made to consider our […]

Tackling Public Eating Anxiety: Adulis – Eritrean Restaurant (Review)

Making friends and being ‘cool’ in social situations has never really been my specialism. Instead I have often surrounded myself with a small group of people, hidden alone in a corner or kept myself on social media. Over the years I have built up a really good group of online friends. Some of them are […]

Running by Ronnie O’Sullivan

This books might not seem to fit in eith my usual posts but hang on with me as it makes me think about lifestyle and mental health quite a lot. There is something about snooker that fascinates me. I cannot play snooker or pool for the life of me as my hand just struggles to […]

Taking Those Small Steps

No matter what our aims and plans are in life we all generally have to take small steps to get there. Whether it be getting a dream job, a house to spend our lives in or finding the perfect person to have a relationship with. I decided this year that having a big plan or […]

It’s Christmas Time

Every year I’ve been told and reminded how a good Christmas is about who we spend it with and not what we get given. There are a few exceptions, such as plane tickets for the man to see his aging mother for the first time in ten years, but many of them are about the […]

A Change in Mood

I’ve gone from hating the idea of Christmas to being fairly excited in the space of 24 hours. Alright fairly excited by my standards is basically just not being completely opposed to something but that is actually a pretty rare thing so it seems like a big deal to me. For the first time in […]