The Day Before You Came

Yesterday was, without doubt, one of the most difficult days I've ever had as an adult. 'Yeah yeah, it's all hyperbole,' I hear you mutter BUT THAT IS WHERE YOU ARE WRONG. It was apparent, going into this year, there would be points where everything could topple, but what wasn't expected was the opposite to take … Continue reading The Day Before You Came

The Grand Tour

This has taken all day to write. It should be obvious shortly as to why. This is by some way one of my favourite GIF images, for several reasons. Uppermost is the sense of calm and contentment I gain from watching doughnuts get coated. This is the kind of mental relaxation that, after a hard … Continue reading The Grand Tour

Sympathy for the Devil

It's almost time for me to set up my charity page for Time to Talk Day. For the last few years I've used my own experiences with mental health as the means by which participation is presented, but this year we'll be doing something different. In my role as a poet, there's new ways to … Continue reading Sympathy for the Devil

Dancing in the Dark

This has been surprisingly hard to write, which is strange. I've spoken a lot about the issues that exist, there are various blogs you can easily locate on the site which detail history, such as it is. However, something important has happened in the last couple of months. My husband was sorting through pictures of … Continue reading Dancing in the Dark

Strange Days

https://twitter.com/AlternativeChat/status/1021389666988281857 I completed the first of two bike events yesterday: 56 miles as a warm-up to 45 might seem a bit excessive, but having never done endurance before a lot of lessons were learnt. Also, the county in which I live's reputation as being a little bit hipster, a little bit posh but an awful … Continue reading Strange Days

Promenade

'Why do you write?' Sometimes, it is compulsion: a injustice observed, moment recalled or future imagined. Often the urge strikes at an inopportune moment. It's why a notepad and pencil have more significance than transcribing into the Cloud or dictating into an iPhone. Whilst fingers can grasp an implement, the default is always a pencil, … Continue reading Promenade

Walk Away

I've decided, after being diagnosed with a chest infection, to take a short break from daily posting. I will still be working on Short Stories during this time, and hope to have the first completed for publication on Friday. Normal scheduled content will continue to be posted on Twitter. Hopefully, I'll be all better by … Continue reading Walk Away