It occurred to me recently that I haven't shared my social media details on here in a long while, so I'm going to use up a whole post in order to put that right. Some sites I use more than others as you can probably imagine, but I'll never say no to new friends and/or … Continue reading Social Media Share-a-thon
This is another of my mental health awareness themed posts and focuses on the support offered by friends and loved ones to those who are going through times of mental unrest. Over the months, since I came clean about my mental health problems, the phrase for which this post is titled has been uttered and/or … Continue reading “You can talk to me”
The clue is in the title! In ascending order, here are the tracks I listened to the most in 2018 according to my phone’s music player. There isn’t really much I can say by way of introduction to this post, so I’ll just leave it here and hope you enjoy the tunes! 5. Sister … Continue reading My Five Most Listened-to Tracks of 2018
My latest offering in this series isn’t a very positive one. The prospect of worthlessness is very much a fact I’m having to face far more than I wish I had to. In recent times, my depression appears to have deepened. It’s deepened to a level I really hoped it wouldn’t. I don’t mean to … Continue reading Living the Dream Part 23 (Worthless)
The old saying goes that there’s nothing as certain as death and taxes. In the modern western world, I think we can add Christmas to that list too. Once you hit October it consumes pretty much everything going forward from there. Weeks and weeks of preparation for one day. As a child, I loved Christmas. … Continue reading Five Things I Hate About Christmas
I’m really excited to be sitting down and writing this review because it gives me a great buzz to be reviewing the work of an indie author, fellow blogger, and friend. Yes, Lucy Brazier is one of many wonderful people I’ve happened across on my blogging travels (be sure to catch her excellent blog, Secret … Continue reading Review of Lucy Brazier’s Who Shot Tony Blair?
My schedule is all over the place right now thanks to a hectic Mental Health Awareness Month and a couple of hastily prepared posts in light of recent events. Not to worry though. Things are starting to ease their way back to something resembling normal now. Welcome to another edition of the series centred around … Continue reading Living the Dream Part 22 (Doubt)
The UK in 2018 is a place of great variation. Walk into Manchester city centre and you’ll be greeted by an array of different faces, creeds, and colours; sights, sounds, and smells. It’s a very British city with a very multicultural heartbeat. There are street markets serving all kinds of food from around the world. … Continue reading Is Multiculturalism the Death of British Culture?
I begin this post in the aftermath of seeing a short albeit very provocative video on Facebook about how Remembrance Day, the Poppy Appeal, and the Royal British Legion are racist and should be banned/disbanded. I was going to post something else today, but this definitely takes precedence. First of all, I’ll go into a … Continue reading We Will Remember Them (Whether You Like It or Not!)
You’ll have to forgive the warm fondue texture of the cliché I’m about to hit you with: most of us are so busy thinking about the past or the future that we completely forget to unwrap the gift before our eyes. The gift: the present. Get it? I’ll get my coat… In recent times I’ve … Continue reading Mindfulness–Back to the Here and Now