Today is March 1st which for the last 18 years has also been Self Injury Awareness day. The scars in the photograph are mine. The ones that are always on show because they are my arms. There are more, on my legs, on my stomach. Once upon a time I tried very hard to hide…… Continue reading Self Injury Awareness Day 2018
I often find articles on **this** website that strike a cord with me. In the spirit of RED January and helping break the silence around mental health problems I thought I would share this one. 3 Phrases I Said When I Was Suicidal That Actually Meant ‘I Want to Die’ I once kept a diary…… Continue reading Listening to what we don’t say…..
Day 13 of RED January is done. I didn’t want to go. Actually I didn’t want to do anything or talk to anyone or get dressed or eat today. I made excuses, picked a fight with Richard then went back to bed and hid under the duvet. Then I gave my head a shake, put…… Continue reading Day 13. Not a great day
Seriously how did I let it get to September without updating? I’ve had some issues, both with myself and some family that has just got in the way. I haven’t really done much crochet either. I started a lot, I finished nothing which sucks because if I can get my head into it then crochet…… Continue reading Blue hair, don’t care
Another crap day. Grey and cold. I can feel myself becoming more depressed. I really do think my general happiness is linked to sun, I was never happier than when we lived in Dubai. The UAE is the only country that I have ever lived in where I didn’t take medication. I miss it. A…… Continue reading Its raining, its pouring….
The world has gone mad. 6 dead and 18 wounded while at prayer. The world just gets worse. It breaks my heart. My square today – The maple leaf square because today I spent a lot of time thinking about Canada and the horrible attack on the mosque. square 30 The leaf is A Happy Berry…… Continue reading Maple leaf
I love this square. Its easy and looks good and its easy so it easy its worth repeating. I saw a few patterns online and after a read through realised if you can do a basic granny you can do this, no pattern following required. I didn’t add a finally round to mine because I…… Continue reading Mitred Grannys
My arms hurts, my legs hurt, my back hurts, it all hurts everywhere. Thank you stupid New Years resolution to get fit with the aim of running the Great North Run in September. I know it will get better as I get fitter (I vaguely remember a time in my life where I could run…… Continue reading Everwhere hurts.
2016 , Its been a hell of a year. The Goblin King and Professor Snape died, Leo finally won his Oscar, Iran ended diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia and the World Health Organisation announced the Zika outbreak. Then Terry Wogan died and it was still only January. The world reeled from one terrorist attack after another,…… Continue reading Almost 2017
Mr R, the small people and I just spent three days in Shahdag with some friends of ours. Shahdag is a ski resort that hadn’t finished being built the last time we lived in Azerbaijan. We didn’t get round to visiting last year either so this was our first visit. Considering it was full of the cold,…… Continue reading Shahdag & skiing. Otherwise know as more snow…