This week has been so shit

Ever had a good week that you felt lifted by, enjoyed, almost normal and loving life... followed by a bad one that just eclipsed the entire good feelings and not only sent you back to square one but one hundred squares minus square one!? For so many reasons this is me this week.  What's hard … Continue reading This week has been so shit


Nap time

I haven't written much lately but that doesn't mean my mind hasn't been working over time. In fact I've thought of so many things to write about but haven't been able to get them out. The trouble that seems to have come with getting a bit better has been a distracted busy mind ( I think … Continue reading Nap time

One day…

One day I will not think about being ill anymore.  I will not worry about how many hours of sleep I have had or will get.  I won't think about the food I'm eating and wonder if it's hurting my body.  I won't have anymore blood tests and everyone will have forgotten this happened. One … Continue reading One day…


At 40, I was dealt an opportunity to get off the merry-go-round. To halt the meaningless pursuits of my life, to say goodbye to a job that preached endlessly about reward and recognition but didn't recognise me when I was down. To take stock, slow down and recognise and value what was important. It was … Continue reading bending


I've just returned from a warm getaway to an icy cold house in winter and it's left me feeling annoyed.  I did this a month or so ago and was left with a nicer feeling that I'm trying to tap into now.  Perhaps this time it's just a much colder return?  Perhaps winter has just … Continue reading Now

The rise of the listicle – why is everything in list form these days?

They're easy to read Lists gives you a sense of achievement People like to see items on lists they've already completed to check them off No imagination on the part of the writers? Attention spans are ... Have you noticed they never seem to go much higher than the mid-teens?  Think about the psychology.  I've read listicles citing the three … Continue reading The rise of the listicle – why is everything in list form these days?