Learning to swim at 38.

That’s right, I am learning to swim at 38 years of age! I don’t normally do new year resolutions but this year I set myself the challenge of learning to swim. I was so scared. I was that scared, I got in the water (which was an achievement in it’s self! My arms starting shaking when I was clinging on to the noodle. A noodle, in case you don’t know, is a long bending float. I have just one fear (a fear I can beat) and that is water. I am petrified of it. Having a shower isn’t easy, neither…

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My anxieties over the last few months and the changes I have made.

I haven’t been around social media for the past few months. I took a complete break. My anxieties were too high to think properly. I get these stages when I am on a roll, I feel happy, positive and loving life, then bam… I start that slow spiral down and down very quickly. I keep smiling and act as normal as I can at work and around my kids. Well as normal as I can, I get snappy and my girls know I am not good. That in turn makes me feel bad because I shouldn’t be snappy. I shouldn’t…

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Birchbox September beauty box

I do like to treat myself when I can, so when found out that Birchbox provide monthly beauty boxes for £10.00 per month plus £2.95 p&p I thought I would try it out. I can cancel at anytime so I am not held down by any contract. They send you 5 beauty treats each month which can be either makeup, hair care of skin care products. I really like the boxes too. I do like to keep my products organised. Here I am reviewing the September box. It’s called ‘On top of your world’ I am really happy with these products,…

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10 reasons to love Autumn.

I do love Autumn, the colours changing on the trees, the crisp fresh mornings, the excitement that Christmas really isn’t that far away now.

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It’s good to talk

Do you know how important it is to talk to someone? The other day I was at work feeling overwhelmed. Just suddenly everything got to be, feeling tired, my workload and the difficulties I’m having with LB, her behaviour and emotions are all over the place. I could feel myself mentally sliding down that invisible slippery wall, the one where the hope of being able to stop yourself from falling flat on your face was a 99% possibility without help, I wanted to pretend I was sick so I could go home. I felt useless, physically sick and alone. I…

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