Too Soon For Christmas Decorations? Nonsense! It’s Good For You!

I put my Christmas decorations up last weekend.  “Fuck it”, I thought, “I need some Christmas sparkle in my life and I need it NOW!”    In the middle of our second Lockdown in the UK, things seem a bit grim at the moment. As well as having to stay at home and stay awayContinue reading “Too Soon For Christmas Decorations? Nonsense! It’s Good For You!”

Toxic Friends: Time to spring clean your dysfunctional relationships?

As many as 8 out of 10 people have got one … I’ve got one right now! They can give you a feeling of dread when their name pops up on your phone. They can leave you feeling emotionally drained as you deal with their life dramas, but they don’t give a shit about yours.Continue reading “Toxic Friends: Time to spring clean your dysfunctional relationships?”

It’s Time to Take Your Chill Pill

I can overthink things, clench my jaw until it hurts, grind my teeth, talk in my sleep, sense knots in my stomach, feel anxious and sometimes overwhelmed.  Luckily, not all at the same time mind you, but it will be an extremely rare day not to feel at least one of these sensations.  You knowContinue reading “It’s Time to Take Your Chill Pill”

The Joy of Doodling

Back in the day, before we had cordless phones at home and all used a landline (yes, there was communication before the mobile!), phones would often live on a dedicated table of some sort.  Not far away you would find pen and paper for jotting down those all important messages.  This was the place, satContinue reading “The Joy of Doodling”

Tame the Mane

Let’s face it, if we did have a go at a trim ourselves, who can honestly say they got tooled up? More likely, it was a quick grab of anything we could lay our hands on that would restore vision – kitchen scissors, nail scissors or even the ones we only use Christmas and birthdays for cutting wrapping paper.