LET’S TALK ABOUT DEATH…

I’ve been contemplating the subject of death for a while now as I’m not getting any younger (surprise, surprise!) and took the plunge to buy two funeral plans for me and hubby. This has done nothing to give me peace of mind as it’s resulted in sleepless nights worrying about how I’ll manage the monthlyContinue reading “LET’S TALK ABOUT DEATH…”

IS LOVE REALLY ALL WE NEED?

Okay, so I’ve failed to write in my personal journal since 25th May when I was busy packing my glad rags into my suitcase for a long-awaited visit to see our son in Prague on 27th. I had been filled with trepidation about the chaos reported at UK airports but needn’t have worried because, priorContinue reading “IS LOVE REALLY ALL WE NEED?”

SPINNING A GANSEY

I was thinking about the way stress seems to overtake me quite easily these days. Obviously, the way I handle it now is a throw-back from my psychotic breakdown in 2020, but I wonder if it’s also connected to my being resuscitated following a heart attack in 2008; as a consequence of blood flow starvationContinue reading “SPINNING A GANSEY”

JUXTAPOSE; JOY & SADNESS

There will always be a time for mourning and a time for dancing. Acknowledgement It’s difficult to put out a new blog post without thinking how trivial the content may be when weighed against the effects of what’s happening to the Ukrainian people; the horror of it being felt by all who are witnessing itContinue reading “JUXTAPOSE; JOY & SADNESS”

HAPPY ENDINGS

We’re coming to the end of January and what a month it’s been for me on my personal journey. So much has happened (is still happening) this month in response to my vision board for 2022 (with compilation still in progress) that it’s hard to choose a starting point to write from. Therefore, I’ll startContinue reading “HAPPY ENDINGS”

HEAVY LIGHT

On Sunday, 13th June, I attended a Books by the Beach Festival Event at the YMCA Theatre, Scarborough to hear Horatio Clare discussing his brave memoir about mental illness ‘Heavy Light’. The former Head of BBC Radio, Helen Boaden (the Festival’s Patriot) led the discussion and it was interesting that the repertoire and mutual respectContinue reading “HEAVY LIGHT”