The Shape I’m In

I've spent the last couple of years raising money and awareness for various mental health charities, and promoting the events that happen (Time To Talk amongst others.) I also cycled for Mind last year and raised £500 whilst completing the RideLondon 46: thank you again to everybody who supported and helped cheer me on during … Continue reading The Shape I’m In

Let the Right One In

Today, we present a lesson in need versus want. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdwTLrT9hTU You guys will know about the struggles with short stories last week. This morning, I'd sat down to work on the one idea I though had enough legs to transform into something saleable. It's odd how so much of my mindset has, of late, simply … Continue reading Let the Right One In

The Day Before You Came

Yesterday was, without doubt, one of the most difficult days I've ever had as an adult. 'Yeah yeah, it's all hyperbole,' I hear you mutter BUT THAT IS WHERE YOU ARE WRONG. It was apparent, going into this year, there would be points where everything could topple, but what wasn't expected was the opposite to take … Continue reading The Day Before You Came

The Grand Tour

This has taken all day to write. It should be obvious shortly as to why. This is by some way one of my favourite GIF images, for several reasons. Uppermost is the sense of calm and contentment I gain from watching doughnuts get coated. This is the kind of mental relaxation that, after a hard … Continue reading The Grand Tour

Sympathy for the Devil

It's almost time for me to set up my charity page for Time to Talk Day. For the last few years I've used my own experiences with mental health as the means by which participation is presented, but this year we'll be doing something different. In my role as a poet, there's new ways to … Continue reading Sympathy for the Devil

Dancing in the Dark

This has been surprisingly hard to write, which is strange. I've spoken a lot about the issues that exist, there are various blogs you can easily locate on the site which detail history, such as it is. However, something important has happened in the last couple of months. My husband was sorting through pictures of … Continue reading Dancing in the Dark