Changing My Perception of Perfect

Here’s the thing, I’ve always been short. Only pushing 5ft nothing, kids feel the need to come over and announce to me that they are, in fact, taller than me. Like it’s hard I muse to myself being taller than me is hardly an achievement. In fact, being tall or skinny or seeming to have… Continue Reading

Model Behaviour: Royal Support for Mental Health

When you go offline for a few days you can miss a lot. Usually catching up with the news is a study in societal and inidivdual failure. It makes for a bleak read so I was suprised to find that the news was dominated with articles surrounding various topics about mental health. The status of… Continue Reading

How Beauty and the Beast Reminds Me of a Film that I Once Knew

Last night I thoroughly enjoyed watching the new Beauty and the Beast film. Casting was superb featuring a wonderful cast including Emma Thompson, Ewan McGregor and Ian McKellan as family favourites Mrs. Potts, Lumiere and Cogsworth. Although why Lumiere is the only character with a French accent in a film set in France remains a… Continue Reading

Suicide on the Rise: It’s Not Okay

Reading the newest data on suicide released by the Office of National Statistics the rise in female suicide shocked me. Although I am all too aware of current suicide statistics, it’s the biggest killer in men under 45 and a young person attempts suicide approx. every 20 minutes, I had at least hoped that the… Continue Reading

Depression Daze #4: Advice That Helps

I have realised that there seem to be countless websites and blogs full of well-meaning people writing about what doesn’t help. I’ve read dozens of articles titled ‘what not to say’ or ‘unhelpful things to do’. Rarely have I stumbled across people talking about what advice really helped them. Perhaps I’m looking in the wrong… Continue Reading

Depression Daze #3: Fade Away

Sitting in the back garden at night, tears running down my cheeks, I was the poster girl for pathetic. For the life of me I couldn’t tell you what started it. All I knew was I felt utterly alone in my feelings. Trying to explain them to others would make no sense; they made no… Continue Reading

The Wasted Years: Looking after my Wellbeing

It’s been almost 3 weeks since I last wrote a blog post and I’m guilt-ridden. I’ve not only neglected my blog but I’ve neglected me. I started this blog not with the intention of an audience but to retain my connection to writing. I hated the fact that a few months ago (pre-blog) I couldn’t… Continue Reading

Smooching in Sainsburys: LGBTQ Rights

I was shocked to read earlier this month that the LGBTQ community were planning a ‘kiss-in’ at a north-west London branch of Sainsbury’s, but not for the reason many people may assume. I was not upset or angered that the ‘kiss-in’ was being led by the LGBTQ community but rather the reason for the protest… Continue Reading