Memories

written in response to #YDWP, #FOWC, #Daily Addictions. 15/12/19 Did you ever ride a tea tray down the stairs as a child? I did; and suitcases too. I remember my brother and I sitting our little sister on a tray and letting her go bouncing down each step, giggling her little head off as she... Continue Reading →

TMI Revisited.

A while ago I wrote a post titled TMI, about my attendance at my annual smear test. Well, Ive had the results back and all is not as it should be! My results have come back that I have HPV, the virus that can cause cervical cancer and I am absolutely bricking it! I have... Continue Reading →

Halloween bravery.

Its Halloween again and for me, and others like me, one of the worst times of the year.In some ways I love the celebration. I like the idea of trick or treating with the kids till gone bedtime, pumpkin carving and pumpkin pie. I love the dressing up and the fake blood. I love virtually... Continue Reading →

Regrets, I’ve had a few

Written in response to #YDWP, #WotD, #FOWC. 6/9/19. Regrets, I’ve had a few When I was fourteen years old my life was a complete shambles. I was in and out of the care system, hated my mother and siblings and was completely off the rails with regard to behavior and schooling but I didn't care.... Continue Reading →

The Flight of Dragons.

written in response to #YDWP, #WotD & FOWC challenges. 30/8/19. The year after I was born my mother bought a VHS cassette tape to play for me, to keep me occupied whilst she was at the hospital visiting my newly born and severely premature little brother. I was left at my grandmothers with this tape... Continue Reading →

My pair of errant pests.

Written in response to #Tale weaver & WotD Challenges. 29/8/19. My pair of errant pests Kid you’re crazy in every wayIn fun and laughter, work and playYou are a beauty beyond measureOf course you are my little treasureNot a thing about you I would alterAnd my love for you will never falterRemember baby I’m always... Continue Reading →

A few snaps from our holiday.

As many of you will know the Bears and I have just returned from our last big trip away for the summer. The Derbyshire dales has so much to offer and has certainly kept us all busy for the four day trip; these are just some of the mirriad of pics taken along our journey.... Continue Reading →

An Open Letter.

I lost a huge piece of my heart when you went away,, as I expect you did too but what must be must be in order for us all to grow. You've talked about losing toxic people from your life, as have I and this is exactly what has happened and what has had to... Continue Reading →

Oh to be a pussy cat!

TRAVEL WITH INTENT 6ws challenge. 3/8/19. My baby, Sirius Black. He still sleeps like this now that hes a full grown Tom. He has to hold on so you cant go anywhere. Pets are amazing and such a comfort when my mental health is not so good, I don't know what I would do without... Continue Reading →

Rant!

I've not been so good lately. The new anti-depressants make me exhausted by tea time and I'm falling asleep by eight; I don't even remember going to bed, I'm that tired. I literally feel like half my life has been taken from me because my evenings are being stolen by sleep. Bear works and doesn't... Continue Reading →

Y = YHA Llanddeusant

Y = YHA Llanddeusant. LillBlu’s A to Z challenge.. 24/7/19 As my regular readers will know, the Bears and I have just returned from a weeks road trip around our neighboring country, Wales. By far the best experience had was at the YHA in Llanddeusant and after a conversation with the manager we learnt that... Continue Reading →

Morals, Mother & God!

Written in response to, and containing the following prompts: FPQ; Do you believe that one can be moral without believing in God or being religious, or do you believe that you must believe in God in order to have a moral compass and to live a moral life? YDWP; Delimited and The Daily Spur Photo... Continue Reading →

Home at Last!

Road-Trip 2019. LLandudno, LLandeusant, Brecon Beacons National Park and Cardiff have been all the places we have laid our heads this last week on our yearly, epic road trip. Roughly a thousand miles has been traveled in the aging Scenic and we are all a little surprised that at 16 years old, she actually made... Continue Reading →

W = WALES

W = WALES. LillBlu’s A to Z challenge.. 26/7/19 Hey guys, I'm still here. I didn't announce before hand (for security reasons) but I'm on holiday until sunday, in Wales. I had planned on blogging my way around this beautiful country but the reality of it is Wales has no internet signal out in the... Continue Reading →

X = X-RAYS

X = X-RAYS. LillBlu’s A to Z challenge.. 24/7/19 I have never had much luck when it comes to my health and well-being. Right from being little I have always been in and out of hospital for one problem or another; or some accident I've had. By the time I was ten I had been... Continue Reading →

V = VALUE

V = VALUE. LillBlu’s A to Z challenge.. 22/7/19 Never underestimate the value of those in your life, for whatever reason they are there; for when they are gone, the world is a very empty place. As the track of my mental health progresses I have isolated myself from people in order to protect them... Continue Reading →

S = STUDY

S = STUDY. LillBlu’s A to Z challenge.. 20/7/19 I love being a student. Since leaving school, which I hated, all I have done with my life is raise children and study. I've been a brick layer and builder, a painter and jewellery maker. I've trained as and been an administrator and mentor, tutor and... Continue Reading →

Camping.

Doodlewash. JUNE 2019 ART CHALLENGE: Fun In The Sun! Today over on Doodlewash the prompt is camping. Couldn't be a better one for me as that happens to be my favorite pastime combined with my second favorite passion. I'll camp anywhere, any time. I love the outdoors and I love to paint too. Bonus! How... Continue Reading →

Shadows at Weedly Springs.

Cee's Photo Challenges : Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Shadows Gate ShadowShadowed Tunnel EntranceShadows from inside If you ever have the opportunity to do a little 'off the path' exploring, then get your old maps out and look for railway lines. Many don't exist any longer, but many old line routes are still there and... Continue Reading →

Satisfaction at last!

Weekly Prompts - Photo Challenge - Satisfaction Five years ago I wasn't just a different person on the inside, so much so that people I knew back then don't recognize me if I see them nowadays. I have always struggled with my weight; always been on the heavier side of the fence and always fought... Continue Reading →

P = PARANOIA

P = PARANOIA. LillBlu’s A to Z challenge.. 16/7/19 Paranoia is terrifying. I have suffered with it to varying degrees for the majority of my adult life and only recently, with my EUPD diagnosis, have I come to understand it a little better. My whole life I have just assumed that everyone thought the way... Continue Reading →

M = ME and MYSELF.

LillBlu’s A to Z challenge.. 13/7/19 Me and myself Me and myself, we don’t get along, We argue all of the time. When decisions are made and we’ve had time to think, I feel like I’ve committed a crime. Happy me has everything running smooth, Until once again I get drowned. Then I come along... Continue Reading →

Gamma Bear.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Grandparents Over on photo a week challenge they are celebrating grandparents this week. As all of mine are now passed I thought I would be a little self indulgent and share a few pics of my mini Bear and the gang. I love this little madam to the moon and back;... Continue Reading →

Flower Power.

Cee's Photo Challenges - Flower of the Day (FOTD) Challenge One of my all time passions is modelling. Be it with clay or fimo, mod rock or Plasticine; I love to build and model things. I am a trained artist and one day would love to open my own business making things to sell, hence the... Continue Reading →

K = KIDS.

LillBlu’s A to Z challenge.. 11/7/19 My Kids are my world. I know, I say that an aweful lot but the simple fact is that they are. And I don't mean that just from a mothers perspective, I say that from the perspective of a mentally ill person who knows that her children are her... Continue Reading →

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