I used to hate everything about myself, face, body and personality. I used to analyse those women I saw on TV and in magazines, wondering why their legs didn’t have cellulite like mine? Or how their faces were so flawless. Why couldn’t mine be like that? If someone said I look beautiful, I would say “are you taking the piss” or “you should see me without my face paint [make up] on”…. Read More

Bordering with County Durham, Tyne & Wear, Cumbria and the Scottish border, Northumerland is England’s most northerly county. If you visit Northumberland, you could find yourself sailing on a boat to near by islands, or exploring sweeping valleys, forests or sand dunes. The northumberland coast is my favourite place to get away to when I need some space, or to be somewhere tranquil. It really is somewhere special. The area is steeped… Read More

May is mental awareness month in many parts of the world and I would like to bring you a selection of Mental Health Blogs 2019. The Mental Health Foundation, an organisation that is helping people to understand and sustain their mental health, is hosting Mental Health Awareness Week from Monday 13 to Sunday 19 May 2019. My blog is a little over a year old and for a while now I have… Read More

I recently shared an experience with a follower to show him that recovery isn’t linear; that although I appear to be doing well, there are times when experiences come back to haunt me, but my response is far better than it used to be. I wanted to do this as a tweet thread, but sometimes content warnings on twitter don’t work as the word count is too short and then before you… Read More

They usually take us by surprise, just like a shart. I remember my first encounter with panic as vividly as the first time I sharted as an adult (for those not familiar with this term, a shart is when you try to fart, but let poop out at the same time). Trigger Warning: Assault At the age of 15 I used to hang around with a small group of guys and girls…. Read More