‘Just another ten minutes’, exploring the Welsh coast.

A spur of the moment trip took my auntie, Osca, Jess and I, to the sea. We all decided we needed an adventure and with just twenty-four hours between working, it was easy to believe we did not have enough time, but I do not want to live my life like that. Without getting too…

The Florist, Liverpool.

After my last post and a few days of calm, I went back on the train and spent the day in Liverpool, meeting up with a friend. We visit Liverpool every now and again and spend the day shopping or in my case, searching and never buying, catching up and eating, usually sushi but this…

Newcastle, Anxiety & Self-stigma.

Last week I went to Newcastle, after struggling with my joints and stomach for a couple of weeks, traveling is becoming increasingly difficult and so as you can imagine, I was nervous about the five hour train journey but I really did not want to let it stop me. I took along a crutch to…

5 steps that helped me start my career in mental health.

Wanting to work in mental health is often driven by the passion to create change, well, at least for me it was. I started this pathway with the desire to be the change I wish to see and I continue to live by that. Having seen the good, the bad and the ugly of mental…

A few favourites.

Not my usual ‘free from favourites’, because honestly, it would seem saving money and writing monthly favourites do not go hand in hand, in fact quite the opposite.. Being gluten intolerant and vegan can be surprisingly affordable but having stomach problems means some weeks I have to be cautious with what I eat and that…

Sleep well Syd.

Nobody prepares you for the loss of a pet and even though I knew it would come and I knew it would be difficult, I never knew just how difficult it would be. The whole thing is difficult, from knowing they are in pain and there is nothing you can do to seeing the whole…

Unknown & invisible.

I have only spoken about this briefly before, the unknown medical problem I have, which seems to come and go as it pleases. I have been struggling with this for years now, only recently with each flare up I have it gets worse. My symptoms are far too long to list and Drs have and…

Flowers in Mind, a little craftivism.

Firstly, thank you all very much for the support and encouragement for Flowers in Mind, my creative floral project hoping to share well wishes, encourage compassion and raise money for Mind. ‘Craftivism’ The definition of craftivism is using hand-made art to express opinions or to support a movement, a combination of craft and activism.  Being…

Flowers in Mind, the beginning.

Over the last couple of weeks you may have noticed a few subtle hints at my latest little project, ‘Flowers in Mind’. A little background, four years ago, on coming out of hospital after starting my recovery from Anorexia, I began my journey into all things floral and I started studying floristry as a way…