Going on holiday: facing my fears
Oct31

Going on holiday: facing my fears

I don’t suffer from anxiety as such, but there are things that make me nervous. Most of the time, those things don’t arise. And if they do, I can deal with them. But going on holiday means I have to face my fears: I’m claustrophobic I have a fear of illness, specifically vomiting (emetophobia) in anyone – not just myself I have IBS and struggle with certain foods I get very hungry and become emotional if I...

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Silent Sunday 30.10.16
Oct30

Silent Sunday 30.10.16

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Project 366 Weeks 42 & 43
Oct29

Project 366 Weeks 42 & 43

It’s been a good couple of weeks with the highlight of a holiday to Rome in the middle of it. This did mean my phone memory got overloaded and I ended up unable to take a photo for a couple of days! Here’s our fortnight in pictures… Day 290 – Sunday 16th October – a day which largely revolved around a two hour round trip to pick my eldest from yet another Explorers camp. Did I mention that I really hate...

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Me Before You by JoJo Moyes
Oct28

Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

It took me a long time to decide to read Me Before You by JoJo Moyes. Because it’s not my sort of book. I’m all about the thrillers, not the girly romantic stuff. I haven’t sent the film either, although I did see the trailer and even that made me well up. But I’d heard good things about the book, so when I got some money for my birthday and decided to spend it all on books, I thought I’d give it a go....

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Half-term holiday to Rome
Oct27

Half-term holiday to Rome

I hated October half-term last year. I’m not sure if it was because my younger son had just started secondary school, but everything felt different and I was very unsettled. I don’t tend to be a jealous type, but it felt like the whole world was on holiday. Whether Cornwall or the Caribbean, or somewhere in between, everyone I knew seemed to be away. And I wanted to be away, more than anything. All we had was a miserable...

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