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Bipolar Disorder - #MeAndMyMentalIllness

Tonight I watched as some brave individuals played out their mental illness in a documentary on channel 5, Me and My Mental Illness, and I thought, why is this not me? Why do I hide as much as I do when this is such a large part of my life? The only answer I could come up with... fear.

Since being diagnosed with Bipolar a few years ago, I haven't been quiet about it but I haven't exactly shouted. If asked, I'll tell. If I'm struggling and I have to explain, I'll explain.

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What ever happened to respect your elders?

I am a bit riled this afternoon after having an encounter with a young girl, about 9, in the playground of Rocky's school. When growing up, I was taught to respect ALL adults and do what they say when they asked. I was taught that other people's parents MUST be respected at all times, you'd call them Mr and Mrs and show them gratitude and smile. If told off by an adult for something you would say sorry and do what they say or at least genuinely mean sorry. Even as a teen, as gobby as I was, if a friend's parent told me off I was mortified (you know who you are).

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Parenting, Life, KidsAlice Hassall
An open letter to old friends... Remember Me? I'm that girl you once knew...

Dear old friend,

I don't know if you remember me, but I am a girl you once knew. You once made a life sized impact on my life for a certain period of time and then a life sized hole where you once stood opened as you disappeared. 

I don't recall why or how we drifted apart but I know it was probably something to do with the fact I was a massive dick to you at some point in time. 

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The reason why your friend with a child with 'needs' hasn't been in contact recently...

I often hear people grumbling about friends not understanding why they can't do everything they used to and how boring people have got now they have children. The case is even more exaggerated when the friend in question has a child with 'needs'. Whether it be physical, mental or medical or a mix of all three, parents with children of 'needs' quite frankly have more to think about than what to have for tea or whether they'll make it to your birthday bash next week.

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Hibernation isn't just a winter thing...

So I have been hibernating over the summer; you know like a bear or a squirrel does in winter but without the nuts and a bit less snow. Mainly because I'm on new medication that made me sleepy for a while, but also because the kids have been at home with me and the house needed me to hold it's hand throughout the ordeal that is called "the summer holidays". 

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Stop bloody whining and get on with it...

I have been getting so wound up recently by people WHINING about their situations in life on social media... RARRRRRRR grow a pair mate. I am guilty of over sharing but for every negative whinge I bring with it a smile about something else, a sense of humour that goes a long way. At first it is natural to post sad help me things and everyone will come to you with support and love but after a while people just don't care and can physically be seen to roll their eyes at every update. It's embarrassing.

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Another Father's Day - Another Awkward Present Panic...

Ohhhh dammit, it's that time of year in which the shops start talking father's day. It is a lovely time of year and although before Hoff, when a single mum, it was just annoying and a bit sad that I had none to buy for. Now I just dread it because it means I have to once again think of what on earth to buy him. As if Birthdays, Anniversaries and Christmas weren't enough. 

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