Birthday Car(d)

Birthday Car (d)

Would desperately like to blog tonight but for the last few days I have been starting to have some trouble with the switch from one antidepressant to another (SNRI to SSRI) and it is beginning to wear me out. I am getting some bothersome withdrawal symptoms from my latest reduction of the SNRI which is…

Father's Day Card

El Dia del Padre – Father’s Day

Hola! I’m slowly transitioning my return to English mode, freshly back from our sunny Spanish fiesta in Mallorca! What a beautiful place, and very peaceful. We enjoyed 30-35° Celcius and blue skies everyday in the little fishing village of Cala San Vincente. The boys have really enjoyed the experience, from their first trip in an aeroplane,…

Thank you

I think I’ve overworked my GP

It was a game of two halves last week, initially losing 0-2, and feeling very demoralised before the second half. The week started with rain, rain and more rain, which meant the boys and I were cooped up for the half term holiday; never a good idea. There was sad news everywhere I turned, which…

Baby Boy Card

New Baby & Oscar the Cat

Roll on winter…. Naaaaa, only joking! Waking up to a warm, sunny morning is much preferable to those cold, dark, horrid winter mornings; the only problem is, no matter how many blackout blinds and curtains I put up, the sun peeps round the gaps VERY early. Which of course gives the children the impression it…

Scooter Boy Birthday Card

Four Times Two

Tuesday already, thank goodness, as I’ve had a rocky couple of days but seem to have woken up brighter again this morning. Not sure why though as we seemed to be having an all night party with our two last night, I think we’ve had 8 hours sleep between the four of us. There’s going…

Stamped portrait

The Return of the Creative Mojo

Happy Sunday! Hope everyone is enjoying the sun, it’s been very hot here in Yorkshire. A little too hot for our little one perhaps, as after two full days of being out and about enjoying the weather he developed a fever yesterday tea-time and was complaining he was cold and wanted to rest. He refused…

Bella's Party

Bella’s Party

I’ve got thirty minutes before I need to head out of the door to a four year old’s birthday party with our eldest. I’m hoping for a chance of a sit down, a hot drink and a slice of cake but better not hold my breath! More like rambunctious pre-schoolers, decibel levels louder than legal…

3rd Birthday Card

Recovering and Recycling

I have been really touched by all the messages of love and support I have received since my last post, they have meant so much to me, and really have helped to get me through. I was especially moved because I received two cards, which I think is wonderful. That people feel able to respond…

Mental Health Services

Mental Health Services – One Perspective

  A crisis reached, taxi for one, please help me! “You’re angry” – “No! I’m desperate!” This can’t be happening again, but of course, it simply is. This is what we’ll do, and I’m passed on to another Who wants to do something else. They arrive in pairs, fearful with notepad All words duly recorded,…

Wedding Card

Love & Marriage

Verrrrrry quick post tonight as really want to enter a challenge that closes in a few minutes! So here is the second of the two wedding cards I had on my ‘to do’ list. Same stamp – LOTV ‘Over The Threshold‘ – as the first in ‘Worrisome Weekend & Wonderful Weddings‘ but different everything else.…