Making Time For Friends

Post natal depression, or depression of any kind for that matter looks like something different to everyone. Something that I have really struggled with over the past couple of years is wanting to see anyone other than family. Depression, along with other various things like time and spare money has majorly affected how I have felt about having any kind of a social life. I think there has only been maybe a maximum of a dozen times over the last 3 years where I have been out and done something with friends. I just haven’t felt like being social at

My Battle With Sugar And Fizzy Drinks

Growing up I only ever really remember drinking blackcurrant squash. I was never a fan of plain water or milk and I might have had the odd drink of orange squash but I never had anything else. I definitely wasn’t a fan of hot drinks either. I’d always take made up bottles to school or college with me and then when I started working I did the same thing there as well. I first went to Toronto, Canada in the summer of 2006 and I spent a whole month there. At the time, I didn’t really think too much of

Struggling With Solitude

I got my first job when I was 13. It was a paper round and it didn’t last very long but I soon got another job working in a cafe thanks to my Great Aunt. There haven’t been many times where I haven’t had a job between 13 and 33 and a lot of the times I have worked in customer service in some way. Jobs like that mean being around people all of the time and there’s generally always someone to talk to. I loved chatting to customers and I had some real favourites at my old job. I

5 Ways To Boost Your Self-Confidence

This year I am working on putting myself out there more when it comes to blogging and on the social media channels. I think one of the reasons I haven’t done this much to date is all to do with self-confidence. Actually, it’s a lack of self-confidence that has stopped me in the past. Obviously, you don’t just wake up one day and decide ‘oh, I’m totally fine with myself now’ and have a massive change. There are steps you can take and things you can do to boost your self-confidence. Fake it ’till you make it Everyone has to

Introducing… Me!

You might not know it but I have actually been blogging for 10 years this coming summer. Way back when I started I had moved back home from Canada the previous year and I was getting ready to go to university as a mature student to read English. At the time, I was reading quite a lot and writing reviews on some websites which I got paid tiny amounts for. A member of one of those sites gave me some great advice and that was to also create a blog as somewhere to cross post the reviews. I got on

It’s Not Okay For You To Touch My Child

Last month we went on a family holiday to Haven. We chose to stay at the Caister-on-Sea park as it was easy enough for us to get to by bus. Being a family that doesn’t drive we tend to try to make things as easy as possible and the bus dropped us off pretty much right outside. Anyway, while we were on the bus a quite large group of older ladies got on part way as what I can only imagine was a regular shopping trip to a nearby town. Erin, being Erin, was her loud and cheeky self and

Much Needed Pamper Time

It’s very rare that I take some time out for myself. During the week Erin is home from Saturday-Tuesday and then the other three days a week she is at nursery. The rest of the time I am either doing things around the house or working. Being self-employed means not having regular working ours and sometimes, having to work every day for long hours. I get so tired sometimes that my eyes hurt so much and I find it hard to keep them open and to concentrate on anything! Recently I was sent a Thera-Pearl Eye Mask from Feel Good Contacts so I

The Girl With The Perfect Make-Up

I’m now pretty close to 32 and just recently I have been thinking about the old me; the me back when I was a teenager or in my early 20s. I was most certainly a very different person than I am now in my 30s. It’s funny how certain things in life change and how they affect who you are. I used to be the girl with the perfect make-up. When I was a teenager I would get up at the crack of dawn to do my hair and make-up ready for school. I wasn’t one of the popular crowd