Battling anxiety in baby steps

Battling anxiety in baby steps

If you’ve been reading the blog recently you may have seen me talking about how anxiety has been kicking my arse a lot. I’ve been managing my mental health with fluoxetine for quite a few years now and I’ve always managed to get back into the swing of things quite quickly; not so much with this latest flare up though. It’s not the worst I’ve ever had, but it certainly does feel like the longest.

Just when I feel like I’m crawling up that hill to get back to the top again, I come tumbling back down. A bit like The Grand Old Duke of York I suppose. I’m told it will pass, and the thing is, I know it will. But right at that moment in time, it certainly doesn’t feel like it. It just feels like the tiny black hole that once was – as let’s face it, if you’re a sufferer like me it’s always there, even if in its smallest form – is getting bigger and bigger. Read more

Cooking hacks for kitchen novices

Cooking hacks for kitchen novices

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There are many people who love being in the kitchen every night creating new recipes and having fun with flavours, and there are also people who have managed to burn a pan of boiling water in their lifetimes.

If you are a kitchen novice and you want to start learning how to cook for yourself and your family, there are many inventive kitchen cooking hacks which can help you through. Today we are going to look at just a few which you can use in the kitchen for an easier time cooking this week. Read more

Our April & May favourites | Holiday, The Deep, and rock hunting

April & May favourites

Well, it’s been a while again; the last favourites post I wrote was for March which now feels like an age away! Once again, like for the first couple of months of this year, this is going to be a two in one post. I mentioned in a recent post that I haven’t been blogging a lot lately, but I’m slowly trying to get back into the swing of things.

I can’t believe it’s the last term of this school year though and it’ll soon be the summer holidays; it’s gone way too quick! And then, I’ll have both my boys at full time school – scary!

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Finding the best childcare locally with childcare.co.uk

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As I’ve been a stay-at-home mum ever since Jacob was born, we’ve never really had the need for childcare for working hours; as I’ve always been there. Of course, both boys have gone to either nursery or pre-school once their government funded hours have become available; but obviously these are only for so many hours a week. Noah still only attends for a half day, two days a week, and two full days.

Since I’ve started working from home I do find it difficult to concentrate and be productive when I still have Noah here (and both boys during the holidays!). The main work related issue I have is when I am invited to attend events and meetings; I often find it difficult due to pre-school hours and no other childcare so usually have to decline. Read more

Choosing a rug to match your floor type

As a 31 year old married homeowner, I don’t feel like I have reached my full adult initiation yet, as I’ve never bought a rug… I know. I’d never felt inclined to purchase one in our old homes as we never fully decorated, because we didn’t live there for an awfully long time. I’ve been thinking about changing the decor in our lounge recently though, and instead of replacing the carpet I was thinking of buying a large rug instead. Although that won’t be happening until the dog stops chewing everything!

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