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

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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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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The face of anxiety

Crying, tears

It’s been a while. A while since I’ve discussed mental health over here. Anything over here, in fact. Because just recently, I haven’t been great. I’ve been in a rough place, and barely opened my laptop. It’s really important to talk about this stuff though and not suffer in silence. If I can encourage even one person reading this to talk; to talk to anyone, then my purpose has been served. Here’s me, serving up a plate of anxiety with a side order of depression. Read more

Here’s How You Can Prepare Your Home for Summer Without Breaking the Bank

Summer really is just around the corner. There are probably so many things that you need to get sorted out but this can be difficult when you work full-time. You may also find it difficult when you have kids because they will take up a lot of your time in the day. If you want to get around this then you can find out whatever you need to know below.

Saying Goodbye to Winter

Winter is over, so now it’s time to shut the door on it completely. You can never hope to make your home fit for summer if winter is lurking around. You need to try and update your home with much lighter colours and you also need to welcome flowers and even new plants for the garden. Now is the time for you to start preparing for all things like this and it can make a huge difference to the way that your home feels.


It’s Time to Clear out the Freezer

There is nothing worse than going out to buy some ice-cream because it is way too hot, only to find that your freezer is just way too full. It helps to clear out your freezer so that you can make way for the summer food and it is also the best time for you to try and clear out all of the built-up ice as well. When you are able to do this, you can easily get the whole family excited and this is one of the many reasons why so many people get this job done when summer comes along.

Clean the Patio

When summer arrives, you will want to sit outside in your garden. There is nothing wrong with this, but if you don’t put the effort into cleaning your patio then the whole thing won’t feel as satisfying. If you can’t be bothered to do any of this then it may be worth looking into a patio cleaning service. They can take care of the whole thing for you and you’d be surprised at how easy it is for you to get everything done.


It’s All About Your Airflow

If you have an air conditioning unit then you will know how useful this can be in summer. If you haven’t cleaned it out in years however then dust can build up and this can spread bacteria throughout your home. You may even find that the whole thing causes you and your family to experience allergies or you may even come down with a cold as a result. This is the last thing that you need when it’s nice and warm outside, so if you want to avoid all of this hassle and stress then one thing that you can do is hire someone to do it for you or try and clean out the vents yourself. You will be glad you did and it can make all the difference to your home.

So as you can see, summer preparations don’t take long, but they really can help you to enjoy the sun more.

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