Mr Right

What is true love to me... Missing someone when they're more than a foot away from you Dancing in the kitchenLaughing at stupid thingsMaking silly memories at Halloween Those little moments feeling like there's no one on the planet except each other Kissing at every possible opportunity Cosying up together on the sofaMaking each others …

My Superpower

Greta Thunberg describes her Aspergers as her super power. I honestly feel like my BP2 is mine. Apart from the few periods in my life that I’ve been mega high and a total bitch, I think it’s part of me and always has been. I fully believe that most artists, actors, creatives, comedians etc have …

Give Out Some Joy

When you’re ill, really ill, your emotions are all over the place. When I was at the height of my mental illness I could feel elation followed swiftly by despair... With a crap load of anger thrown in. I'm lucky that I haven't felt like this in a long time and don't plan to ever …

Need to opt out of Christmas?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year... well for me anyway. I bloody love Christmas. I love decorating the house, I love making stuff for people, I love the fact that the kitchen is 90% covered in glitter, I love the music, the events, the food, the carols, the films, the excitement, the look …

Have an Adventure

If like me you need fun and adventure in your life, maybe it’s time to write a bucket list and get going? Next year I’m going to: Go Scuba DivingVisit a new country in AsiaGo horse ridingClimb a mountain... or very big hillLearn something newWrite more of my bookBuy a house that’s just mineGo on …

2021

I’m so looking forward to 2021... don’t get me wrong it’s going to be crazy hard. I’ve chosen happiness over my marriage. I’ve been unhappy for so long, too long. All I want is to enjoy my life again... it hasn’t been horrendous, but there is something missing. Someone to laugh with, to kiss, to …

Actions Speak Louder

Do you keep giving people unlimited chances because they promise something? Do promises mean anything if they’re broken? What do words mean without the action that goes with them? - If you love me... don’t just say it, show it - If you’re sorry... don’t do it again - If you want to change... do …

Love Like Your Life Depends on it

This post is a little bit less about being a mental patient... but a little bit more about me... I am a hopeless romantic. I can’t help it. I’m straight out of Notting Hill (the film, clearly not the place... Hennock has more mud). I know I’m a sad loser... who wants romance these days? …

Medication

Do you know what really gets my goat about mental people being represented in films... the glamorising of meds. Dear dear Bradley Cooper... I love you with all of my heart, and if you ever want to whisk me away to the Maldives, please feel free. BUT... and I love Silver Linings Playbook... meds aren’t …

The Weather Always Looks Worse Through a Window

The weather does always look worse through a window. The outside looks scarier from inside. Sometimes it’s better to be brave... I’ve started getting out more this week. Taking the dogs, getting in the car and going for a long walk somewhere beautiful. I’m very lucky that I live in Dartmoor of course. Wherever you …