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ADHD, Menopause and Overwhelm

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ADHD and Risky Behaviour

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5 Surprising Menopause Symptoms

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ADHD, Menopause and Overwhelm

Overwhelm in adults is a common experience characterised by a feeling of being overloaded, unable to cope, and struggling to manage demands. It can manifest in various ways, both mentally and physically, impacting your well-being and daily life.

Adults with ADHD and/or women during menopause can find these symptoms particularly prevalent and debilitating.

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5 Surprising Menopause Symptoms

Among the 34 known menopause symptoms, five surprising ones include electric shocks, burning mouth syndrome, itchy skin, cold flushes, and dry eyes. These symptoms can be unsettling but are usually non-threatening. They stem from hormonal changes affecting nerve functions, skin hydration, blood vessel constriction, and tear production. Managing these symptoms can involve lifestyle adjustments and seeking medical advice.

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Is Menopause Making My ADHD Worse?

Juggling deadlines, keeping track of schedules, and remembering tasks – for some women with ADHD, it’s already a daily juggling act. Then menopause hits, ushering in a wave of hormonal changes that seem to scramble everything further. The question becomes a desperate whisper: am I losing it, or is this just menopause making my ADHD […]

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School Refusal and SEN Pupils

School Refusal and SEN Pupils

The bell rings, echoing throughout the building. In classrooms, desks sit vacant, awaiting students who never arrive. This isn’t the scene of a deserted school after hours; it’s the harsh reality of school refusal, a growing challenge that disproportionately impacts pupils with special educational needs (SEN). For these students, the classroom doors can represent huge […]

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Right To Choose: 5 Things You Should Know About SEN Assessment Choice UK

Taking Control: Right to Choose

5 Things You Should Know About SEN Assessment Choice in the UK Navigating the Special Educational Needs (SEN) system in the UK can feel like trekking through a complex labyrinth. I for one am still learning every day. One thing I wish I had known from day one is your right to choose… Probably the […]

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ADHD overwhelm: What it is and how to manage

I’ve been quiet of late and it’s been almost 3 months since I was able to write a blog. I am completely overwhelmed at the moment with everything and struggling to do more than the bare minimum. A new job, Sam’s move to secondary school, F going off to Army College and being part of […]

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10 Signs I Have ADHD (from my childhood)

I was laid awake last night; as often it does, my brain ran away at 100 miles an hour. That’s when it came to me, I remembered how when I was young at school I was always daydreaming. And in fact, I used to fall asleep quite a lot too. Suddenly more memories started to […]

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ADHD, Perimenopause and Anxiety in Women

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and this year’s theme is Anxiety. Anxiety is a normal emotion in us all, but sometimes it can get out of control and become a mental health problem. Being both perimenopausal and also neurodivergent then anxiety is something I struggle with almost daily. So what’s the connection between ADHD, Perimenopause […]

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Being a SEND Parent is a duty and responsibility, not a choice

An Open Letter I’m not sure how many of you will have seen the footage from Kent County Council meeting – SEND Sub-committee, where some rather unfortunate and ignorant comments and terminology have been used in regard to EHCPs, neurodivergent individuals and SEND parents. But it has created quite a stir on social media and […]

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Menopause, ADHD and Gut Health

As you know since my early 40’s I’ve suffered from bloating, food allergies and intolerances. In fact, these were one of the first signs of menopause with me (not that I knew they were symptoms at that point). Since then they have gradually worsened. So, during lockdown I decided to finally order a YorkTest, opting […]

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ADHD Jobs – What Suits Us Best?

It’s been an interesting week and a few things have cropped up. We are nearing the end of April and I’m conscious that Sam’s final assessment day should be soon. I really must phone CAMHS to chase up! It’s also his last term at Junior School, which means a lot of change all around! Sam […]

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Living with ADHD as a Woman

Sometimes I look at myself and wonder what the hell has happened to the person I was only 5 years ago. But then I remember what has changed in the past 5 years and just how far I’ve come. Living with ADHD as a late-diagnosed woman, perimenopausal, mother to ND kids and through a pandemic […]

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HRT Treatment – Types of HRT

So I’ve been on HRT for approx. a year now (I can’t believe it’s only been a year LOL). I’ve been having a few concerns about things that may or may not be connected to the types of HRT I’m taking. Before I go into the issues and concerns I’ve been having, I thought it […]

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Easter Holidays 2023 – Delight or Duty?

The holidays are meant to be such a relaxing time. Time as a family. Time to rebalance. Unfortunately for many families, especially those with neurodivergent children, holidays can be a much less relaxing time. Time without respite. Time without much-needed support. For some, even exclusion. The Easter holidays become more about surviving, than relaxing. Define […]

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Does HRT cause weight gain?

No Shopping for a Year! It’s nearly the end of March and I still haven’t bought any new clothes. I must admit it isn’t easy but it is saving me a fortune! However, my weight is still not changing and is really starting to affect my confidence now. It’s a really hard one to talk […]

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ADHD Symptoms for Adults – Your Questions, Answered

To mark the end of Neurodiversity Celebration Week, I thought it would be good to answer some commonly answered questions about ADHD symptoms for adults. These are a lot of the questions I began to Google when I realised I might have ADHD. This might not answer every question you have, but hopefully, it’s a […]

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ADHD Burnout – What is it?

A seemingly simple question and answer, but actually quite complex once your delve a little deeper. ADHD burnout is when a person with ADHD feels physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausted due to overexerting themselves. Burnout is something that we can all suffer from in our lives, especially at work and especially in adulthood. However, burnout in […]

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ADHD Diagnosis – A Road Less Travelled?

When you begin your journey with ADHD it can seem a lonely place. If like me you knew little about ADHD (naughty little boys?) then knowing where to start is daunting. It doesn’t help when respected broadsheets like The Times, allow the publication of articles like ‘I’m Sorry, but all this ADHD doesn’t add up’. […]

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10 Worrying Facts about Mental Health in Children

Children’s Mental Health Week starts tomorrow and we know that COVID, lockdown and the cost of living crisis is having an adverse effect on our children’s mental health. It could be decades before we see the true effect these last few years will have had on mental health in children. However the statistics we are […]

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No Shopping for a Year

No Shopping for a Year!

So I’m a month into my #NoShoppingForAYear challenge and I’m really proud that I haven’t caved as of yet. It’s so hard though as I can really see my bad habits. Like I automatically go straight to the clothes aisles in Sainsbury’s as it was unusual for me to go food shopping and not buy […]

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Children's Mental Health Week

5 Ways to Look After your Children’s Mental Health

6 – 12 February, is Children’s Mental Health Week, run by the children’s mental health charity Place2Be. This year’s theme is Let’s Connect. When we have healthy connections – to family, friends and others – this can support our children’s sense of well-being. Over the past few months, I’ve noticed quite a change in Sam, his attitude […]

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New Year New Me

So things have moved on a lot since I last wrote a personal post. I don’t do New Year’s Resolutions as such, but I do try and reflect on the past year and think about what I want and need to work on in the year going forward. So obviously the boys take precedence always. […]

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ADHD in adult women

As an undiagnosed (referred, awaiting formal assessment) 48-year-old woman with ADHD, I quite often feel as if I’m stuck in limbo. Knowing that you are ADHD, but not being diagnosed means that sometimes you are unable to access services or support you would be able to if diagnosed. However, it also means you are increasingly […]

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Brain Fog – What is it?

So what exactly is Brain Fog? “Brain fog” is an umbrella term that includes forgetfulness, poor concentration, trouble finding words and confusion. You may have symptoms like: mental fatigue or sleepiness forgetfulness a cloudy or daydreamy feeling an inability to concentrate or focus distraction loss of motivation a feeling of overwhelm an inability to find […]

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Healthy Daily Habits

So the last year has been a really strange one for a number of reasons. I think we all thought this year would be us getting ‘back to normal’. I’m not sure about you, but this year has been anything but normal, in fact, it’s almost been harder than the previous two. I guess with […]

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An ADHD Meltdown

I haven’t written in so long, and I’ve really missed it! How is everyone, I hope the holidays are/have been treating you okay. Do you like school holidays, or dread them? I’m a bit of both, I love the easier, calmer mornings; but I also miss the routine and the time to myself to get […]

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10 Ways to Help those with ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD is still incredibly misunderstood. More often than not symptoms are still mistakenly perceived as bad behaviour, lazy, disrespectful, rude, careless and self-absorbed.

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ADHD AND MENOPAUSE

ADHD and Menopause

Trying to deal with possible ADHD on top of menopause is proving tough. The more I go on, the more I realise that it’s trying to do everything that I struggle with. The simplest decision becomes too much.

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5 ways to reduce stress

5 ways to reduce stress

Stress is something that everyone feels at times, and there are all kinds of stressful situations that are part of daily life. So this stress awareness month, here are 5 ways to reduce stress…

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Books for Tweens

How To Change Your Parents Into Superstars – Book Review

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Books for Tweens I’m not sure about you but I haven’t found Lockdown the easiest?! The boys on the other hand seem to have taken to it without complaint (well bar homeschooling).  From X-Box to Nintendo Switch; Netflix to Disney Plus, there have been so many online ways for our kids to stay […]

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How to create a new balance in your family life post Covid19 – Guest Post

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner column_width_percent=”100″ gutter_size=”3″ overlay_alpha=”50″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”59218″ media_width_percent=”80″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] Family Life Today [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Covid-19 has upended most of our lives. If we are lucky, we have been able to stay home, reconnect with family and enjoy some serious downtime, safe in the knowledge we have still been paid the majority of […]

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What is Dyslexia?

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner column_width_percent=”100″ gutter_size=”3″ overlay_alpha=”50″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”59194″ media_width_percent=”80″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] What is Dyslexia? [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The NHS states Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty.  People with dyslexia will have issues with specific abilities used for learning. Specifically reading difficulty and written language, but possibly also with word reading maths. Dyslexia does not […]

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Day 132 – Is it Okay to be Anxious?

Figures UK Deaths: 45,752 UK Cases: 299,426 Worldwide Deaths:  649,933 Worldwide Cases: 16,293,234 Developments this week… So this week Face Masks, or should I say face coverings, became compulsory in all shops.  There are some exceptions, including age and health conditions, but we are now a mask-wearing nation. Spain has now been added to the […]

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Signs of a Panic Attack

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner column_width_percent=”100″ gutter_size=”3″ overlay_alpha=”50″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”59151″ media_width_percent=”80″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] Panic Attacks [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]I had had panic attacks before, but quite mild and actually initially I didn’t realise that was what they were.  I always assumed that a panic attack was severe, kinda like the ones you see on TV and […]

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60 Ways To Improve Family Life in 60 Secs

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Meee in a Family Minute [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner column_width_percent=”100″ position_vertical=”middle” gutter_size=”3″ overlay_alpha=”50″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”59114″ media_width_percent=”80″ media_ratio=”one-one”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] Family Support Sid Madge is the author of ‘Meee in a Family Minute’ and founder of The Meee Programme.  In 2009, Sid chose to relocate from London to a remote corner in […]

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10 simple ideas for good mental health

Good Mental Health Updated March 2022 The pandemic and events ongoing as we speak, mean that we are more conscious than ever about mental wellbeing and looking after not only those around us but also ourselves. So what exactly is good for our mental health? There are some pretty obvious tips, but maybe there are […]

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When Healthy Behaviours Turn Dark – Guest Post

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Mind & Body Intertwined [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner column_width_percent=”100″ gutter_size=”3″ overlay_alpha=”50″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”59082″ media_width_percent=”80″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space empty_h=”1″][vc_column_text]Lisa, of Mind and Body Intertwined, started her blog whilst studying for her Bachelors in Psychology.  She has now received her Masters degree. During her studies, she found that the body and the mind are […]

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Day 119 – Another Anxiety Attack…

Figures UK Deaths: 44,830 UK Cases: 290,133 Worldwide Deaths: 573,304 Worldwide Cases: 13,135,134[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text] Another Anxiety Attack passes… I’m a day late in posting so my apologies.  After losing a filling back at the beginning of lockdown and having no issues, it decided to become infected and so I’ve been battling an abscess.  Even with the […]

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Mental Health Facts

Day 111 – A Mental Health Emergency

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Mental Health Facts [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner column_width_percent=”100″ gutter_size=”3″ overlay_alpha=”50″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”58994″ media_width_percent=”80″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] Figures UK Deaths: 44,220 UK Cases: 285,416 Worldwide Deaths: 534,861 Worldwide Cases: 11,448,554   Source: worldometers.info[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text] This Week So this week has seen lockdown relax even more in the UK. Although Leicester is the first place […]

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5 Ways to Help – Dyslexia and Maths

Dyslexia and Maths A common misconception about Dyslexia is that it just affects reading & writing, but it can also affect Maths too. Dyscalculia is a learning difference that means a child has difficulty understanding numbers.  It should not be assumed that all children with dyslexia suffer from dyscalculia (although a high percentage do) or […]

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Improve Your Mood

Day 103 – 5 Tips To Improve Your Mood Everyday

Figures UK Deaths: 43,514 UK Cases: 310,250 Worldwide Deaths: 498,284 Worldwide Cases: 9,965,869 Improve Your Mood Everyday Some days life is easy, life is good and everything seems bright.  But during ‘lockdown’ and/or suffering from a mental disorder then a lot of days aren’t easy, aren’t good and really don’t seem bright at all. It […]

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Day 97 – Not An Easy Day

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Father’s Day [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner column_width_percent=”100″ gutter_size=”3″ overlay_alpha=”50″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”58892″ media_width_percent=”80″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space empty_h=”1″][vc_column_text] Figures UK Deaths: 42,632 UK Cases: 304,331 Worldwide Deaths: 467,555 Worldwide Cases: 8,958,945[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text] This Week It’s Father’s Day today, and the weather is so changeable, so no golf today.  This week has seen Dominic Raab make […]

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Reluctant Readers – Dyslexia Resources

Reluctant Readers Another week has passed, and another struggle with Samuel and his learning.  As I said I’m determined to educate myself so I can fully understand his struggles, figure out his learning style and aid his development as much as possible. His ergonomic pencil arrived on Tuesday.  When I handed it to him, his […]

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Reluctant Writers

5 Top Tips to Encourage Writing in Dyslexic Children

Unfortunately writing for dyslexics doesn’t always come easily.  The ideas are all there, it’s just the ability to get them down on paper which seems daunting. With Sam being at home with me, it has become really apparent that he is definitely one of those reluctant writers (well for me anyway). Recently I discovered these […]

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Day 90 – Together in Lockdown

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner column_width_percent=”100″ gutter_size=”3″ overlay_alpha=”50″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”58767″ media_width_percent=”80″ media_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.rosiemadeathing.co.uk%2F||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space empty_h=”1″][vc_column_text] Figures UK Deaths: 41,662 UK Cases: 294,375 Worldwide Deaths: 429,713 Worldwide Cases: 7,795,965[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text] This week The weather has been atrocious this week and what a difference that makes.  Just when people are told they can meet up in […]

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Early Signs of Dyslexia

Don’t Call Me Stupid! – Early Signs of Dyslexia

Early Signs of Dyslexia Don’t call me stupid! I remember the day I told S that he was Dyslexic.  I know that some will argue we shouldn’t label, but for S, it gave him an identity, it gave him strength.  Till then he had been frustrated, unable to vocalise how he felt.  Not able to […]

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Motivation in Lockdown

Day 85 – Where Did It All Go Wrong?

Figures UK Deaths: 40,597 UK Cases: 287,399 Worldwide Deaths: 407,353 Worldwide Cases: 7,144,072 Where did it all go wrong? This week certain non-keyworker kids went back to school, and some businesses were allowed to open. Lockdown has relaxed across the country and is set to relax even more over the next few weeks.  Scientists are […]

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Day 80 – Explaining Race & Racism To Kids

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”58632″ media_width_percent=”85″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] Figures UK Deaths: 39,728 UK Cases: 279,856 Worldwide Deaths: 383,994 Worldwide Cases: 6,500,866 News This week saw the shocking death of George Floyd at the ‘hands’ of a police officer, which has prompted the #BLM movement to take action not only in the U.S but also in the UK.  […]

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Day 74 – 5 Best Bobs

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] Figures UK Deaths: 37,460 UK Cases: 267,240 Worldwide Deaths: 354,762 Worldwide Cases: 5,741,807[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”58538″ media_width_percent=”75″ alignment=”right”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Lockdown Luck? I decided a little before the pandemic broke that I wanted to grow my hair.  I do this, I constantly change my hair; whether it’s my actual hairstyle/length, the colour, or the age-old […]

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Day 71 – 5 Things To Be Thankful For

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Figures UK Deaths: 36,793 UK Cases: 259,559 Worldwide Deaths: 345,009 Worldwide Cases: 5,451,584[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] This Week It is the end of Mental Health Awareness Week, and to mark the end I thought I’d do a little positive post about the 5 things I’m thankful for in lockdown, after my honest and open letter to […]

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OPEN LETTER TO MY BOYS

Day 64 – Letter To My Boys

A Letter To My Boys Figures UK Deaths: 34,636 UK Cases: 243,303 Worldwide Deaths: 314,683 Worldwide Cases: 4,771,676 This week So lockdown restrictions were relaxed slightly in England and the ‘message’ changed to ‘Stay Alert’ rather than ‘Stay at Home’.  Scotland and Wales have stuck with the original message, at least someone is being sensible.  […]

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Day 60 – 5 things you need to know about Foodbanks

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Foodbanks in the UK Figures UK Deaths: 33,186 UK Cases: 229,705 Worldwide Deaths: 295,072 Worldwide Cases: 4,386,821[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text] Foodbanks in Lockdown As the Coronavirus pandemic unfolds, foodbanks in the UK are working hard to ensure that no-one should be without food.  In the first two weeks of the pandemic, food banks in the Trussell […]

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The Lockdown Diaries

Day 57 – Losing My Identity

Figures UK Deaths: 31,855 UK Cases: 219,183 Worldwide Deaths: 281,454 Worldwide Cases: 4,139,732 It’s Maternal Mental Health Week this week and seeing all the posts have reminded me exactly what I’ve come through and what others are still going through right now, every day.  Made even more difficult this year by us currently being in […]

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Day 53 – 5 Awesome Things I’ve bought in Lockdown

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Figures UK Deaths: 30,076 UK Cases: 201,101 Worldwide Deaths: 261,205 Worldwide Cases: 3,777,569[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]So a lot of my posts recently have been quite heavy, or to do with my struggle during the lockdown.  Now I’m not saying that I’m no longer struggling (still on that COVID coaster as I heard it referred to #lovethat).  […]

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Get in touch

Day 50 – 5 Things I’ve learned in Lockdown

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Figures UK Deaths: 28,446 UK Cases: 186,599 Worldwide Deaths: 246,943 Worldwide Cases: 3,533,921 5 Things I’ve Learned in Lockdown There is a lot of time to think during lockdown, a lot! So as the weeks pass there are things I’ve learned… 1. I quite like lockdown I know it won’t be a popular view, […]

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Day 45 – Life goes on…

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Figures UK Deaths: 26,097 UK Cases: 165,221 Worldwide Deaths: 225,138 Worldwide Cases: 3,183,992[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Life goes on… So 10 days have passed since I last wrote.  My anxiety seems to have calmed quite a bit, the hand scratching has pretty much stopped.  I still watch the news but do switch it off to do […]

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Day 35 – Is It Just Me?

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Figures Deaths UK: 16,060 Cases UK: 120,067 Worldwide Deaths: 161,904 Worldwide Cases: 2,358,351[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Is it just me? It’s been a difficult week for many reasons, but I do feel like 4 weeks in and I am losing touch with reality.  The more time I spend indoors, the more I forget that actually we […]

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Easter Holidays

Day 30 – Easter in Lockdown

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Figures UK Deaths: 12,107 UK Cases: 93,873 Worldwide Deaths: 125,018 Worldwide Cases: 1,980,856[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Easter It’s been a strange week.  The Easter holidays mean that structure has gone out of the window.  On one hand, it has been nice having a break, but as each day passes, it becomes harder and harder to stay […]

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The norm

Day 22 – The Norm

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Figures UK Deaths: 5,373 UK Cases: 51,608 Worldwide Deaths: 73,759 Worldwide Cases: 1,328,437[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] The Norm? So it’s over 3 weeks since we as a family started isolating and 2 weeks since lockdown became the norm.  We are slowly getting used to the restrictions.  Meanwhile, around the world, the situation develops.  Some countries are […]

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silent killer

Day 16 – Silent Killer

Figures UK Deaths: 1,789 UK Cases: 25,150 Worldwide Deaths: 40,633 Worldwide Cases: 823,200 Silent Killer We’ve officially finished ‘Household Isolation’! However, the ‘geek’ and I have still not left the house as we are vulnerable.  I did manage to walk up the lane to fetch the bin this afternoon, that was an achievement. More and […]

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Clap for Carers

Day 11 – Clap for Carers

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Figures UK Deaths: 578 UK Cases: 11,658 Worldwide Deaths: 23,670 Worldwide Cases: 524,007[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]It’s been a funny 48 hours – bad choice of words really. I have now officially finished ‘work’ for Easter, which takes some of the pressure off.  Likewise, the ‘monkey’ is now on Easter hols.  The older two still have a […]

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Lockdown

Day 8 – Lockdown?

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Figures UK Deaths: 335 UK Cases: 6,650 Worldwide Deaths: 16,313 Worldwide Cases: 372,592[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Lockdown Boris Johnson is to address the nation at 8:30 pm, I guess we might be going on lockdown, or at the very least much tougher measures and closing our borders.  Definitely some stronger measures need to be taken after […]

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Mothers Day

Day 7 – Mother’s Day

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Figures UK Deaths: 281 UK Cases: 5,683 Worldwide Deaths: 14,456 Worldwide Cases: 338,092[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Mother’s Day Possibly the strangest Mother’s Day ever, where the best gift we can give is to not visit our Mothers.  Where Danish flower growers have asked their government to help, as with an unprecidented drop in sales, they will […]

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Day 5 – Schools Out!

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Figures UK Deaths: 184 UK Cases: 3983 Worldwide Deaths: 11,194 Worldwide Cases: 267,871 https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]In news today, the virus is killing 1 person every 10 minutes in Iran.  The Olympic torch arrived in Japan, who are still insisting the Olympics will go ahead.  65,000 retired NHS workers are being urged to return to work.  627 […]

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Social Distancing

Day 4 – Stark Reality

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Figures UK Deaths: 144 UK Confirmed Cases: 3,269 Worldwide Deaths: 9,844 Worldwide Confirmed Cases: 237,912 https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]We woke this morning to the news that 40 stations on the London Underground will close. 20,000 military staff are on standby to help Police and NHS.  Italy recorded it’s highest numbers of deaths in a day (higher than […]

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Household Isolation Credit: http://theconversation.com/surprising-ways-to-beat-anxiety-and-become-mentally-strong-according-to-science-77978

Household Isolation

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_custom_heading] Day 3 [/vc_custom_heading][vc_column_text]So with everything as it is at the moment and the world changing literally in front of our eyes, I kinda thought it might be time to start writing again. Current situation… We are currently on 14 day household isolation after our middle son (The Jock) woke on Monday morning with […]

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Summer Holidays

Summer Summer Summer Time

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Summer Holiday! [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] No of times I wanted to kill my husband: 7 (the exact number of nights we were on holiday!) No of accidents by Daisy: lost count! No of times Daisy escaped the garden: 0 (the chicken wire has done the trick) No of times Samuel escaped the garden: lost count! […]

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My Depressing Life

My Depressing Life

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Tuesday 14 August 2019 [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Times that… I went to the toilet alone: 2 (woohoo!) Daisy had an accident: 3 Daisy escaped the garden: 0 (hence the 3 accidents!) Samuel escaped the garden: 1 I burst into tears: 2 I wanted to run away: 1 (miracle) So today wasn’t too bad in normal terms.  […]

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Social Anxiety Triggers & Coping Mechanisms

Social Anxiety Triggers I watched the BBC documentary by Nadiya Hussain with anticipation. Despite recently realising that my insecurity was actually a little more than just insecurity and actually social anxiety, I hadn’t actually spoken to anyone. Neither had I read/watched much about personal experiences with social anxiety or thought about my social anxiety triggers. […]

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Household Isolation Credit: http://theconversation.com/surprising-ways-to-beat-anxiety-and-become-mentally-strong-according-to-science-77978

Social Anxiety – The Hidden Curse

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Since my PTSD diagnosis and subsequent recovery via EMDR therapy, I have been more and more aware of just how it affected my life.  However, what has also interested me is just how much anxiety affects us and isn’t spoken about.  And also how much of my own behaviour has and is affected by […]

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