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The Grief Diaries

The First Christmas

Today has been a shitty day. After a few (okay, a lot of) drinks last night, I started crying, and I don’t remember stopping. I just remember waking up this morning, feeling tired, drained, and empty. Most days I consider my biggest achievement getting out of bed. Today was one of those days. It took… Continue reading The First Christmas

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The Grief Diaries

Look What You Made Me Do: Random and Just Plain Weird Things I’ve Done as a Result of Grief

Ask anyone who’s gone through a bereavement - grief makes you do some weird things. Iwasn’t particularly aware of that fact myself though. At least not until it actually happened tome. Looking back over the last few months, it was clear that grief had me doing a few thingsthat to the outsider may have seemed… Continue reading Look What You Made Me Do: Random and Just Plain Weird Things I’ve Done as a Result of Grief

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The Grief Diaries

My Grief Playlist – Songs About Losing Someone That Will Get You Right in the Feels

If you’ve been following my grief-riddled blogs in the last couple of months, you’ll have probably seen me mention my Grief Playlist. If it’s not that obvious, it’s a playlist I put together in the early days of losing my dad, and it’s a whole bunch of songs that essentially sum up how utterly shite… Continue reading My Grief Playlist – Songs About Losing Someone That Will Get You Right in the Feels

2022 Reading stack: Glorious Rock Bottom, Traces, Magpie and No Shame
Books

February 2022 Reading Wrap Up

February is such a short month but I’ve still managed to get through four books. Annoyingly, it would have probably been more had I not struggled so much with one of them towards the end of the month, but I guess the lesson to be learned there is that maybe I need to start giving… Continue reading February 2022 Reading Wrap Up

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OCD, Anxiety and Everything Else

3 Lessons I’ve Learned in My OCD Recovery

March 2022 will mark five years since I was discharged from the mental health service after undergoing high-intensity CBT for OCD. A lot has changed in those five years - I’ve bought a house, I’ve changed jobs, I’ve gotten tattoos, I’ve spent two years living through a pandemic - you know, usual life stuff. I… Continue reading 3 Lessons I’ve Learned in My OCD Recovery

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3o Before 30

Attempting to Keep Up A Blog | 30 Before 30

The irony of this post’s title is not lost on me. I’m barely keeping up with writing a blog, as you’ll soon read. Life is hectic. I feel like that’s such a piss-take to some - I don’t have any kids, I’m currently working from home, and I generally have no more than one social… Continue reading Attempting to Keep Up A Blog | 30 Before 30

Craft Gin Club's February contents
Craft Gin Club Reviews

Craft Gin Club Subscription Box Review | February 2022

While pretty much all of the Craft Gin Club boxes have a theme to them, I especially love when they have a theme linked to the time of year - Christmas, Halloween, Valentine’s Day etc. Last year’s February delivery didn’t have much of a Valentine’s theme, so it was a refreshing change to see that… Continue reading Craft Gin Club Subscription Box Review | February 2022