Sunday 31 May 2015

Oak Keepsake Box

As you know from my previous post, I like gifts that are unique and that I can put a personal touch too.  I have always wanted a proper little keepsake box to keep those special little items in.  I have finally got one.

Thursday 28 May 2015

Father's Day Gift Idea's

With Father's day just over 3 weeks away ( 21st June), it was time to get my thinking cap on and decide what the children could get James.  I wanted the gifts to be something special that he could look at and be reminded of some of the wonderful memories we have made over the last few years.

Tuesday 26 May 2015

The Scottish Government's Plans

As you may remember I wrote to the UK government asking what their plans were with regards to funding mental health services and what changes they planned on making.  Today I had a reply from the Scottish government stating their plans for Scotland's mental health strategy which is due to be changed this year.

SAMH What Next Findings

SAMH have kindly sent me their findings from their What Next events and I am not surprised by the areas that need to be greatly improved, and quickly.

Saturday 23 May 2015


Hi everyone.

Just a quick message to say I have been unwell this last week and have found it hard to concentrate properly so I will be back as soon as I can.


Wednesday 20 May 2015

Shooting Star Chase

Shooting Star Chase is a leading children’s hospice charity caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families. Whether lives are measured in days, weeks, months or years, its aim is to make every moment count. The charity supports families from diagnosis to end of life and throughout bereavement with a range of nursing, practical, emotional and medical care.

Monday 18 May 2015

Crayon Crunch

Doesn’t every child deserve to go on an adventure?

I am excited to announce that Crayon Crunch is launching a Kick-starter campaign to be the first personalised Children’s book that is inclusive to every ethnicity and special need. 

Sunday 17 May 2015

My Recent Amazing Read.

When Eric and Madeleine Little thought they could look forward to a new life with their first child, tragic circumstances prevented them from doing so.

You may remember from a previous post, I mentioned a book I was about to start called Dream Demon by B.J Davie.  Well I started reading it on Friday and I could not put it down.

Saturday 16 May 2015

Scars - Rebuild Your Self Esteem.

I have a scar from having my 2 children by C Section.  I am not bothered by having a scar as it reminds me of the most precious time in my life but for some scars cause low self esteem and confidence issues.

Friday 15 May 2015

We All Need An Escape

When things get a little too much, like anyone else, I look for a distraction, an escape, from what is bothering me.  As much as we all end up facing the issue head on, sometimes a little time out helps clear our head and helps us to relax.

Thursday 14 May 2015

Anxiety - What You Need To Know

A Facebook friend shared an article from the Huffington Post which focused on living with anxiety, statistics, symptoms and what to do if a loved one is living with the condition. 

Wednesday 13 May 2015

The Government's Plans

When the Conservatives won the election, I decided to email them to ask if they planned to put more money in to fund mental health services across the UK.  When I sent the email, I did not expect a reply so when one arrived earlier today I was rather surprised and thought it was only right to share their plans and can only hope they follow through on their plans.

Tuesday 12 May 2015

Access To Mental Health Services And My Experience.

 I thought I would share the group discussion questions from the What Next event and share my experience of accessing mental health services. SAMH have said I will receive the final summary of findings in a few weeks from both events which I will share with you too.

Monday 11 May 2015

Mental Health Awareness Week Day One

Mental health week starts today and is running until the 17th.  This is the perfect time to have that conversation with loved ones, friends and work colleagues. Let's raise awareness together and help beat the stigma surrounding it.

Wednesday 6 May 2015


As a mother of two, I like to know there are services out there to support my children if they are going through a rough time.  Yes I will be there for them, of course I will, but I can only help them to a certain point.  Sadly 1 in 10 children aged between 5-16 suffer from a mental health condition, that is 1 in 3 from every classroom so it is important for the help to be there.

Tuesday 5 May 2015

Splash Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to the winner of the Splash giveaway - KRISTY L

Thank you to everyone who entered

I'm A No-Show

I was due to attend the SAMH What Next event today in Glasgow to discuss Scotland's mental health strategy.  Well that didn't exactly go to plan.  

Sunday 3 May 2015

Skin SOS

I have very sensitive skin on my face and find that I can't use many face creams or masks. The only ones that I can use are usually very highly priced, but I have recently found two masks that I can use and they don't cost a small fortune.