Sunday 24 September 2023

Beating Anxiety One Step At A Time


I have been very open and honest about my battle with agoraphobia and anxiety. The last couple of years have been bad but this last year has been the worst, I have missed major family events and have let a lot of people down. Yes I know it is not my fault but it annoys me that I didn't fight harder to be there, This year I have made changes and they are slowly starting to work.

Saturday 23 September 2023

Studying With The Open University


I always felt like I had been missing out on something.  I had been to college and studied Travel and Tourism for 3 years, graduating with a HND in 2001. Returned to college in 2008 to study Access to Social Sciences but something still didn't sit right with me.  Fast forward to 2015, I signed up to The Open University.

Friday 22 September 2023

Self Care


Looking after yourself is something we all need to do.  Finding the time can be hard but I have found that little things that can easily be slipped into your daily routine can go towards self care.  I am going to break down my go to self care routine that are helpful for everyone.

Monday 18 September 2023



One day you are happily going about your business as normal and then all of a sudden you feel this rush of heat radiate throughout your body. You wonder if you are coming down with something but as quick as it came, the strange warmth has calmed down and everything is ok again.  Have you considered it could be the start of perimenopause?



We all have fears. Heights, spiders, snakes and creepy crawlies. Some people have a fear of flying. For some people, like me, they have a fear of going outside. 

Friday 15 September 2023

A Glasgow Kiss


I have been reading some pretty intense books recently, so I decided to switch to something fun and lighthearted. Opening up the Audible books on Amazon, I came across A Glasgow Kiss by Sophie Gravia. I had heard many good things about the book. An easy choice for me,

We meet the main character, Zara Smith, a trainee nurse who works part time at an aesthetics clinic in Glasgow, alongside her friends Ashley and Raj, The book follows Zara on her quest for love and romance. With a few bumps along the way.  She does have her eye on one man and we are taking along on a rollercoaster ride of will they wont they.  I won't go into the details of the story as I don't want to spoil it for anyone.

As someone from just outside Glasgow, it didn't take much to imagine the setting. I also found it easy to understand the crazy sense of humour each of each character. I have never laughed so much at a book. I lost count of the times I had to pause the story because I couldn't see through the tears from laughing. My husband thought I was crazy.  Well, he is right to be fair.

Every character is relatable. It was as if I was reading about my own friends and the madness we went through in our younger days. I loved all the characters but my favourites were Zara and Ashley. The reminded me so much of me and my bet friend, the times we supported each other during dodgy relationships and the heartbreak that followed. The gossiping and moaning about those who annoyed us most.

Everyone can relate to the characters.  We all have that one friend who is always on some crazy adventure.I can't recommend this book enough. It is a great read, perfect for reading by the pool or snuggled up on the sofa. You will laugh and enjoy every single second. I promise.

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