What’s on my Reading List?

What's on my Reading List?

If you know me personally then you will know I love love love to read! It pains me every so often I need to take books to the charity shops so I can buy more books, but I believe books need to be loved and shared with others. In fact once upon a time I had a bookshelf filled with just Terry Pratchett’s novels from the children’s series’ to the Discworld novels (my entire being cried when he passed) but when we moved 00Steve made me a bookshelf in our bedroom and now they are mixed with other books – some vertical and some horizontal and most definitely NOT in order. Part of me likes it like that visually but the rest of me is like “What have you done man?” So what have I got on my list to escape into? To become so encompassed that a part of me feels lost when the book is finished (due to this feeling I haven’t and won’t finish the Deathly Hallows) I often don’t like reading series of books due to feeling part of the story and when it is finished I get left with this empty morning type of feeling. Do you ever experience it?

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A Letter to my Grandad

A Letter to My Grandad - Blogtober

My Grandad was one of the main influences in my life growing up, he had achieved so much in his life but his family was always highest in his priorities. We lost him when I was 17 to pancreatic cancer which despite numerous scans and tests was found too late, sadly the same year we lost my Great Grandad too which was his father in law, another of the main influences in my life. If I lost my Dad in the same year I don’t know what I would have done.  Read more

Therapy Box

Therapy Box

This was put on my care plan that was written at the beginning of the year. But in all honesty I had no bloody idea what to put in and if it will actually be beneficial to me. Now I know what is in it (all tailored to me) but I still don’t know if I will get any use out of it but it is there if I need it. I guess that is the main thing really, so this post will cover what I have in and why. It may give you idea of what to put in yours if it is something you have been asked to do or feel that it maybe beneficial to you. Read more

Behind the Scenes at Colitis to Ostomy

Behind the Scenes at Colitis to Ostomy

So I decided to do this blogtober prompt because if I am honest it felt like it would show a different side to what I do behind the laptop screen. Not that it necessarily will be interesting but I really do put an awful lot of time into my blogs and considering I work part time and have the kids too I don’t have a great deal of free time. Read on to find out what goes on behind the scenes here on my blog. Read more

Why I Feel Lucky to Blog

Why I Feel Lucky to Blog

So for today’s blogtober post I thought I would talk about why I feel lucky to blog since I have spoken about why I started my blog. Some people really do think bloggers have an easy ride and that all they do is expect stuff for free. This isn’t the case at all for many bloggers. I have asked for items to review but often these are items I genuinely want to try and aren’t overly expensive either. But receiving the odd item here and there isn’t what makes me feel lucky to blog at all… Read more

A Storm with Skin

A Storm with Skin

So as this month continues I thought I would share another passion of mine which is fiction writing. I started this novel a few years ago and it has been pushed to the wayside a bit which is a shame as I really enjoyed writing it, but who knows maybe I will learn to find better uses of my time and get back into it especially as the plan and timeline (and map!) had been written out before I even started writing. So here is the first chapter of “A Storm with Skin”. Read more

Why do I Love Autumn?

Why do I Love Autumn? - Blogtober

Autumn is my favourite season and has been for as long as I can remember, I love love LOVE it! People often say they feel happier in Summer (probably due to that good ole vitamin D) but that isn’t the way with me; I hate bugs, eating outdoors, the sun creating glare when I’m trying to read etc. Yet there is something about autumn that just makes me so happy and chilled out, in this Blogtober post I will tell you why this is!

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My Autumn Clothing Must Haves

My Autumn Clothes Must Haves

I just adore chunky knits and corduroy and the best time of year to buy all those types of clothes is autumn! The shops are literally teaming with them, I mean I get excited about getting a new coat or boots all of which 00Steve thinks I don’t need more of which is just ridiculous! Of course I do! Read more