At the beginning, when this blog started, I had so much to say. In fact, within 50 days I had written over 25,000 words and they were still coming thick and fast. I maintained an online presence and I felt like I was getting through this grief from losing my dad. Then…something changed. I feel … Continue reading In the Deep Dark Wood: Grief and Depression
Ok, so I don’t know about you guys, but in my culture the word “pride” has some negative connotations. I’ve been taught in my religion to be meek, humble - some would say pious - and that pride is an emotion to avoid. But is it? As a woman, there have been a number of … Continue reading Whatever you do today, do it with PRIDE
Sometimes grief is maddening. It comes on so strong like a gigantic wave of pain and suffering that it become physically difficult to move. Literally. Today was one of those days. In the words of Ed Sheeran, “There’s a tear every time that I blink”. (Supermarket Flowers) I came across some pictures and found one … Continue reading There’s a tear every time that I Blink
Grounding: Day Thirty I did it. For thirty days, I’ve stood barefoot in my back garden for two minutes. And here are my findings: Ongoing: - My anxiety is massively reduced - I am more patient with the children - My head is clearer, I’m able to focus on tasks instead of getting distracted - … Continue reading Grounding: Day Thirty
There’s nothing more comforting than a big plate of homemade lasagne. This is a dish that I’ve been perfecting for over a decade and it’s Ross’ favourite. It tastes rich so smaller portions served with lots of veggies and garlic bread make it a perfect meal to serve a large family. I don’t make everything … Continue reading Laura’s Very Tasty Lasagne
Last night I dreamt I was camping with my family. My whole family. As in, my dad was there too. We were in a group talking when I suddenly seemed to become more aware and turned to my left and said “Dad! You’re not supposed to be here! You died!” And he smiled, placed his … Continue reading Grounding: Day Twenty Nine
I tried this recipe from Gousto yesterday with some skepticism. One; I had never tried Bulgar wheat before and two, I wasn’t sure I could make a schnitzel. However; the easy step by step directions on the recipe card made it a lot less daunting and I managed to come up with this: It wasn’t … Continue reading Chicken Schnitzel, Sweetcorn Bulgar and Chilli Mayo.