My Vitamin D Deficiency In this post, I wanted to talk about my Vitamin D deficiency which was diagnosed recently. I hope other people who are suffering from chronic pain, mental health problems, the menopause or low immunity to bacteria will find this information useful. The reason is that Vitamin D deficiency symptoms are similar,... Continue Reading →
My Social Anxiety
I'm an introvert, with a social phobia. I prefer to spend my time with my dogs and my books and just a select few humans (aka my family). Small talk is something I find draining and a waste of good reading time. I used to be persuaded to go to social gatherings, would agree, just... Continue Reading →
A Real Treat For October!
We had such lovely weather for October this weekend I thought I'd share some photos from our dog walk. There doesn't seem to be many leaves left on the trees and we are expecting a storm later today. This is a view over Cheshire. This is my granddog Rosie, a Cavapoo(on the right) and my dear... Continue Reading →
5 Things I Don’t Miss About the 1970’s
I am a child of the seventies and I have lots of great memories, but there are quite a few things I don't miss. Here is a quick list of some things that have changed over almost five decades. Sweets made of pure sugar made a generation of hyperactive kids with rotten teeth. There were also... Continue Reading →
Goodbye My Friend….A Chat about Dog Bereavement
Some of my friends have lost their beloved dogs lately and it's hard to know what to say to them. As I've said before I lost my Alfie back in April and there is still great pain there for me. At the time no-one could console me, the grief was all consuming and no words... Continue Reading →
Can Someone Please Tell August it’s Summer!
Can someone please tell August it's Summer! Last night we had this amazing sunset but it's still cold and dull here in England and its been like this for weeks! This is my summer house, 'she shed' or just 'hut' but I love it in there. I like to sit and read, write and listen to... Continue Reading →
Dachshund Family Album
Some of the dachshunds that have been part of our family over the years. It all started with Cassie the black and white dog. She was my mum's dog and a dachshund/ sheltie cross. She sparked our interest in the breed, such a playful. gentle soul. You can see the familiar dachshund short legs and expression in... Continue Reading →
Dust If You Must
Dust if you must, but wouldn’t it be better To paint a picture, or write a letter, Bake a cake, or plant a seed; Ponder the difference between want and need? Dust if you must, but there’s not much time, With rivers to swim, and mountains to climb; Music to hear, and books to read;... Continue Reading →
The question is Are they real or fake? They're fake of course. Just one of the crafts I do with my sister, and not a calorie to be seen! We were thinking of producing an ebook with step by step instructions on how to make them, it's on my 'to do' list. Some of them have... Continue Reading →
Poem; Inside an Anxious Mind by Kate Hanford.
Hailstones stabbing a window pain family, money, guilt, and shame bees swarming, endless drone colours dark and monochrome bombs exploding, babies crying fear of failure, sickness, dying lightening flashes, here then gone bringing panic and doubt upon taps dripping, blackboard scratching cheating, anger, problem thrashing craving calmness, whimsical themes oblivion, stillness, peace, and dreams.... Continue Reading →