So I’m not a hypochondriac after all!

Today, after about eight years of being made to feel that I am a total wimp of a hypochondriac and just need to GET. A. GRIP, guess what? I'm not! Ever since my my eldest daughter was born, I've been ill! Or at least, I've been convinced I am. The various GP's I've seen... not… Continue reading So I’m not a hypochondriac after all!

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What almost happened…..

I know - no posts for AGES at the end of last year. Basically, life went a bit crazy. House move, puppy, the unending demands of school in the winter term and, of course, Christmas. Speaking of which, I wish you all a VERY Happy New Year. One other thing that almost happened last year… Continue reading What almost happened…..


“Don’t worry, you’re perfectly normal”

Ordinarily, those are words you'd be happy to hear. But what if you're hearing those words and, instead of bringing comfort, they just add to your despair. Despair is a strong word, but in the case of 'today' it is absolutely on point. You see today was a worse than usual bad morning in our… Continue reading “Don’t worry, you’re perfectly normal”

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Is it time to just quit?

If you're a regular reader then you'll be used to reading my running ups and downs.. However, they have now hit a new low.... or maybe it's not a low but a recognition of a longer term underlying 'issue'. Post marathon it's been easy to avoid running, citing my injury needed rest and later that… Continue reading Is it time to just quit?


Can people really be gender neutral?

First up, this post is REALLY off topic to what I usually write about and is based on nothing more than my own, limited, knowledge and opinions! Secondly, I think this topic is quite possibly a total can of worms and there will be arguments for and against. Finally, I'm not out to offend anyone.… Continue reading Can people really be gender neutral?


If you always do what you’ve always done….

You'll always get what you've always got.... Easy to say but making changes is often not the easiest thing to actually do. Recently (there's a blog coming up about running will also relate to this!) I've been trying to reflect on what is really behind my seemingly unstoppable ability to self sabotage all and any… Continue reading If you always do what you’ve always done….