It’s Xander!

Xander’s GCSE artwork ‘representing trans people’s true selves, forcing their way out to finally be free’. I have known Xander for many years, his Mum is my best friend and we spend lots of time together… special occasions, random get-togethers, days out, the normal stuff that friends and family do together. I, therefore have always…… Continue reading It’s Xander!

My mental health

Mental Health issues are something we will all deal with at some point in our lives, whether that be with ourselves, a co-worker, a family member or a friend. There will not be a magic cure, our mental health issues are something we need to nurture and care for on an ongoing basis.  Many people…… Continue reading My mental health

Return of the Jack

  On the 26th of June 2017, my Mum, Jean Hames and Michael Jackson (No, not that one), adopted this cute little doggle from BARK rescue centre in Berwick upon Tweed. He was known as ‘Spot’ at BARK but Jean and Michael renamed the adorable Jack Russell, Jack. At only 20 months old he was…… Continue reading Return of the Jack

Stop telling me what to do!

    I am so fed up of being told what to do, who to follow, how to raise your social following by 10,000 a day, how to lose 6 stone in an hour. “I went from being a total jobless, drug addict to earning £70,000 a day, overnight” Erm… no, you didn’t. I follow…… Continue reading Stop telling me what to do!

How to…write a letter

The art of letter writing is fast becoming a lost art, at least handwritten letters. However it is certainly a skill I think we should all learn. I remember my Nana teaching me how to write a letter; where everything should go and where to put the stamp on an envelope and where and how…… Continue reading How to…write a letter

Just jump, don’t wait to be pushed

  I double dare you What is actually stopping you from doing that thing that you want to do? The big thing or the little thing. Do you want a promotion, a pay rise? Are you scared to send that text, email, make that phone call because you think the answer will be no? So…… Continue reading Just jump, don’t wait to be pushed

Just one day at a time.

I will promote the importance of understanding mental health issues until it is no longer a taboo subject. I will happily stand up in front of people and tell them how I once found it so difficult to leave the house that my Dad had to literally pick me up and carry me in to…… Continue reading Just one day at a time.