• 2013,  Uncategorized

    Self-care Sunday: Finger painting for Grown Ups

    I’m not going to write a lot this week. In someways that’s part of taking care of me. But really I’ve a lot to say related to this but I can make my point better by just writing a little and taking my time later this week to sort out photos and do the rest properly. This week, I took some time out. I got the train into London and met my friend Eleanor (she lives in Oxford and it was easier to meet there). Friday we went to the theatre to see Les Miserables. I love musicals and that was one I’d never seen before. I’d also not seen…

  • 2013,  books and reading,  reviews,  Uncategorized

    The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles

    The story of Beth Reekles a teenage British girl who in the middle of doing her a’levels posted a story online and ended up with a three book publishing deal intrigued me. I requested and received (via netgalley) a free review copy of The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles in exchange for an honest review. My understanding is that The Kissing Booth is the story she originally posted on Wattpad. The synopsis: Meet Rochelle Evans. Pretty, popular – and never been kissed. Meet Noah Flynn. Badass, volatile – and a total player. And also Elle’s best friend’s older brother… When Elle decides to run a kissing booth for the school’s…

  • 2013,  acceptance,  Uncategorized

    Self-Care Sunday

    Image is from Facebook. It’s a photo of what I think is a group of porpoises. The text over the top reads: “Self care is more than just eating healthy. Self care is taking care of you. So if that means eating a heap of chips, having a nap, watching cheesy movies, crying, going for a walk, looking at cats or anything that makes you feel good, do it because you are worth taking care of. Last year I took part in an NHS weightloss scheme called Oxfordshire weight loss lifestyle services or OWLS. And it pretty much destroyed my self esteem. They couldn’t accommodate my needs as a full…