Millefeuille Musings

‘It’s the layers,’ my friend said to me as we pondered on my rising stress levels ten weeks ago. ‘Yes, your health issues are at the root of things, but it’s the layers of problems and stressors that are building upon this. Let’s address them.’ The next day I found myself [...]

By |2019-11-12T22:40:34+00:00September 5th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

It’s 6:30 am…

It’s 6:30 am. And I’ve woken early on my day off. It’s my birthday! And Archie is fast asleep downstairs. As I peer out of the window and breathe in the beautiful colours in the sky, it feels like time for change and a new year ahead. I ponder on the [...]

By |2019-09-01T09:05:15+00:00August 29th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Help is at Hand

As I lay in the recovery room, oxygen, cannulas, medical staff a blur – after the initial surge of pain, lovely dose of morphine and then a rather snazzy inflatable hot blanket to stop the shivering, my initial reaction to all of this was – please can I see my mum, [...]

By |2018-04-05T21:28:53+00:00April 5th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

For the Love of Food

I love food, and I love people… there is nothing better for me than sharing a meal with some friends, family and loved ones (often helped by a log fire and an exceptionally good cheese board!). So I was interested to read this week in one of my favourite publications, Positive [...]

By |2018-03-15T22:09:25+00:00March 15th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |2 Comments

To distract, or not to distract, that is the question

So I’m sitting in the hospital waiting room with time to kill before I see my consultant. I’ve just been given news that things may be more serious than I thought, and my mind is spinning. This time, there’s no catastrophising  (a spiral downward of predictive negative thoughts, ending without doubt [...]

By |2018-03-18T12:40:28+00:00March 8th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

Friendships at 40

A few weeks ago I reached the big 4-0. I know, I know, I don’t look a day over 25 (or so I like to tell myself). So, in preparation for the big day I went through the usual dilemma of what I should do. Having a birthday in February does [...]

By |2018-03-01T21:24:12+00:00March 1st, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Friends – The Key to Happiness

A couple of weeks ago I, and a group of my friends, took a trip to the Emerald Isle to celebrate one of us turning the big 4-0. We’ve known each other for nearly 30 years (I know what you’re thinking – how can that be possible? You don’t look like [...]

By |2017-11-09T23:27:03+00:00November 9th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments