I haven’t done an Anxiety post for a while, I have some saved in drafts but they just don’t seem to flow, or sound right, so I don’t post them.  I wanted to write this list because it’s still not really understood. There are still people out there who think it’s just stress, a bad time, you’ll get over it, you need to find something to take your mind off it.  That’s not what it is.  It’s more than worrying. It’s more than a…

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Next on the house “make it look nice” project is our bedroom. I keep going between the hallway and the bedroom. Not literally of course, because that would be a bit weird, and probably wear away the carpet quite quickly. I think the hallway is something everyone sees as soon as they come round, but the bedroom is somewhere we spend quite a bit of time (not nearly enough time, but that’s another matter) and it’s our space, so, stuff everyone else and what they…

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So the summer holidays have started. Ish. I have one home and one waiting to finish this week.  At the moment we’re best mates and we haven’t argued once. But, ya know, it’s only 10.30am on the first day, so we have time. The youngest is currently tidying his room. A deal we made, as it was becoming a cross between a bomb site and a skip. Apparently, his shoes don’t like being stored in pairs, and his socks never make it to their final…

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When you come home from a long day in the office, or, from wherever you may have spent the day, possibly at the football pitch watching your son run round and round like a crazed puppy, the last thing anyone wants is to feel like their home is cold, empty and unwelcoming. You want warmth, and comfort, a place where you’re happy to shut the door and snuggle up on the sofa to watch Love Island. Who else is hooked?  Even in the summer (well,…

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We all like to give our friends and families the occasional gift. It is a nice way of telling them that they are important to us and that we are thinking of them. The problem is coming up with ideas that work. Sometimes you feel like you are giving the same boring things all of the time. Or, worse the presents you are buying are really not all that useful. After all, nobody needs a whole drawer full of novelty socks, no matter how funny…

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