Friday Feeling [32] – who you gonna call? Gay Bar!

We'd all like to think that we'd instinctively know what to say or do if a family member shared something important with us, but it's not always the case. Sometimes we might need advice from a third party. It's not very often, though, that the third party would be a gay bar! This story is … Continue reading Friday Feeling [32] – who you gonna call? Gay Bar!

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Mental Health Awareness Week – do I still have depression?

I've purposely stayed out of the MHAW blog posts and tweets so far because I don't really have anything to add that doesn't look like bandwagon jumping just for views or likes. But I was inspired to write this by an article written by Fiona Thomas for Metro newspaper. I don't have imposter syndrome, by … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week – do I still have depression?

Rome – where we stayed and where we ate

It's my final post about Rome, promise (until I go back again - which I most definitely will). I thought I'd do a quick round up of the more practical things - sleeping and eating! Hotel Antica Dimora delle Cinque Lune This hotel was marvellous; situated on the top 3 floors of a 6 story … Continue reading Rome – where we stayed and where we ate

Friday Feeling [31] – self improvement and some help from a stranger

My cockles were warmed on multiple levels this week by this story. A man riding the New York subway, re-teaching himself fractions so he could help his son, and in turn being offered help by a stranger. Why the multiple cockle warming, you may ask? (or you may not!) Firstly the Dad, obvs. I have … Continue reading Friday Feeling [31] – self improvement and some help from a stranger

How speaking to your local MP can make a difference

When I went to a Dignity in Dying meeting in Parliament back in January, it was quite clear from the MPs who attended that there's still a hell of a lot of misconception about what the charity and it's supporters (myself included) are fighting for. On that basis it's clear that, when there is another … Continue reading How speaking to your local MP can make a difference

Friday Feeling [30] – 106th birthday celebrations

What's the best way to celebrate turning 106? If you're Jack Reynolds, you go on a 60 metre high, 400 metre long zipwire; casually gaining another Guinness World Record on the way. I say another, because Jack is no stranger to marking his birthday with a new World Record. Last year, at 105, he became … Continue reading Friday Feeling [30] – 106th birthday celebrations

Rome’s hidden treasures – Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and the Spanish Steps

When I say hidden treasures, I obviously don't mean in the true sense of the word; the Pantheon, Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain are all very well known Roman attractions. But I was super surprised by their location within the city, and how unobvious they were! Let me explain. On our first day in Rome … Continue reading Rome’s hidden treasures – Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and the Spanish Steps