Friday Feeling [28] – gone but not forgotten

It's easy to assume that little people get over loss sooner than grown ups, because their minds are still developing and constantly being filled with new information. Not so for this little girl, who's been using her Dad's old mobile phone to send text messages to her Grandad "in heaven" - even though he died … Continue reading Friday Feeling [28] – gone but not forgotten

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Who am I, really?

This isn't a confession post, where I tell you that Ive been blogging under an alias or anything! But it may strike a chord with anyone who's been on any hormone based contraception or anti depressants for any length of time. I've been thinking recently, for a while actually, that I've been on "potentially mood … Continue reading Who am I, really?

Friday Feeling [27] – you’re never (tat)too old

Considering that one of the straplines of this blog is tattoos (that's what the "tatt" in my blog name means) I haven't really posted much about them recently. But I love this story of a pop up tattoo parlour, specifically aimed at over 70s, who are giving older people that real tattoo experience, without the … Continue reading Friday Feeling [27] – you’re never (tat)too old

Day 2 in Rome – Vatican Museums and St Peters Basilica

Long ago, before Rome was even on my radar, I read a blog post which mentioned the Scavi tour, which is the underground necropolis at St Peters Basilica. It isn't open to the general public - you have to send an email to the Vatican to ask about availability and, if there's a space (only … Continue reading Day 2 in Rome – Vatican Museums and St Peters Basilica

Single and moaning about Valentine’s Day?

I was thinking about this yesterday morning, and then in the afternoon someone shared this on Facebook: And it's so true! I don't complain about Mothers Day because I don't have children (purely through choice!) And I try really hard not to be cynical on Fathers Day too; I'm just happy for other people who's … Continue reading Single and moaning about Valentine’s Day?

Prostate cancer is now the third deadliest cancer in the UK

Last week it was announced that more people in the UK are now dying from prostate cancer than breast cancer. I find that quite shocking. Not purely because of the numbers, but because there is so little media coverage, advertising and awareness around men's cancers in comparison to women's. Why is that? Perhaps women are … Continue reading Prostate cancer is now the third deadliest cancer in the UK

Friday feeling [26] – you’re never too old for a flatmate

Meet Alexandra and Florence - the housemates with a 68 year age difference. 95 year old Florence admits to being lonely after her husband passed away and so, when she saw a homesharing initiative in a local newspaper, aiming to tackle loneliness by matching older people looking for companionship with a younger person in need … Continue reading Friday feeling [26] – you’re never too old for a flatmate

A trip to Rome (aka the holiday that almost never was)

If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed that I went to Rome for a few days before Christmas, to celebrate my 40th birthday. You may also have noticed that we almost never made it out of Luton airport. In case you don't follow me on insta (you should, by the way, shameless … Continue reading A trip to Rome (aka the holiday that almost never was)

2017 highlights – my guest blog post for Nicola at pink-confetti.co.uk

At the end of last year Nicola, from pink-confetti.co.uk, asked on Twitter for people who would be happy to take part in her monthly guest blog series, which would have a different theme each month. I was lucky enough to be picked for the month of January, and the theme was 2017 highlights. Myself (and … Continue reading 2017 highlights – my guest blog post for Nicola at pink-confetti.co.uk