This is one of the funniest stories I've read in a long long time - I defy you not to laugh out loud at it! 17 years ago a man brought some pepperoni to some of his naval buddies in British Colombia, and set it on his hotel room windowsill to refrigerate until he saw … Continue reading Friday Feeling  – when you think you’re having a bad day, read this!
I've noticed that I tend to neglect myself in January and February. And this year it spilled right over into March too! Not in a "woe is me" kind of way. Just in a "can't be arsed" kind of way. Know what I mean? Pyjamas become uniform (if I'm not wearing them by 6.30pm on … Continue reading Coming out of my cocoon
Last night when I got home, I found out that a friend's brother had taken his own life on Tuesday. This morning, a different friend saw the horrifying sight of a man hanging from a motorway bridge as he drove to work. Only last week, 84 sculptures were revealed on top of the ITV building … Continue reading Male suicide
It's not only blind and visually impaired people who can benefit from a guide dog; blind canines can too! Golden Retriever Jake had to have both of his eyes removed following severe infections when he was a puppy and his owners were understandably worried about how he would manage without sight. But their other, younger … Continue reading Friday Feeling  – Guide dog for the…dog?
I love a tag post - even if it's one I asked to be included in! (in my defence, Sophie at Wife Mother Life was asking for people who wanted to get involved). I find these kind of tags quite self-enlightening and thought provoking too. I hope you enjoy reading, and if you want to … Continue reading 100 truths blogger tag
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  – gone but not forgotten
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?
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  – you’re never (tat)too old
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?
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