marriage, Money, Uncategorized, Wedding

Getting married on a budget

I read about the woman who threw a hissy fit because her guests wouldn't pay about £800 towards her wedding and it was costing about forty grand for a fairytale wedding but let me ask this: why are you getting married? Is it because you love that other person so much that you just wanted… Continue reading Getting married on a budget

family, food

Fussy eaters…..

As a parent of two autistic children I know 'fussy' but I also know children who just refuse to eat something because they are plain fussy. The difference between autistic eaters and fussy eaters are: on the asd spectrum: textures, taste and if their foods are touching (yes I have one of those) and fussy… Continue reading Fussy eaters…..

daily life, family, Uncategorized

Be a real star, let that star shine!

I’ve seen quite a few ‘celebrities’ say recently that ‘it’s ok if you don’t get the grades you wanted, look at me’ (yes Clarkson I’m looking manly at you!). I don’t think this kind of comment is helpful to kids of today when a vast majority of them see the likes of the dayglo, teeth… Continue reading Be a real star, let that star shine!

awareness, family, health, mental health

Sunshine and rainbows, not dark clouds and puddles.

I love my life, I really do but if this is what life is for the rest of my days I'd sooner not be here to be totally honest with you, I'm a trooper though and I'll carry on but in the pit of my stomach there is this overwhelming feeling of 'fuck it', it's… Continue reading Sunshine and rainbows, not dark clouds and puddles.

family, housing, Money

Living on a…..well living in a room.

I never once thought in a million years I would find myself living in a shared house at the age of almost forty years of age but here I am, living in a HMO (house of multiple occupancy), four years ago I had a nice house with rooms, not needing to share a bathroom and… Continue reading Living on a…..well living in a room.

family, weightloss

This is me

We've all seen the before and after photos of weight loss, it's nothing new and I am going to post a couple of photos on the internet for everyone to see and it's not a pretty sight let me tell you, I'm ready for the comments and the put downs, why am I putting myself… Continue reading This is me

family, mental health

Mums without their children

There is a massive stigma when it comes to mums that 'choose' to live away from their offspring and I have had funny looks and questions asking me why and normally when I explain the situation almost everyone understands but I can still see the look on their faces as if to say I was or am a bad mother.