The build-up to our trip to Lake Arrowhead had been difficult for me as my Emetophobia was going into overdrive. No matter how well I feel I have my phobia and anxiety under control, a big family trip always drags me back. The day before my trip I forgot to take my medication, so it... Continue Reading →
Our next adventure took us to Santa Barbara as we had granny over from the UK for three weeks and managed to escape from the children for a night. We decided to leave home at 5.30am to miss the rush hour, so we packed and showered the night before and set our alarms for 5.15am.... Continue Reading →
Moving to California, away from our family, means it can be hard to get some child free time. However, when we do have family to visit, we like to try to escape for a day or two. Right now, my father in law is here so we had booked a trip on Airbnb to stay... Continue Reading →
I wrote some diaries during the first few months in California and have decided to post some extracts of them over the next couple of weeks, (although slightly adapted). Our First Week in Southern California We had booked ourselves into a hotel for the first few nights as the house was only part furnished and... Continue Reading →
On 2nd July 2017 we turned our lives upside down. We packed eight suitcases (four mine, two my husbands and one each for the kids), six packs of travel sickness pills (we wouldn’t want to run out!) and began our journey from Hove to California. I remember when my husband first suggested it, ‘no’ was... Continue Reading →
A change that I feel I needed to share right now, is that after years of feeling hopeless, anxious and down, I have finally taken charge of my emotions.
I don't believe I am fickle with regards to my affections but perhaps I am in other aspects of my life. When it comes to hobbys I fall in and out of love pretty quickly. I have always felt that I should have a hobby and maybe that's part of the problem, I put too much pressure on... Continue Reading →