Lake Arrowhead – A Cheesy Christmas Movie

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 →

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Fear

I really felt compelled to write this post today because of last night’s tragic shooting in a bar in Thousand Oaks, California.  One of the reasons I was so apprehensive about moving to the United States was because of the guns.  Nothing anyone can ever say to me will convince me that guns need to... Continue Reading →

Our First Week in Southern California

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 →

Be Brave

As I watch my six year old son from a distance, I see the fear on his little face.  I know how it holds him back from experiencing some of life’s joys and that real sense of achievement you only really get when you overcome something difficult.  He is on the outside looking in, assessing... Continue Reading →

Sugar Free September – The End

Yesterday was the last day of 'Sugar Free September'. Did I start today with sugar laden cereal or go for coffee and cake to help me stay awake after very little sleep (thanks to my son)? I could if I wanted to, the challenge is over but no, strangely I haven't headed for the sugar........ Continue Reading →

Carry On Camping

House buying this year has meant that Mediterranean holidays are just a daydream right now. The reality is, four days camping in Sandy Balls. Yes, this is a real place! It's in the New Forest but we didn't get around to visiting the actual sandy balls so I'm still none the wiser as to the origin... Continue Reading →

Can we have it all ?

I have been reflecting on my life recently and the whole concept of having it all. Of course everyone's interpretation of  'having it all' is very different but for me it is about having a family, friends, a social life, my own home and a career.  The people I admire are the people who pursue all... Continue Reading →

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