Hey everyone! So, this is my first post of 2020 and my first post in absolutely ages... I sort of lost momentum, motivation, and inspiration as myself and my ex broke up in October and it hit me pretty hard. However, here I am. Still fighting, still pushing, and feeling ready to take lots of … Continue reading How counselling restored my sanity
This week I had my first counselling session in about 4 years. Whilst this wasn’t for anything particularly critical, it is something I have wanted to do for ages to better understand myself, try and unravel some issues I have, and as an active step in managing my depression. I first went to counselling at … Continue reading Braving counselling for the first time in over 4 years.
I have worked hard to be the person I am today and to be where I am. I am resilient, I am driven, and I am fortunate, and I am thankful… but I am not lucky.
Exactly one year ago, on the 19th February 2018, I rang a buzzer in the Old Brewery in Bradford-on-Avon marked "Varn". That day marked the start of my new job (and hopefully my new career) in digital marketing. One year later and so far I have survived... Oh and I can officially hold down a … Continue reading My first year in marketing
A few weeks ago, we did what we do best, and found somewhere new to enjoy lunch on a sunny autumn day. Rather than making the trip into Bath where we often eat, we decided to venture to Bradford-on-Avon so that we could enjoy a walk around the pretty town and go to one of … Continue reading The Weaving Shed
On a sunny Saturday with no plans, there seemed like no better time than to have a long lay in before venturing out to another coffee shop from the Independent Coffee Guide. This time I found myself visiting a charming little cafe tucked away in the city of Wells. Wells is a place where I … Continue reading Coffee Stop: Strangers With Coffee
After a rather tedious week at the start of the month, tensions were running high and some quality time was definitely needed. Before going for a little walk around Frome and catching up over a coffee, Scott told me he was taking me out for dinner so that we could have some quality time together. … Continue reading The Seven Stars, Winsley
A few Sundays ago, I decided to get out my copy of the South West and South Wales Independent Coffee Guide and find a new place to enjoy some coffee! The River House The River House is an adorable little coffee shop in Frome in Somerset, quite near to where I live, that prides itself … Continue reading Coffee Stop: The River House
Last month, a group of us went away for my dad's 50th to Guia in Portugal. Whilst I expect I probably look paler now than I did before I went, it was great to escape to a villa that was basking in sunshine for the whole week! Alongside my close family were my stepfamily, one … Continue reading Coffee Stop: Pop Shop Albufeira
Last week, after an impromptu trip to a few shops in Bath, Scott directed me to a wonderful little coffee shop so that we could fuel our caffeine addiction.