• Mental Health,  Personal

    When Rock Bottom = Fresh Start

    If you’ve been following me on Twitter, you’ll know how hard things have been for the last four months. Actually, probably more like four years, but let’s keep this in perspective and deal with the here and now. I would consider this week to be my rock bottom point. Everything that can go wrong, has gone wrong, including being locked out of my own blog. I got access again, obviously. But this morning I woke up at 4am after a really weird dream, which I can’t even remember now. I got up, got a drink and then when I lay back down, I had a quote I heard years ago…

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    Lacey’s Diary: September Update

    Yesterday, I visited my physiotherapist. It’s the first time I’ve seen her since April and it was only when I was chatting to her that I realised a lot has happened in the last few months. She was asking me questions about my life that threw me because I had so much to tell her. I don’t write a lot of diary style posts here, so perhaps today is a good day to write an update. Firstly, everything is good with my family. Luke has moved up a class at school and is loving it. He has a best friend and the two of them have a really lovely bond.…

  • Lifestyle,  Personal

    Spill The Beans About Your Celebrity Encounters: What Were They Really Like?

    Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you click on the links and make a purchase, I will receive a small amount of commission. Why is it so much fun to read about the lives of celebrities? My friend J is in love with a celebrity.  She feels the same ups and downs everybody does when they’re in love, but she has to stand back and watch while tabloids, stalkers and millions of tweeters tear his private life to shreds.  Harsh. My initial plan for the sequel to The Tangled Web was to write about the next stage of Flic’s life, when she is an investigative celebrity photographer (in other words,…

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    Personal,  Writing

    One Decision Can Change Everything

    I saw a meme today that got me thinking. It said, “You’re always a decision away from a totally different life.” It struck a chord because I believe it’s true. This week it was my birthday. I turned 37. While my day was mostly positive there was a dark cloud over it because of the chronic pain I’ve been suffering. First I lay in bed, trying to make the most of my luxurious extra hour under the duvet but since I had twinges of pain, I couldn’t fall back asleep. So, I lay there listening to the radio. I like the Christian O’Connell show, so it was nice to hear…

  • Lifestyle,  Personal

    Christmas Is Coming!

    I’m now officially on holiday from work.  My husband’s finished work until 5th January, the cleaning is done, all the shopping is bought, the presents are wrapped, the cards are sent and all I have to do now is sit and wait for Christmas to arrive. So why doesn’t it feel like Christmas? Maybe because the world is full of Scrooges.  Nobody sends Christmas cards any more.  Of all the cards I sent, I got about half returned.  That’s not right.  It’s bad manners, apart from anything else.  I always return cards, even if I’m not keen on the person I received a card from.  I think Blink 182 put…