Harris & Lewis Adventures

I was fortunate enough to recently go on a small trip to Harris. As a lover of beaches, the sea, islands and the west of Scotland this was one of the places I was desperate to see. I have never been anywhere with such beautiful beaches (I’m from Northumberland, I don’t say that lightly) and…

Festive Cheer (?)

Around the festive period last year, I published a short piece about how it is okay not to be okay over Christmas. There is a huge amount of expectation placed on everyone to have a good, fulfilling time. Financial and social pressures soar through the roof. Gatherings are often alcohol fuelled, and the food (although…

#WorldSuicidePreventionDay

Today is #WorldSuicidePreventionDay. I feel compelled to share.   My depression worsened this year, and I didn’t tell anyone. During the past two months I’ve had a fair few blips, resulting in a breakdown in relationship and loss of someone very important. I spoke out, I told my closest friends and my family and now…

The pleasure of your own company 

I am in Iceland, Reykjavik to be precise, after a very spontaneous decision at the end of an incredibly difficult week.  I have always loved traveling, and for one reason or another I keep finding reasons not to. Visiting Iceland has always seemed like a dream to me, and at the lowest point I’ve been…

Finally.

The room lays still and everything inside still with it. Sunlight ripples, a welcome intruder, a reminder that the world continues. But inside there is peace, finally a moment of rest. He lies quiet, consumed by contentment he sleeps and inside the room there is peace. Finally a moment of rest.