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AWARENESS WEEK 8TH – 14TH MAY 2017

MENTAL HEALTH    MIND AWARENESS WEEK

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We hear so much now about mental health stats and how more money is needed to fight this rising problem, which is affecting people from any class at any age.  I still think that to get rid of the stigma then the name has to change, MIND AWARENESS is the way forward I think, what do you think?

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They say that one in four will experience some sort of symptom and as this umbrella covers such a huge amount you can see why the number is high.  In an ideal world each person should be assessed by a professional and not just given medication by a GP, I feel tablets are given out to easily and counselling too soon or too late as that can have a detrimental affect on the person at the wrong time making them worse.  I have experienced this so know this to be true.

Do we use the word depression to easily?  Children getting depressed because of their SATS tests at primary school or are they just a little bit worried/scared about doing a test as I am sure we all were if doing a test in class at that age.  Are we just telling them far too much about testing, should it not go on their performance during the year and how they have progressed?

Money is the root of the problem there is just not enough for the NHS to keep up to all new and changing standards, it is obvious that much more money is needed as there are thousands more people now, we are living longer with far less deaths at any age.

I definitely thing that you should prove that you are a resident here with a NI number to receive care or you have to pay for it.

I do not know the answers but it is a growing problem like so many things in the UK.

Stay healthy and happy everybody.

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FAIR AT THE GRAND, FOLKESTONE

Dodging the showers I picked Jodie up and we went up to The Grand for the craft and vintage fair.  There were over 60 stalls selling a wide variety of crafts, some people are so clever, I did tell Jodie I had put a glue gun on my birthday list!  I like having a try at doing things and looking round at all the ideas you realise that they are very simple to make, well they look it, lol and such clever ideas that I would never think of myself.

Jodie found these bags, which you can roll up and put in your handbag for unexpected shopping, the covers come off so you can wash them.  So many different designs, this is the one I picked and Jodie had a cream one.

I think they are very similar to the ones we had in the 70’s.

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They are called Dorky Bags from http://dorkybags.co.uk    or you can email them at dorkybags@gmail.com

It was then time for a coffee before we headed home, it was the first time I had been out so I did not feel that good and to be honest it was good to get back home in my jamas relaxing again.  Happy Monday everyone.

MAY 2017

MAY DAY

Today is a typical bank holiday, cloudy and drizzly, I guess we should be used to it but no we still like to moan, lol.

I am going to pop to The Grand for this craft fair, it is also Nostalgia Day so music and lots going on, I need to get out and escape for a while as it feels like I have been indoors for weeks.  I love this old building I always feel it is such a happy place.

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MAY 1st  10.00 to 4.00

Carano Arts, Crafts & Vintage Fair
What ever you are doing this extra day off work and school, have a good day and make it all about you!

JUST TWEAKED A FEW BITS ON MY BLOG

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I have sorted all the widgets at the side of my blog so they all work now and made it easier to navigate round.

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Click on blog and you are there, also you can follow me by clicking on the follow button and putting in your email address and then you will never miss a post!

I am connected to Netgalley as some of the authors and publishers put books on there to be reviewed so have up-dated my profile.  I have tried to link everything together as otherwise I would forever be adding posts to different social media sites.  I love the pink globe for Karen’s World and glad I went with my own idea and did it myself, not that it is hard to do.

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I am about to start the May Day Murder, I love these books as like reading about Whitstable which is not far from me, in fact my friend Lynda lives there so often pop over.

Tomorrow is May Day so a holiday for the children and some people who do not have to work, I think it would be good if everywhere shut on some holiday days as there is no break at all.  Some of our 24 hour supermarkets are changing back to normal hours and I think that is good.

Well my antibiotics have finished today but my chest is still not clear but will see how it goes during the week, I can put up with that but it is the getting out of breath just doing a normal chore that I really dislike.

I am hoping to get back into my writing this week and I really need to get out with my camera for some new photos.

Have a good week and lets hope for sunshine in the UK.

 

EASTER SCHOOL HOLIDAY 2017

The grandchildren have had a busy couple of weeks, I love to hear about what they are doing.  Jade celebrated her 15th birthday with one of her presents being another trip to London to see her favourite singer Ollie Murrs with her Mum.

She also spent a day with her pony riding along the beach and a family meal in the local pub which I did manage to go to.

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One of my friends Carol spent a month in Australia visiting her daughter and husband who live on 10 acres of grape vines.  I asked her before she went if she could get me a fridge magnet as I collect them from places I go and bless her she remembered and got me a pink one, I was so pleased with it as forgot when I lived there.

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My eldest daughter got her new hot tub up and running not being able to wait for husband Darren to build pagola so up went the gazebo and it did the job and looked excellent.

Children had far too many eggs but enjoyed the hunts and eating of them.  All back to school tomorrow and that’s another holiday over, next one is the end of  May.

 

 

 

 

HAPPINESS AND SPRING

International day of happiness, are you all happy?

Considering it is the first day of Spring I am not very happy that it is blowing a gale and raining so the good thing about that is all the new plants will get a good watering over the day so I guess that makes me happy.  Do we wake up happy or does something make us happy, do you think we would get blasè about being happy if we were all the time?  Maybe then we would get miserable because we are so happy LOL

My children and grandchildren make me happy all the time everything is going to plan but when it’s not, it’s not!  That is the only fault with having ten grandchildren there always appears to be an issue somewhere but I wouldn’t change them for the world as they are what keep me going and their parents of course.

My other happiness is my garden and the sunshine and if I cannot get it in my garden then trips to Spain make me very happy, not that I do very much over there apart from sunbathing, reading and writing.

What ever makes you happy have a great day. x

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