Ramadan mobarak to all. Due to a medical condition I am unable to fast. In fact I have been unable to fast for about five years now. I feel that the last few ramadans have sort of passed me by, because I don’t really have any Muslim friends and don’t live near my family, and […]

I have felt incredibly stressed over the last few weeks. My anxiety levels have been through the roof, evidenced by physical symptoms and the sharp increase in my use of diazepam. My mood has also suffered, evidenced by an increase in the time I’m spending asleep and/or laying down, lack of motivation to do things […]

So I used to use the Boots blotting papers which I did a review of awhile ago. I decided to try Superdrug’s version as a change because I like Superdrug more than Boots as a brand, principally because Boots have been caught out being major tax avoiders and then there was that fiasco about deliberately […]

Well today it is my birthday although in less than an hour it will be over. I got a lot more cards and presents than I was expecting. I think once I turned 16 things kind of cooled down on the card & present front, but this year they suddenly picked up again. I guess […]

Recovery from chronic mental illness is not as straightforward as some ignorant people seem to think it ought to be. It’s not a straight line, it’s a curly one with ups and downs and swings and roundabouts. Sometimes there are dips, and then I start to feel so hopeless because it’s awful to feel so […]

So I went to the cinema yesterday with my partner to see I, Daniel Blake, which is Ken Loach’s new film. It won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes film festival in case you didn’t already know that. Please go and see it if you haven’t already, it’s a really great film and portrays what […]

Cooking can be more challenging for people who are neurodiverse than for the average neurotypical person. I have Asperger’s Syndrome, which is a condition on the Autism Spectrum, and I am also dyslexic which is a Specific Learning Difference (SpLD). I’m pretty confident that I also have dyscalculia although I have never really been tested […]