This is ‘Why’…Summer Stories 2019

Honestly, I’m not too sure where to start with this blog. Sat here now, it feels like there is too much to say to even begin. But hey ho…here we are, so I’ll try and do it anyways.

This summer, although it seems like it has been far too short, has been incredibly busy and incredibly…incredible. The two main things which happened this summer are the British Transplant Games and the World Transplant Games. It seems as though for the past two-ish months I have been living in a ‘games bubble’ and I’m not mad about it at all.  I would quite like to move in permanently to be honest.

Let me tell you why… (you might want to grab a cuppa and pack of biscuits, because the list is long af) Read More »

The Bright Side of Life

The Bright Side of Life


(First of all, if you didn’t start sing Monty Python’s ‘always look on the bright side of life,’ after reading the title…then I’m not sure we can be friends, sorry.)


Ah, where to begin? Maybe grab yourself a cuppa and some biscuits and have a little nosy into my life recently. Read More »

Get by with a little help from our friends…Mental Health Awareness Week

You never really know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice…

Some of us find life a little more difficult to navigate than others, for many different reasons, one of them being mental illness.

Sometimes just keeping going, just living, just surviving each day can seem like the most insurmountable task for some of us. Anything extra on top of simply ‘being’ can feel impossible. The things which others don’t think about such as going out with friends or keeping in touch with people, can get pushed down the list of priorities.

Slowly, some of us may begin to isolate ourselves.

Begin to hide away from the world, from responsibilities or socialising and people can start to form a little bubble of perceived ‘safety’ around themselves. Read More »