Saturday 10 April 2010

I now declare this blog to be Officially Closed. All comments are closed. This. Is. The. Last. Post. From now on, I’ll be blogging over at which will eventually be home to all the posts I’ve written here. I’m having a few technical difficulties exporting them but exported they will be, even if I tear all my [...]

Friday 09 April 2010

Well, I’ve done it. I have my own website. I’m still playing with design ideas but I shall shortly (I hope!!) be blogging at, which is hosted by the truly wonderful Fee. I’ll keep you posted – oh, and if you notice any design flaws or problems, especially if you use the dread internet explorer, please say [...]

Thursday 08 April 2010

Filed under: Life, but not as we know it, Videos Tagged: btvs, buffy, depression, mutant enemy, youtube

This is a fairly accurate depiction of my day, thus far: Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to sit in the dark with my head in a bag. Filed under: Life, but not as we know it Tagged: depression

Wednesday 07 April 2010

As you know, I’ve been mulling over the idea of getting my own domain name and moving my blog to the self-hosted version of WordPress for at least a year. Well, I’m going to do it. I have decided. It’s just that, well, I’m having a few problems picking a domain name. All variations of bringmesunshine are, sadly, taken [...]

Tuesday 06 April 2010

As I have bemoaned on previous occasions, I’ve had a lot of hit n misses with the mental health team in Somerset, but for once, the odds seem to be working in my favour. I have a new support worker. Actually, she’s part of the Somerset NHS “Support, Time and Recovery” Team, whatever the hell that’s [...]

Monday 05 April 2010


Despite my best efforts, including sausage and eggs for lunch, today is not turning out to be a particularly cheery day so here’s a cute photo of Midge in lieu of any words of wisdom from this end. “Normal” business will resume as and when. Hope you’re enjoying your Bank Holiday. Filed under: It's a dog's life, Life, [...]

Sunday 04 April 2010

I have been trying to work out if I would feel the way I do about myself if I were suffering from a physical ailment, rather than simply being a bit batshit. For example, the proverbial pint of milk. Some days, I can drive to the local fruit and veg shop on the outskirts of the nearest [...]

Saturday 03 April 2010

Earlier this afternoon, I had to perform an emergency operation on Snipe and removed a thorn from her pad. We were walking in the top paddock when I noticed that she was limping. Much against her will, since she knew what was coming, I persuaded her sit down and had barely begun to examine her [...]

Friday 02 April 2010

I really couldn’t be bothered this morning and lay in bed until gone midday. I read some of the time, but mostly just curled up in a ball and thought different thoughts. In doing so, my mind wandered back to the “armchair Yoga” class I went to yesterday morning in a nearby town, organised by West [...]

Thursday 01 April 2010

Seeing Mac and Horatio earlier this week, I realised that I’d forgotten how cats manage to make themselves both cuddly and sleek at exactly the same time, though when it came to giving Mac belly-rubs, I was relieved to discover that I’d lost none of my timing vis-a-vis the getaway…! I miss having cats around. So much [...]

Wednesday 31 March 2010

I spent yesterday and today up in Oxfordshire, visiting B (my ex) and the cats, Mac and Horatio, who are looking sleek and positively radiant. It was lovely to the boys – and B! – and we spent a lovely evening curled up in front of the TV, stuffing our faces with curry and watching [...]

Tuesday 30 March 2010

I am rapidly coming to the conclusion that there is a massive difference between confiding in someone you know and trust, and baring your soul to a complete stranger, especially when their name is prefixed with the title ?Dr? and their profession is psychology. Some of my nearest and dearest are (horribly) perceptive and hiding anything [...]

Thursday 25 March 2010


Not that I spend any time talking to myself or anything, but I have come to the conclusion that either I slur my words ? or Midge needs her ears cleaning out. She is a keen hunter of El Rodent and gets extremely excited whenever you say the R word. So I tend to avoid it, [...]

Wednesday 24 March 2010

When I sent the five pigs off for slaughter, the sale of one paid for all the slaughter costs, one went to the guys for the rent on the field and the other three were divided up between five friends. I’m still waiting to be paid for one and a half, but the rest [...]

Tuesday 23 March 2010

There are not enough words in this universe to describe my current feelings towards Talk Talk. They managed to forget to set up my broadband. Twice. At first, it was early March. Then the 19th. Now it’s next week. /presses the publish button before saying something that will get me banned from wordpress… Filed under: Blogging and other [...]

Wednesday 17 March 2010

Maybe it’s the depression, maybe it’s a reflection of my life as it is, maybe they both feed off one another, but I seem to spend much of my time feeling as though I’m going nowhere, fast. During the bad patches, I’m simply fighting for my survival and am beyond caring about anything. The rare good [...]

Saturday 13 March 2010

I had a mixed reception to the post this morning. On the one hand, there was the council tax demand (£1000 for a one bed annexe? Really?) and a letter from Sparky informing me that I’ve got an appointment with the CPN later this month, just a few days after my appointment with a head [...]

Friday 12 March 2010

Last week was particularly rubbish ? so much so that I had a home visit (yes, you read that right!) from one of the GPs at my surgery. I’d not seen him before but I liked him, mainly because he had a no-nonsense approach to people (?well, if that’s how you feel, that’s how [...]

Sunday 07 March 2010

Many, many thanks to Town Mouse for sharing this short video: Filed under: Just for fun, Videos Tagged: youtube

Omlet Cartoon