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Teen nightmares

I’m not sure how to deal with this. When the nightmares are trauma related. There’s very little support for teens with PTSD. I’ve tried happy thoughts before sleep, taking control on dreams by telling her to see me their saving her, talking about them; nothing so far seems to work. So now I lie awakeContinue reading “Teen nightmares”

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It’s beginning to look a lot like…

Christmas! I love Christmas it’s one of my favourite times of year because I get to gift people. I love seeing peoples faces when they open gifts. I listen all year for gift ideas and make sure each gift is something wanted and thought about. This year is no exception and I start buying earlyContinue reading “It’s beginning to look a lot like…”

Watching

He sat by the window Desperate to get outside He couldn’t work the handles on the doors inside Relying on others when he couldn’t speak His only way of communication was barking or a squeak The world kept walking by But the glass panel was in the way He only wanted to greet people AndContinue reading “Watching”

Halt the hate. Educate.

I keep seeing posts, over and over again. I won’t allow my child to watch this PG film because there is a) a Drag Queen b) a gay child c) a same sex couple raising a child and so on. Where is all this hate coming from? Do you believe by not allowing your child’sContinue reading “Halt the hate. Educate.”

Cat Lady

She awakens covered in heavy little bodies All giving off a little heat They stretch and purr as she pulls on her own furs and she steps over them to give them treats Hundreds of tiny paws race at the sound of the crinkle of the packet and she sits with a drink and aContinue reading “Cat Lady”

Reminders of the past

My beautiful souled neighbour once had a husband who passed many years ago. He was a keen gardener and grew all varieties of fruit and vegetables all year round in his green house and tended his garden and orchard with as much care as he tended his loving wife. Upon his passing, the garden grewContinue reading “Reminders of the past”

Body Changes & Gastric Bypass

Last weekend my husband and I went out. At one point I was walking behind him in a pub and he turned round to check I was still okay and behind him, he wasn’t looking for what I look like now and completely missed me! When he finally saw me he smiled and said thereContinue reading “Body Changes & Gastric Bypass”

Visits at Brew Time

‘A watched pot never boils’, I hear my Grandmother say as I stare at the blue light on the kettle, bright against the dark kitchen. I turn away, knowing that in doing so, the kettle will indeed boil, pushing the tap and letting the sink fill with hot water for later; I hear the clickContinue reading “Visits at Brew Time”