Tag Archives: MANCHESTER

AGE BEFORE BEAUTY – Episode One.

Tuesday saw the launch of a new BBC1 family drama called Age Before Beauty.  Set in present day Manchester and written and created by Poldark writer Debbie Horsfield, it centred on a family run beauty salon called Mirrorbel.  Notable actors in … Continue reading

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A MASSIVE OCD BREAKTHROUGH, THANK YOU RUTH! Me and my mental health.

Yesterday was the best day in my life for OVER EIGHT YEARS.  Yesterday was the best day in my life since the OCD began to truly cripple every essence of my life.  Yesterday was the best I have felt in … Continue reading

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THE TRIUMPH OF A TESTING DAY: 4 TRAMS, 2 TRAINS, AND A LONG WALK WHILST JUMPING OVER DOG POO!

‘I can’t believe I’m doing this.  I can’t believe I agreed to this, what was I thinking?  I’m not sure I can do this mum’? This was me yesterday at approximately 11.30am, as I finished getting ready to go to … Continue reading

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I’M BACK IN THE ‘FIGHTING IT’ GAME! Me and my mental health.

As I write this blog I do it in a very positive frame of mind.  I’ve had a good week with my mental health and so I just wanted to socially document this.  I wanted to sort of shout it … Continue reading

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EXCITED YET SCARED, THIS IS HOW I FEEL ABOUT STARTING CBT AGAIN!

This week is a really big week for me.  In two days time I have my first CBT appointment in over five years.  For the uninitiated, CBT stands for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and this involves a gradual exposure to whatever … Continue reading

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YESTERDAY I WALKED THROUGH MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE AND IT FELT SOOOOOOOO GOOD…….EVENTUALLY!

Ever felt truly petrified of walking through a city or town centre? I don’t mean because you’re scared of getting mugged or owt sinister like that, I mean because your whole being is crippled with fear that you might see … Continue reading

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MARVELLOUS LINARES! LINARES VS CROLLA II – A Review.

Last night I went to bed gutted that Manchester’s very likeable Anthony ‘Million Dollar’ Crolla, failed in his rematch with Jorge Linares, for the WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine Lightweight World Championships.  There wasn’t any hard luck story here … Continue reading

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FOREVER YOUNG : The Story of Adrian Doherty, Football’s Lost Genius! A review.

This book was interesting, moving, but at the same time it has to be said that it also had shades of blandness in places.  The latter aspect could have been easily remedied by it being about one hundred pages shorter. … Continue reading

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COLD FEET MIGHT BE UNUSUAL IN SEPTEMBER, BUT OH WHAT A JOYOUS, GLORIOUS COMEBACK! ‘COLD FEET’ – Series 6, episode 1 review. 05/09/16.

TV show comebacks are not always guaranteed to be a roaring success.  For example,  no more Only Fools and Horses should have been made after Del and Rodney FINALLY became millionaires.  The remake of Dallas was an unmitigated disaster and … Continue reading

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MEDIOCRE MOUNT PLEASANT! ‘Mount Pleasant’ – Series 6, episode 1 review. 30/08/16.

Three or four years ago Manchester based comedy-drama Mount Pleasant on Sky Living(now Sky One), was one of my favourite programmes on the telly.  It regularly used to make me laugh and I loved its likeable Manchester charm(I’m a Mancunian). … Continue reading

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