Tag Archives: SUICIDE

The woman too afraid to trust life! The Balance Between Life and Death by Elizabeth Holland – A review.

You know you have enjoyed reading a piece of literature when at the end it has moved you to tears.  You know you have enjoyed reading a story when you have not wanted it to end.  Finally, you also know … Continue reading

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BROKEN BUT BRILLIANT! ‘BROKEN’- A review of episode 4!

Jimmy McGovern’s BBC1 sociopolitical drama Broken is unequivocally the best thing on TV right now.  This week was the fourth instalment and its brilliance remains ever strong.  It is brilliantly written and acted and has truly secured actor Sean Bean’s … Continue reading

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LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX, CHRISTMAS SPECIAL : HAVE THEY DANCED THEIR FINAL TANGO….MAYBE? – A REVIEW.

Sally Wainwright’s award winning BBC One drama Last Tango in Halifax, returned to our screens for a two-part Christmas special and overall it was a successful return without ever being a sensational one. The problem with it only being two … Continue reading

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Ordinary Lies. Series 2, episode 1 review : YOU HEARD THE ONE ABOUT THE PARANOID HUSBAND, HIS VIGILANTE WIFE AND THE RANDY DIVORCEE?

After a highly successful and well received first series, last week saw the return of the BBC One work-based drama Ordinary Lies.  Written and created by Danny Brocklehurst, the second series this time around is set in Wales with a … Continue reading

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SUFFERING FROM ILL HEALTH CAN BE HEARTBREAKING AND SOUL DESTROYING AT TIMES, ESPECIALLY WHEN NOT EVERYBODY BELIEVES YOU!

“You sure you’re not getting obsessed with your bits”?  A GP said this to me once. “I think we discussed this last time how you’re maybe getting obsessed with your blood sugars”.  A Diabetic Nurse said this to me once. … Continue reading

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‘HOPE IS THE ONLY THING THAT KEEPS ME ALIVE’ – MY ‘MIND’ SUMMER CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION ENTRY ON THE THEME OF HOPE.

  HOPE IS THE ONLY THING THAT KEEPS ME ALIVE! Ever woken up wishing you had not? I do not mean because you fancy another half-hour or so in bed, I mean because your whole being is CRIPPLED with anxiety … Continue reading

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NEVER FELT SO ANGRY, FRUSTRATED AND DEPRESSED AS I DO RIGHT NOW….ESPECIALLY ABOUT THE OCD!

ANGRY, FRUSTRATED AND DEPRESSED…….this is how I feel right now.  I have been feeling like this for at least the last three years if I am honest, but last night as I went to bed these feelings were utterly overwhelming … Continue reading

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AN UNSATISFYING DRAMA! ‘THE CASUAL VACANCY’ -EPISODE THREE REVIEW.

After seeing the concluding part of this drama last night the verdict is now clear, I DEFINITELY PREFER THE BOOK OVER THE TV ADAPTATION! This third episode in many ways was a bit all over the place.  Like episode two, … Continue reading

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LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO MR OCD…..HE’S BEATING ME UP GOOD STYLE AT PRESENT!

I’ve toyed with the idea of doing this blog about me and my OCD for a couple of years now, and then always in the end decided against it through various reasons. Primarily, it was because of embarrassment, and then … Continue reading

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