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HE’S A MAN, WITH A PLAN…….HE’S MISSTRA SCARFMAN!

  HE’S A MAN, WITH A PLAN…. HE’S(me) MISSTRA SCARFMAN!! This is how my life feels right now my friends.  Last Monday afternoon, I went for a careers counselling appointment for the first time in over nine years and overall … Continue reading

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I FEEL LIKE CRYING HAPPY TEARS THAT MY CHRONIC PAIN HAS FINALLY STARTED TO DECREASE….BUT I’M SCARED TOO JUST YET!

“If I can’t get back on the anti-inflammatories then my life is over. I won’t be able to cope with physio on my pelvis, having a girlfriend or going out five days a week for a job”. In the last … Continue reading

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A TRIUMPHANT RETURN FOR ‘HAPPY VALLEY’! TV REVIEW.

Last Tuesday night saw the return to our screens of Sally Wainwright’s critically acclaimed crime drama Happy Valley. This second series has started off just as good as the marvelous first one ended, high praise indeed! If you are a … Continue reading

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DREAMS DO COME TRUE FOR ANTHONY ‘MILLION DOLLAR’ CROLLA!

“YEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSS HE’S DONE IT, HE’S DONE IT. BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT, ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT” (me/Andy Lloyd, Nov 21st, 2015). At around 11.30pm last Saturday, I yelled these words above out loud in the comfort of my living room.  In all likelihood I … Continue reading

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UTTERLY COMPELLING AND UTTERLY BRILLIANT! River – Review of episode two.

Last year I can still remember just how amazing it felt to watch the BBC1 crime/police drama Happy Valley.  It was that brilliant that it sort of felt like a privilege to watch such a fantastic piece of work.  I … 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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