You’re The Best Around

I’ve met a lot of inspirational people in my life. The calibre of people out there doing extraordinary things without recognition is astonishing. Yes, there are plenty of paid professionals out there doing amazing things but this shoutout is for the unsung heroes. The mamas, papas, wives, husbands, brothers, sisters, children, neighbours, aunts and unclesContinue reading “You’re The Best Around”

I’m Still Standing

If you’ve been following my blog long enough, you know I’m a huge advocate for mental health and how it has impacted my life since Paul’s accident in 2016. Just about everyone I know has suffered with some form of mental health issue, whether they’re aware of it or not. I grew up in aContinue reading “I’m Still Standing”

Stand By You

Caring for someone you love is really freakin’ hard. It’s not just the physical day to day activities that I’m talking about. It’s the emotional and mental drain that presents itself in your brain. It’s like mould in the shower. It’s just sitting there. You know it’s there. You know you have to do somethingContinue reading “Stand By You”

I Will Survive

What has this pandemic taught me? It has taught me that virtual meetings are not such a bad thing because it doesn’t matter what you look like from the waist down (hello half-ironed blouse on top of pyjama pants) and Netflix is not bottomless (neither is Stan or Amazon Prime.) However, my opinion to suchContinue reading “I Will Survive”

BLUE MOON PART 2

So where did I leave off from last time? Ah yes! I was in a mental cesspool of sadness. My cup runneth over, my storm not yet passed, I had been driven to my knees by the stresses of life. To recap, Paul had been to hospital getting his antibiotic fix via a central lineContinue reading “BLUE MOON PART 2”

You’ve Got A Friend

Recently, one of Paul’s crew members went and had another baby. Baby no. 3 and a girl nonetheless. Of course, Paul and I having 2 girls whom are now 8 and 10 were growing up fast, it was an opportunity to go a little…well…baby clothes shopping crazy. So I mustered up a couple of theContinue reading “You’ve Got A Friend”

Somebody Get Me A Doctor Part 2

I sat in the car and waited. They weren’t letting me in to be with Paul. He was in isolation the moment he was brought into Emergency. So I sat and sang along to the radio at 8 o’clock in the night, trying to calm my nerves and hit those high notes without scaring pedestriansContinue reading “Somebody Get Me A Doctor Part 2”

Somebody Get Me A Doctor Part 1

Have you ever laid in a hospital bed and listened to the chatter of the nurses? Its particularly interesting, especially if your room is right by the nurses station. As I sat by Paul’s bed, in a short space of time, I learnt that Amanda needs to swap shifts with someone because tomorrow afternoon, sheContinue reading “Somebody Get Me A Doctor Part 1”

Law and Order

For anyone that has sat inside a courtroom during an active case, you would be familiar with the deafening silence of anticipation. Nobody speaks, everyone is waiting for the judge to finish reading the litany of information from a thick white folder. Every now and again you would hear the turning of a page. IsContinue reading “Law and Order”