Things that annoy me whilst driving

I tweeted recently and joked that I could write an entire blog post about things that annoy me whilst I'm driving and I have decided to do just that. I live in Nuneaton and work in Birmingham so I spend a lot of time in my car. I also have to drive to and from... Continue Reading →



This week I spent a few days in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. I went with my cousin and my Nan and it was actually a birthday present from us to her. She doesn't get much time to herself so we decided to take her away on a girls trip. We chose Edinburgh as we... Continue Reading →

Meet Minnie ♥

I would like to introduce my cat Minnie. Minnie is three and a half years old. She only has one eye and she is beautiful. Minnie was born with two eyes but had to have the other removed after she got ran over by a car when she was just over a year old. Minnie... Continue Reading →

Birthday celebrations.

Happy Birthday to me. I know a lot of people hate January and it is often described as 'the Monday of months' but I've always loved it because of my birthday. I like to really milk it and make the most out of celebrating it and this year was no exception ...   Tuesday 16th... Continue Reading →

A productive Sunday!

I generally tend to do very little with my Sundays. I like to have a lie in and spend the day being lazy around the house. The most I'd usually do is go to the gym or pop out for Sunday lunch somewhere. Today however, has been a very different kind of Sunday!    ... Continue Reading →


Initially when I started writing this blog, I planned to use it solely to write about my role as a substance misuse worker. I have had a change of heart and will instead use it as a more general representation of my every day life. As 2018 has just begun, I feel like now is... Continue Reading →

Escaping yourself

"The worst thing is watching someone drown and not being able to convince them that they can save themselves just by standing up" ... At times my job can be incredibly frustrating. So many of my clients do everything they can just to try and escape themselves. They use substances as a temporary relief from reality... Continue Reading →

Being a drug and alcohol worker

I always get an interesting response when I meet new people and they ask what I do for a living. Often people will make remarks about their own alcohol use, joking that they themselves might need my help. Others will pull a face and not really know what to say. And some people find it... Continue Reading →

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