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SUMMER STARTS TO SHINE

WRITER. DOODLER. TRAUMA SURVIVOR. INFLUENCER. WAVE-MAKER.

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March 2017

THE EXECUTIVE

Anytime anything is published anywhere, we expose ourselves to a portion of social risk. Sometimes risks are so miniscule they are bordering on non-existent. Other times social risks are greater. Honesty is the moderating factor. The more honest and direct, the greater... Continue Reading →

SHINE OVER STAGNANT

This is a short video sent to me from my bestie-my angel of the south... https://www.facebook.com/OfficialPowerfulTV/videos/1292669884143387/?pnref=story We love this video...apart from the reference to 'committing' suicide (not keen on that phrase)...I very much doubt I will ever achieve the commercial success... Continue Reading →

LOOKING FORWARD

Today has been crummy...but I have no choice but to be relieved it's over and look forward. Looking forward is what I do...it's a necessary black to the white of what has been before me.. ..hang on, scratch that...it's actually the opposite. The... Continue Reading →

NOT EVEN A SAND CASTLE

A friend sent me the link to this clip from Chariots of Fire this morning, and tells me the slow-mo running sequence of the men sprinting through the waves was filmed at Bamburgh :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSav51fVlKU I can't put a number on how... Continue Reading →

SYMBOLIC SURVIVOR POEM

It's been a while since I shared a rhyme Life has been full so I haven't had time I knew today was going to be tricky for me I awoke with a cry at twenty past three The dream was... Continue Reading →

MUM-less

Here is my sharpie doodle for mothers day...but this is for the people who don't have a mum in their life this mothers day-peeps just like me xxx Mother's day is not usually a fun day when you have complex-PTSD... Continue Reading →

MOTHER’S POISON

I type as I listen to this atmospheric song...The song is what prompted me to write this alternative mothers day post. https://youtu.be/bV6eaF0iAxs Just contemplating the poison of my mother's love. I'm a mum...my love for my children is real. My... Continue Reading →

RUN WITH ME!

I currently have 565 people following summerSHINES...my next goal is to get as many UK blogger friends to meet up to RUN WITH ME!-real-life me yes I do exist and am a real person! :P This post is for the... Continue Reading →

PIZZA PARTY SHOP HUG

This is evidently NOT a post about the London terror attacks...this is a chatty silly post about kids parties and shopping and other light hearted stuffs...but first a bit of heavy stuff. You may want to know why I am avoiding writing... Continue Reading →

GRATEFUL PERSON

And what can I say about the terrorist attack...I'm wordless tonight. Maybe words will form tomorrow. Right now I'm just grateful. That's all I can say. To my best friend...  You've had an absolutely shitty time lately and I want... Continue Reading →

NEARLY!

Today was nearly life-altering and super exciting, until it wasn't. This pretty much sums up my day. Before you rejoice with me in mutual celebration I still haven't had the call to speak with the BBC producer... so it looks like... Continue Reading →

OH JOY

I can't speak...typing is hard too...happiness? Are you joking me? Not a chance. Twitter tells me it's international day of happiness and Facebook tells me it's the first day of spring...I guess I am meant to be feeling bright and... Continue Reading →

GRUMPY SUNDAY

Hey guys...here is my #sharpie sunday for today... The photos are for the press release my local Mind/NHS trust are putting together about my fundraising and awareness campaign. I'm trying to encourage people to run the Bamburgh 10k with me... Continue Reading →

Soc.UN-SCRIPTED

NO SCRIPT is sometimes the best way to untangle and tease out all the strands of thought that plague you...my thinking mind is on overdrive tonight so it's time for a stream-of-consciousness post...every three dots a brief pause in the chaotic... Continue Reading →

#SHOULD/NOT

This is a simple idea I came up with to prompt blog post writing. Simply write alternate sentences about the things that are niggling in your mind causing you grief...things that you tell yourself you should or shouldn't be doing...here... Continue Reading →

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