GUEST POST- 4.30am thoughts

This is the first of my shiny guest posts here on Summer Starts to Shine. This is the first poem ever written and published by a very special blogger friend of friend Claire blogs over on her Red Balloons blog site (which you can find HERE.) It's short.....only a few lines....but there is so … Continue reading GUEST POST- 4.30am thoughts


UNICORN sparkle *

I'm high. I'm low. I'm fast. I'm slow. I soar, then I'm grounded and stuck fast. Free as a bird, until the cage door clinks shut. Sociable butterfly meets reclusive hermit. Introvert who can extrovert like the best of them on red letter occasions. Sure, I'll help support you..... wait, this is TOO much. Hope evaporates. Storm clouds … Continue reading UNICORN sparkle *


Blogging so personally about mental health and your deep feelings about things and the precise thoughts you have on a daily basis, is the equivalent of giving yourself up to a human x-ray machine. If you decide to blog about mental health, prepare yourself for daily full body scans of your emotionally naked stripped back self. The usual … Continue reading A CURIOUS X-RAY


What is the arena exactly? The arena has two alternate meanings.. One-the arena is a public place. Two- the arena is the place where people with mental health difficulties gather.  Usually one meaning applies or the other...but in my case, currently both apply. I live with mental health difficulties (as do many) AND I am increasingly … Continue reading IN THE ARENA