Update on Maria

Update on Maria

Tomorrow (Mon 10th June) I take Maria back to vets. I had her at vets on Sat (8th June) and the lump on her ear could be a type of tumor, found in tropical South American countries, and is an aggressive cancer. If this is the case, immediate action is required. Maria...
The day the police took me to hospital.

The day the police took me to hospital.

Warning: this post may trigger as has details of mental health/suicide. I woke up with Maria’s big eyes staring into mine, her head on the pillow and wagging tail hitting the duvet in excited speed, that I opened my eyes.  She put a paw on my face and just left it...
The truth about my life right now.

The truth about my life right now.

Warning … this blog post contains details of my poor state of mental health which may be difficult to read. I am so sorry to my friends.  I know you are very worried about me.  You are wonderful and the last thing I want to do is cause you worry.  I know to lessen...
Update on Life

Update on Life

The last several days have been a blur.  I was in bed for four days.  If it hadn’t been for Maria I wouldn’t have been out of the house.  When I’m like this, it’s difficult for me to call the doctors and make an appointment – usually there’s days of...
I should’ve just eaten the deep fried pizza.

I should’ve just eaten the deep fried pizza.

I woke up today with absolutely no motivation … to do anything.  So, an idea came to me … why don’t I set myself the challenge to see how much I can achieve in one month! But first I had to muster the motivation to take Maria for her morning walk in the...
Great News! But Sad Too.

Great News! But Sad Too.

Great news!  My book is going to be translated and published in Germany by one of the oldest and largest publishing houses, Dumont!  I have other great news too but can’t disclose just yet!  Moments like these are widely celebrated with champagne but I celebrated with...
Going walk-abouts with my dug.

Going walk-abouts with my dug.

In the mood for walk abouts with my ‘dug’ (Scottish for dog) so I’ve chucked my tent, sleeping bag, mat, pillow, stove, pot & spork into a backpack, along with Maria’s blankie, coat and jumper ready to go.  Fancy walking to Kincardine from my home in Falkirk,...