Friday, 7 May 2010

Scared Newbie!!

I have been watching from afar for some weeks now.

All of the photos have been wonderfully amazing. Real eye openers. And some tear jerker's.

As some people will know from my recent tweets, I have been going through a bit of a hard time since having my son 6months ago.

PND turned into depression and following an assessment this week, I have been diagnosed with Bipolar 2 disorder.

I have decided to shun the help of medication in favour of the au natural remedies of meditation, light therapy, diet and exercise and with the help of my family and friends, I know that I will eventually learn how to cope with my everyday life in a much more positive manner.

Today, I have decided not to be that person who watches.. but that person who joins in and has a go.

So here goes, my very first ever post for Tara Cain's Gallery at Sticky Fingers. (And I hope I get this right!!)

The prompt this week is 'Men'

This is now my favourite photo of my men. Taken tonight (Friday 7/5/10)

This is my partner, Drew (@andyhead02) and our 6month old son, Che Lennon having a Daddy-Son bonding moment together.

Every time I look at this photo it makes me smile, the best medicine there is.

I LOVE my men.


  1. Beautiful picture!

  2. So so glad you've joined in. And it's so lovely to hear you're going down the natural remedy route. You're right, our children really are the best medicine.
    Also there are many many bloggers who have been in your situation or who are still there that you should connect with. All very very lovely people who are only too happy to help x

  3. And so you should love your men! What a gorgeous pic. Keep talking hun, it helps. Take it from one who's been there (PND 12 yrs ago!)I do understand. But look what you've done. You've spoken up. You're doing brilliantly! Keep talking, keep yourself open. We're here to help. If you ever need to vent email me at

  4. Hey.... welcome to well the mummy blogging community. There are lots of us around here that have been through / are going through / still trying to get over the place you are in now. Me included. I had a battle of battles with PND that nearly left my children without a mother.
    Please stop by my post...
    If you need a shoulder. shout.

  5. That's odd I thought I commented on this post yesterday - must be going mad!!
    Anyway lovely picture and so glad you've stepped out of the shadows and joined in. That must be a good sign. Always an ear to be had in the blogosphere.

  6. gorgeous photo! glad to meet you ;-) hope joining in helps xx

  7. Thank you, everyone, for your lovely comments both on here and Twitter. You have made my day, well night, but anyway you have all put a smile on my face! Thank you for taking the time to read and comment, it means a lot to me xxx

  8. oh what a gorgeous photo - just so lovely!!! Images that capture moments like that cannot help but make you smile and feel a sense of pride at being a mummy :-) (or cry with happiness - I am good at that lol!) x

  9. Joining in is great medicine I find, don't feel like an outsider, we're a pretty friendly bunch. And having gorgeous men in your life is a great thing to focus on.