Focus on Fun

At Focused Friends, we believe fun and laughter are good for the soul. Make time in your day, to bring a smile to someone’s face. Be silly! Wear a wig! Do something daft! Tell a joke! Do a funny dance! Whatever it may be, find some way to have fun. Even if you are on…

Bailey’s Cheesecake

Bailey’s Cheesecake … A Delightful Christmas Dessert, or just great for breakfast in lockdown! (because let’s face it; in 2020 we deserve it 😊) Inspired by our Focused Friends ‘Cheesecake Queen’ Tracy White, I decided that yesterday was the day to make my first ever cheesecake and that I would blog about it to share…

What happened!

I suffered with bulimia for 15yrs of my life, suffering the worst in my mid 20’s (after my divorce). Prozac was the medication given to me (as well as counselling )to help stop the vicious cycle I found myself in, although over the years I have relapsed occasionally and purged but have managed to keep…

2020 – Life in Lockdown

A year of truly understanding the value of connections, relationships and self-resilience. Loss, Love, Loneliness and Laughter For me, like many I’m sure, a rollercoaster year where the lowest lows have been visited, and the highs of appreciation have taken flight. Who we have in our life, and the strength we didn’t know was ours,…

The Lifeline Paradox

“They say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” – Andy Warhol. I am at my desk, as the clock fast approaches midnight, thinking about change.  Change is everywhere and it is somehow everything.  Ironically, change is a constant.  That is a fact that does not change.  No matter what is happening in…

As simple as quiche….

I thought to myself howJoining Focused Friends is going to be so great;An opportunity to explore, to write and to create. For days I sat and ponderedmy first postAnd I began to wonder,am I the reader, the writer, the photographeror the host?My confidence and motivation began to sapAnd my phone remained closedAnd on my lap….

Embracing simplicity

You will get to know that the mantra of my life is “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live The life you’ve imagined.” ~Henry David Thoreau That is a small part of the quote and truly the part that I have embraced throughout most of my adult life. There is a second part…

Frosty Morning

It seems that winter has made an appearance, here in beautiful Suffolk. Having awoken early and got up to let my two cheeky dogs out into the garden, I was surprised to see the grass in the fields around my cottage were covered in an icey layer. There is something about the first frost of…