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New days

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Well it's been a while. My last entry was a very personal poem written for a woman I have known and loved for for many years, I wrote it not intending it to be seen by anyone but her, however, events led to me publishing it and now it's gone a bit viral. Poetry groups in different areas of the country have embraced it and even my daughters teenage friends have asked to read it and on reading...

How I explain anxiety to those who do not understand....

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I have a sliding scale of anxiety which I use to describe to people who don't understand what it is like to live with. Starts at one and ends at five. Gradually increasing in severity and comparing to something relatable. Sometimes it helps to point people to the scale, rather than try and tell people why I feel how I am feeling, at least they can appreciate what it is like.

1 - Imagine...

Lemon drizzle cake

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225g unsalted butter, softened
225g caster sugar
4 eggs
finely grated zest 1 lemon
225g self-raising flour
For the drizzle topping

juice 1½ lemons
85g caster sugar

Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Beat together 225g softened unsalted butter and 225g caster sugar until pale and creamy, then add 4 eggs, one at a time, slowly mixing through. Sift in 225g flour, then add the...

Daily depression log

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Mark your depression out of 10. 10 being the worst.

If possible, you should list any triggers for the day, so you can see any patterns and present them to your mental health support worker.

my friend Kerry

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I was trying to think of a subject to write about the other night and instead I wrote this. This is for a very special lady friend of mine who is going through a hard time at the moment. Weve been friends for 12 years, its the first ever poem I have ever written for anyone ever hope you all like it,

My Friend Kerry.

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