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Reflections on 2016

Well folks, here we are. It's New Year's Eve 2016. I am full of reflection as this year comes to a close.The year began with me drunk, going home to my freezing cold, damp, unfinished bus with no running water, flushing toilet or proper heating. By May I had had enough. I couldn't take bus life anymore, nor could I take being controlled by my ex-fiance. I was down, in a very dark, scary place. I was self harming again, I was crying all the time and I had suicidal thoughts. Then I read Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon and I found the courage to speak up. I told J that I needed help. He promptly threw me out of our home and his life. 14 years, gone in a flash. And you know what? That was the best thing that could have happened. The next few weeks were hard. I stayed with my best friend Tracey and finally saw a gp. I was diagnosed with general anxiety disorder and depression. I began taking medication for the first time in my life and had a brilliant course of counselling followed b…

Blog Tour Stop - The Food of Love by Amanda Prowse

Happy Christmas Eve and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Food of Love by Amanda Prowse.
What They Say:

Freya Braithwaite knows she is lucky. Nineteen years happily married to a man who still excites her, two beautiful teenaged daughters, and her dream career as a health food writer. Her home is filled with love and laughter, with a passion for food at its very core.

But no amount of love could have prepared Freya for the devastating impact of anorexia and bulimia on her family. In a desperate battle to rescue her youngest child from its clutches, Freya will do all she can to save her daughter, her marriage and her family. But how can she when food, the social glue of their family, is both the problem and the solution? Is Freya’s own obsession with clean eating partly to blame? And how can you save someone who doesn’t want to be saved? 

What I Say:

As always, I was excited at the prospect of a new Amanda Prowse novel. I knew I was in for an emotional read, her books always a…

Books of the Year 2016

Ok folks, it's that time of year again! I trolled through my list of books read and turned them into a list of sorts. I read some absolutely amazing books this year and it was hard to choose just 10! But I did it, we have a winner!So, first off is my favourite book from a series.This goes to:Geek Girl Head Over Heels by Holly SmaleI have followed this series from the start and have loved every minute of it! Harriet is one of the best characters ever!Ok, here goes; the top 10!10. In Her Wake by Amanda Jennings - a great twisty turny, dark read.9. Falling by Jane Green - an emotional, beautiful story of love and loss.8. Summer Nights at the Moonlight Hotel by Jane Costello - a sweet, funny summery book!7. The One We Fell In Love With by Paige Toon - surprising, lovely and gripping.6. Sunshine Over Wildflower Cottage by Milly Johnson - beautiful, captivating and full of hope.5. My Husband's Wife by Amanda Prowse- funny, sweet, sad and emotional.4. Take A Chance on Me by Carol Wye…