The LibrainFormer professional school librarian, now retired through chronic illness. Trying to keep cheerful by reading, drinking lots of tea, blogging my new life, and my love of bling!
- Reading roundup 08/07/20
- Update 06/07/20 with a lovely gift from a lovely friend
- Update 03/07/20 – new season Plumes en Fête shawl colours!
- Reading roundup 01/07/20
- Update 29/06/20: It’s here at last – Massaccesi reveal!
- Update 26/06/20
- Reading roundup 24/06/20
- Update 22/06/20 with Hermès’ new season scarves!
- Update 19/06/20
- Reading roundup 17/06/20
Tag Archives: mental health
This morning, I decided to write a letter to my local library service to thank them for all that they do. Here it is: To: (Redacted) Dear Library Staff, I am writing to you all to thank you for your … Continue reading
I am much better today. Usually, I manage to keep a grip on my feelings and immerse myself in reading to try to hold the negative thoughts at bay. My weekly counselling sessions also help a lot as I am … Continue reading
I try to be honest on this blog, after all it started as a way for me to keep track of my life after retirement. I never expected that anyone else would actually read my ramblings! So, apologies in advance … Continue reading
I might as well be honest when writing this blog. After all, it is a kind of journal and record for me. So here is the truth: despite the lovely sunshine I am feeling really miserable today. Perhaps it is … Continue reading
It was my weekly counselling session this morning. In fact it was a really good one as I had a couple of very important issues to talk about and I feel that I now have some helpful strategies to use … Continue reading
Yes, this should be a Reading Roundup post, but I am hoping to write that tomorrow. You see, that very word, “should”, is the cause of many/most of my mental health issues. I feel anxious because of “should”, I feel … Continue reading
We have been quite busy today. This afternoon, Elder Son had an appointment at the local surgery for a vaccination booster. He is very nervous about needles and asked me to go with him to help keep him calm. Lovely … Continue reading
It was my first counselling session today and I was rather nervous about going. I have changed so much with this illness. Only a couple of years ago, I was a really confident driver, happy to find new places, unfazed … Continue reading