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This Week #26

If you want to see the sunshine you have to weather the storm
Life this Week

It's been a bit of a rubbish week, to be honest. I went to the doctor's on Thursday and had my anti-depressants increased; I have to go back in a fortnight. On Friday I had to go to the dentist - I've got to have a filling fixed. :( 

We also had to say goodbye to one of the chickens this week. My parents keep hens and took in a poor little chick one of their neighbours had found. A few months later it turned out that shy little hen was actually a rooster... They bought him a 'No Crow' collar - it's basically a velcro strip that goes around their throat and turns the cock-a-doodle-do into more of a weird gurgle - to try and keep the noise down, but one of their other neighbours still complained to the council. None of the local animal sanctuaries would take him, so now he's crowing as loud as he likes in that great big chicken coop in the sky. RIP.

On the plus side, I had a nice surprise in the post this week - Pick Me Up magazine printed two of the comments I'd submitted in response to their Facebook requests, which netted me £50. (Check out my guide on how to make money with the women's weeklies.) I used the money to buy my very first Naked palette. 

Photo of the Week

Marianna as Alice in Wonderland

This Week, I 'Ave Been Mostly...

☆ READING: Lots of posts for International Women's Day. You can read mine HERE.

☆ WRITING: About my ongoing battle with depression.

WATCHING: Young, Welsh and Pretty Skint. I just settle for being Welsh and skint these days, but I know so many people whose wages all go on looking good.

☆ LISTENING: Marianna crying. She's been really clingy lately, so she's crying whenever I put her down, leave the room, etc. She's not wanted to go to bed either - twice this week she's made herself sick crying in her cot, which then makes me feel awful and guilty for letting her cry in the first place...

☆ WEARING: My fleecy poncho. There are no photos!

☆ EATING: Back to toast this week. It's always a good time for toast.

☆ REVIEWING: The FabLittleBag.

On the Blog

I wrote a bloggers' guide to StumbleUpon, and put together some St. David's Day stuff for this weeks Friday Frivolity Linky.


  1. Sorry to hear your week didn't go so well. Very cool to make some money on submitting comments for Facebook requests though, and the picture is absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing your week :)

    1. Thank you! I've had some good luck with magazine comments this year. :)

    2. Great quote! Similar to yours, I have a quote up on my wall that says, "life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain"! Same thing, totally agree! Need to listen to my quote more though ; ) thanks for linking up with #CandidCuddles!

  2. A really good quote and so true too. Throw in a rainbow and you have a winner 😊. Well done on your magazine comments! #candidcuddles

  3. Oh I am sorry to hear you are not feeling great. This is a great quote for times like this to give you hope. My favourite quote for when I feel rough is, 'This too will pass'. I hope your medication works and things get better for you soon, in the meantime keep entering those competitions, congratulations! Take care lovely xx

    1. Thank you! I've been feeling a bit better this week, so hopefully it will continue! x

  4. Sorry you felt a little low last week, just reading your other comments, sounds promising. Well done on the magazine articles. I'm going to get my head around stumbled upon any day!

    1. Thank you! It doesn't look very user-friendly, but it's fab once you get the hang of it. x

  5. I'm glad you have gone back to the doctor I'm sure it's so tough but you are doing amazing! I think it's really fantastic that you are sharing your battle with depression with your readers. Also, I am going to see how you made that £50... you have me curious!! Sounds great to me! The quote is lovely & perfect for how you are feeling this week. Thanks so much for linking up with #candidcuddles x

    1. Aw, thank you! Magazine comments have been a lifesaver for me at times - it's such a good sideline!x

  6. I hope the medication tweak helps! It makes such a huge difference to have the dosage right, but the process is always so frustrating. =/ Way to go about the magazine! And I'm glad you spent it on something fun for yourself -- I bought a new shade of lipstick the other week and just that made me feel very "perked up" ;P

    Hope your return visit to the doctor went well, that the dentist was as painless as possible (ugh, dentist), and that Marianne is sleeping better!


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