I faced my fears….and the sh*t hit the fan

I faced my fears….and the sh*t hit the fan

It’s been traumatic since my previous post on The Writing Hall. As mentioned then, I visited the doctor for some help with my increasing anxiety levels.    First of all, I had to register with a local GP. It was then that I realised I hadn’t seen a doctor in...
Does life really begin at 40?

Does life really begin at 40?

They say ‘life begins at 40’ and for me it was true. I was finally at peace with myself and looking forward to the future. I came from a twice-broken home with a violent father and a dictatorial step-dad, both of whom I loved and both whom abandoned me in the end....
Would you agree that cancer can be inspiring?

Would you agree that cancer can be inspiring?

You get to an age where, if cancer crosses your mind, it’s in respect of your parents or perhaps a friend of yours. You never think of cancer in relation to your children, so you can imagine the shock we all felt when our 19 year old daughter was diagnosed with...

Welcoming Helen Johnson: Head blogger…..

Hi, everyone. I’m Helen and I’m so pleased to be joining The Writing Hall.     Diane insists we tell you our age (wait until she’s this old!). So, that makes me 50 on the outside, but about 20 on the inside. This can be quite a problem when clothes shopping, as I...