Happy First Anniversary! ❤

One year ago foday i became the girlfriend of the most loving, patient and understanding man in the whole world. We have definitely had a strange first year together, with many ups and downs.  I have learnt so much in this time. One of those thibgs is that i am so incredibly lucky to be…

Coronavirus Diary – Page 14 (Social chaos)

This week I was supposed to be on holiday in sunny Spain. Because of Covid -19 this hasn’t happened and it is not likely to happen any time soon. Even though we were not going away, me and my family decided to try and have a few days out together. Yesterday we decided to go…

Discovering Video Calling

Over the past few months video calls seem to have taken over just about everything. Calling friends, work meetings, TV shows, hospital appointments, they are all being done over a video call. It seems to be the safest way to see other people. We haven’t been able to meet in person because of Covid-19, so…

Understanding and Accepting My Mind

The other day somebody on TV was talking about her mental health and how she has learned to own how she feels and accept the bad days. This got me thinking about my mental health and how in January this year I thought that my PTSD (Post traumatic stress disorder) had been cured forever. It…

Coronavirus Diary – Page 14 (A mug of frothy familiarity)

After what feels like a million years in lockdown, from the 4th July pubs and bars were allowed to open again in England. I had heard on the news about all of the social distancing measures that were being put in place so that this was able to happen. I was imagining hand sanitizers everywhere,…

I Have Written 50 Posts!

I now have over FIFTY posts! Feel free to look through the archives and discover all of Glitter In The Darkness. If you like what you see, please do share it? If you are feeling generous then maybe you would like to write a review on my Facebook page? Your support really does mean so…

Hey PTSD, You’re back!

Going into the lockdown my post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has started to show it’s ugly mug again. The trauma I experienced was seven years ago. I spent three months in hospital and was in and out of critical care three times. I am obviously really thankful for this, because it saved my life. But…

Coronavirus Diary – Page 13 (Feeling slightly normal)

Today was the first day that I have had a proper day out since the end of March. I haven’t been shielding, but I haven’t had work to go to, so I have been stuck in the house for a long time. I do have a few serious medical conditions, so I have been trying…

Coronavirus Diary – Page 12 (Almost there)

Today the announcement was finally made that England would be easing the lockdown even further. It’s very complicated, but in some ways things should start to feel more normal soon. In other ways they will not feel normal at all because of all the social distancing measures that have been put in place. From July…

Coronavirus Diary – Page 11 (Accessible Social Distancing)

I think it is very fair to say that the world we left before lockdown is not the same as the world that we are coming out to. Tragically so many people have been effected by Coronavirus. It is devastating to think what has happened to so many people and their loved ones. I think…