The Things We Take For Granted

May 13th, 2019 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 6 min read

Apparently doing things the ‘normal’ way doesn’t come naturally to me. Stress ulcers are normally located in the mouth or stomach but in mid-March, I was told I had developed one in my eye. Yep. You read that right. My eye! - cue eye roll - It’s not the first time I’ve had a scare with my eyesight – a specialist at the Western Eye...

Everything Happens For A Reason

Feb 25th, 2019 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 5 min read

How many times has something gone wrong in your life? How many times have you missed out on getting something you really want? How many friends have you lost contact with? How many arguments change the course of your relationships? How many of those times have led to someone telling you that everything happens for a reason?  Everything happens for a reason. Earlier this month,...

Isn’t That Marvellous!

Dec 31st, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 3 min read

Today, we say a final goodbye to 2018. We express gratitude for all the experiences – good and bad alike – that have taught us something in these past twelve months. We remember the darker days of the year that reminded us problems wouldn’t be called hurdles if there wasn’t a way to get over them. We send up a small prayer for those that...

Maintaining Your Mental Health in 2018

Jan 15th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 4 min read

Maintaining mental health can be difficult at the best of times, but when life becomes that little bit too overwhelming it can get a whole lot worse. As someone who suffers from many a mental issue (bar the fact that I’m a writer so, naturally, fictional characters whisper in my ear on a daily basis), I’ve discovered that the trick to maintaining mental health isn’t...