I'll be perfectly honest with you, I wrote my last blog post quite late on Thursday evening, hit 'publish' and went to bed. I then had a terrible night's sleep - I kept waking up with a thumping heart, wondering if I'd done the right thing by being quite so candid about something so personal. I came extremely close to getting up and deleting it, I can tell you.
However, your responses moved me more than I can say. I could bear hug each and every one of you who shared your own experiences and/or sent well wishes.
If by telling my own story, I've encouraged just one person to seek help, then I couldn't be more glad.
Between us, I hope we can fight the stigma that still surrounds mental illness.
Until then, from me to you, a heartfelt ...
It would seem that I have a bit of a 'thing' for crocheted scarves at the moment. They're so rewarding to make. They take a fraction of the time and yarn it takes to make a blanket, there's no limit to how creative you can be and you can proudly drape the end result cosily around your neck, biding your time until some generous soul compliments you on it, and proudly (and loudly) proclaim that you 'made it yourself'. Frankly, I'm thinking along the lines of a scarf for every outfit!
My mind is buzzing with ideas and you creative lot don't help! I have two of my own scarves on the go at present (a pretty pink and cream striped affair and a soft sage green scarf/shawl thingy which I'm not terribly sure about) but I thought I'd share just a few of my current colourful favourites floating around Blogland. Some are knitted, some are crocheted. All are just my cup of tea!
1. My World Of Wool 2. Coco Rose Diaries 3. Bubblegirl 4. Ladybird Diaries 5. Annie's Place 6. Ladybird Diaries 7. Clever Cheshire Cats 8. Little Woollie 9. The Sewing Mistress 10. Haken En Meer 11. Little Woollie 12. Tales From A Happy House 13. Charlene Van den Brande
Are you sharing my love affair with scarves?
Oh, that said, I wore my own Fruity Scarf on Saturday when we went into town for some lunch and a browse around the shops. On the way back to the car, the heavens opened and we got drenched. Have you ever smelt wool when it's wet? Ugh! It wasn't unlike having a smelly, soggy dog wrapped around my neck.
A gratuitous picture of my new bird necklace from said shopping trip ...