Thursday 6 February 2014

It's Time to Talk Day

Today it's Time to Talk Day.
see HERE

so, we'll do just that. Talk.
I live with someone who has Clinical Depression.
It's not contagious, it won't hurt you. My husband won't hurt you.
I'm no saint, just a girl in love with a boy.
I have physical health issues, he has mental health issues.
The important thing is we're in LOVE! 

We have to have a life of routine to help keep him stable.
Pretty much all of things we know we should be doing.
Eight hours sleep, good food, plenty of daylight.
That's not all, he has to take medication too.

We laugh a lot, we cry a lot, we play with our dog, we watch films.
I'd like to say we go to restaurants, but we don't.
Want to know why? It's because I have a life threatening allergy.
There's no shame in that.
NOR is there any shame in my husband having an illness.

Today is Time to Talk day. Talk to someone you know with a mental illness. Have a cuppa and a chat!

You may just make the best friend you've EVER had.

Wednesday 5 February 2014

Pat Elliott, author .. guest post on Jennifer Joyce writes

Today, I'm writing on another author's blog.

Jennifer Joyce wrote the very funny ' A Beginner's Guide to Salad'.
She has kindly given me a guest post on her blog, where I write about my love of books, reflexology, depression, and the escapism that is in 'All in the Leaves.'

You can find Jennifer's blog and my guest post HERE
and on Jennifer's sidebar, you can see a link to her book!

All in the Leaves is available HERE

Sunday 2 February 2014

Today Leaves is in Cape Coral... and I have been interviewed!

Today, I'm delighted to bring you another step in the World Tour for All in the Leaves.

This picture was taken by Robin, in Cape Coral, Florida!

Cape Coral is in South West Florida and is known as a 'Waterfront Wonderland' with over 400 miles of navigable waterways!
It has more miles of canals than ANY city in the world.
You can find out more about Cape Coral HERE

and you can find out more about Robin, through her blog HERE

I have an added extra! I have been interviewed by the author Amanda Martin.
She has written wonderful novels, such as Baby Blues and Wedding Shoes and Dragon Wraiths

Amanda asked me some very astute questions... you can find the whole interview here.