Where Is thepoppyraptor Going?

You know that awkward stage in a relationship where one of you asks, “So…where is this going?” ? That’s where I’m at with this blog at the moment. Increasingly, I’m finding that I’m using it to write about my mental health and that’s also where I get the most engagement and seem to make the…

The Liebster Award Tag!

I’ve been tagged for the Liebster Award a couple of times now but somehow always forgot to do it! So mega thanks to @Kate_Jones50 at http://www.katejones50.wordpress.com for nominating me, I’m glad I’ve finally got round to it! I have absolutely no idea who hasn’t or has done a Liebster Award post so I’m going to…

Vogue 73 Questions Tag

I was tagged a very very long time ago to do this tag by the beautiful Shauna from http://www.diariesofadramatic.com. This is my first tag Q&A type post I’ve ever done on my blog and it was super fun to do! I thought it would be mega easy and quick but it’s actually taken me about…

BLOGTOBER #7: Life Update/Basically A Rant

I pencilled this in as an easy thing to write for Blogtober, but I’ve been sat here staring at an empty screen for a while now! The truth is that I’m currently, mentally, in a rut right now. I do this frequently – every six months I move house or move job or move cities…

MH Update//Prescriptions//Dates//Progress

Today I did something slightly ludicrous. I met up with somebody I met on Tinder. For coffee. At 11am. And I only got home at 4pm. It wasn’t a date because it didn’t feel like a date. But it was something I didn’t really think I’d be doing at this point last week, when I…

The Invisible Illness//Mental Health Awareness

I’m aware there’s going to be a deluge of posts on this subject in the coming days because of a certain rock star. And part of me isn’t sure if adding my ten cents into the discussion is going to be of any use. But chances are that more than one of you who reads…

Tipsy Monday Love – Twitter/Instagram/Blogs I LOVE

I have no idea whether or not you guys have noticed but these past three weeks I’ve been trying really hard to keep to a ‘schedule’ for my blog posts which is something I’ve never tried before other than during my daily blogging experiments! I’ve been trying really hard to make sure there’s one new…

Legs-it Made Me Angry

Have I already used up my feminist rant quota for this month? Probably. Do I care? No. Okay. Let’s get this over with. Today, a national newspaper in England decided that this was an appropriate headline and story to describe the pre-EU negotiation talks between the leaders of Scotland and England:   Words can’t describe…

BOOK IDEAS for MOTHER’S DAY//Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and what better gift to give than a book? My own mother is currently drowning in the number of proofs and free copies of books I’ve passed onto her, so I’m not being allowed to buy her a book for Mother’s Day! I’ve decided, however, to write a post of…

WHAT I’M GRATEFUL FOR.

I saw there was a moment last year where ‘gratitude journals’ suddenly became super popular. And this is fine, and cute, and quaint, but I could see myself just repeating myself day after day, being grateful for the same old things. And then maybe resenting them for being so perpetually joy-inducing. I am grateful that…