May in Pictures

May has not been the greatest month for me mental health wise, but I managed to get through it and that is the silver lining.
I did not take as many pictures as I usually do, because I did not do as much as usual. I thought I would share with you what I did take. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you may have seen a few of these already (Feel free to follow me!)

May has been surprisingly hot and has had consistently sunny days throughout the entire month which, according to the locals, is very rare.

Thank you to all that participated in the second Tea Party. It went really well. I will be taking it off the front page now, but it will still be available if you ever want to refer back to it.

Without further ado, here is my May in pictures:

img_5404.jpgMy first attempt at growing a plant from seed to full flower. Progress is being made, but this is for its own post. It will be ready when the flower is ready.

Home cooked burger. I cannot resist throwing a food pic in the mix!

These coffee and walnut cupcakes are my signature dessert now. I have made a few batches of them now.

Enjoying drinks and a little snack on the balcony.

This wood is a great place to clear my head.

A serious selfie.

I tried burning some incense for a calming effect. It worked a treat.

I tried to keep to-do lists to keep my brain busy during my down times. It worked somewhat, but my consistency with keeping up with the lists was not great. I require much more self discipline!

I got this mug with a voucher I got from posting a blogging assignment. I was in need of a mug and this one makes me smile when I use it. The tea pot comes with a leaf infuser, which is removable and was only a fiver from IKEA.

I tried to enjoy some of the sunshine. It never lasts long and so I feel I should be out more. Unfortunately when you’re in a depressive state, it is not always easy to do. I did enjoy the times I spent outside when I managed to. The sights are always breathtaking.

My attempt at looking thoughtful.

What is a sunny day without a barbecue?

And of course a cocktail!

The day we brought the birds home was a great day and by then my depression was starting to clear. As a turn of events I feel the need to be upbeat around them so they find themselves in a happy home. So far so good. It has been great to have a bit more life at home when I am on my own.

Isaac and Maggie have started to bond and it is a joy to see. I am leaving them to it for now. I have to wait a little while before I can attempt to interact with them. When I change their food or water, they are usually relatively calm, so that is a good sign of things to come.

So this was my May. How was yours? I would love to know what you have been getting up to.

Until next time, you can do it!


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  1. First, I love your hair! Second, the birds are so sweet.

    For me, I’m very happy that May is ending. It’s been a wild ride – Working to get everything upgraded and inspected ahead of our impending HVAC replacement, which has been challenging and stressful. I took a week off of work to travel to Florida for my uncle’s Celebration of Life. My mom’s brother had a stroke on April 9th, and passed away peacefully on April 25th. It has been immensely stressful on my mom and dad, but so many good things have happened, too. I’m so glad that I took that week to go, forget about work, and spending much-needed time with family and friends. I’m preparing for a weekend road trip – The annual state convention of my P.E.O. sisterhood is this weekend. I’m ready for a break!!

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  2. I am friends with some of the most qualified people in the country in regards to mental health in the south. With most of the country going from winter to summer ( spring didn’t bother to participate) many people are having the same struggles that you have described. It will pass probably in short order. Good Luck!

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      1. You will get there. One of the things that has helped me through the years is to force myself to change my routine. People are creatures of habit.


  3. I love this visual recap! It must be good for mental health to have a record of how things have been. I should start doing the same! It’s easy to lose the good in months you think have just been terrible.

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  4. Reflecting on the winter months and depressing as it can be, I always hibernate and eat too much. For the whole of May I’ve been excerising everyday and living on fruit and salads. No bread, potatoes, crisp, buiscuits or cakes and very little alcohol. In that time I’ve lost 2ins of my waist and hips. It’s very hard to discipline myself to stick to this regime but the more Ive exercised the better ive felt in mind and body. I have a lateral stepper and it’s so easy to be stepping away whilst watching the morning TV.
    May has now ended and a new month of June begins. Let’s hope the suns shines down on us all and brings warmth.

    Are there bluebells in the Woods, Sara?
    Keep smiling……it’s a new day 🙂😉


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