Blogger interactions.

0A while ago I asked my fellow bloggers if any of them would like to work together on a post. There was a few that actually responded. I do apologise for the late post 🤣 I also forgot to write down the list of amazing bloggers that wanted todo this. Again I’m sorry about the delay. I hadn’t forgotten about you all.

 

So you awesome people what would you like to collaborate about. It can be about anything within reason 🤣 maybe leave a comment and we can get the ball rolling.

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What todo?

Lately I think I’ve been handling my depression/anxiety quite well lately. I’ve even thought about cutting down my medication for obviously if the doctor think it’s ok. I have been a bit snappy lately but I’m putting that down to tiredness. The gym for me is really helping. Working out just seems to settle me down and release so much stress. I’m not here to preach what everyone should do. This just works for me. I’ve been keeping myself busy so I haven’t been over thinking. I was stressing about my blog as I haven’t been as consistent as I used to be. I’ve nearly done 200 post since March this year. I think I should’ve just posted every other day instead of everyday like I used to. I think I was just over excited when I first began blogging. I still get excited when writing a blog post. Even this one that I’m doing now 🤣 I’m now thinking about posting a few times a week. I was going to ask if you guys or gals would like to see do any specific posts or what would you like to see me post more of?

Wow!!!!

This is unbelievable I’d like to thank bronzedbrunettex for being my 400th follwer on my blog. I’ve just had a quick glance at her blog and it seems to be really interesting. I will be having a proper look at her blog soon. I now need todo a competition post and see what books I can part with  😂 I honestly can’t thank you all enough and feel very appreciative to everyone of you. I’d never thought my little blog would make it this far. I’m going to leave it there and thank you all again for being amazing.

 

Would like to help.

I’ve been thinking recently that I’d like to help anyone with mental health issues. I don’t know if my posts help at all? Which I hope they do. I think my experiences may help someone or just someone to talk to. I’m no psychologist and won’t ve able to give medical advice. You will have to goto your doctor’s and talk to them. Please just leave a comment. I used to be embarrassed about it. Kind of still am sometimes as not many people know I’ve got depression. I find it easier to talk on here than someone face to face. I kind of think people will be judgemental about it. I even had what I thought was a friend say that “depression was just a weakness” which really fucking pissed me off to the point where I could’ve punched the twat in the face to make him realise how much of am obnoxious twat he’d been. Sorry I’m just ranting now. Just to let everyone no that my inbox is always open and no that’s definitely not a sexual innuendo 😂

Becoming a Dad

I made this post for lilycafe which was on her blog. Please go and check her blog out.

Well what can I say 😀 the first words come to mine when I was with my daughter when were alone together (her Mam had gone for a wash) I was sitting in the chair looking at this beautiful fragile child (who had the hiccups) thinking Fuck!! I need to grow up and look after this little thing. During the pregnancy I never really thought about being up all night, getting sick on or changing multi coloured poops 😀 I honestly thought this would be easy when my partner was still pregnant. I think the first few days flew by as I was still on a high becoming a Dad. Then it finally settled in but we had a routine going which worked really well from the start.

I never used to drink coffee before my daughter came along but now I’m an avid drinker with anything that has caffeine in it 😂 I’ve never been so tired but you do get used to eat. I even have the odd nap during the day when she was asleep if I was really tired. For the first few months I only ever changed nappies as my partner breast feed. It was 3/4 months after my daughter was born when I fed her for the first time. It was an amazing experience. I’ve feed babies before but it’s not that same as your own child.

Days turn into weeks then months and years. It has been difficult I’m not going to say it was easy when it wasn’t. I think it made me and my partners relationship even more stronger. Your always learning as a parent as there isn’t a parent book you get to leave with from the hospital 🤣

I think I’ve grown as a person becoming a father. It is the best job in the world. My work patterns mean I miss out on a lot but I do make up for it when I get home. I will just go into her room and watch her sleep for a few minutes just so I’ve seen her. I didn’t think I could love something so little so much. Now I’m going to be a dad again in September and can’t wait even though I’ve got abit more of an idea what to expect this time.

If you’re a parent, what advice would you give to first time parents.

Chasing black gold by Robert Stone book review. #Blogtour #giveaway

CBG -Getting ready to bury Kruggerands and money

Chasing Black Gold
ROBERT STONE was a serial entrepreneur – an enterprising individual, mostly on the wrong side of the law, who spent twenty-five years operating all over the world, before being arrested in Switzerland as a result of an international manhunt led by an Organised Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. Over the course of his career, Stone earned and lost several lifetimes’ worth of fortunes, went to prison on three continents, used dozens of aliases, saw men die, and masterminded one of the biggest marijuana smuggling operations in criminal history. Fuel smuggling in Africa, trading fuel with generals, rebels and businessman, was both his career high and, ultimately, what brought him down.
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Author Robert Stone first came to Aberdeen Scotland in 1973 as a pioneer saturation diver in the early dangerous days of the North Sea. Retiring from diving in the mid 80’s he became a serial entrepreneur –mostly on the wrong side of the law. He spent the next decade operating businesses all over the world from his Aberdeenshire home.
Stone earned and lost several fortunes, went to prison on three continents, used dozens of aliases, and masterminded one of the biggest marijuana smuggling operations in criminal history. Fuel smuggling in Africa, was only one of his many exploits.
His Scottish wife and young children knew nothing of the dark side of his life until the day they were all arrested in Switzerland as a result of an international manhunt led by an Organised Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force.
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I did post this before the actual blog tour. Theres also a give away at some point in this post. I’m not going to put it at the bottom, so you cheeky bloggers will have to check my post 🤣

For two decades Robert Stone made his living on the high seas. A modern-day pirate, he was a pioneer saturation oil field diver, involved in fishing, treasure-hunting and, more than anything else, smuggling, which brought him more money than he knew how to spend. Stone spent the last ten of his smuggling years in Africa, where he traded in illicit fuel. The murky waters of the Niger delta were his place of business as he operated in the most corrupt regime in the world, a place ruled by money and guns. Protected by the military, he bought diesel directly from refineries and sold his black cargo to legitimate and illegitimate businesses all over the world, making millions of dollars in the process until his smuggling empire came crashing down thanks to a friend’s betrayal and the US law enforcement. Chasing Black Gold is the incredible true story of Stone’s African fuel smuggling adventure. It is a tale straight out of Hollywood, one which throws the reader into a world where suitcases full of millions in cash are flown around the globe on private jets, where the corrupt practices of Third World governments and military regimes must be mastered, a world of numbered bank accounts and countries of convenience where living under false IDs and money laundering are all in this book.

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This book should be put on a Hollywood film makers desk and make this into a movie.

I was lucky enough to receive this book of the author himself, which I’m really grateful for. This is an impartial and honest review.

This book isn’t usually a genre I’d read, but from the start of this book I couldn’t put it down. The book is very fast paced and may have you a bit confused at the start, but once you get to know the characters it all falls into place.

I don’t condone crime but the story sounded amazing, and what a life he must have had. But with everything in life the higher you climb the harder you come crashing down to earth.

The characters were really well written and makes you think your actually there in the action.

The places this man has been and where he’s travelled will have you in awe. He’s had houses, boats and everything else you can think of. He’s been around the world many time’s and always goes back to his favourite place back in Scotland.

We look through the world through a different set of eyes. We all think it’s cookies and rainbows (I couldn’t think of the saying 😂)

This book opens your eyes to the world where nobody wants to think is actually going on. I think anyone can pick up this book and get lost in it. I couldn’t add anymore without giving way parts of the book.

I’d give this book 4/5 and highly recommend it.

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CBG -Rob, Linda and Crew- Off Africa 1988

The tall man review

I was lucky enough to recieve a cooy of this book which I apppreciate so much.  This is a debut book by Phoebe Locke and she doesn’t dissapoint. This isn’t usually a genre I’d read but she has converted me 😀 from the first page to the last you will be hooked and you physically won’t be able to put this book down. There’s  nothing much more that I can say without giving away the story. So I don’t want todo that.  I would give this book a 4/5

 

 

 

Book Description

Set to be the thriller of the summer in 2018, THE TALL MAN is a gripping blend of dark psychological suspense and spine-tingling chills that will have you checking the corners of your room before bed. Ideal for fans of Ruth Ware’s IN A DARK, DARK WOOD, Sarah Pinborough’s BEHIND HER EYES and C. J. Tudor’s THE CHALK MAN.

From the Inside Flap

SADIE

Sadie Banner has been haunted by the Tall Man since she was a child. No matter how hard she tries, she can’t escape his voice in her head. Terrified by what he might make her do to her own baby daughter, she abandons her family. She returns for Amber’s sixteenth birthday, but what dark secrets has she brought back with her?

AMBER

Two years later a documentary film crew follows Amber Banner on a media tour of Los Angeles. Amber’s just been acquitted of a murder charge in a case that held the world’s attention – but who did she kill, and why?

From the Back Cover

The story begins and ends in the darkest woods.
It is about the legacy of a terrible legend.
Not everyone involved is alive to share their part.

About the Author

Phoebe Locke is the pseudonym of full-time writer Nicci Cloke. She previously worked at the Faber Academy, and hosted London literary salon Speakeasy. She lives and writes in London.

THE TALL MAN is Phoebe Locke’s debut thriller and will be published in summer 2018.

 

 

Please don’t read this alone or in the dark. It’s quite a haunting book. Please let me know what you think of it.

 

 

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My over thinking brain. Would you kindly p*** off.

Why do I feel angry all the time. I’ve never felt like this before. I’m usually quite a chilled bloke. I never let anything bother me. But lately it just seems like everything is pissing me off. If something is happening I usually just keep my mouth shut but lately I’ve been having outbursts and saying what I’m actually thinking. I don’t know if I’m just over thinking this (there has been a lot going on in my personal life) so maybe that isn’t helping either.

I literally want to just to tell everyone to fuck off and leave me alone. I’m sure that’s just my depression trying to take over again. Well that can also fuck off aswell. As it’s not going to win.  I wish someone could take this away so I’d never have it again. Taking tablets just don’t work sometimes and pretty sure there isn’t an alternative.

I may have to go back to the doctor’s to see what else can be done. I’ve been eating really badly lately aswell so that won’t be helping my mood at all. So I could get that into check and hopefully that will help ease up things upstairs.

My head really needs an off switch. I’m over thinking everything lately and pissing myself off with it. Which is unfair to the people around me.

Think I’m going to end it there as I need to keep busy and stop thinking about this shit that’s going on in my head.

I apologise for the curse words but they seemed to fit better while I was writing 🤣

Depression and anxiety. Even if it helps one person.

*sorry for the long post*

I found out I had depression when I was sitting on my bathroom floor crying my eyes out wondering what my families life’s would be like if I wasn’t alive. At the time I was doing 70+ hour weeks probably be home twice a week. I hardly seen my partner or had time to even switch off and relax. I can’t pinpoint why my depression happens feels like it came out of nowhere. I had a chat with my partner which was hard as I’m not one for talking. She helped alot as I was going down a dark road especially when I had feelings of wanting to I can’t even say the word it’s that horrible to even think of it now. So I went the normal route going to the doctor’s I did get offered to speak to psychologist and support groups but as I’m not much of a talker I didn’t want to waste anyones time as I wouldn’t have showed up. Anyway I did get put on medication which after a week or 2 seemed to really help except the odd mood swing. This carried on for 6 months then I thought I don’t need a tablet to make me feel better. So i went cold turkey and came of the medication which to the advice of my doctor and partner wasn’t the best thing todo. But after a week I felt better and felt great not waking up every morning to take a tablet. 5 years later I’m back on them. As I seemed to be going down the same dark road I was going down when I first became depressed. So I informed my partner who had noticed my mood change. Becoming distant mood swings not wanting to interact with anyone even my daughter. So again I went back to the doctor’s got offered to talk to someone but declined again and was given medication again. After another couple of weeks feeling weird I felt the medication starting to work and I’m still on it as i feel like I need it. I also had an anxiety attack this time around which never happend before. I can’t explain it  but it was very frightening. If anyone is going through something like this then please open up to someone anybody even if it’s on here. Advice can really help alot so ask away if needed. Sorry for the long post I’m not going to proof read it as I didn’t like writing it never mind reading it again apologies for any mistakes.

This is a repost.

Book Club

So I’ve been told that I need to cut back on buying books as apparently I’ve got enough. I’ve even joined a library to compensate which I think is fantastic. This had me thinking (yes this doesn’t happen very often 🤣) We could sort some sort  of book club where we could send each other books through the post of books that we might think each other will like. Preferably in the U.K. just to save on postage.

Would anyone like this to happen or would it just be a daft idea.