Small living ideas

Although I want to downsize and live in a new area, when I find the right property, the idea of downsizing I am finding a little daunting at times. This is because of seeing properties smaller than they looked on photos and I plan to hopefully see another one soon, which again, from photos, I am sceptic because of possibly space, but also that the property is decent and not showing signs of damp, etc.. because of a previous bad experience when looking at a property some years ago with this particular company that this one is under.
I usually walk into a property open-minded and see it as a blank canvas for how to make it into make my home, but I am finding that seed of doubt creeping in.
I am continuing with looking for a private property while bidding for social housing, because I think I will end up in a private property before my luck comes with social housing.
Anyway, I have found new inspirations when it comes to small living and I like to share those blog links and posts with you. 🙂 So when I do come to hopefully viewing this next private flat, I will remember the ideas and inspirations I took form the links shared, to use what I have and maybe, if I have to, change things around. After all, when I do one day move to my new area, this will be like a new start for me, so why not change the place? 🙂

A blog I am now following for inspiration, that I came across last night; “My Little Empire.” The blogger is Karl, who lives in a social housing flat. His flat is small and he is also on a budget, but he is making his small space home. Karl is sharing his experiences of getting the best out of a small space on his blog and it looks very good and I feel inspired. The first post I came across of his was, “Designing for small lounge spaces.” After reading all his blog, I am now following.
Another blog post I found inspiring of his, is called, “Box rooms.” In this post he showed how he got the most out of a box room in his flat. I hate box rooms and my box room I once had, was a little bigger than this one. But my views of box rooms have changed now, after reading this post.

From another blog, I came across this post; “Five Tips to Maximize Use and Enjoyment Of A Small Space.” This also inspired me when it comes to small spaces and it has changed my mind-set. Although the blog is not from the UK, it has still given me fresh ideas of the possibilities using what I have already, but differently.

If you are looking for inspiration when it comes to small spaces, then check out those links.


I have been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award

This is not the first time I have been nominated for this award, as I was nominated last year. If you would like to see that post, you will find it here.

This year, I have been nominated by Carol, over at 

1. Write about how and why you started blogging.

This blog started because I needed to write for therapeutic reasons, which it still helps me for that same reason at times and acts as a release for whatever is inside. But it also gives awareness and I have met like-minded bloggers through this blog, so I never feel alone and that same I hope you don’t feel alone when you read what I share. My blog has also grown, which shows I have as I share new challenges, or learn new things.

2. Mention the person who nominated you and write a short description about them.

As I mentioned before, Carol, at “Therapy Bits” nominated me for this award, which you will find her blog over at the link shared above.
When you visit to read Carol’s blog you will learn about dissociative identity disorder (DID), PSTD and she shares sometimes her therapy sessions, as well as other parts of her life.

3. Choose 15 other bloggers for nomination, for this award.

I am not going to list 15 other bloggers for this award as I find not many really join in, so I will keep this open and if you are reading this post and have never been awarded before, then please feel free to feel nominated. Should you wish to join in, then don’t forget to tag this post so I can come and see your post.

4. Write two different pieces of advice for new bloggers.

Just be yourself, as this will reflect across in your blog and write what you are interested or passionate about, as this will keep encouraging you write something on your blog. Don’t forget to visit other blogs that interest you and leave comments there, as well as replying back to your own visitors.

5. Let the people you have nominated know about you nominating them and send a link to your blog post.

See number 3, for who I nominated.

Blog share: Minding Anxiety

A new blog I came across recently, was a blog called, “Minding Anxiety.” It’s a new blog, but there is some useful advice on there, which is written through shared experiences of having anxiety himself.
By sharing his own personal experiences of what has helped him, in his blog; “Minding Anxiety,” he hopes that it will help someone else who may have found themselves to be in situations like he has. Do pop on over, as there maybe something new to learn, to help ease your anxiety and to live with it. I have found something new myself that I plan to try in unexpected situations, which I found in this post; “My Top 5 Fundamental Methods.” The one I will try and it is new to me, is tapping my thumb on my index finger. This will come in handy in unexpected situations, that I have nothing else to hand that would help and I will see how I get on with this.

I also left also comments in this post; “How to deal with starting new things,” after enjoying reading it and finding it useful

Blog share: is a blog of stories and poems about people and relationships, with a little of the author; Liza in them somewhere. A place for her to untangle and make sense of her feelings and a blogger who I hope to meet sometime next year, when I make plans to visit Brighton again.
Although when she tells a story for herself, she hopes they might touch readers in some other way, mean different things to different people and help in some way. Do take a look and follow her blog. 🙂

Blog share: Cooking without limits

Cooking without limits” has lots of recipes, from main dishes to sweets and drinks.
I tried recently the raspberry milkshake, which makes so much of a difference adding a banana to it. I plan to try out more smoothies later from this blog, like kiwi and banana smoothie and I shall take a look at the other recipes later too, to see what takes my fancy. By following “Cooking without limits,” you will discover this persons cooking, whether you will see or maybe feel what it means learning a new recipe, or a fail in the kitchen.

Blog share: “Going outwards and inwards.”

I would like to do a blog share and the blog I am sharing is, “Going outwards and inwards.” I have not long been following this blog, which is written by Nicole Dunn. You will find more about her, here on her “about” page.

What I wanted to particularly share on my blog, was these three posts of hers:

I found these posts, which she shared her solo retreat over three posts that she created for herself very interesting and inspiring. A solo retreat is something I have always wanted to do, whether planed by an organiser, or this case, created by oneself an appealing idea, as it would be an experience on something I have never done before.

Have you ever been on a solo retreat? Did you go on one already organised, or like this lady, did you create you own? Please share you experiences.

Blog share: Summer Starts To Shine

Sumer Starts To Shine is written by Imani Summer. On her blog she talks about BPD, PTSD, child abuse and trauma, which are her own experiences. Imani Summer’s blog is great read who I have found further inspiration from; ‘Sharpie Sunday‘ and ‘doodles and moodles,’ where I have re-discovered my creativity side. I have also joined in with #IfDepressionWereAChoice which helped to vent my feelings out more.

To see more of my ‘Sharpie Sunday,’ ‘doodles and moodles’ and ‘If depression were a choice,’ just click on the appropriate tags of the same name at the side of my blog.