New selfie

I think I just fell in love with Retrica! Excellent app for fun filters and retro looks. View this post on Instagram New selfie – I think I just fell in love with Retrica! A post shared by Rebecca Brown (@beccabrown) on Nov 4, 2015 at 6:50am PST

Photo album September 2015

View this post on Instagram As they say, life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass but about learning to dance in the rain… A post shared by Rebecca Brown (@beccabrown) on Sep 1, 2015 at 7:06am PDT View this post on Instagram Our car may be the perfect car. A cubbyhole perfectly designed […]

Newcastle on a Friday night

View this post on Instagram Newcastle on a Friday night A post shared by Rebecca Brown (@beccabrown) on Jun 19, 2015 at 12:32pm PDT Well, I suppose technically this is a view of Gateshead from Newcastle. But who’s being picky? Newcastle always gives me the feeling of being a vibrant city, full of life. The […]

Exercise and Depression

It’s the most obvious thing you get told when you have depression: try exercise, it will make you feel better. While it’s true it’s also one of the most difficult and hopeless things to even think of. When you have depression getting out of bed feels like a marathon. On the worse days getting through […]

Memory Walk

A few weeks ago on a whim I signed up for the Memory Walk at Chester-le-Street in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society. It is a fantastic cause and my grandma has dementia so it’s a personal cause too. Now, it’s only 3 miles but it is worth bearing a few things in mind. First, I’m […]

Arbitrary Politics

So, here’s a random thought that’s been building up in my mind over the last couple of weeks. Ever since I completed the political philosophy unit of my OU degree actually, so it really is very random, with no pretensions to political, economic or any other kind of expertise. BUT. How are countries formed? They’d appear […]

Dieting fast and other food oddities

I’ve been struggling with my weight for a while now. Managing to hold on to my rather apathetic (to say the least) attitude towards exercise whilst losing the metabolism I had when I was 19 means that I am *cough* stone *cough cough*, have an embarrassing BMI and am heading towards diabetes faster than you […]

Paraphernalia of one’s own

I’m a carrier. I carry stuff around with me everywhere. If I get a new book (joy of joys) I carry it to bed, to each room that I go to, I have it sitting next to me. I have a box of things that I carry upstairs on a night and downstairs on a […]

Flitting Around the Arts

It seems my whole creativity has been locked away somewhere, just out of reach. Like a particularly tormenting biscuit barrel that a child (oh no, Emily, whatever makes you think I was thinking of you?) can just see but is too high to touch. I keep saying, I will write, I will blog, I will […]

Eat Food.

A lot of different things over the last year or so have changed the way I react to the world. Last year I became more interested in cooking, for example. It was still just one of those things you have to do; I wasn’t particularly enjoying it (although more so than before) and I certainly […]