My Dad has injured his back. I'll make extra effort to cheer him up tomorrow after volunteering. First things first. Xmas tree up tomorrow morning.
Poor dad! Hug for the dad.
Sometimes all those immobilising feelings coming out leave me pretty telaxed
Sorry to hear you had a panic attack. I know how awful they can be!
Can't make excuses because I usually just run round and round the council estate.
Great achievement! Congratulations :) Thank you for sharing it.
Well done John
For me 50% of being happy is accepting being sad.
I agree, John, that acceptance changes things. Keep at keeping at it!
I liked it, about the 50%
Awesome, John! That's really great!
Ooh, a seven, lovely :)
Nice! That sounds wonderful!
Oop! Two hugs for you! Wish I could walk in the mountains.
The woman in the flat upstairs is laughing hysterically. It's infectious. I'm just sat smiling at my cat
I am still feeling down on and off but I love autumn so much it helps so much
I love autumn too! I'm so relieved my depression hit at a time of year when I have so many things to look forward to and be positive for. Summer depression for me is harrrrd
Summer is hard for me every year. I like to wear beautiful thick jumpers, watch colours change, feel a bite of the wind on my cheek, see the animals prepare for the winter to come. I like warmth after coolness, not constantly.
Like contentment after depression you appreciate it more. It's having known the low that makes you enjoy the high. You can generate heat easily in autumn, run, dance, play. In summer it difficult to cool down.
In summer temper grows and break like the thunderstorm after a drought. If we can cling on the minor details maybe the smell of petrichor or the human love of shelter we can retain hope for better seasons to come.
Autumn is wonderful. What are you reading?
Yesss! I love all of this sentiment John
Book of dust: Part One La Belle Sauvage by Phillip Pullman. The original 'his dark materials' trilogy are some of the very few novels I can endure, even enjoy. The only fiction I usually like is poetry. I like non fiction books more
Thanks tebby! You might enjoy a little place I keep my awful babbles. There is a little more autumn chat there http://johntownshend.com/wordpress/
I love autumn too <3
Happy birthday, dearest panda John! <3
Happy birthday, John! :D
Happy birthday John! Hope you enjoy the day and are doing okay. I love autumn too and am another October birthday person- we rulexx
Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a great day.
Thanks for the birthday wishes
One onion chopped and fried with a little sugar. Stir fried veg (green beans, peas, carrots) in a little oil, then partially blended.
A microwave bag of indian grains and pulses. Flour. Mix and shape. Freeze
From frozen shallow fry for four minutes a side or bake in the oven 200°C fan for 20 - 24 minutes
*lime juice not like juice
Sounds so delicious! and vegan too :D
I seasoned them with a bit of salt and a lot of black pepper
I know the feeling. Up and down and all around.
Up and down and all around, now shake it, do the crazy dance! :D JK. Big big hugs.
That's fast..... especially for a first!! 👏
That's a great time, John!
That is a really good time! Way to go!
Thanks everyone. I was 621st out of 3872 runners. Foam roll on my legs this morning... Was not... Pleasant...
that is a LOT of runners :-O
There were more but loads of people's timing chip didn't work because of the waterproof ponchos and coats hiding themselves from the torrential rain.
I can relate to that last sentence. I read it and was like 'yes!'
Did an hour an three quarters on the exercise bike after anxiety cancelled my run earlier. Planning to try and get my support worker to book me a psychiatrist appointment on Monday - It seems I couldn't get it done myself on the phone on Friday.
https://menitrust.bandcamp.com/album/oncle-jazz free download - very soothing indie pop - I managed to pre order the a copy from the first run of limited vinyl a while back too. I look forward to that arriving.
Determined to shave off my 'crisis beard' tomorrow and deal with my nose hair which in all honesty could probably comb into a reasonable moustache...
I'm sorry, John. I hope you're able to work your way back up again. Really glad you're able to recognize when to reach out.
Sorry to hear this John ☹
If I take my zopiclone even 3.75 me too - pm wake up. 7 mg+ All week out. But still sometimes no choice. Better than insomnia spiralling high. Learning to judge when. To know me.
My 10k race is in two weeks. Training isn't going well. Going to go for it next week then cut back the week before. I'll stick to the 55 minute pacer and try to run towards the 50 minute pacer if I'm feeling good in the last half.
I know I could do better if I'd trained better but I'm looking forward to having post ru
reward cake so I don't care.
I am currently jumping to conclusions that someone else is jumping to conclusions about something I said and I feel ridiculous. Sleep is not on it's way.
Post-run rewards are the best! It's usually beer for me. I'm sure you'll do good, John. Remember to have fun. And warm up at least a half mile super slow beforehand. Helps a TON! Have a good weekend!
Hey John. If you find a moment, can you email me [jake@ ] I think you have my personal email address - with a list of the app bugs you've identified - I'll try to get them higher priority!
Done Jake. Thanks for listening. Apologies for the length of the email. I made a best of compilation of my previous bug reports and added some new material. Important: +I am grateful for MP and I don't want to be ungrateful or harsh.+