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Tea & Cake for the Soul

"Tea & Cake for the Soul" is my way of trying to give a little something back by sharing my musings, tips, and recipes.

I'm a busy, married, mum of two grown up children, with a varied working background in education, admin, retail, hair and home care. My passions include music, travel, writing, reading and spending time with friends and family.

In the past I have written articles and supplied photos that have been used in music books, magazines, cd booklets, and online forums/websites. I also run several Facebook pages for bands. All this led to me assisting a well known footwear company with their advertising campaigns and new product designs.  I even wrote an online “book” once about growing up with a diet of music in the 70s and 80s.

I enjoy going to car boot sales with my dad to find “projects” to upcycle, mostly household items or clothes. I get great pleasure (and quite often a lot of frustration) out of modifying something that someone no longer has use for, into something unique that can be loved and used again. I will share some of these projects with you.

A couple of years back, I went on a real mission to reduce hefty bills like insurance and entertainment packages and it's amazing what you can do with a bit of time, know-how and effort. I'm a savvy shopper and I share all my tips with you here on this blog . So as I lead a fairly frugal lifestyle in most areas, I am able to indulge in my other passion - travel! It was the comments received from my holiday diary of my first road trip to America that made me decide to get this blog up and running.  I had put so much time and effort into researching the trip that I thought if would be a shame to keep all that info to myself.

For more than a year I tried to write a series of blogs about my life with Mental Illness. It was a long hard slog but I finally went live with it here in late 2017 and have published my personal story and hopefully lots of useful tips in how to deal with it for sufferers and carers. It received some great feedback.

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