2019 was a tough year overall, but it did have some positive highlights.
In February I released my book
and I began Mental Health Wisdom shameless promotion of it.
In April I also got my gorgeous kitten, a black Bengal that I named Nicholas:
Nick, my black Bengal kitten, he wouldn’t take his eyes off me, I think I was being stalked :P.
For my birthday in May, I visited
Mother Shipton’s Cave with my good friend Simon. I also visited Blackpool Zoo with a family that have unofficially adopted me. Here are some photos from both:
The Californian Sea Lions (3). Quickly becoming my favourite animal, the giraffes. What I love about giraffes is that every time I’ve politely called over to one (in different Zoos I might add), they come over. They look at me with their big black eyes and some times, if I’m really lucky, they let me take a photo before they walk off. This is how close we got to a Lion. Able to look in its eye and see the intelligence, along with the hunter instinct. He appeared to be eyeing us up as a snack. Blackpool Zoo had two male Lions living in the enclosure together from what I saw. They seemed pretty well bonded and one went and groomed the other while we watched. Look how close we got to this tiger at Blackpool Zoo. In Chester Zoo I don’t think I’ve ever seen a tiger, let alone been able to get close enough to appreciate its stripy beauty. Orangutan. The parade of Elephants. Penguins. This photo of a penguin is most probably the best photo I’ve ever taken. The penguin was swimming at great speed, although you wouldn’t have guested. I looked at this photo when I got home and it looks like it was taken by a professional. A total fluke.
June was all about
my book and the promotion of it.
In August my old car died and went to
car heaven. So I got a new car, a Ford Fiesta St Line which I called Mitch. Here are some photos:
By September I was really mentally ill. The new medication regime started in April wasn’t effective. On World Mental Health Day, I
reduced the price of my book and started my 15 day stay in mental health ward.
In October I had an adventure in the
Metropolitan City of Wroclaw in Poland. This was for my brother’s stag do.
In November I told you a
secret and emotionally let go of someone. I also launched my range of handmade and homemade candles, Candles of the Gods.
December came round really quickly. It crept up on me like a Ninja sneaking up on a target. It was also really busy. I saw
Daniel Sloss, lost my Nando’s virginity, set up my Patroen and completed a two part YouTube Talk on Mental Health.
How was your 2019? Leave a comment below and let me know.