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We Are On The Facebooks!

It feels quite egocentric to say “I’ve made a Facebook page”.

The way most people follow this blog is through my personal Facebook account. I have on there a mix of people- some I know well and some not so. But I’d like to get to a point where I can reach more people with a more public Facebook presence.

I’m lucky enough to have had visitors from all over the world despite my Facebook isolation- some follow me on Twitter, some subscribe by email and some just stumbled into me on WordPress. Some even do all three! But because I get the most interaction from readers on Facebook, I thought I’d give having a public blog page a go.

So if you like what you read here- come ‘like’ us!  I also wanted to say a big thank you to all my readers for making me feel a bit sparkly with every like, view and comment. I raise my tea mug to you all!

The Upside Down Chronicles


Mélodie’s best PLEASE face


Plans, Progress, Poetry

This is one of those practical posts where I talk about blog and life stuff. Sorry.

So after a lot of thinking I decided to start my Gold Arts Award- it is a level three qualification based on developing arts practice. It is coursework based and involves making up a portfolio of work. I have loads of time on my hands and I’m in constant need of distraction so I thought it would be great. I’m really enjoying it so far. I’ve chosen to focus on poetry and storytelling as my art forms and I’m very excited about all the project work. I have two awesome mentors and a long road ahead involving many bits of paper and eventually running some poetry workshops of my own. Eek!

This brings me on to the next topic: I have decided to post my poetry and fiction onto a new blog. This means that Upside Down Chronicles can be devoted completely to writing about disability and mental health. This is something I have been considering for a while and now that it has been done I feel a lot freer with ideas and like I have more direction in my writing.

It is also looking like discharge is at last approaching and my time of being ‘Of No Fixed Abode’ is coming to an end! Hoorah! Only a few more things to slot into place. The nightmare might be ending soon.

So expect to hear a bit more from me and if you could follow my new blog Poetry Boots that would be fantastic.


Artistically Pained Bus Stop Pose (I was anxious)