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Days out and depression…..

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Days out and depression…..

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On Friday the 8th of April we went to Lower Drayton Farm, but this was no ordinary day out.  I decided earlier on in the week that I would take the girls out for the day and decided on Lower Drayton Farm.

Well Friday morning came and I’d had about 2 hours sleep, I suffer from restless legs syndrome (RLS) and had been really suffering that night, so when I woke up after 2 hours sleep, I was exhausted, my mood was very low, and the last thing I wanted to do was go out for the day.  My mum was staying with us and insisted we go out I know she wanted to get me out of the house as it would do me good it didn’t feel like that at the time. I also didn’t want to let the girls down.

Anyway we all got ready, which always seems to take forever; packed lunches, drinks, coats, changing bag, wellies and a change of clothes it felt like we were going for a week!

We arrived at the very muddy lower Drayton farm, and went into the shop to buy our tickets.  We were greeted by a lovely lady, she was very welcoming, and took time to answer any questions we had. On that particular day the weather was looking particularly gloomy, and the forecast was rain, because of this we were given a family pass to visit the farm Again.

While we were buying our tickets the tractor have just returned and was getting ready to go again, so we hopped on board the trailer for our tour of Lower Drayton Farm. This was my favourite part of the day mainly because the girls behaved!

We got taken around the cowsheds where farmer Ray talked about the Combine Harvester, the cows, what they eat, where there milk goes etc. Next we went into a big field, still on the tractor and we were able to see and feed the Emu’s, black sheep, ponies, llamas, alpacas etc. and Farmer Ray explained all about them. I personally found his talk very informative and educational! He was also very friendly and jovial.

When we got back to the farm we had some lunch and then went to look at all the other animals, the girls were able to bottle feed the goats and sheep, Chloe held a guinea pig, Olivia prodded and poked said guinea pig, Olivia got pecked by a hen – her own fault she was told not to put her fingers in the pen.

After an enjoyable play on the play area it was time to take 2 grumpy, whingy, tired girls home.  Thank you Lower Drayton Farm we had a lovely time and can’t wait for our next visit.

Although the girls were grumpy, whingy, moany and very tired by the end of the day, I did have a good day and I am glad I went.  A lot of people don’t understand that with depression, even getting out of bed in the morning is hard work, leaving the house is even harder, so for me to go to the farm on that day was a big achievement!

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My dream and where I want to be in 10 years.

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Most people’s dream is to have lots of money, a big house and flash cars etc.
This isn’t my dream at all!
My number one dream of all time is to be happy – anything else is a bonus, and at this moment in time I’m living the dream, because I am happy.

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The next item on my dream, list and where I would love to be in 10 years time is in our own home, with a little bit of land (enough for a few animals) I would also love to be able to run a B&B only a small one maybe 3 or 4 rooms!  At the moment this isn’t looking likely to happen but anything can happen in 10 years… I can make it happen!!!

To make my dream come true (hopefully) I will dive into blogging which will hopefully get my business name out there which will hopefully drive people to my online shops – I’m feeling quite hopeful – can you tell?

My plan at the moment is to carry on what I love doing – crafting and writing; see where it takes me and go from there.

As they say Rome wasn’t built in a day; it’s the same for a business, it takes time for a business to establish and grow. At times it’s extremely frustrating  but I just have to stop and think! A lot of patience is needed to say the least.

I’ll write back in 10 years and let you know if I got my dream 🙂