Wednesday, 21 September 2016

The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in our Times

The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in our Times by Barbara Taylor

Here's the thing; I've fallen out of love with reading. I don't know whether it's because I've been so busy or whether I've been reading awful books, but either way, I've not been reading anywhere near as much as I used to.

I usually review books, but actually this isn't going to be for everyone and I won't try and tell you that it is worth reading because it's probably not. It's hard going and informative, and essentially is about one woman's experience with psychotherapy and how our attitudes towards psychiatric asylum's have changed over the years.

However, there was one extract which caught my attention and I wanted to mention it briefly on here.

'Accurately remembered madness is oxymoronic; if you can really remember it, you are still mad'

When people ask me how I recovered, I genuinely don't know any more. I can't really remember details of those years of my life, and until now, I always thought I was weird for forgetting. I remember odd, awful nights where I'd cried over an apple or cried down the phone to my best friend over gaining a pound in weight, but it's all very blurry now. I no longer relate to any of it.

And it's only now that I realise that it's probably a survival mechanism. I spoke to a friend of mine who was also ill, and can't even remember the flat in which she lived in. Perhaps it's true that our brains wipe that period of time to keep us safe from difficult memories? One's in which could potentially haunt us day in, day out.

Perhaps it's true, that to remember madness, you are still mad? It's certainly food for thought..


Sunday, 18 September 2016

New Start, New Phone Case

So, as all I've done is whitter on about how I'm going to Uni next week, what better time to get a new phone case and macbook skin?!

I've been eyeing up case app products for so long now, and was almost about to make a cheeky purchase, when they contacted me asking to review some items. So yeah, that opportunity was snapped up immediately.

I am your typical blogger; rose gold, marble, apple products. That's me in a nutshell, so obviously I had to go for something that fit those three things, and I am SO impressed with how the case and skin has turned out. I went for a pre-designed template but you can make your own design and upload it, add text/graphics.. pretty much anything you want, you can design.

I have the 12 inch macbook and the iPhone 6s, so I designed these to fit but there are so many options that you'll definitely be able to get something for your phone/laptop.

I am an absolutely geek and just love that my phone and macbook match now! I mean, even if I don't make a good social worker, at least I'll look good!

And if you want to make your own, case app are giving my readers 20% off with code WIKN20 :)

*post was done in collaboration with
case app but all views are my own!

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