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Blog Tour Stop with Review of The Staycation by Michele Gorman

Welcome to my Blog Tour Stop for The Staycation by Michele Gorman!

What They Say: Two families. One cancelled flight. And a last minute house swap... Things get desperate for strangers Harriet and Sophie when they become stranded with their families in Heathrow's Terminal 5. Each woman has her own reason for really really really needing the family oholiday they've anticipated for months. But Iceland's volcano has other plans for them. When their flights are cancelled, the families swap houses and discover that sometimes the best things in life happen close to home. This ash cloud has a silver lining, even if no one can quite see it yet. What I Say:

I always enjoy Michele's books. She writes great dialogue and her characters always come to life.

In The Staycation, we meet Harriet, James and their daughter Billie and Sophie, Dan and their children Katie and Oliver, when they end up stranded after a cancelled flight to Italy.

They decide to swap houses for the duration of the…

Mental Health Matters...

What a day! As I've said before, I'm feeling really low at the moment. I'm at the point where I just don't want to be here anymore. But with the support and encouragement of the amazing people around me that I've reached out to, I have taken positive steps to safeguard myself. I had my 2nd counselling session today and told her everything. She advised me to speak to my solicitor (as the trial I'm facing in July is weighing heavily on my mind) and to contact the crisis team. Did both of those things today. Spent an hour with my solicitor and feel a bit more hopeful where that's concerned. I also spoke to my gp and we have increased my antidepressants.
I'm shattered, scared and still incredibly sad. But I'm doing my best to hang on and trying to believe I am worthy of the concern, support, care and love that's being shown. 
I'm sharing this part of my journey to help end stigma. It's ok not to be ok. There is support if you reach out, so ple…