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    Mental Health/Illness & Us Men

    As if 2021 couldn’t get any worse I’m going to try talk about mental health/illness among us men. Now I’ll be honest, I’ve never suffered with a mental illness. I’m fortunate, but I think this is because I’m quite open and honest with how I feel. But men, we don’t talk about this. A quick Google tells you 1 in 8 men have a common mental illness such as depression. That means of all the men in my family, on average, 1 of us will suffer with a mental illness. Thats quite a scary thought. In 2019, there were 5691 suicides. I dread to think what the figure could be…

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    Fuck You 2020! – Paddy’s Year

    As I saw in the new year last night I opened the front door, let 2020 out and in walked the glorious bastard that is going to be 2021! This time last year was very different “Happy New Year Paddy I cant wait to meet you in a few days and spend the whole day with you xxx” said Agnes. Who thought that the year would go so so different to what I was thinking. It was just after my Grans funeral. We “cheered” 2020 in with family. Tears flowed as we mourned her passing. Agnes had been great for me but it was hard. A couple of dates later…

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    Singles Day – Its All About Self Loving

    Singles Day, something I never knew existed until today (11th November) and I’ve been single on this day many times before. I think I read somewhere this day is thanks to China. The less said there the better. So Singles Day got me thinking, single life, is it all that bad? For me I would have to say no. In the middle of a pandemic knowing you cant date or meet someone then it can have its moments of the sobering thought of “I’m going to be alone forever!” But thats not the case, unless we want to be alone and chose to be alone. But even for us singles…