What a mixed reaction it provokes when somebody says ‘we all feel like that’ to a bipolar sufferer. One part of you thinks, yes that’s true and another part says, but you’re not bipolar. Like me. Continue reading →
Putting pen to paper doesn’t seem like something I do, but I have before, I read what I’ve wrote and wonder why I still don’t know what to do. I look at what I’ve written expecting to see a clue, but I’m still lost, no ideas, I’ve found a toolbox – do I have anything new for you? Should I write down my thoughts, or what it is I do. I talk about a battel and a fight, but the one I’m fighting is you. Who else would read these scribbles, who else even cares? Continue reading →
Although 10 kilometres may not seem far to some, for us this race was a challenge and an opportunity to push ourselves. Continue reading →
What is Elefriends?
Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. We all know what it’s like to struggle sometimes, but now there’s a safe place to listen, share and be heard.
- Open to anyone (18 years+) who struggles with their mental health
- Available on web and mobile app (iOS and android)
- Elefriends can share posts and images on the main wall, give support using interactive buttons like ‘I hear you’/ ‘thinking of you’ and private message each other.
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(almost a pudding and delicious served with cream or ice-cream)
400g rhubarb trimmed and cut into 2.5cm (1 inch) pieces
120g caster sugar
100g ground almonds
Half teaspoon of baking powder
2 eggs lightly beaten
Grated zest of 1 small orange
2tbsp orange juice
75g self-raising flour
25g flaked almonds (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 190c or gas mark 5
2. Grease a round 23cm springform cake tin and tin it with baking paper
3. Place rhubarb in a bowl with 50g of the sugar and leave for 30 mins
4. Beat remaining sugar with the butter then whisk in the eggs
5. Using a metal spoon gently fold in the flour, baking powder and ground almonds
6. Stir in the orange zest and juice
7. Stir in the rhubarb and sugary juices into the cake mixture and spoon into the prepared tin.
8. Place the tin on a baking sheet, sprinkle with the flaked almonds if using and put into the oven
9. Bake for 25 mins then reduce the oven temp to 180c (gas 4) and cook for a further 25 mins or until firm. Let the cake cool in the tin before you turn it out.
Bath Mind had a lovely afternoon down on our GreenLinks community allotment yesterday, with a Food for Thought BBQ, a gardening quiz and beautiful sunshine!
Fresh herbs for the salad
Food for Thought is cooking up a storm!
Work carries on, on the allotment
Judith creates a delicious salad
Kate has a go at the GreenLinks gardening quiz
Malcolm keeps cool
Jackie takes charge of the raita
Lamb burgers on the grill
Enjoying the sunshine
The pond is full of tadpoles
The allotment in the sunshine
Tucking in to tasty treats
Lovely prizes for the Gardening quiz
After lunch the team gets down to work!
Hello, I’m Malcolm and I will be running The London Marathon on 24th April 2016.
This will be the first time I have run 3 marathons in a 12 month period and my 22 full marathon since starting running in 1987. I am running for Bath Mind and Greenlinks allotment project.
Mental health and wellbeing are just as important as physical fitness and Bath Mind is vital in supporting local people requiring advice and assistance in this respect. If anyone would like to support this very worthy local charity. Go to my site uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MalcolmSutton1 it’s quick and easy to donate.
My head is down,
The pavement’s dull,
But I will stand and fight.
My head is down,
But I push on,
Won’t wallow in my plight.
My head is down,
But I’ll get there,
Coz I will see the light.
My head pulls up,
I look around,
All senses just ignite!
Feel the ground,
Smell the air,
See the whole world move.
I hear my cry,
For I am here,
To taste the joy of life!