You are not alone

If you celebrate Christmas, then Merry Christmas but many find this to be an incredibly hard time of year. You’re not alone.

For whatever reason, if you need to talk to anyone or are feeling in need of help then please use one of the numbers on this list.You’ll find a friendly caring ear at the other end.

And remember, don’t feel pressured in to drink driving this festive season. Read my post on the Designated Driver scheme HERE 



Tel No   0300 123 3393



Tel No      116 123

Alcoholics Anonymous


Tel No     0800 9177650



Info line 08000 50 20 20

London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard

Tel No    0207 837 7324



Tel No     0300 304 7000

Papyrus, Prevention of young suicide


National self-help body for the Transgender community

Beaumont Society


Information Line 01582 412220


0800 1111

Depression Alliance




Tel No     0808 2000 247


Beating eating disorders.


Help line 0345 634 1414

Youth Line 0345 634 7650



Tel No    0808 800 4444

NHS Direct


No Panic


Tel No  0844 967 4848

youth helpline     01753 840393

If you are just feeling lonely, then feel free to tweet me during the day @ladyfromatramp for some moral support and some digitally sent brussel sprouts!

Stay safe, take care and love yourself.


x x x


Tips for a good nights sleep

A good nights sleep

Everyone struggles to sleep at some point. Whether it is stress, babies, or a fidgety partner, bed is one of the places we spend the longest each day in 1 place.

I struggle to sleep quite often, working late and rising early, I need to make those few snatched hours in bed count. I have invested in a quality mattress and luxurious bedding to make my bed an inviting and relaxing place so I don’t have to stress about sleep.

I have a few handy tips for you to help you get the most out of bed time too View Post


Designated Driver Scheme

Designated Driver Scheme Newcastle

At this time of year, being the designated driver can be both a blessing or a curse. Whether it is by necessity or choice, buying soft drinks, mocktails or alco free beers can all add up to just as an expensive night as one on the booze but you get the joy, usually, of ferrying your drunk mates home after the Christmas Party. Yay.

In a bid to drastically cut down the amount of drink drivers at this festive time of year, many City Centre bars are now adopting the Designated Driver scheme.

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Beamish Christmas Nights 2016

Beamish Christmas Nights 2016

Every year Beamish Museum plays host to a series of weekend night time events to showcase traditional a Victorian Christmas as well as heaps of festive spirit – Beamish Christmas Nights.

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Edinburgh Christmas Market

Edinburgh Christmas Market 2016

Nothing says Christmas like a good old festive winter market and no one does it better in the UK than Edinburgh.

Taking over Princes Street Gardens, the annual event is a melting pot of sights, sounds and of course the delicious smells.

I visited, along with my blogging besty Vicky to see what the fair city had to offer. View Post