Christmas is coming

Read on to see all my #Christmas posts including gift ideas, recipes, music, movies, books, money-saving and eco-friendly ideas, how to give to charity on a budget, and more.

February/March Newsletter

Read my February/March newsletter to find my book and film recommendations, along with makeover ideas for the garden.

January/February Newsletter

My monthly newsletter detailing my relevant blog posts for all of February's national and awareness days, along with recommended tv/movies and books.

Christmas Blogmas 2020

Sharing daily Christmas posts throughout December for the blog challenge Blogmas. Here you will find recipes, gift ideas, ways to be kind to the environment and those in need, as well as book, movie and music recommendations.

Victorian Corpse Bride Halloween Display, Redford USA

How about this for a Halloween display!

Tea & Cake For The Soul

Last year whilst browsing some of the Halloween groups on Facebook, I came across this corpse bride display in Redford USA. Photographer, Stacey Jariett Luoma, kindly allowed me to share this fantastic set of photos with you all today.

She told me that

View original post 255 more words

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is focusing on Mental Health for Everyone in 2020. As someone who has lived with depression and anxiety for most of my adult life, I'd like to share my story and my tips with you, as where to go for professional help for your mental health and wellbeing.

20 Books for Christmas 2020 Reading Challenge

Find out how you can join in with the 20 Books for Christmas Reading Challenge for 2020 and see what books I have chosen for my challenge. Join us via your blogs or social media accounts.

Summer Update

Hey everyone, I thought it was about time I posted a quick update to let you know what's going on with me and what's coming at Tea and Cake for the Soul. You may have noticed that there have been a lot of book posts lately so I wanted to explain that and reassure you … Continue reading Summer Update

Talk Support for Your Mental Health

I thought I would reshare this post about talking therapy seeing as it’s Mental Health Awareness Week. Mind, the mental health charity, are encouraging you to #SpeakYourMind.

In this post you will find different ways to get talk support, as well as links to my other self help tips for mental health and to orgañisations who can offer further support.

Tea & Cake For The Soul

Treatment for your mental illness may be medication and/or some form of talk support or therapy. It could be in the form of group counselling or one-one with a psychiatrist, psychologist, nurse or a CBT counsellor.

It is very important that you talk about your mental health. Get it out in the open. If you keep it bottled up, things seem so much worse.

Here are some ways to find talk support:


Once you have seen your GP you should get a referral to some form of therapist, counsellor, or psychiatrist. You may need to push for a quicker appointment if you feel you need it.

Once you get to see someone, it’s important that you are entirely honest with them about your thoughts and feelings. You’re never going to see them again once you’re well so it’s easier to open up to a stranger who will not judge…

View original post 737 more words

Long Time No Speak! A Personal Update From Me

An update of why Tea and Cake for the Soul has been quiet, and what I've been busy with.

20 Books for Christmas Reading Challenge – The Final Verdict

Did I complete the 20 Books for Christmas reading challenge? Find out how I got in and how you can join in with this reading marathon.

Blogmas 2019

View my Blogmas schedule for 2019 for quick access to my social media and all my Christmas themed posts.

Thee Scarecrows AKA Interview

Find out the mystery behind the masked men of straw. Read about their influences, recordings, and much more. You can now find this interview at UK Psychobilly Gig Guide.

20 Books for Christmas Reading Challenge 2019

Join me for the 20 Books of Christmas Reading Challenge this autumn. Find out how to take part and what I will be reading this year.

20 Books of Summer Reading Challenge – Archived

Do you take part in reading challenges? Read on to find out about the annual summer reading challenge, 20 Books of Summer run by 746 Books ,and see how I got on with my first challenge.

Lindsey Kelk – Girl Trilogy – About a Girl, What a Girl Wants, A Girl’s Best Friend

Book reviews for the Girl Trilogy by Lindsey Kelk can now be found in the author spotlight that includes book reviews for About a Girl, What a Girl Wants , A Girl's Best Friend and many more.

Kirsty Greenwood – Vintage Guide to Love and Romance

My review of The Vintage Guide to Love and Romance by Kirsty Greenwood.

Summer/Autumn Update

Hi everyone, hope you've all had a good summer? I thought I'd give you a bit of a summer/autumn update to let you know why it's been so quiet here at Tea and Cake for the Soul and to tell you what's coming up next for me and the blog. If you've been following this blog … Continue reading Summer/Autumn Update

Bedlam Breakout Psychobilly Festival Review – Milkcow Vintage Magazine

You can now find this review at UK Psychobilly Gig Guide.

Meet The Musician – Interview with Mark Penington of The Caravans

You can now find this interview with Mark Penington of The psychobilly rockabilly band at UK Psychobilly Gig Guide.