Blog Archives


OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)

A wordy piece about how my physical & mental health issues intertwine and cause absolute chaos with my free time and creativity.

Hot Dogs Man Style

I recently saw a video doing the rounds on what I consider to possibly be the best hot dog ever conceived! The idea of making any form of food better as any “real man” will tell you is to simply add some cheese and wrap it in bacon. This hot dog does this perfectly. As the video shows it’s a […]

introducing amanda braiy

Just me

I think for my first ever blog I should introduce myself and my family (seeing as they will be subject to my musings at some point) . I am Amanda and I am 41 and have 3 children, 2 girls and one boy, and a big dopey dog. I am originally from Manchester, and moved to the North-East of England […]


Pilates, Aquafit & Fibromyalgia

I went to my first Pilates class on Monday morning using my new GO Membership from Gateshead Council and despite how sore, tired and stiff I felt on Tuesday, it was worth every minute of the hour-long session because during the class and for several hours afterwards I felt fantastic. In fact I felt better than I have for years. […]