Monday, 30 March 2015

Me In The Newsam Centre, Seacroft, Leeds

Well, this is my environment right now. It's not exactly Torremolinos but it is a place of safety and care where people with mental illness issues can receive the assistance they require.

When first arriving here the experience can be very strange and disorienting especially when coming across patients with schizoid issues rather than neurotic symptoms. I've been here a week now and it seems as though I will be here most of this week also. I'm starting to become institutionalised and quite dependent on the hospital routines.

Half of me wants to be here in this place of safety whilst the other half wants to be away and back to freedom. However, I have decided to take the advice of the medical staff and 'go with the flow'.

I have the status of an informal patient but there are issues around supervision bearing in mind the overdose I took. If I would like to go out I must therefore be escorted and that takes a bit of getting used to. However, so much has changed in my life since that fateful evening. I simply don't know where all this is going to go. I will just have to see.

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Newsam Centre Seacroft, That's where I Am Right Now!

Well, I know I definitely won't ever forget this week! It's been like no other at all. Life here on the wards is very different from anything I have experienced in the past. I do hope this will be my one and only time in here but who knows?

Monday, 9 March 2015

A Trip To Haworth

It's been years and years since we last visited Haworth and Bronte County so, last week, we carried on from our trip to Saltaire and went to take a look. It was gorgeous weather and the entire day was beautiful.

Saturday, 7 March 2015

The Arrival Of Spring By David Hockney At Salt's Mill

Yesterday we went to Salt's Mill to look at the new permanent exhibition of ipad art by David Hockney. I would recommend this to anyone who likes colour and the work of David Hockney. If you take things slowly there such a lot to see at Salt's Mill and some gorgeous surrounding streets and parks to stroll around in.

The Arrival Of Spring By David Hockney At Salt's Mill

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Newlay Walk This Afternoon

Pollard Bridge Newlay

Paul Tasker On Pollard Bridge Newlay

Janet Tasker On Pollard Bridge

Paul Tasker By The Leeds Liverpool Canal

Leeds Liverpool Canal