At first glance it might seem that I am just a happy, normal girl who loves to bake and walk her dog. However, I have suffered with an eating disorder since I was 13. It was only in May 2014 when I realised that this Voice in my head was slowly but surely trying to kill me. And so began the long, hard, and painful journey which is recovery...

I want My Cocoa Stained Apron to be a special place...a place for reflection, memories, shared stories...and of course a little bit of cocoa-staining ;) Recovery might be the hardest thing you ever choose to do in this life. But it is also the bravest and best decision you will ever make.:)

Monday, 20 July 2015

Day 3: Your favourite quote!:)

I know!!! I am like so so SO late with my blog challenge posts and I do apologise profusely for that (I did warn you!! ;) ) Anyway, day 3, a quick little post for today. I have a few favourite quotes!! It was so so hard to single out a favourite one , but after considerable deliberation, I chose this one - it's at the centre of my inspiration board on the wall of my room (I might do a post about my inspiration board soon, as I really think they are such a wonderful thing to do in recovery, for a variety of reasons ;) . I think this quote is so so true of both life and recovery. <3 xxx

I dedicate this post to a the lovely, wonderful lady who gave me this. I met her when I was an inpatient in hospital and we became friends instantly. Whenever I was sad or down, she always brightened my spirits with her warm smiles and strong hugs, cheering me up with her funny anecdotes and news from the outside world. I will never forget her and will treasure this little quote that she gave me forever and ever. <3 Thank you, Eithne. This one's for you. <3 xxx


  1. That's a sweet little quote. I couldn't choose one so in the end I put up several quotes for my favourite quote in the challenge! X

    1. hey hun! <3 how are you keeping dear? ooh I know hun it was so so hard to decide I struggled terribly too ;) I may take a look at your post too hun! Oh hun, I just wanted to check with you - you didnt send any letter to me did you? I never got one hun and I wasn't sure if you had sent it - I thought Id just check with you dear id hate for you to think I had gotten one and hadn't acknowledged it <3 all my love and best wishes hun, I hope you are doing ok <3 xxxxx

    2. Ooh yes take a look at mine too if you like! I'm on day 13 now though.

      I sent a letter, ages ago, did it not arrive :( booo! I'll send you another one if you like! I don't need special stamps to send to Ireland do I?

      Hope you're doing ok too, loads of love and hugs xxxx

    3. <3 I definitely will hun!! Haha I know, I am so, so behind (as always ;) ) ! No hun I am afraid it didn't :'( aww hun, only if you want to, I am sorry the first one did not get here. I'm not sure hun? I would say that you would need to get a Europe stamp? Honestly though hun please don't go to too much trouble <3 take care dear <3 xxx

    4. Hope you enjoy it!

      Aww no way, I'm so sorry, I just put normal UK stamps on. Next time I write, I'll go to the Post Office, and they'll do it correctly I'm sure! I'll write soon! XXx