The Story of the Blues

Today is the BIG BLURTATHON which has been organised by the Blurt Foundation and this year it’s all about the power of your story. In keeping with that theme, here is mine… For those of you that don’t, my name is Stuart and I’m a 43-year-old father to 5-year-old triplets. I’ve been married for over … Continue reading The Story of the Blues

In My Darkest Hour

Last weekend we had a rare night out without the kids as it was Elaine’s birthday. To make full use of the free time, we went out for a curry and then on to the cinema. After much deliberation, we had decided to see ‘Darkest Hour’, the true story of the start of World War … Continue reading In My Darkest Hour

A Place For My Head

I’m not going to lie, the last week or so has been a struggle. January is a difficult time of year for me.  It is a natural period of self-reflection which is never a good thing for someone who spends too much time in their own head, it reminds me of one of the most … Continue reading A Place For My Head

Isolation

This is a blog that has been coming for a while but I’ve struggled to find the right words when I’ve tried to put my thoughts on paper. It’s a particularly apt topic at this time of year so I’ve tried to get it finished. One of my biggest struggles as I start to feel … Continue reading Isolation

Thank You

As the first year of the Foundation draws to a close, it is time to reflect on what has been a successful year. Over the year, we have managed to raise awareness of mental health issues, raise our profile and follower numbers and raise some money to help with the fight against mental illness. There … Continue reading Thank You

Regret

Total Warrior soon seemed to have come around again and as we got closer to the day of the event it became evident that I wasn’t going to be as prepared as I would have liked. I’d been struggling with a knee ligament injury for a couple of months that needed rest (not sure how … Continue reading Regret

The Dan Rhodes Foundation

Since the year of challenges drew to a close, there has been much soul searching over what direction to take the fundraising in going forward. After months of thinking and consideration and following the successful second attempt at Total Warrior, I came to the conclusion that there was so much more that could be done … Continue reading The Dan Rhodes Foundation

100 mile cycling challenge – 16 January 2016

In one sense it seemed a long time since I kicked off the year of challenges by cycling from Drighlington to Welton in the freezing cold of February, but in another sense the end of the year of challenges soon seems to have come around. In part that will be down to the fact that … Continue reading 100 mile cycling challenge – 16 January 2016