Hey, It’s Okay To…… At Christmas

I feel guilty having just typed out the title of this blog post. Now, this isn't because I'm lazy or I don't care it's just how I try to cut down on what I deem extras and for you it might be different. So all of the below fit into the It's Okay to __________ … Continue reading Hey, It’s Okay To…… At Christmas

Deck The Halls – New Decorations

A good friend of my family used to take her children every year to chose a decoration for the tree. They had one each and were allowed exactly what they wanted from trucks to elves. Once she told me why they had this tradition, she didn't want her kids to not have any decorations when … Continue reading Deck The Halls – New Decorations

Christmas Gift Guide 2018

fa la la la la la la la la! It's that time of year again and this year I am putting out three, yes three gift guides! I am covering Christmas presents today but will have DIY gift ideas and stocking fillers later on in the month. So it goes without saying these are just … Continue reading Christmas Gift Guide 2018

A Letter To The Other Half Of M.E

I was on Instagram and the lovely memyselfand_m.e shared an article from The Mighty. I was inspired after reading the article and wanted to pay homage to my Baloo and every other partner who deals with M.E on some level. Baloo and I are slightly different as both of us have M.E, it was how … Continue reading A Letter To The Other Half Of M.E

A Different Kind Of Advent

So I have left this blog post rather last minute because I forgot I needed a blog post..... But Baloo gave me a genius idea so I'm running with it and I hope you like it. I've had reusable advent calendars all my life and my parents have had a nativity scene and have filled … Continue reading A Different Kind Of Advent

Autumn Simple Pleasures

I love the light quality of the autumn, the slight crispness in the air and the beauty of the changing colours all around. I quite enjoy the cold cat paws that land on my lap when Dibley comes to warm up and cuddle. These are a few of my favourite things as the song goes … Continue reading Autumn Simple Pleasures

Needing To Escape

I am a homebody by nature and for me, there is nothing like being in your own quiet oasis. When you have a chronic illness the feeling of choosing to be in your home isn't always there. You can end up with cabin fever, even if it takes months to build up. What do you … Continue reading Needing To Escape

Readdressing The Balance

I know I'm not the first person to have to readdress the balance of trying to stay well but also be a participant of life. I haven't been getting the balance right recently. Most of it has been out of my control, more doctors appointments meetings and family events and just generally trying to keep … Continue reading Readdressing The Balance

See Me Before M.E

"Don't forget, I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her." When I watched Notting Hill for the first time, the quote above didn't really impact me. It started to resonate when I got ill. I wanted to have that moment where I became just a girl looking for … Continue reading See Me Before M.E

Starting Closer To Home

Looking closer to home when you are dreaming from your bed of the far of lands David Attenburgh has described might be the most anti-climatic symbolism you could muster. Home can become your prison, as awful as it sounds. You know each of the four walls of a room intimately to the texture of the … Continue reading Starting Closer To Home