Christmas Stocking Gift Guide 2018

Well well, look how time flies! I love Christmas and buying gifts that I wanted to do more than just the one gift guide this year. Stocking fillers are still a thing in our adult family. I love having stockings and all the cute and lovely things you can put in them. I'm going to … Continue reading Christmas Stocking Gift Guide 2018

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

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

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

Ambition, Panic and M.E

Do you ever panic that you aren't doing enough with your life? Every September when school starts again I get overwhelmed with the feeling I'm not doing enough and I'm wasting time. When I first came out of education I was taking a gap year to see if I could recover enough to do an … Continue reading Ambition, Panic and M.E

I Feel Pretty Oh So Pretty

Today I had my hair cut and I was sat there whilst my hairdresser was snipping away thinking how lucky I am to have people around me who help make me feel pretty and maintain some of what makes me 'me'. I have a wonderful hairdresser who I've known for 10+ years and she comes … Continue reading I Feel Pretty Oh So Pretty