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

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

Blogging Through Brain Fog

Ever since I came back from Madeira I have had the most tremendous brain fog. There are so many half ideas dotted around on my phone, iPad and MacBook. I just can't seem to formulate the ideas into cohesive content. Thankfully, I have had a few spare blog posts but I am aware I have … Continue reading Blogging Through Brain Fog

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

I Hated Exercise And Now I Miss It

If anyone has run when they are out of shape, you must know the physical sensations of that exertion. Your lungs feel on fire, you get a stitch in your side that stabs with every movement and breathing is an impossible task. Your legs are leaden and you feel every impact on the ground through … Continue reading I Hated Exercise And Now I Miss It

Happy Birthday Seeing Me In Reality!

I feel like a very proud parent, the blog has got through a whole year. There were some slightly scary parts to this year but also some wonderful uplifting moments. This blog has been my baby, even with a tech nerd for a brother I built this blog and designed every logo I've had. I … Continue reading Happy Birthday Seeing Me In Reality!