Batman

From June 13th 2022 I’ve been needing to rest ever since doing the fun stuff on Saturday. But that’s not to say that fun hasn’t been had – it has. After all, it’s not every day that Batman rocks up in Grandma’s back garden! I’m hoping to be well enough for a zoo outing tomorrow.…

Fun Stuff

From June 11th 2022 Yay! I did the fun stuff today – with added spontaneous fun on top. Like a trip to this little place by the water. And a lunchtime glass of wine. Feel a bit crap now, but that’s often the price to pay for a fun outing. That, and needing to rest…

Travel Worries

From June 10th 2022: And here’s the thing with chronic illness – you can’t just go for a trip away, with a worry-free mindset. Not even to spend a few days with family. Excited – definitely! But not worry free. Don’t get me wrong – it’s absolutely bloody fantastic to be here at my Mum’s.…

Butterfly Days

From June 4th 2022: It’s been a rough 11 days since wedding dress shopping day. Health has been up and down, but mostly down. However, while that’s been going on, we had some chrysalides that hatched into beautiful butterflies a few days ago – and today we set them free. It reminded me that although…

The Day After…

From May 25th 2022: Oooof, I feel rough today. As was totally predictable, my health is now paying the price for my big day out wedding dress shopping yesterday. I feel utterly hungover – except minus the alcohol, and utterly exhausted – except minus much physical activity. Just a foggy combination of nauseous, poisoned and…

I Said Yes To The Dress!

From May 24th 2022: Today was such a momentous occasion for me (and my mum!) I’ve been waiting 4 years to go wedding dress shopping. Myself and Pete got engaged at a point when I couldn’t even get dressed – let alone get wed. So, it’s been a long time coming. It was such a…

Millions Missing

From May 12th 2022: It’s been 4 years since Pete travelled to London with my trainers and stood up to tell our story at Millions Missing (while I was at home, pregnant, and too ill to go with him, my M.E having tipped over into ‘severe’ territory at that point). God, I love that man.…

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Holy Mother of …

From May 6th 2022 Is it nearly bedtime yet? I mean, my evening bedtime. Not my afternoon bedtime. (Anyone would think I’M the three-year-old in this anecdote). When I go for my afternoon bedtime, my son usually has some quiet time in his bedroom. He normally plays with his toys and watches his kindle. Not…

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Messy Play, Messed Up Me

From April 19th 2022 And here’s today’s chronically craptastic awareness raising anecdote: I took my son somewhere new to play today. He loved it – lots of variety with toys, sensory and messy play. It was fantastic for him. And I loved it too because I got to chat with other mums. But it was…