Posts Categorized: Health & Hobbies

Fatigue and Pacing. I’ve recently come to realise that I’m one of those annoying people that freely gives advice .. but I don’t always apply it to myself 😛 I’m in the final stages of editing my self help book about living with fatigue; and writing it has highlighted that while I’ve learnt lots of tips… Read the rest »

Some people love Christmas, some people hate it. Many people just go along with it as it’s hard to avoid the pervasive commercialisation. Unless you lock yourself away for at least six weeks before the special date that is awaited with equal anticipation and trepidation! Think handmade One way to avoid the feeling of drowning in a commercialised Christmas is… Read the rest »

Precious memories. Of people, places, events. A moment in time, so full of emotion you know you’ll never forget it. Yet, forgotten it becomes. Unfortunately there are a lot of illnesses and conditions that affect our ability to access memories. The information may be in our brains somewhere, but the precious memories may as well… Read the rest »

I don’t often get stuck for words or ideas, but when I do, I try and beat writers block by refilling my spring of creativity in my garden haven. I don’t like the term writer’s block. The frustrating inability to make progress on our writing is often procrastination. But for me it can also be… Read the rest »

I’m not a collector. How can collecting be good for you? I hate dusting, and if I can’t find room for something it gets given or thrown away. With fatigue and pain taking up hours of my time, it takes too much energy to keep the house tidy. An ornament of any size has to… Read the rest »

Is it really possible to thrive with chronic fatigue? I was feeling optimistic when I wrote this post two years ago five things to like about chronic fatigue! I’m still living with constant pain and chronic fatigue. I still push myself, and end up paying a price. For example, I spent an enjoyable Saturday evening… Read the rest »

Knowing who you are makes you stronger. I love this as a tagline for my Daughter of Ravenswood series. To be honest, most of the story ideas I have come back to this central theme in some way. Every book marketer will say that you need a tasty tagline to capture both the heart and… Read the rest »

When we bought our house 15 years ago now, we bought a garden, that happened to have a lovely open plan house placed on it 😀 My garden has always been my haven. It had a gorgeous pool in the back garden. I didn’t particularly want a pool as I can’t swim, and I’d seen how… Read the rest »

This lovely poem was written by poet and photographer Louise Wolfers 🙂 Thankyou Louise! He is a cheeky little munchkin 🙂 He loves visitors, and loves showing off. Most of all he loves playing up while I’m busy writing. Like jumping up at the table and running off with one of the placemats. Actually he… Read the rest »

My husband is quite addicted to cycling. It’s possibly a healthy obsession (apart from the cost and recovery time from accidents 😀 ) It certainly keeps him away from home for most of the weekend. He cycles, stops for a coffee and a chat, and cycles some more. The bike is well travelled and often photographed… Read the rest »