Realities of Fibromyalgia & ME


I use this platform to get things out as it’s unhealthy to keep them in my head, they breed and get worse if left to fester, write them down and let them go seems to be the best way to deal with them.  I’m having a tough day as I’m in a mid level amount…

Elusive Sleep


I lie in my bed, eyes tightly closed, not wide awake nor sleeping. No anger or annoyance just patiently waiting and hoping the elusive sleep will arrive.  I dare not open my eyes as I don’t want to miss that moment where sleep does drop by.  It eventually arrives but never stays long, leaving me wanting…

Fibromyalgia feelings. 


Taken from careonline.com because I read it and realised I could have written this word for word.  “Chronic pain is increasingly rampant today. Yet, chronic pain and chronic illnesses are often invisible. In many cases there are no casts, visible rashes or runny nose involved. Chronic pain sufferers often appear “normal,” perhaps only a bit…

The Dementors


I’m pretty sure that anyone who’s read Harry Potter and has ever suffered depression can totally understand where JK Rowling was coming from when she wrote about these creatures that swoop down and suck every last drop of happiness from you. That is exactly how I would describe depression, you can feel it, like a…

Quick Biscuits!


Imagine this scenario, friends with kids turn up unexpectedly and you have no biscuits or anything sweet to offer. Well, 15 minutes and you could have a tin full of biscuits! It’s so easy too so no stress and not too much mess!  Ingredients: 2oz sugar 4oz butter 6oz plain flour Method: Heat oven to…

Tips for travelling with your dog.


If you have a dog, you would probably like to be able to take your dog on your journeys with you – after all, they are part of the family for most of us.  We recently got a passport for Toby our Jack Russell as we realised how much we dislike leaving him behind.  We…

The Tooth Fairy


Originally posted on RagTop Dolls:
Don’t kids just love the tooth fairy!  Well how about making it even more special for them – those magic years don’t last long at all, they soon stop believing, either that or their teeth stop falling out and they’ve got all their adult teeth. I have been working on…

April 2015, Trip to Andalucia. 


I’m currently busy finishing off a few last bits of work before jetting off early on Friday morning to sunny Spain. No, I haven’t started packing just yet, washing has been done and is awaiting the dreaded iron!  As always, I’m very excited to be heading to one of my favourite parts of the world….

Everybody’s free to wear sunscreen!


There are some safe sunscreens, be aware also though that you need half an hour sun exposure without sunscreen per day to avoid Vitamin D deficiency. Go to the link below to read which sunscreens are safe, why 75% aren’t and why.  The two most interesting points for me were 32 & 33, let me…