And So A New Episode Begins

For over 4 years I have had to take medication (amitriptyline)  for my M.E. Not something I enjoyed that much as I don’t like being dependent on a tablet. When I first started taking them it was a godsend and really did help with the pain. Amitriptyline is basically a antidepressant but it has a […]

Gallstones – Not Bundles of Joy

Had a new thing start, not a nice new thing either. Gallstones. Oh what bundles of little joy they aren’t. I had heard it be said that the pain of gallstones is up there with giving birth. I have given birth twice. The first was an epidural birth seeing as I had preeclamsia. Upside didn’t […]

You Know Your a FitBit Addict When….

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Last year I bought a FitBit for myself for my birthday. Its advertised as a pedometer that can sync with an app on your phone or on the computer to keep a tally on how many steps you do a day. They reckon you should aim for 10,000 a day and this little fitbit ideally […]

The Month Without Sugar

I have been trying to get to this post for days…ok weeks. January was a chocolate free zone in my house as the other half declared he wanted to try not eating chocolate for a month. To be fair it was a very bold decision for him as being a chocoholic was his life. The […]

Healthy cooking options and how to involve children

You may well be familiar with the constant moaning from newspapers and media commentators that nobody knows how to cook anymore. Apart from that being palpably rubbish ¬– the vast majority of people know how to cook perfectly well, they just often don’t have the time they would like to do it – these sorts […]

Goodbye Chocolate

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The other half decided the before Christmas that he wanted to see if he could go the whole of January without chocolate. What with festive food being everywhere and chocolate being everywhere it was all to easy to eat a lot of the stuff. I realized I was eating a lot of the stuff too […]

Make Goals Work

I never use to be a goal person. I thought I was being all hip and groovy by living life as it happened and proudly not having goals in life. I then started to get arsy with myself because I was not achieving anything. But how could I get anything achieved when I had nothing […]

Why Am I Beating Myself Up With My Weight?

On my walk  back from the supermarket today I got thinking. For the past 4 years I have been trying to loose weight. Trying in vain I might add. Nothing, absolutely nothing, has made the scales wobble in the right direction. In fact the more I tried the more weight I put on and the […]

The Bad Side of Living With M.E

Living with M.E is not only a roller coaster but it hurts. On bad days it hurts a lot. And when I say a lot I mean in the way that you try and be as still as you can because even moving your eyeballs is excruciating. I’m having a bad M.E day today. But […]

Things Definitely Not to Try When Your Over 40


Life is fun, exciting, weird, hard-work and lots of other things and when you just think its going ok you turn 40. Then the whole life game thing changes gear. Days go as fast as minutes and everything you take for granted becomes utter hard work. I like to think of myself as still a […]