Photo credit: Gareth Lovering Photography
I have more big news- we’re moving house! This is a good year or two earlier than we had previously had thought for a variety of reasons. We’re moving to a small town called Neath.
I think the idea of moving fills most people with dread, but most especially anyone with a chronic illness. As someone with leadership qualities (aka a control freak) I like to be totally in charge and know exactly what is happening when. My body just won’t allow for that though, and spoonies tend to not react well to any change in environment.
There’s nothing better than a trip to the seaside and last weekend, that’s exactly where we went.
We packed up the car and headed west – into Pembrokeshire – to a small coastal town called Saundersfoot.
For me, it’s a place flooded with childhood memories but Katie had never had the pleasure.
As expected, It wasn’t long before she too fell for it’s charm. From the fish and chips shop, sandy beach and scruffy looking arcade – it has everything you’d expect from a classic seaside destination.
Photo by JamieAnne
My goodness, can you believe it’s March already?! I love it when bloggers share what they’ve been up to throughout the month. It’s always a great way to find new products, books, music and TV shows. It seems only fitting that I should share my favourites with you too.
So, here’s what I enjoyed in February
M.E. has been in the news again recently. Graham Norton received an email from a fellow M.E. sufferer to his agony aunt column in The Telegraph. The writer, Heather, described struggling to see her friends move on with their lives whilst she feels stagnated in sick person limbo. This is definitely something I can identify with, I really felt for Heather when I read her email and just wanted to give her a big hug.
It’s not often that something turns your life upside down but today I get to tell you about something which has done just that.
Photo by Joe Desousa. Please click on photo for original source
Winter can be tough. In the lead up to Christmas, winter can feel magical but, in the January blues, the cold weather and early nights are hardly inspiring. For those of us suffering from chronic pain, it’s even harder because getting cold increases our pain levels. The temptation to go into hibernation until spring is strong. Frankly, with the weather we have here in South Wales, I’d barely leave the house if I gave in.
Photo by Janine
Think about what you have to do in a day. I’m sure a list of chores, jobs and errands swirling around in your head, but honestly, did you even think about the need to take care of yourself?