GET and CBT – My Awful Experience as an ME Sufferer

I have thought, with great hesitation and a lot of emotion, if it was time to give a little insight into my experience with a thing called GET - Graded Exercise Therapy and CBT - Cognitive Behavourial Therapy. It's hard to revisit. But with the advent of Long Covid and some recent debacle about a … Continue reading GET and CBT – My Awful Experience as an ME Sufferer

Still Campaigning for the Wood

A field landscape

I am still here, but spending quite a few spoons trying defend this beautiful place. Now facing being enveloped by 1,100+ dwellings. With a 'relief road' due (contradiction in terms) which leaves an active Badger Sett exposed. Trying to gain any reassurance that they will be safely relocated in a timely fashion is impossible. I … Continue reading Still Campaigning for the Wood

Doodles in Nature

More Doodling has been going on here a pace. As spring progresses slowly through unseasonably cold weather. I often wonder if it's because of fewer planes making flights. Yes, OK, a naive hope of climate change reversal. I certainly don't mind not being woken at 5am by a noisy longhaul preparing for descent into the … Continue reading Doodles in Nature

Being a Wildlife Activist When You Have a Chronic Illness

You may have seen from my recent post Ode to a field, that I have been trying to defend a Skylark and its habitat. They have been seasonally nesting in the field behind our home for decades. For how much longer remains to be seen. The excavator has been busy at the back fence Just … Continue reading Being a Wildlife Activist When You Have a Chronic Illness

Exploring Screen Reader Apps

You may have read my previous post Ode to a Field, about locally endangered Skylarks. Once I had started to settle down emotionally I was able to look at the ongoing situation here in a more proactive way. But it hasn't been and isn't easy. To the point of my local Council asking me to … Continue reading Exploring Screen Reader Apps

Books from My Reading List

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This post began three years ago, as 'My Reading Choices for 2018'! Now into 2021, it is just a little bit overdue. Not the books, thankfully. I didn't borrow them from a library. Reading Capacity 2018 was, I'm delighted to say, a good reading year in my MEsphere. Compared to other folks reading capacity, it … Continue reading Books from My Reading List

A Day in the Life of Bedrest

Doodle of a tray with a glass, plate and some food items

Relapses I often know how crummy (ie. Payback, Setback or Relapse written in order of likely duration) the MEcfs is becoming when I have vivid dreams involving rapidly rising water and blocked routes. No not blocked drains and not a dripping tap, or a glass of refreshing sparkling. I'm talking about floods. Perhaps that is … Continue reading A Day in the Life of Bedrest