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

Ode to a Field

This piece is dedicated to the beautiful fields that have been my sanity for 17 years of Chronic Illness and the few before. I have spent many hours just absorbing their beauty. And it is endless. Before I became ill, walking them with my children and then doggo on my time off from work, jumping … Continue reading Ode to a Field

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

We Begin To Smile Again

A purple top hat with a wand and stars

There is Hope I doodled this last night, as the country waited and prepared with the sense of anticipation. Here in the UK, measures continue to gradually lift. Easing of Restrictions I'm not a one for magic or magic tricks. But today in the UK stage two of easing restrictions begins. We are no longer … Continue reading We Begin To Smile Again

A Nation’s Sadness

Buckingham Palace in bloom

Whether a Royalist or not, (I'm somewhere in the middle I think) yesterday without doubt will have touched the heart of the UK Nation. The husband of Her Majesty the Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, passed away peacefully at 99-years-old. As so many famillies have experienced bereavement over the most horrible past eighteen months, and … Continue reading A Nation’s Sadness