Chronic Illness – Shower Hacks

Hi to all my readers. I hope you’re doing well despite all that life currently launches at us. Yes, sorry to mention we’re still in year 2020! Although I have included some details about and images of products, this is not a sponsored post. This post is brought to you via the WP Block Editor! … Continue reading Chronic Illness – Shower Hacks

Home Worship, an Interior Design

Home Worship

I realised the title can be read in two ways. As I'm not about to launch into detail about en trend colours, and fabric samples (ah, one day peely paint... stay AWAY from the paintbrush!) I hope the intention of title will become clearer. Home worship an Interior Design [Approx 1600 words.] I began to … Continue reading Home Worship, an Interior Design

M.E. Awareness week 2019…

Hi from here!πŸ™‹ This week, May 5 - 12, 2019 is M.E. Awareness Week. As an ME sufferer myself, I am so aware of the importance of joining the effort to raise awareness of a much maligned and misunderstood chronic illness.

I’ve been discussing Loneliness over at ‘The Unchargeables’

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Hi! I've been quiet for quite a while I know. In a bid to recoup some energy I had to make some changes. For longer than anticipated! Taking a reluctant break from writing my blog was one of them. Before taking the hiatus, I penned this piece for The Unchargeables  website. And I'm excited to … Continue reading I’ve been discussing Loneliness over at ‘The Unchargeables’

A letter to the parents who are chronically ill (You are not a failure)

This is the first time I have reblogged a post from another blogger. It’s such a poignant post, I had too.Β 

Reblogged fromΒ Called to Watch.

Called to Watch

My mum has a chronic illness. She’s been sick for as long as I can remember. Mum, this letter is for you.

Dear Parent with a chronic illness,

You don’t have to say it aloud. I’ve read it in your sighs, your looks, your actions.

The confession. The apology.

My sickness has damaged the happiness of my child.

I, who brought them into the world, who had all these plans, these hopes – have been able to do one percent of all I dreamed.

I wasn’t the one to bake with them, to take them to the beach, to bushwalk, to laugh – someone else did these things, and sometimes, no one did them.

Am I a failure?

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What’s Your Word? Part 1

I try to have a word for the New Year as I don't always find resolutions very realistic, well for me anyway. So... Prompted by the WP Daily Prompt, thank you. Encouraged by the post by Melanie at melaniespickett.com ~ 5 Ways to a Happy New Year. And the post by shepherdessfortheking.com ~ One Word for 2018. I settled on … Continue reading What’s Your Word? Part 1

Marriage & Chronic illness…for richer, for poorer

Part I ~ For richer for poorer One of the many facets of Marriage within Chronic illness. During this year, with my husband, we celebrated 30 years of marriage. We didn't anticipate the limitations now ever-present, we hadn't even thought about that when we first married. We were young, naive, having fun (and learning about … Continue reading Marriage & Chronic illness…for richer, for poorer

Is Chronic illness Live Art..?

A fairly recent, very light-hearted, conversation prompted a thought. And as my readers will know, that's not unusual for me.  The conversation... I had been chatting with one of my children & reflecting on their recent visit to Tate Modern in London. (No, I still haven't reached the dizzy heights of London.) We discussed our … Continue reading Is Chronic illness Live Art..?