10 Reasons Why I am a Dalek: When It Comes To Chronic Illness It’s The Doctor Who Knows Best

When you suffer from a chronic illness or disability, it is essential to possess a sense of humour.  It makes everything easier, less heavy, less serious, even if the issues themselves are just that.  Heck, if you can’t have a good chuckle about incontinence pads then what is the point?  To that end, here is my homage to my particular set of circumstances, even though I don’t think that Daleks don’t really know what incontinence knickers look like. Ten reasons why my diagnosis should in fact be, Dalek. I can’t go up stairs (I’m an old Dalek, not the new […]

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Guest Post: Planning a Wedding Around Chronic Pain and Fatigue – Focus on Fibromyalgia

Nothing much for me to do here except introduce the lovely Laura, who has written an awesome guest post for you guys.  Enjoy! Hi to Vicky’s lovely readers – I’m Laura and I blog at Petitmoi Bigworld. I blog about a variety of subjects but one of the things I find hardest to write about, on my own blog, is my health. I’m not sure why but it’s easier to write about my chronic health issues, and my mental  health issues, when I’m writing it for someone else! Firstly, I understand if you think this post might not be relevant […]

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Silent Sunday 25th May 2014 #silentsunday #mysundayphoto

“Not everything is black and white”

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What’s the story morning glory? – my morning routine unravelled #MorningStories challenge

Mornings can be a whirlwind in any household.  We need to get so much done in such a short space of time, and all while half asleep.  I’ve done my years of lunchbox faffs and school uniform emergencies, and have learned that where possible it’s good to get things done the night before.  Food, clothes, bags of kit, whatever can be done in advance I do.  Despite this there are still some things which can only be done in the morning.  To that end, here’s a glimpse into mornings in my household. It’s all about me! Getting going in the […]

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Low level play day: crafts and food play for exhausted and poorly parents – Easter Chicks and Home Made Sweets

Regular readers will be well aware of my seemingly near constant poorlyness.  For me, it’s all part of my plethora of interwoven conditions, several of which are auto immune.  This means I am constantly tired, hurting and incapacitated on some degree.  I’ve been particularly poorly of late after a nasty fall a few weeks ago so I have had to prioritise, delegate, pace, and make the most of the times I’m feeling ‘better’ (in chronic illness the word ‘better’ is a relative term, as you’re never really better). But time waits for no man, woman, or Mum – and as […]

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Listening to my body and asking for help – being kind to me #motivationalmonday

Hey guys – happy Monday!  I’ve been a little under the weather lately – so apologies for the late post.  A burst of productivity last week meant that I was able to get some blogging done and schedule some posts during the week, but I’ve now caught up with myself.  I know in previous posts I have mentioned tests etc going on at the moment.  They are, more than anything because I have no idea what is going on with my body, so the professionals have been sent in, so to speak.  The problem with having several co-morbid conditions (conditions […]

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Walking sticks just got funky!

I know what you’re thinking – that has to be an oxymoron.  Canes are what your grandad uses and pins little metal badges to. Not anymore – sticks just got 21st century! Check out this post by fellow bloggers over at Ablieze Off the Wall Disability and Disabled blog I only use sticks inside – but these are so gorgeous!  I think I would have to start inviting more people over for coffee just to show off my sticks – especially if I can get one to coordinate with my wardrobe favourites My current sticks are like this: They are […]

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OOTD my first ever ASOS.com purchases (I know!!)

As promised, a blog post on my new ASOS outfit. As someone with limited mobility, I know it is shocking that I haven’t been doing the whole online shopping thing up to now.  Well, I have – to an extent.  I do my grocery shopping online, and my monthly ebay spend is bordering on criminal.  I have been shopping for myself and J’s wedding next year (more on that story later), and the almost daily deliveries of beautiful things when I first started sourcing things was nothing short of thrilling!  Having done most of the ‘buy ahead’ shopping for the […]

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Making this up as I go along…

…ah, I crack myself up 😉  A little colour in your cheeks I am of course referring to one of my passions – makeup!  I love it, I covet it, I buy it, I own to much of it, and don’t wear it nearly enough.  In another of my life’s weird dichotomies, I only ever seem to have the time/energy to try new makeup looks in the middle of the night when insomnia strikes and I have watched loads of fabulous tutorials on You Tube. I saw this pic and could instantly relate!  One of the problems with chronic illness […]

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Presenting…lil’ ‘ol me :-)

Wow – I finally did it!  I’ve been foostering around with the idea of blogging for an age – and this eve thought, heck, why not.  Here are some of the thought processes leading to this blog and this post…which if you pop in, I would imagine you will see alot of. It’s good to talk I like to talk.  I like to write.  As I spend alot of time at home (reasons to follow), I write as I would talk if all the lovely Youtubers, Facebookers, Pinteresters and Bloggers were in my front room (or bedroom) and I were […]

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