I’ve been stuck in a flare-up for two weeks now; for those who don’t know a flare-up is brutal – it’s when your chronic illness gets triggered by something(or sometimes nothing) and you feel really shit for a few days/weeks/months. Continue reading “The most savage of flare-ups”
Avocados. They are everywhere these days; and they are touted as a good fat and amazingly good for you.
What’s that you say – a good fat, do they even exist? For years we have been told fat is bad for us, yet we need fat to live and yes, there are good sources of fat. Continue reading “To avocado or not to avocado”
For the first time in years I went away for Christmas this year – my mother in law lives in Ryde and so we went and stayed with her for a week.
I’ve spoken before about the seaside – it’s my happy place and my dream to live next to the sea. Continue reading “Christmas on the Isle of Wight”
I’ve been fully vegetarian since June 2017 now and I can honestly say I’ve never looked back.
What started as hating the texture of meat has turned into a bit of an animal cruelty thing and I’ve toyed with the idea of trying veganism for a month or so now. Continue reading “Veganuary & me”
Happy New Year, how are we all?
I’ve been having a bit of a blog break for the last few weeks; life has been hectic and a lot has happened – hence this post… Continue reading “A diagnosis and an absence”
A year ago today I became a blogger!
And what a year it’s been.
This blog may just look like a bunch of (often badly written) articles on various different things, but it’s grown into a huge part of my life.
I’ve pushed my own social boundaries and attended events. I’ve met lots of lovely people, and have even made some blog buddies.
I’ve reached out and helped people who have felt how I’ve felt; and other people have reached out and helped me.
I found myself recently thinking about where I am and the direction my blog is heading in; and it made me read back over my first few posts.
I needed someone to talk to. I needed somewhere to vent and I wanted to be able to reach out and help people while helping myself.
I thought no one would ever read my blog. I thought no one would ever be interested or understand.
And here I am – pushing 5,000 followers on Twitter, 1,000 on Instagram and a handful on Facebook.
I’ve made friends with bloggers, who help me more than they will ever know – the support and encouragement is overwhelming.
I’ve made friends with non-bloggers – people who have heard of me or found me by chance.
There have been negatives – I’ve had nasty comments from other bloggers and I’ve had my fair share of trolls. In all honestly, the negativity has made me stronger and I couldn’t really give a shit.
I pushed myself to my limits and took myself off to London, alone, and came home with a huge sense of pride (and a new iPhone).
And most of all I’ve been able to indulge my love of writing – I’ve got a few things in the pipeline that I never imagined would be possible, and blogging has given me the confidence to do those things.
So, Happy Birthday Pass the Prosecco Please – totally not just a blog, you’ve changed my life. And a huge thank you to my beautiful followers and fellow bloggers who have laughed, cried and got pissed with me.