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Writing this in 2020, I am divorced with one daughter and three grandchildren - two girls and a boy all under 7. I’m really lucky to live only half an hour away from them :) In 2010 I went into a particularly nasty perimenopause and was left with extreme fatigue which was eventually diagnosed 6 years later as chronic fatigue. In 2015 and 2017 I was seriously ill after very bad reactions and severe withdrawal from 2 different prescribed drugs. Life now is making the best of the ‘new normal’!

'How can I tell what I think until I see what I say?'

E.M. Forster (1927)

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At the moment I have to say it doesn't feel like a breakthrough - I had a rotten night’s sleep last night and feel a bit sick today so I’m not in the best of moods☹️ And my ancient monitor is fin...


June 30, 2022

June Japes in Scottish Meanderings

Here I am sliding in at the last minute as usual! No different in health this month - still lots of bad days and very few periods of feeling better. I'm grateful for them when they come though....


I can't believe we're almost half way through the year already - where does the time go?? Healthwise, this month has been much the same as last - ups and downs - lots of frustration but occasion...


So wish I had better news from my end in this month's update but it's just the same - worse if that's possible. Still just ploughing through the days, forcing myself to do stuff just to particip...


So the laugh of the month is the fact that, after shelling out to get my side of my neighbour's hedges trimmed in my last entry, she went and got them dug up 3 weeks later! Could have saved myse...


Problem is, the guy in charge of the sweet April showers in Scotland appears to have forgotten to have switched them off! I got my second vaccination on the 26th and had a similar reaction to th...


It all started with Four posting a video of religious fraternities dancing to Jerusalema which had gone viral - initially in Ireland I believe but then all sorts of workgroups and other groups go...


I’m getting a haircut in a month’s time! Never did I think I would be starting a diary entry with that as the excitement of the month :) Although the question really is whether I'm going to last ...


OMG it was sooooo nice to see the sun this week for a change! Sun and snowdrops - what could be better? I caught the last of the rays walking through a park in town this afternoon and the place...


I almost thought I wasn’t going to get anything written in here this month because I had some really strange lurgy thing for weeks on end which mainly took the form of constant low grade nausea, ...


I'm waaaaay behind on entries and have been ever since NoJoMo - my bookmarks regularly got up to 5 pages at that point and I thought after Christmas I would just spend extra time and catch up but...


Is there anything more joyous than watching a child learn to read? I still find it amazing when Lily nonchalantly picks out which book she wants to read at bedtime - I don’t mean the one I’m awa...


I can't believe we're at the end of October already - despite the events of this year it does seem to have flashed past very quickly. Or maybe I'm just at that time of life! COVID Our numbers a...


I need to offload what’s happened between Nikki and I this month but I’m finding it really hard to do. So I think I might generalise to give the gist and maybe expand in my next entry depending ...


There's been a death in the family - the first of my generation - and it's rattled me - and Nikki pissed me off bigtime yesterday so I'm doing this survey instead. Might write about the other tw...


Maybe don't read if you haven't hugged your grandchildren in a long time :) Things are slowly getting back to a new normal here as restrictions ease up in Scotland. Every week brings a little mo...


Tuesday Yesterday you spoke to me pitifully. It's time. Yesterday you struggled to eat, walk, drink, sleep, sit, everything. And I knew. Yesterday I had to take you to the place you hate the mos...


Just wanted to share this. Heather is one of the daughters of my best friend - she’s a nurse and she posted this this morning. Isn’t that such a lovely thing to do for her? The funny thin...


Who'd have thought we'd have reason to use these posters once again?? (and notice the price tag on it!) I'd heard rumours there was maybe going to be an easing of restrictions in the next week...


...... but your pesky little sister just keeps ...... I suspect she was responsible for that premature cutting out at the end as well. And don’t worry - Lily’s not doing anything with the vid...


Baby Number 17 has been born in the family - Evangeline Grace Brown - born on the 16th February. (I’m very happy to see her first name has been shortened to Eva already). Look at this head of h...


I really wanted to do the Decade entry because it’s been a pretty awful one all told but I think it would also help me get things in perspective. However it would take a lot of organisation, tim...


I was out at Nikki’s last night and we finished our normal game of Scrabble earlier than usual - around 11.20 p.m. Normally it’s nearer midnight or 1 a.m. So we did something we haven’t done fo...


I'm trying to keep up with all the Christmas preparations and the extra entries generated by NaNoJoMo - and failing miserably - so I went and added two new diarists to my list cos that’ll help!! ...


There’s a Guardian Angel in my life. And his name is Karl. In summary: I was receiving a benefit called Employment Support Allowance - ESA (assistance for those who can’t work for one reason o...


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