Advent – Self Care For Kids

You've heard of putting little notes in your kids advent calendar with random acts of kindness? Well I am doing that this year, as I think it is important to teach kindness in children and what better time of year to encourage it? Find my random Acts of kindness printable HERE. But I have also... Continue Reading →

Microwave Hot Cross Mug Bread

One of the biggest things I miss about going gluten free is the hot x buns. I used to eat them all year round. Toasted with butter. As a sandwich with cheese in. Warmed in the microwave and dipped in baileys, mmmmmmm. Yes you can buy gf hot cross buns, but they are no where... Continue Reading →

Pivotal Point

This time last year I found myself trying to do everything I wanted to do rather than pacing and taking care of myself. I ignored red flag* warning signs, pushed on and ended up crashing and burning for the first half of this year. Now it is November and again I find myself doing what... Continue Reading →

Sport Relief

Today is sport relief day which means my kids had to choose a sporting hero to go to school as. Now being 6 & 8 and not having an overly sport loving family means they don't know any sports people never mind sports hero's. Both girls have opted to go to school today as me.... Continue Reading →


I appear to be having what I am going to call an ME flare. Which I would say is worse than a crash but not as bad as a relapse. I did far too much through December. I ignored the odd symptom that reared it's head and I pushed through. I did this because I... Continue Reading →

New Year, New You?

Tis the season for re-evaluating life, figuring out what is important and if/how things need to change. I have just had possibly the busiest December since I stopped working pantomimes. Looking back it is mostly a blur and I now feel worse than I have in months. To the extent that during December many old... Continue Reading →


A wise lady keeps reminding me that I need to be accountable for my health. I need to put my aims out there, tell the world, let people know what I am trying to achieve and who knows maybe others can then help me, spur me on, encourage the changes I need to make? My... Continue Reading →

Minimalism with Children

I really appreciate the idea of minimalism. Less stuff to organise, clean, tidy, look after. I have spent the last few years trying to de clutter as best I can with minimal energy and a young family under foot. And I have found that the freer from stuff I have become the more relaxed and... Continue Reading →

ME Awareness 2017

It is that time of year again, ME Awareness week. In previous years I have been a princess, a superhero, "gone blue", and donated various handmade items to auctions and raffles. This year I am not doing any specific fundraising, apart from my on going "Kickscoot the coast". This year I would like to talk... Continue Reading →

Grand Plans #1 Kayaking

You may remember I started this year with some grand plans. Well now they are more than just plans! I managed to rope in a couple of good friends and did a kayaking taster session in a local pool! It was great fun, hard work, but fun! I seemed to survive it with only a... Continue Reading →

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