April 2017 One of my guilty pleasures is watching You Tube videos of women younger, prettier and more successful than me extolling the virtues of various make-up items, homeware and foods that help to keep them younger, prettier and, well, more successful then me. Joke. I do watch them but I am under no illusion that buying… Continue reading What I’m liking now
I have been going through a particularly stressful patch of late...I won't go into the details of why, but lets just say that health, relationships and work all play a part - I am aware that I am not always a 'fun Jen' to be around at the moment. My stress manifests itself as feeling… Continue reading Stressed
A fabulous post by Old House in the Shires on how to encourage kindness and develop self esteem in our kids Source: How to teach kindness and build the self esteem of our children.
Even though I have been at work this week, I am still suffering from monumental jet-lag - when my alarm went off at 6:30am if felt like I was being rudely awaken by someone shouting in my ear in the middle of the night. Cue lots of coffee to get me though the day and… Continue reading Who am I?
Some of my regular readers will know that I have recently been on a two week holiday to Florida with my family - my two kids, my husband and my parents. It was a long awaited trip (the kids have been asking every week, 'how many days is it until Disney?', for the past year),… Continue reading 5 Things I learned from my trip to Florida, as a person with a chronic illness
Things have taken a turn for the worse. I thought that I might have been having a bit of a 'blip', having a bad patch, so to speak. But this is the new me. The new me that lives under a cloud of stress and worry. After 19 years of being pretty much symptom-free, my… Continue reading Cloudy Days and Rainbows
Another recipe from me! This one is super-easy, quick and a hit with the kids (and my husband!). Dare I say it, I think that these biscuit bars taste a lot like Hobnobs, minus the chocolate (a much-loved shop-bought sweet oat biscuit for those of you outside of the UK). This recipe is based on… Continue reading Oaty Biscuit Bars
A brilliant post by Rhiann from My Brain Lesion and Me about the isolation and loneliness of chronic illness. I completely understand how she feels, though it makes me feel very lucky indeed that I can still manage to get out of the house, perhaps not so easily or regularly or to do the things the… Continue reading Being a Prisoner to Chronic Illness
I can't believe it, but a whole year has gone past since I first started blogging. I initially started writing as I was (and still am!) dealing with a lot of struggles and emotions in regards to my multiple sclerosis. I am pleased to say that blogging has not only become very cathartic for me,… Continue reading One year ‘Blogiversary’!
March heralds MS Awareness month. But what does this actually mean? In my life, I've found that most people are 'aware' of MS; they have a 2nd cousin twice removed who has it, or, as my husband used to think, 'it is something that affects your mobility... so you end up in a wheelchair'. Heck, I used… Continue reading March: MS Awareness Month