So, 2022 has been an interesting year. (Happy Advent, by the way.) It's been a return to normal after the absolute horror and chaos of coronavirus lockdown pandemic, and personally, it's been a gradual worsening of everything about me until I got some help. Oh, I know, I know, my health is old news now. … Continue reading Well this girl is…automatic. she’s systematic. she’s *hydromatic*. she’s Grea…tly symptomatic.
Ah, Gentle Readers. Welcome back. 2022 looks a bit grim, doesn't it? January has flown past, and despite having had several post ideas, all of them are currently languishing in Drafts. My apologies. But also not my apologies - I challenge you to find a single person who produced something funny or inspiring during a … Continue reading Acts of Radical Self-Care
Today is the tenth anniversary of my thyroidectomy. It is ten years since I went under the knife to get the bastarding thyroid out of my neck and myself back to full health. Quick recap for those of you not around in 2011/12 If you know the story, click here to skip June/July 2011: horribly … Continue reading Ten Years On
Gentle Readers. it is I, your Humble Author, back at long last with another Amusing Anecdote for your delectation. Well, I say Amusing Anecdote - I suspect you're going to read it in increasing horror before eventually finding the humour in it, which is what has happened to me. I haven't written on my blog … Continue reading The Most Audacious Thing in 2021
I was genuinely astonished this week to discover you can still become ill with things that aren’t COVID19. I had three days away with my Ma to the Isle of Wight to visit friends (it was a wonderful time). As such, I breathed some new air and caught an absolutely stinking cold. It was not … Continue reading Head Cold
Since the pandemic started in March 2020, and we were all either sent home or sent to the frontline to die in the service of the virus, a HUGE amount of my life has taken place via the filter of my laptop camera. This is a shame, as my laptop camera inevitably shows me at … Continue reading Life Online: What I Might Remember
Gentle Readers, I swear I didn't MEAN TO KILL HIM. I had the very best of intentions for dear, sweet Cornelius, so lovingly gifted to me. But alas. I must announce my complete lack of nurture ability has led to the demise of Cornelius. He ded. RIP. A moment's silence for my prayer plant, so … Continue reading Live Lagom – Nature vs Nurture: True Nature (part 2)
First of all, I know, I know. I’m a day late. But I get to exercise my *gratitude attitude* in this very first paragraph by acknowledging this and acknowledging that you, my Gentle Readers, will be sympathetic. My excuse is the familiar classic of the chronically ill person: I ran out of spoons. I had … Continue reading Funtime Friday! (on a Saturday, because what even is time?)
As an attempt to find some ~c~o~n~t~'e~n~t~ for this blog, I signed up in early Spring this year (2021) for a snack subscription service called SnackSurprise. If you've got any kind of social media, you might have seen adverts for SnackSurprise. They offer monthly subscriptions to an international snack subscription, where each month, a bunch … Continue reading When Snacks Turn Against You
Well, what a week it's been. I'm not even sure where to start with the whole mask/no-mask, UK government lifting restrictions thing, and I got very angry on Twitter earlier this week about some gammon-face threatening to take bloody pennies of welfare support away from people who need it, so I think it's time I … Continue reading Funtime Friday!