Having gone through most of my adult life with no broken bones (a couple of cracks, but nothing broken) my subconscious obviously decided it was time to play catch up a couple of years ago and caused me to fall over and break my wrist. Not content with that I then twisted my ankle rather… Read More Carelessness and Breakages
Poppy becomes more of a mummy’s girl as the days and weeks go by. Her health is improving although we had a slightly fraught couple of months when she ended up getting whipped up to the vet when her breathing started to worry me. I decided that maybe we should do some testing to try… Read More Retriever Cat!
There has been a series airing on the BBC called “Hospital” which details some of the many crises (yes, plural – unsurprisingly) facing some NHS trusts. Watching it is a bit like watching a car crash happening really but I can’t *not* watch it. There’s so much bed blocking going on and it really makes… Read More The State of the NHS
Any cat parents out there will, I’m sure, sympathise and empathise with this post. As some of you know, I have four fur babies. I prefer them to be in the house overnight and, most of the time, they’re relatively compliant during autumn, winter and spring (summer is a whole different ballgame). They come and… Read More The Cat Dance
I do realise that there are people in the world today who suffer from short term memory problems. Some of them even forget that they drive as soon as they are out of their cars and using their legs, on the rare occasions that said legs are used for something so strenuous as actually walking.… Read More Smartphones for Dumbasses?
Today I do not want to play. I have occasional days like this. Some say they get out of bed on the wrong side. My mother used to have an expression: “I could fight with a feather” but it’s not one of those days. Today I am tired. I’m tired of having to get out… Read More Not Today
I’m now into month 14 of having a wonky right eye. Since my original post about TED About Thyroid Eye Disease back in the Summer last year, I’ve had another six monthly check up with the optometrist in December. He confirmed that, although the vertical drift of the eye appeared to be on a similar… Read More The Thyroid Eye Disease Saga Continues
I’ve now got to that age where certain things are inevitable, like menopause. Like a lot of women, I’ve had varying symptoms for a number of years which may or not be attributable to menopause. Over the last year or so, the hot flashes have made their presence known with increasing force. Luckily, I’m not a… Read More The Joys of Menopause (Not)
This last week found me pushing my limits a bit. As some of the more regular readers will know, I started a “get fitter” campaign back in 2012. I say get fitter rather than get fit as the latter has some negative connotations for me. I realised that I didn’t want to stumble into my… Read More Pushing Your Limits
She sat on the bed, photograph album in hand, flicking through the pages and wondering what had happened to make life so unbearable. There was the holiday in Turkey. She sighed. So many memories and all the pictures showing smiling, happy people. The sun shone, the sea was blue and the sand was pale and… Read More Sun, Sea and Sand