A Difficult Journey

I’m on a journey, as I imagine many white people are right now, of learning and understanding how I am part of the problem of systemic racism in our world and what I can do about it. There are no frills, no pretty flowers to soften the harsh truth. I must walk this difficult pathContinue reading “A Difficult Journey”

Snowdrops

It’s that time of year again, when the snowdrops are flowering. I went on a walk, the first one for ages, and got some photos of them. It’s slightly depressing how much pain a short walk causes, especially if I squat down to take photos of small things. However, the walk did bring me joyContinue reading “Snowdrops”

Simple achievements

Today I put clean covers on everyone’s beds, as well as doing a bunch of washing, doing quite a lot of (secret) crochet, and taking my daughter to her riding lesson. May not sound much but I’m exhausted now, especially after poor sleep and feeling a bit icky today. So I am feeling proud ofContinue reading “Simple achievements”

Anemone

Today contained a fair bit of pain and bone-tiredness, but it also contained moments of joy. One of these was looking at plants with my daughter in a shop in town. We walked out into the outside area where the plants are and pretty much the first thing I saw was an Anemone! Just theContinue reading “Anemone”

Pain

I’ve been in pain now for almost 5 years. I have days when I rail against it, days when I feel depressed and hopeless, days when I wonder what is the point and how I will keep going. But… pain has given me some gifts too. Pain has showed me how strong I am. HowContinue reading “Pain”

Here be Dragons

Well, it’s been a while since my last dragonfly photo, and I was feeling the lack of it. Lately I’ve taking a lot of photos of horses and ponies and hadn’t had much opportunity for other smaller creatures. However this weekend I’ve been pottering round the garden taking photos, then this morning felt I hadContinue reading “Here be Dragons”

Inside Weather

When the weather makes you want to stay indoors, one of my favourite things to is crochet. So if I can’t be going for a walk due to the weather, or my pain is too much for that kind of thing, I snuggle up in a blanket (I made myself) and am soothed by theContinue reading “Inside Weather”

Fibromyalgia and Me

I have Fibromyalgia. Well, technically, I probably have Fibromyalgia. According to my doctor there is no single test that can tell you that you definitely do or don’t have Fibromyalgia. It’s all about looking at the “constellation of symptoms” and ruling out other possibilities. It boils down to me “most likely” having Fibromyalgia. There is noContinue reading “Fibromyalgia and Me”