Home Sweet Home…My Chronic Illness Sanctuary

Life can hold  many wonderful adventures. Travel, work, days out, drives in the countryside, eating at wonderful restaurants and cafes, visits to family and friends. The list is endless. The opportunities to broaden your horizons are plentiful. What If You Are Housebound? What if  you can't do any of those things? What if you are … Continue reading Home Sweet Home…My Chronic Illness Sanctuary

Old Loves, New Loves

You would be forgiven for thinking this is a Valentine's Day post given the title I've chosen. Please rest assured it's not. It's a continuation of my musings about acceptance being the gateway to a new life. Acceptance is not a sad resignation, it's the pathway to peace, happiness and freedom from prolonged grief. For me … Continue reading Old Loves, New Loves

Don’t Forget The Beautiful Season of Advent

In the hustle and bustle of preparing for Christmas I love the Advent season. This is the season the Christian church celebrates in the lead up to Christmas. It's the start of the Church year and Advent Sunday marks the four Sunday's before Christmas Day. It's a season of reflection and expectation. Advent is latin … Continue reading Don’t Forget The Beautiful Season of Advent

It’s “Chronically” Close To Christmas!!

It's on its way! There is no stopping it! Christmas is coming! That thought will either excite you or leave you trembling with trepidation. There may be an in between reaction but generally the Christmas/ Holiday Season and the lead up to the big day, is forefront of mind by mid November. For those of … Continue reading It’s “Chronically” Close To Christmas!!

A “Hallmark Moment”….. In Chronic Illness Style

I love celebrating special occasions. I’m a real “Hallmarks moment” kind of girl. Always have been and I suspect I always will be. Cakes, balloons, lots of presents and good food. I love making the person who is celebrating their special day, feel like they are the most important and loved person in the world. … Continue reading A “Hallmark Moment”….. In Chronic Illness Style

Guest Blogger, Rachel Fearnley – Ponderings of a Passionate Maverick

I am really excited to introduce you all to my Guest Blogger, Rachel Fearnley. While Rachel doesn't live with a chronic illness herself, she is passionate about raising awareness of what it's like for families who live daily with someone who has a life limiting illness. Rachel is a social worker who has worked with children … Continue reading Guest Blogger, Rachel Fearnley – Ponderings of a Passionate Maverick

A Carousel of Memories and Moments

One of my earliest childhood memories is being on the passenger ship "Aurelia". I was 3 years of age and embarking on a journey that would change the entire course of my life. I was migrating from the United Kingdom (London) to Fremantle, Western Australia with my parents and my older brother. Fuzzy and Special Memories … Continue reading A Carousel of Memories and Moments