Shameful Little Secret

(Imagine a picture of a window here please.  I had lots on my now broken hard drive). Why and how does self-expression become something shameful?  Is there a moment, possibly somewhere between toddlerhood and childhood, where you perceive an expectation, a sense of ‘normal’ and yield to conform to it?  Why conform to a selective... Continue Reading →

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Welcome to the Real World

When speccy spoke of pacing the other day, my entire being sighed and nodded knowingly in agreement.  You see, pacing is something of a ‘buzz’ word in chronic illness.  Although it’s not some magical cure-all or panacea, it does rather let the ‘experts’ off the hook.  The responsibility is handed firmly back to the patient,... Continue Reading →

Pursuing Perfection

Pursuing perfection is something like pursuing cities of gold or fountains of eternal youth.  For the most part, these idyllic utopian states are just figments of the imagination, a fantasy that drives us mad in its impossible pursuit. However, I do believe in trying.  Trying is something like that expedition, that journey in search of... Continue Reading →

Am I Setting Myself Up for Failure?

Goals are targets.  Targets are things that get missed. Sitting myself down and deciding what I want to plan for and aim for just seems utterly pointless to me.  I know that I will fail and having a list etched in black and white as tangible proof of just what I set out to do... Continue Reading →

Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

Sometimes growth is about appreciating your own achievements, however small. Like this diminutive jalapeño (actual size 2 cm approx), it might not be a record winner but I grew that.  It even ripened on time unlike my earlier escapades with tomatoes, they eventually ripened in November.  In a summer that wasn't as good as it... Continue Reading →

Release

Release has obviously always been the plan.  I may sound like a bad bird-parent but release would mean having my sitting room back, a clean sitting room where I would be able to sit and knit or work on the computer without dodging poop and being pecked at (and that would also mean that you... Continue Reading →

Breaking News

I'm sorry to bombard you with posts, especially if you've very kindly subscribed to have my posts delivered directly to your inbox, but this is breaking news that I just had to share.  First though, I'm sorry that there's no pictures but I'm a little behind with my processing but this is important. One bird... Continue Reading →

Parenting Issues

I think we have teenagers in the house.  You can recognise the signs.  Teenagers come in various distinctive forms but teenagers they are.  There are the ones who pull their hair across their faces, who skulk in the corners and deep recesses of life and who are awkward in their shyness.  That’s Rocky.  Dependent but... Continue Reading →

The Life Athletics

This week we have been challenged to write about 'athleticism'. 'Some people consider themselves athletes, others do not'. I don't consider myself to be an athlete, athletics involves running round in endless circles trying to impress the PE teacher's stopwatch or throwing dangerous objects with precision.  No, athletics was never for me.  I don't do... Continue Reading →

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