• The gift that keeps on giving

    Meet Alexa, The Latest Edition to My Family Thanks to my mum, and my amazing friends, I was blessed with an Echo Dot for Christmas. Initially, I thought it was just a glorified speaker and, whilst I needed one with volume control, I never got…

  • HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    Happy New Year! For me, 2019 was a year of healing, reflecting and of planting new seeds; and in 2020 I will continue to work and watch my seedlings grow. I have a lot to be sad about, but I choose to be thankful for…

  • The Barbershop Chronicles

    I remember this night, two years ago, watching The Barbershop Chronicles at the West Yorkshire Theatre. This play is soooooo good! Did you miss it? If yes, check out Leeds Play House in November (get you tickets in advance they will sell out quickly.) I…

  • The Biggest Gift

    When you’re feeling ill, but get a call from your friend saying “do you need a hug?” Silently, you say “I wish, but you’re in London.” Then you’re brain wakes up, “where are you?” ”See you in 9 minutes”, he says. And you barely have…

  • It’s the ME/CFS

    I just spoke to my dear friend Roy Francis and he could tell I wasn’t fine despite my attempt of trying to ‘brave face it.’ He told me to rest. 😊 People who know you and know your struggle but love you anyway are special friends indeed! ME…

  • ME/CFS Payback Sucks!

    ME/CFS Payback SUCKS! Having ME is really tough. I knew my body would react to me having the audacity of having a holiday but this Sucks!! No sympathy needed, I just needed to be honest. Some people won’t realise there is a cost for ME…

  • Revitalise Was So Much Fun

    You are confined only by the walls you build yourself. This is why I had so much fun at Revitalise. People made friends with me and it had nothing to do with my ‘disability’. When a barrier came up there was a strong voice ready…

  • New Year Same Old Me

    No I’m still going to be me, not somebody completely different. The size 8 version is not on the horizon, nor is the gold medallist (I was terrible at sports before my health went south). 2018 is all about Growth for me. Over the last…

  • The Barbershop Chronicles

    So I took a sneaky selfie before The Barbershop Chronicles started tonight at the West Yorkshire Theatre and I want to see it again it seriously was that good. People of Leeds seriously (I’m not on commission) I can’t recommend this ‘play’ highly enough. Its…

  • This Is Why I Write

    This is why I write I am a storyteller at heart. I love to share my experiences, my thoughts, my pain and even my pearls of wisdom. If it helps just one person I will feel I have achieved something special. I have a voice…

  • From Heels to Wheels

    As far back as I can remember, I loved getting new shoes. Going to a shop where there’s so much choice and finding ones that not only fit me but made me feel special. Oh, and I absolutely loved meeting new people! Sales assistants were…