Severe M.E. – The Hidden Monster

Close up of blue forget-me-nots.

M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) is something very few who haven’t lived within its reach truly understand. Like many other chronic illnesses, nobody on the outside can really see its true effects, the worst is mostly played out behind closed doors and in dark rooms. Before I carry on, I just want to note that, like many […]

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On Grief and Growing

Pink cherry blossom with 5 petals and bronze leaves.

This year, my 25th one, was the year I always told myself I’d have ‘caught up’ by… whatever that means. It’s like I thought life was a game of monopoly, with houses to gather with each year. The dating one, the driving one, the job one, moved out one, home-owner one, car, relationship, child… And […]

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Wheelchairs Are Like Glasses

Holly, a white woman with shoulder length brown hair, sitting in a powered wheelchair in a field with a bay pony leaning her head into her lap, smiling. Holly is wearing a black coat, black leggings, a black baseball cap and green tinted glasses.

Have you ever heard of the term Ambulatory Wheelchair User? I’m going to hazard a guess that unless you’re a part of the disabled community, or close to it, it’s unlikely you have…

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Rays from the low sun streaming over the back of a white pony, with a bay horse grazing in the background.

I sat down to write, and by some twist of fate I came across a letter I had written to myself 2 years ago today. Here it is, in case you need to hear it too…

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Holly, a white woman with shoulder length brown hair, sitting outside in front of hedges and trees in a Quickie Q700 Sedeo Pro Powered Wheelchair with the legs elevated. Wearing grey trousers, a plum coloured top, sunglasses and a grey baseball cap.

I’ve been wanting to write about acceptance for a while, and what it means to me. So often, the narrative we hear is centred around overcoming challenges, but what about accepting them and ourselves, as we are?

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Gluten Free Shortcake Biscuits

A recipe for deliciously-moreish, Gluten Free (but you’d never know) Shortcake Biscuits- I will not be held responsible for any addictions these create…

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Fruit-Filled Mincemeat

Light, fruity, exceptionally yummy, this Mincemeat has it all. Packed with fruit, festive spices, and not much else, it’s successfully converted me to the Mince Pie way of life…

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Gluten Free Shortcrust Pastry

Here is the lesser seen specimen of a gluten free sweet pastry which actually holds together long enough to get it into the oven! A savoury and a sweet option, for all your tart and pie needs…

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Berry Burst Energy Balls

During the heatwave this Summer, it was way too hot to bake anything in the oven, but the tins were empty of yummy treats (something which is akin to a sin in this house; farmhouses can’t function without baking!), and so entered these delicious balls of summer berry filled goodness! Berry Burst Energy Balls Recipe […]

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