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I've been creative writing all my life, though with various haitus(es) along the way. IFrom 2010 I started this blog and enjoyed sharing writing and other information with everyone. illness and bereavement supplied the more recent hiatus.

Friday, 18 June 2021

Hey gals and guys, How are you all doin' ?

As you can see from previous posts, I am still getting the occasional bit of creative writing inspiration. However, this inspiration for writing has taken a slightly different course at the moment. 

I needed to keep my brain active and as my fiction writing mojo had disappeared somewhat, (together with my spelling- don't tell my mum she'll be turning in her grave!) So I decided to write articles for UKFibromyalgia magazine.

 Because of my own experiences with Fibromyalgia I have set up a new blog, 

In the winter I also get a lot of migraines... all of which might explain why I've not been on here much.
Blogging gives a chance to keep the brain active and to learn more about an illness or condition. Plus the sharing and community side of the interaction.
Nevertheless, I had forgotten that setting up and running a new blog isn't exactly a piece of cake. It may seem effortless, but is a lot of hard work.
I've also noticed that newer blogs have long posts these days instead of the shorter ones recommended a few years ago. 
When people lurk without commenting, it can seem a lonely and isolating experience. 
On the other hand building a loyal follower profile that comments and shares can be very supportive and healing.
I wondered, what do you all feel?
Also, do you prefer long or short blog posts?  Thank you.


Sunday, 7 February 2021

Classical Limericks


    Wednesday, 17 July 2019


    Hi everyone. I have not been blogging for an absolute age because of my migraines and other health issues, but also because my blogsite seemed to have been overtaken by malware and kept redirecting to some server. 

    I FINALLY discovered that the https URL had been switched off. Having put it back on, again, my blogsite is no longer plagued as it once was. Hoorah! 

    I have recently been diagnosed with a medical condition and am now writing for a UK magazine on the subject of this chronic illness. 

    In doing, so I have done a lot of research and have helped my own health issues. The migraines are now much better managed and I can use the computer again much more often. 
    I have started doing cryptic crosswords as my brain was becoming addled, affecting my spelling and synonym recall, which ultimately affects one's writing flow.

    SO the BIG QUESTION is, how are you all?

    Wednesday, 30 May 2018

    The End of An Era

    Sadly, the frustrations with Blogger only seem to be continuing. It now says it no longer supports certain types of comments and it hasn't shown up that there are even, currently two comments on my previous post.

    With the health problems disrupting my computer screen time, I feel that it is time to say Goodbye. This will be my last post on this blog.
    Thank you so much everyone who has been a loyal supporter of my blog. I wish you all the very best. 

    Sunday, 6 May 2018

    Blogger headaches in Firefox but OK in Chrome

    Hi all, 
    I've been having major difficulties with Blogger in Firefox. The compose part doesn't work though the html one did, which made it difficult for editing and producing a nicely presented looking post. I'm using chrome on a different computer today.

    Two feline brothers
    Not a shared gene between them
    A loving friendship

    So far, I've managed to master the migraines with lots of light and filters over my spectacles, which is a relief. I am cautiously optimistic.

    I have read lots including 

    Finding Atticus and Will's Red Coat by Tom Ryan. .

    If I Stay and Where She Went by Gayle Foreman

    and I'm now reading This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay.
    all highly recommended.

    On another topic I have discovered a brilliant book called Irritable Bowel Solutions by Professor James Hunter.2007. I wish there was a more recent edition to this publication so to bring it back to everyone's attention as I so wish I found this book at the time of publishing.

    What are you reading?

    Friday, 2 March 2018

    Haiku Icicles

    Icicles on sticks
    Branches glisten with stalactites
    Snowy winters day