I tend to post my crafting on Instagram, these days, but it takes up so much of my life/keeps me sane that it's silly not to post more of it, here. This project, though, I didn't even post on Instagram until after Christmas, as it was a present for a friend and I didn't want … Continue reading The Golden Herringbone Cape
Last Spring, which is in September down here in Oz, Superman and I took a drive through country Victoria and New South Wales to spend the Spring Equinox at the Cowra Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre. I was going to blog about it then but I often find myself reading about wonderful events I'd have … Continue reading Hana Matsuri at the Cowra Japanese Garden
Big claim, I know, though not unique, either. I've been thinking about Facebook a lot, lately, because I deeply want to leave but don't want to lose touch with the lives of so many friends and family members who now post to Facebook to connect with their wider social group. I understand why, I do … Continue reading How WordPress .com’s Reader can become the Facebook we actually want.
All the way back in 1994, barely two months into my Honours year in Philosophy at Monash, I had to withdraw due to illness. My teachers and tutors had, they told me, been concerned as they watched me descend into exhaustion, and were relieved I was willing to take a break and care for my … Continue reading Let’s try that again… at a distance.
In my last post I noted that what worried me, and my medical team, most about my returning to university after 25 years was how my hypotension, migraine, osteoarthritis and CFS/ME* would respond to the physicality of getting in to Uni. I also said that I had plans and solutions for everything I could imagine … Continue reading This little #spoonie went to Uni, but this little #spoonie must stay home.
First, WOOOOHOOOOO!!!! I am now enrolled in the Master of Public Health at The University of Melbourne - or UniMelb, as its domain has caused it to be known since I was last at University, 25 years ago! I got the offer for the Masters in mid-December but I couldn't bring myself to write this … Continue reading I’m in!!! Now it gets interesting…
This post is for all my lovely friends but especially those of you living with #chronicpain, #chronicfatigue, #endometriosis, #adenomyosis and assorted debilitating, often invisible, conditions. On the 1st of Jun, 2018, I finally had the hysterectomy I had been begging for for over a decade to address the severe "period pain" which has stolen between … Continue reading On the cessation of chronic pain and the unexpected emotions accompanying it.
At the ripe old age of 45 we have decided we have finally found somewhere we want to put down roots, here in regional Victoria 😊 and we're going to be building a house! We managed to find land, in the larger town we've been living near for the last year or so, which had … Continue reading We’re putting down roots!
"Handmade Plenty" is my theme for the next 5 years 😊 I've never really made a vision board or given myself a theme for the coming years, before, but my dear friend Kim ( @fatpurplefigs ) does it every year, and after the stripping bare that was 2017, I thought I'd give it a go. … Continue reading Handmade Plenty