Last week Kate listed her high and lows for 2013 and tagged me.  I’ve had a little think over the past few days about my highs and lows.  For such a very long time I do believe there were more highs than lows.  Things weren’t completely smooth sailing but making the decision to stop fighting my employer and let them end my employment on medical grounds was the right decision.  The stress of fighting this for 2 1/2 years had taken its toll and I could not fight anymore.  Also running away to live my the sea certainly has helped… View Post

Nothing, zilch, nada, diddly squat, nought.   A big void of nothingness.   Not a snippet of crafting in sight.   So instead I am going to take this opportunity to share something close to my heart with you… It’s World Arthritis Day on Saturday and there is a little lady here who suffers from JIA, so heart breaking seeing her in pain.     Help spread the word about Arthritis in younger people especially children on World Arthritis Day. As a sufferer of Rheumatoid Arthritis, I understand the pain and frustration encountered on a daily basis with this incurable illness.  A… View Post

  At times life sucks.   Really sucks.   There have been some positive changes in my life this year after a couple of life sucking years.   2013 was going to be the year of change.   The year life didn’t suck.   But along with those positives have been some life sucking moments.   They are life sucking things that are draining energy from me.   Things that I don’t want to have to face because they suck.   But I have to.   I am struggling these past few weeks to celebrate the good as I am… View Post

The Girl used to do Gymnastics.  She was quite good at it and then she began to have problems with her knees and ankles in May/June 2011.  Lots of swelling, pain and even a very pronounced limp. In the October we finally found out what was wrong; she was diagnosed with JIA – Juvenile idiopathic arthritis or what you may know as Rheumatoid Arthritis.  JIA is what it is known as in under 16s.   She tried to carry on with her gymnastics during this time but spent most of the session sitting on the sideline, sometimes even crying in pain.… View Post