A multigenerational household in lockdown aka. The art of compromise…..

The news that lockdown was being eased last week by the Welsh Assembly Government was good news to the many of us who had been steadfastly following the guidelines. We … Continue reading A multigenerational household in lockdown aka. The art of compromise…..

So what have you been doing with yourself in these lockdown times?

So here we are a good while into lockdown, just thought I’d let you know how it’s all going at TopladyTalks – land!  Well, to be perfectly honest it’s getting … Continue reading So what have you been doing with yourself in these lockdown times?

A Covid 19 thought for those with chronic illness….. aka ‘Welcome to our world’

This week’s post follows from a very interesting half hour or so on Twitter last week. I was watching one of my ‘such fun‘ favourite Miranda Hart’s videos and she struck … Continue reading A Covid 19 thought for those with chronic illness….. aka ‘Welcome to our world’

Don’t panic…..!!!

In the middle of one of my easier days, I thought I’d do a bit of my internet shopping which then turned to ‘should I get some food in?‘ which … Continue reading Don’t panic…..!!!

Hi, I’m back…..!!

Well, hello my lovely blog reading friends, it’s nice to be back! So where have I been since I saw you all last? We’ve had Christmas, New Year, the whole … Continue reading Hi, I’m back…..!!

New Year reflections……

As today is the 30th of December and the last of the Christmas visitors have finally gone home, (and in an attempt to avoid having to start taking the decorations … Continue reading New Year reflections……

The week I was interviewed by Scope…..

This week has been a funny one; not funny ‘ha ha‘ but intriguing and had a very reflective tone…. The week started with an interview. Two years ago, I was … Continue reading The week I was interviewed by Scope…..

What have you done today to make you feel proud…..?? (aka it’s World Kindness Day today!

It’s World Kindness Day today so what have you done today to make you feel proud…..?? (Sorry for the randomness but I used to love Heather Small and when I … Continue reading What have you done today to make you feel proud…..?? (aka it’s World Kindness Day today!

Alternative therapies for chronic pain aka Why not try something else……???

 Alternative therapies for chronic pain   Since I’ve been suffering from chronic pain, following a spontaneous spinal fracture five years ago, I have tried many alternative remedies and therapies to … Continue reading Alternative therapies for chronic pain aka Why not try something else……???

“I get by with a little help from my friends…”

Last week, all hell let loose with the collapse of Thomas Cook airways. I woke up to the news all over the television, with advice on what to do if … Continue reading “I get by with a little help from my friends…”

My review of the Crowne Plaza Hotel NEC Birmingham (aka when is an accessible room not an accessible room…..??)

We booked the Crowne Plaza NEC for the weekend of the Motability Big Event at the NEC. We’d travelled up from South Wales so decided to make a ‘real’ trip … Continue reading My review of the Crowne Plaza Hotel NEC Birmingham (aka when is an accessible room not an accessible room…..??)

How to react when a Consultant says your chronic pain is ‘down to your weight’….?

Tonight’s blog is one of the most honest I’ve ever written but I need to share it as I know so many others have been in the same position.   … Continue reading How to react when a Consultant says your chronic pain is ‘down to your weight’….?