The A Word: Lockdown – Week 5

Hands up who’s watched slow TV?  It’s a term used for a genre of “marathon” television coverage of an ordinary event in its complete length. It has grown massively in popularity in its native Norway, and, apparently, it’s likened to taking a chill pill! We recently watched a 2-hour documentary following a shepherd’s journey fromContinue reading “The A Word: Lockdown – Week 5”

The A Word: Lockdown – Week 4

This week I have received lots of questions from readers of my blog asking how I keep up my exercise regime during the lockdown.  Not only is exercise very important to me, it also helps to alleviate the pain of my autoimmune disease, Ankylosing Spondylitis.  I also believe that if I do suffer with CoronavirusContinue reading “The A Word: Lockdown – Week 4”

The A Word: Lockdown – Week 3

I am writing this blog as we get nearer the end of the initial 3-week lockdown period which I’m certain will be extended.  It is likely the lockdown measures will have to stay in place until the Government have got the evidence that clearly shows we’ve moved beyond the peak.  Whilst I’m sure most ofContinue reading “The A Word: Lockdown – Week 3”

The A Word: Lockdown – Week 2

The biggest thing to happen this week was changing the clocks.  For Jamie and I, the changing of the clocks tends to symbolise the start of warmer weather, longer evenings and the beginning of the cricket season but, right now, time has little meaning.  Each day is mostly a repeat of the one that precededContinue reading “The A Word: Lockdown – Week 2”

The A Word: Lockdown – Week 1

Having spent my life as a working Mum I always looked forward to weekends.  As my life moved on, I continued to work full time and Friday was always very welcome.  Now, as our work has temporarily dried up, every day is the same and Friday has become irrelevant. I started to write my blogContinue reading “The A Word: Lockdown – Week 1”

The challenges are many

My daughter shared a quote this week that really resonated with me – “what a bloody year this week has been”, and it certainly has, things are changing very quickly day by day.  I also had a conversation with my Mum that, on reflecton, sounds unbelievable. Mum: “what have you been up to today” Me:Continue reading “The challenges are many”

The Invisable Enemy

“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others”……Jonathan Swift…    As well as being an “invisible” illness itself, autoimmune disease also brings with it many unwelcome invisible visitors. Before my diagnosis, I had never thought about illness being “invisible”.  There are many conditions that fit this “invisible” umbrella including crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis,Continue reading “The Invisable Enemy”