Lipoedema has become my main inspiration in regards to my health at the moment, many of my other conditions can’t really be helped and they are more conditions to maintain and monitor. I deal with any issues they throw at me as and when they arrive. Lipoedema however is one condition that I feel I … Continue reading Lipoedema … change is possible!
It been a long time since I posted, longer than I'd realised! However, things are so much better now so I thought I'd do a little update.... (edit: turns out it wasn't that little, sorry!) It hasn't been easy, I've been up and down in mind and body but I believe things are going the … Continue reading A little positivity goes a long way!
I'm a little behind on these Bake Off bakes I'm really sorry! It's only taken 5 weeks but this morning is the first time I have woken feeling well, I actually think this darn cold may finally be leaving me! A brief date on the stomach issues - it looks like I've got IBS which … Continue reading GBBO inspired Nutella star bread
Happy Sunday everyone 😀 I hope you've all had a fabulous weekend? I have been full steam ahead in the kitchen and loving it, I woke up feeling so rotten yesterday I finished all my jobs and really considered heading straight back to bed ... I'm glad I didn't because I decided to have a … Continue reading Rainbow zebra cake!
How is it possible to still be suffering with a cold after THREE weeks?!?! EDS and POTS apparently is the answer... Thankfully I rarely get coughs and colds but I've been hit by my annual bug and the damn thing just will not leave me! It turns out being ill makes POTS symptoms flare up … Continue reading The never ending cold …
Ever since Wednesday's show I have been dreaming about Viennese Whirls, with yesterday's miserable weather I decided it was the perfect day for baking and so I embarked on this weeks Bake Off challenge.... The results were super tasty, melt in the mouth delicious whirls. I used Mary's recipe for these, I must say from … Continue reading GBBO Biscuit week!
How can it be that I managed 26 years of living with minimal problems and then bam my body decides it's time to start protesting?! Well that appears to be the case, having had everything diagnosed I came to terms with the fact I was just going to have to man up and get on. … Continue reading The illness that just keeps on giving!
"When you hear the sound of hooves, think horses, not zebras" ... This is what medical students are advised during their training apparently. They are taught to assume the most common cause of symptoms and forget to consider that zebras DO exist. Ok so perhaps the majority of people do fit into the 'right' boxes but … Continue reading What makes a zebra?!
"OK so perhaps I can't go riding this morning but that doesn't mean I have permission to sulk around the house achieving nothing" ... I woke this morning feeling like I'd had a run in with Mike Tyson during the night, that happens sometimes, my back was throbbing and my neck felt like it had … Continue reading Practise makes perfect!
It's 2.30am on a Friday morning and I'm at breaking point.... I'm exhausted, I'm in pain and I know that I'm only going to get a few hours of sleep before I need to be back in the kitchen ready to crack on with the rest of this weekends cakes. When the lady had asked … Continue reading The weekend that almost broke me!