Bus Drivers!!!

Dearest First Bus drivers’ (yes plural)  I am a bus pass holder for visual impairment and have a toddler in a pushchair and I just want to take the time to say thank you.  Thank you for waiting until I was seated before pulling away. Making sure that my pushchair was securely braked and I didn’t bump into the pole meaning I wouldn’t end up with a bruise and sore arm thanks to my chronic condition fibromyalgia…………………..oh wait. That didn’t happen, did it?  No you both were complete wankers and pulled away before I was sitting down. I struggled to get my sons pushchair brake on before you drove away from the stop. And did bang my arm on the […]

Putting Myself Out There 

For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to be a writer. Growing up reading popular magazines such as Smash Hits gave me the idea that I wanted to be a music journalist. I even went as far as applying to college in enrol into a journalism course but was advised by the course coordinator that I would be better suited do a course in communication studies. I guess that was their polite way in saying your writings rubbish.  I never lost the urge to write and attempted many times over the years, from looking into creative writing courses to turning my hand to short story writing. Neither of which amounted to much and I gave up my dream […]

My Chronic Illness Story 

Back in 2013 I received the official diagnosis that I have fibromyalgia as well as hypermobility syndrome. I think I might also have chronic costochondritis as well as chronic fatigue but those ones haven’t been diagnosed because GPs are useless. (More on that at a later date) I’d known for some time before the diagnosis that things weren’t quite right. I had began to experience some of the fibromyalgia symptoms back in 2009 starting off with what I thought was a really bad chest infection that just wouldn’t shift. After many many visits to GPs and 2 referrals to a rheumatologist, the first one resulted in me being told I didn’t have fibro! Finally after years of pain and not […]

Starting Over 

In my previous blogging life I could be found at www.memoirsofachronicchick.co.uk, which in the 7 years I had the account there was a few reincarnations both in name and design.  But it wasn’t working for me anymore. I felt that I was walking a baron wasteland struggling with my writing identity. I was trying to emulate the bloggers that I loved and wanted to be part of their communities but I don’t have the time, talent or bank balance to be posting what they posted on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. So what’s different over here???? Honestly? I don’t really know, but what I’m hoping for it to post what and when I feel like sharing.  On my previous […]