Addictions: I am not obsessing!

  • Published: 09 May 2015


After-dinner hours for me mean endless scrounging for something to chew on. I always liken myself to a Piranha as I cruise through my cupboards trawling for edibles. Apples are my favourite because they are 'healthy' and have the good carbs and okay sugar, i.e. sugars that I accept as inevitable. If there is no fruit I have a bit of a problem and that's where it's important not to have almond paste in the house: I might make a double portion of Detoxinista's fudge. Or I'll make ONE cracker with almond paste. Or two. Or three. And that would turn into a binge. Any cakes, cookies or crisps, roasted nuts or anything gluten- and dairy free will be chomped through. Himself is lucky I don't like nougat and I respect his ownership of certain bars of chocolate (well, mostly I do). I need to chew and chewing gum doesn't cut it


Lost and found in Fibro-fog: Fibromyalgia and I

  • Published: 06 May 2015

Brain fog For the last 3 weeks I have been off-line: brain-and internet-wise. As is usual with me, it took a while for me to realise: oh damn! it's Fibromayalgia again. Well, OK, it sounds weird that you would have a condition that affects your health and not blame that when things go wrong but I do.  And fibro-fog fogs up your brain and I just put  the memory-loss, the disorientation and the general fatigue down to either advancing Alzheimer's or Dementia. Over-dramatisation? Moi?