After a very traumatic few weeks where I had been in to a coma and nearly died, developed a serious and rare dermatology illness and then spent 9 days in a cancer isolation ward and my immune system had failed, my hair coming out in clumps and required a central line, I needed a change of scenery.  A place to mentally get my head around what lay in front of me.  Something that would throw my life right in the air.  I really was in no fit state to travel anywhere,  I was fainting on a daily basis.  I knew… View Post

Today I am bringing you another bloggers tea adventures.  This is Sheryl who also has a love for coffee. After months of living in a hospital, you learn to appreciate the mundaneness of certain everyday routines. For example, I see my shower every night as daily luxury. A symbolic washing away of the day’s dirt, and feeling like a new person upon stepping out. So it is with consuming certain liquids. I am both a tea and coffee drinker, but their symbolic similarities end in their liquid states. Coffee is my morning delight, a welcoming boost of clarity, a yang… View Post

There was a time when I would do some form of crafting every day. My go to crafts used to be crochet or scrapbooking. The past 18 months/2 years these has all changed. Life just got hectic and my health deteriorated.  By the time I got home from work and did all the little jobs that needed doing I was just too physically and mentally worn out to do anything but go to bed.  Having chronic pain from fibromyalgia had a huge impact on my life. I needed to rest and physically prepare my body for the next day. The spoon… View Post

Life was turned upside down for me a few months ago. It really hurt at the time and if I’m being honest it still hurts now. I’ve thought so much about things and I can pinpoint the moment things started to go wrong; my birthday. Somebody took offence to something that did not concern them but it didn’t stop them from voicing an opinion.  The person was one of my partners ex’s. We had been together 10 months at this point and they had split 2 years before we met. She had a daughter, my partner was not her father… View Post

Last week I was very lucky to be invited along with Erica of 92 Three 30 for a Thai meal at cocktails at Siamais Thai Restaurant and Cocktail Bar. Siamais is located in Brindley Place which is just off Broad Street in Birmingham.  Brindley Place is full of bars and restaurants and is a lovely place to visit in the warmer weather when you can sit and eat outside.  Siamais is a modern looking bar with a multitude of bird cages hanging from the ceilings. Upon arrival we were shown to our table and our waiter talked to us about… View Post