Is not always what you imagine. Sometimes behind that smile is pain. Really physical pain. Some days I said it. Not really the whole truth. Its not just limited to some days.  It happens everyday. Some good, not being able to walk days.  Others, just normal pain days. Pain shouldn’t be normal. But for me it is. Everyday. Struggling to walk pain. Struggling to move. Struggling to live life. I’m struggling to type this.  Every time a finger touches one of the keys on my keyboard, it hurts. Really hurts. I went to the toilet earlier.  I had to use… View Post

It really doesn’t seem like a month since I put together last months post about things I love. I had so many plans for February and I don’t think I’ve even scratched the surface of what I wanted to do. Candace’s Kitchen One thing I have managed to achieve is setting up my new cooking and baking blog. I’ve lived blogging about food the past few years and 20 months ago I started working on a foodie blog. Just like my main patenting and lifestyle blog there became a little issue when I moved from living by the sea in… View Post

I know it’s not quite the end of the month but I thought I would show you some of the things that have been making me happy this month.  These are my five favourites for January, five things I love. First up on my list of things I love has to be this pretty Cath Kidston sausage dog dessert plate.  I just love it to bits and there are some gorgeous other items in the sausage dog collection.  I just adore how the macaroons match the colours of the plate.  It was if they were made for each other.  This… View Post

We are 7 weeks short of our 3 year anniversary of moving to Wales. I love it here. I can honestly say I’ve never been so happy in all my life than I have been here living by the sea. Things are changing. I’ve had a few extra health issues of late. Big issues. Health issues that need to be I’vecome quickly as they have had a profound effect upon my health and life. They are also having effects on the kids as I am worried about what the future holds. We live such a far distance from hospitals here.… View Post

In a world where we are all living longer it is essential that we all are looking after ourselves.  We need to look after our physical health: be it a yearly general ‘MOT’, our eyes, our teeth, go to regular smears and mammograms when called for and also to be on the lookout for physical changes with our bodies such as moles, bowel habits, breast and testicular checks. Now I have hit the big 40 Stage I’ve really started to see life and my body very differently.  I have a number of chronic illnesses that impact on my life and… View Post