Mon 28th May 2018

Full of a cold, not sleeping well, woke early due to a combination of children not sleeping because they were poorly too. The early morning light is undeniably lovely though, even if I’d much rather have been in bed. And once Erika had had an extra snooze on me, while Ben had an extra snooze…

Sunday 27th May 2018

We’re all coming down with the cold that Steve’s been poorly with, so today has been a very very slow day. It’s been cooler and slightly overcast as well, but still just the right temperature to comfortably wear shorts and teeshirt outside! Eventually Steve and I got dressed (and so did Erika – I decided…

Sat 26th May 2018

So… half an hour to write up the day? Ok, so I finished off the rhubarb and ginger bread and bitter pudding for breakfast (how silly of me to think it would last three servings!) while the others had pancakes. Steve had already been out cutting the grass by the time I surfaced, and headed…

Fri 25th May 2018

Deliberately slow day today. Nothing planned. Wrote my reminders out last night (scones for breakfast, make bread in morning, write a shopping list, crochet) so I’d remember to eat at least, and made it through til 1pm before actually getting my scones for breakfast. But I took them outside to escape the hubbub and to…

Different, Not Defective: Unravelling

Wow. This unravelling is more painful than I thought it would be. The euphoria of “oh my goodness I’m not just an awkward sod” wore off pretty quick and today I’ve been feeling more sad as a different set of memories have started to surface. Mainly, regarding choices. Where I was unable to see beyond…

Norwegian Rhubarb Cake

This rhubarb has been sitting waiting not ever so patiently in my kitchen since Tuesday, waiting to be made into something yummy, but headspace has been rather compromised so it’s just had to wait. Today after another head-crumble I finally got chance to find a recipe that fully appealed to me, and to make it…

Thurs 17th May 2018

Sneaking 10 minutes to myself to have breakfast in the sunshine… I could hear the children from here, it’s always a fine line between them yelling as part of the Minecraft roleplay or yelling because they’re getting mad at each other… And I deliberately only gave myself a really small to-do list today, as it…

Different, not defective

In light of the fact this it’s Mental Health Awareness week, I thought it kind of amusing that my brain has chosen this week to finally start seeing some kind of pattern emerging in the impossible jigsaw puzzle that is my brain. And I thought well, now’s as good a time as any to put…

Tues 15th May 2018

I’ve felt a little more functioning today, a bit more like my self, even if I am still being very absent minded and forgetful. This morning I got the laundry washed and out, the dry clothes away, scones made (remembered the baking powder this time but forgot to try using koldskål as an experiment) and…