Somebody once told me I am a survivor. And it came out of the blue. For some reason, I didn’t like how that sounded. Technically, I should have been flattered, but somehow it felt sort of offensive. I realised this instantly and kept wondering why I was feeling so negative about it. Perhaps [...]
This is the last post in the mini-series I’ve been writing this week about using records to keep track of our progress, thinking specifically of ME sufferers. Since the best is a holistic approach, that is, taking into account every aspect, I’ve devised a simple but useful diary sample that can include all the details we need to [...]
This is how I call a record of the medicines and supplements that I take. Actually, I am not taking any medicines at the moment. Stopping the anti-depressant liberated me from brain fog and I am slowly recovering the full use of my brain and my memory. Pain killers absolutely don’t work, so why bother? [...]
Exercise is great.
Except when you have ME/CFS. Then it becomes as dangerous as necessary.
When you have ME, you must ensure you keep doing a minimum of exercise in order not to decondition, which is something very bad to happen to your body. The problem is, the amount you can do is usually very [...]
With this post I’m starting a mini-series that will last for the rest of this week. After the food tracker I devised to keep an eye on my nutrition, I’ve been using a number of different forms that help me check what I do, how, and how much, and its effects on my [...]
I am excited to introduce a new book that has just been created and released by a fabulous team of volunteers: Stories for Homes.
This is the fruit of the efforts of a great group of people who have collaborated to put together an antology of stories revolving around the subject of [...]
This is a quick reminder of how to tackle this handy technique. A three-needle bind-off is an easy, fast way of binding off two knit pieces while joining them at the same time. I love it for joining shoulders, since this results in a neat seam that is visible but not bulky.
Remember the saying “Working for exposure is a sign that you like to work for free”? Here’s a variation of the old story.
A designer commented recently on a request from somebody who might be a customer or not. This person wrote the designer to ask for a replacement for a pattern she said she [...]
The strip is back! And I’m celebrating with an extra strip very suitable for such a day as today. Because knitters are such lovely creatures.
Did you know? Vanessa’s solicitor knits too.
The Stitch & Bitch strips are extras and do not relate to the main story I am (sometimes) publishing here. [...]
I was looking at my wallet the other day and reflected how well it’s wearing, especially in contrast with the one I had before. This one is a Fiorelli leather wallet that I bought around 2006. It does look a bit scuffed, but it is still in quite good condition and it will be doing [...]