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Strawberry blonde in a dizzy world!

Bird twitching


Well I have had another new experience this week and no it didn’t involve rugby players before you start with the comments Reuben! I went bird watching and It was very entertaining. As we drove down to the estuary there were swarms and swarms of middle aged men with binoculars and huge lenses. They looked like paparazzi. I really thought Pippa Middleton must be mud wrestling with all the excitement brewing. It turned out it was for peak tide which is when you get the most number of birds (and not of the Kate Moss variety).


A few minutes after getting there this ‘bubbly’ lady came up to Soph and I all excited as she never seen women her age bird watching (I’m quite sure we were a lot younger!). After getting her entire life story (with highlights from her bird watching adventures) she explained about a great place on the coast to go twitching. She told Soph that she could go bird watching and I could go SHOPPING! I was quite offended, I was carrying binoculars and everything (admittedly for someone else). Well we fell about laughing, how did she know that, I hadn’t even spoken? On that note, I feel an ASOS session coming on 😉


On the illness front I seem to be doing quite well (touch wood) the change is clearly doing me good. I managed the bird watching which involved a short walk and there were no incidents. I still have to rest after doing activities but hey, at least I’m managing to do things that are more exciting than staying still on a bed! Lets hope this good patch lasts for while 🙂

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2 Comments to

“Bird twitching”

  1. Avatar February 21st, 2013 at 8:39 pm Emma Says:

    Sounds good Sues, glad you’re having a good spell 🙂 keep eating that clotted cream, I’m sure it works wonders!! 🙂

  2. Avatar February 21st, 2013 at 8:47 pm Reuben Wilcock Says:

    Yes clotted cream and Pippa Middleton works wonders, as Emma said… Keep enjoying yourself!!

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Was – independent, intelligent (with plenty of dizzy moments), successful, busy, funny (depending on how much Prosecco I and the people around me had!), quite stressed out but overall happy, without even realising how lucky I was.

Now  – ? just a mess really! I was diagnosed with Migraine Associated Vertigo (MAV) eight years ago when my life changed dramatically. It’s a variant of migraine that means I feel dizzy and tired nearly all of the time. If I try and do anything ‘normal’ this sparks of vertigo which gradually gets worse and worse until I pass out unless I lie down for hours, sometimes days. What this means is I spend 90% of my time in bed in a quiet dark room. Normal activities like shopping, walking, going anywhere bright or busy, the cinema even visiting friends who have patterned wallpaper or a gravel drive is a nightmare!

I’m continually trying new medications, all of them with quite nasty side effects (worsening of vertigo, weight loss, hair loss and sense of humour loss to name but a few) to try and find the magic one that will work for me. Fingers crossed the one I’m on now will work, time will tell.

A good friend set up this website so I could become a ginger whinger. No I’m kidding, so people can understand what I’m going through and maybe it would help me to have a bit of a rant. I have quite a dark sense of humour, I think that’s the only reason I haven’t gone completely bonkers! I clearly don’t have the most exciting of lives but I live in a small village with some entertaining characters and I’m always having blond moments (I blame the meds but I’ve always been a bit dappy!). Who knows I may even get better, and I can assure you life will be filled with amazing adventures then!

Scrap that! After zillions of Consultants all saying that they know what’s wrong with me and that they can get me better. Endless drugs and procedures I was finally Diagnosed with Chronic Lyme which was great – until I find out that nobody in the UK has a clue how to treat it. That complicates things some what 😉