Still on that boat…

Strawberry blonde in a dizzy world!

Let the games begin…


I think I have overdone it a tad. Too much excitement what with disco balls once a week (oh the fun I have doing that!) BBQ’s and a weekend away with friends. If you are reading this blog because you have a similar illness to me please listen to the following advice; do not go to Centre Parcs unless you have a lot of support! Stone paths, moving trees (how very dare they?) and lots and lots of walking involved. I did have a great time catching up with my friends though!


I was very lucky to have some great friends to look out for me. I had to be pushed around in a wheelchair by people, mainly Dave (AKA Jeeves). I felt pretty pathetic and It was quite hard putting a brave face on when strangers keep giving you pitying looks. Fortunately I couldn’t feel sorry for myself for too long once the wheelchair games began.


It was so funny watching the queue of traffic behind Karl as he tried to race back up the road. Everyone is so PC at the moment I don’t think anyone in the car’s dare say anything!


The games continued into the evening with the ‘ can you touch your left ear with your left hand going around your head’ game. You would never believe we were a bunch of highly qualified professionals. It was fun!


I have been on one date which was interesting. To be honest I would never had recognised him from his profile picture (good job he recognised me!) but he was really funny and we had a good laugh. I don’t think I can see it going anywhere but I’ll keep you posted. I’ve been watching the channel 4 programmes on Internet dating and I have realised that my profile is somewhat flawed as I have been totally honest, I’ve not exactly sold myself and used rubbish pictures – oh well. It’s all ok though because I now have a ‘selection matrix’ devised by my Mum’s boyfriend (I cracked up when I saw this!):


My local pub reopened which is a relief! Surprisingly there was a bit of a punch up (oh the drama). It was between a good friend of mine and a guy I was sort of blackmailed into going on a date with ten years ago (long story) and have not seen since (so that was not too awkward!). I hid behind my mate who is literally ‘the only gay in the village’ – not sure he was the best choice!


I need to rest up for the next disco ball session. This better actually do something as I seem to be spending an awful lot of time in bed at the moment 🙁

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3 Comments to

“Let the games begin…”

  1. Avatar June 29th, 2013 at 12:49 pm Snowy Says:

    It was great to see you Sues, and you looked amazing as always! Stay away from the disco balls though (shame that’s. not possible!).

  2. Avatar July 4th, 2013 at 9:50 pm Wheeler Says:

    Good to see you at CenterParcs, shame it is not Sues friendly.

    Are you talking about the programme First Dates? I have invented a game to play along with it. Might need to get Snowy on board to work on product design 🙂

    Good luck with the dating!

  3. Avatar July 16th, 2013 at 9:09 am Susan Cartwright Says:

    Oh do tell Tim I think that programmes hysterical!
    The dating is terrible – read the next post 😉 Hope all is well with you? xx

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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 😉