Still on that boat…

Strawberry blonde in a dizzy world!



Well I’m off on my Yoga holiday. When I went last year it was the best I’d felt since becoming ill and I have been counting down ever since.


I think Yoga has been amazing for me for the following reasons:

1. My stupid brain (which has a hissy fit about most things) actually allows me to do it as long as I’m sensible

2. I’m now far more flexible – It’s now so much easier to paint my toe nails!

3. It calms me down when I’m feeling stressed

4. It gives me a sense of achievement managing to do some Yoga even if I manage little else in the day

5. I now don’t have to ask random strangers to help me out with sunscreen on my back!

I don’t think it was just the Yoga that made me feel good it was the amazing people I met. I feel so lucky that a lot of the friends that I made last year are heading back. I think you can underestimate how spending so much time on your own pondering your lot can be quite bad for you. I can’t wait to catch up over a nice mojito by the pool! Speaking (or writing) of mates and cocktails we had a couple for Steve’s Birthday – you’d never guess look at those rosy faces 😉


I just hope I can make it through the airport alone. I have to admit I’m really bricking it. You have to laugh, most people are fearful of actually getting on the plane – I’m just terrified of the actual airport! I can’t even have a quick GnT if I get into trouble. You couldn’t exactly be annoyed at airport staff for putting two and two together with me smelling of alcohol and falling over. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

I think Harry has his own version of Downward Dog 😉


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  1. Avatar September 5th, 2013 at 8:43 am snowy Says:

    Have a great time – you deserve it!

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Who am I?

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 😉