Category Archives: pleasures

Summer sketchbook

July was mostly filled with preparing for visitors, enjoying their presence and clearing up afterwards. It was another big milestone in my recovery process and it all went remarkably well. Once that excitement was over I started on my plan … Continue reading

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Convalescence is work

When I had my last spell of better energy at the beginning of the year I was wildly over-optimistic about what I could achieve. I increased my activity level too much and too fast, leading to a horrible crash that … Continue reading

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A turn for the better

A happy conjunction of better weather, a respite from hot flushes and a foul bout of IBS that made me reform my diet (again) has perked me up no end over the last two or three weeks. Looking back a … Continue reading

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After the rain

After the rain, the sun will come out and sparrows will bathe in puddles. After yet another dreary morning of wind and rain the other day, it seemed like too much effort to go out for a walk when it … Continue reading

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Supermarket home delivery

Getting my groceries delivered is a bit of a mixed pleasure really as I’d much rather do my own shopping. But still, while my health is so poor it’s good to know that the cheery man from Sainsbury’s will be … Continue reading

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Listening to the weather

I spend a lot of time resting on my bed. I don’t necessarily need sleep, just a period of rest from physical activity. It can get a bit boring and I often distract my mind with an audio book or … Continue reading

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Windfall apples

My neighbours have a big old apple tree which overhangs my garden and provides me with an abundant crop of delicious fruit during the last quarter of the year. I’ve been gathering windfalls for several weeks already and there are … Continue reading

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