Monday, 18 May 2015


Hello.......... Lately I've had to take life at a even slower pace all the Birthday Celebrations have taken a toll and my energy level are at zero.

So I've been trying to eat as healthily as I can it's a bit of a catch 22 situation, I just don't have the energy to cook.  So everything has to be thought through to use as little energy and prep as possible.Above is a roasted chickpea dish I made recently, with red onions garlic and some very mild spices, along with roasted sweet potato and salad.

Last week, I finally got the Sweet Pea's (Triffids) planted out, gardening is yet another activity where energy saving has to be the plan, so I planted them out while sat on a blanket, lying down and resting every three minutes, (very POTS friendly) but even this was too much for me and since last Thursday I've been laid up in bed with a full symptoms flare up.

At least they are planted and they so better be worth it !!  I love gardening but I'm going to have to admit defeat after this, I'm just not well enough even with everything scaled back as much as possible.

Lately I've been having a little bit of Teddy Trouble too, I think I'm going to have to rip it out and start again, me and patterns we just don't get on. I so want to make this cute little fellow though, so I'm going to try again, one things for sure I'm not a quitter.

 The Wisteria in the garden is stunning at the moment, I'm so glad I managed to take a picture of it, before this latest flare up hit.

So I've been stuck in bed mostly resting, but I have had these lovely postcards to distract me,

my arms may feel like lead but I've been working on my Cosy Blankets 5 minutes at a time.   Maybe one day I've learn with the ME/Lyme payback, I loved my trip to the Bluebells but that and a appointment with the Cardiologist in the same week, is just to much for me.  I really hope some day soon, they'll get to the bottom of this all. 

 The first Rose of the Summer is flowering in the Summerhouse garden, so when I'm feeling a little better I'm planning on re pinning my Summertime wreath,  sorry this has not been the cheeriest of posts but I'm trying to stay as positive as can be while trying to ride out the worst of this flare up, I'm off to see the Immunologist next week, fingers crossed he might be able to help.

Happy Crafting

Clare x


  1. So sorry you are having a flare up, but you are remaining positive. I am praying that they will have a break through and diagnose and treat you more effectively. The sweet peas are looking amazing you have done a great job.

  2. Sorry to hear you're going through a bad patch, I hope it's over soon and they do find something to help. The blanket is looking lovely. 5 minutes a time can be enough to make a blanket grow.

  3. Oh my friend, I am so sorry your energy is so low at the moment. I wish I could be there to give you a hand and sit with you and chat for a while.

  4. I'm so sorry things aren't going well at the moment. The salads look gorgeous though and hopefully, the sweetpeas will soon start flowering and brightening the day.

  5. I am so, so sorry you are going through such a rough patch. I do so hope the immunologist can help you, if you have a firm diagnosis at least there can be treatment. You do so well to keep so cheerful, I wish I could help you in some way. I am really favoured because I live near so many family and friends (about 100 relatives within a 10 mile radius). Do you have people nearby who can help out? If you are anything like me you may not like to ask :-). Sending gentle hugs. Sharon x

  6. Hope you feel better soon, lovely garden pictures! X