You Behind the Illness

Inspired by a very recent post that I was tagged in on Facebook, I thought that it would be fun to share facts about me that have nothing to do with my illness and disability!Β I would love to learn more about others living with chronic illnesses, so I invite you to share your responses in the comments or even in your own blog posts πŸ™‚ #behindtheillness

Here we go!


Four places I’ve lived:

1. Oakville, Ontario, Canada

2. Perth, Scotland

3. Leeds, UK

4. Sheffield, UK

Four places I’ve worked:

1. A nightclub with a revolving dance floor!

2. A bookshop

3. A doctor’s surgery

4. A hospital as a speech and language therapist

Four favourite hobbies:

1. Watching movies with my family

2. Yoga

3. Crochet

4. Reading

Four things I like to watch:

1. Mad Men

2. Breaking Bad

3. Game of Thrones

4. When Harry Met Sally

Four things I like to read:

1. Other people’s blogs!

2. Anything by Maggie O’Farrell

3. Autobiographies

4. Interior Magazines

Four places I have been:

1. Thailand

2. Sydney

3. Mexico

4. Prague

Four things I love to eat:

1. Booja Booja dairy-free chocolate

2. Cheese – but I don’t eat it any more 😦

3. Pizza

4. Turkish food

Four favourite things to drink:

1. Prosecco

2. Coffee

3. Banana and peanut butter breakfast smoothie

4. Hot chocolate

Four places I want to visit:

1. Stockholm

2. My sister in Australia

3. Finland

4. Iceland

Four bloggers I’d like to tag:

1. Heather from Dinosaurs, Donkeys and MS

2. Emma from Not Just Tired

3. Alyssa from Fight MS Daily

4. Caz from Invisibly Me

I would love to tag sooooooo many more people, but I am trying to stick with the ‘4’ theme!

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

20 thoughts on “You Behind the Illness

  1. Aw thank you for tagging me! I love the questions, though I’m going to struggle a little with the one about where I’ve lived (I haven’t got around much…!)
    I have a relative in Australia, an aunt, so I’d love to go there too. Perhaps we both need to make that a bucket list goal soon πŸ™‚
    Caz x

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  2. Thank you so much Jen for tagging me in your post! You have lived in so many fantastic place! I am a little boring because I have only lived in the USA. The only place outside the states I have been was Jamaica on my honeymoon. I really want to travel because so many other countries look so interesting and beautiful! Australia is somewhere I have wanted to visit for years!!! Maybe someday I will get to travel through Europe and see so many great places!!!
    We are alike with what we like to eat! I love pizza and really anything Italian!!!
    I hope you have an absolutely amazing weekend Jen!!!!

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  3. Aw, I love this Jen! What a nice idea. Thank you so much for tagging me 😊 Great to learn more about you. We will share a few of the same answers when I do mine! I’ve travelled quite a lot (well I used to πŸ˜‰) but I haven’t been to either Mexico or Prague! Bet they were really interesting places to visit. I also loved cheese but can’t eat it anymore either! It was my craving when I was pregnant and I ate a zillion cheese sandwiches!! xx

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  4. Hello Jen – I haven’t commented before, not really having anything interesting to say. Your list has inspired me to see how many things I can fill in, although probably much less than you. I’ll follow your format on my own blog – it’ll be interesting ! Debra

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  5. I have a sister with secondary progressive MS (48) and love reading your blog as it gives me an insight into what she has been through. I see that you want to go to Australia to see your sister. From my experience with my sister can I urge you to start saving and Carpe Diem. I put off a long distance trip with my sister to see our other sister in California and by the time we decided to go she no longer felt able to make such a long trip ☹
    Keep writing and live life to the full.

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment and for reading! That is exactly what my parents have said – ‘go sooner rather than later’. I plan to! I would hate the chance to miss out though am nervous about the long journey ❀️


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