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New Beginnings

I've had a weird week.  I realised that I am going to be (medically) retired by 40 years old, if my application runs smoothly.  It is a complete mind melt - retired by 40?  It's my own doing, so of course I shouldn't be shocked.  It was me who, earlier this week, told my Manager… Continue reading New Beginnings

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What I’m Loving Now – September 2017

First of all, I just want to say huge 'thank you' for all the love towards my recent blog post about my true feelings around my multiple sclerosis.  Can I just say that I feel 100x better for writing that post, I wrote it in super quick time and basically just let my brain splurge… Continue reading What I’m Loving Now – September 2017

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My Foodie Obsession: Rawnola!

I thought that it was time for a quick foodie recipe.  I have had lots going on recently, but one thing that remained consistent is my diet - I still stick to the Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis protocol and really enjoy it: I especially enjoy OMS when I get to eat Rawnola (raw+granola = rawnola).  It is super easy, super quick,… Continue reading My Foodie Obsession: Rawnola!

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Obsessive, Moi?

As regular readers will know, I follow the Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis (OMS) lifestyle approach to help me feel in control of my MS.  The fundamentals of OMS are explained here and, believe me, in regards to diet, it was a huge lifestyle shift for me.  Gone are the dairy milk chocolate bars dunked in tea and the boxes of melted… Continue reading Obsessive, Moi?

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This is My MS – Lifestyle

This is my last blog post in the 'This is My MS' series (see here for my post about my physical symptoms and here for my post about my mental health).  I know that I am very nosy eager to hear about how others try to manage their MS and the symptoms they have, so I thought that I would… Continue reading This is My MS – Lifestyle

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Oaty Biscuit Bars

Another recipe from me!  This one is super-easy, quick and a hit with the kids (and my husband!).  Dare I say it, I think that these biscuit bars taste a lot like Hobnobs, minus the chocolate (a much-loved shop-bought sweet oat biscuit for those of you outside of the UK). This recipe is based on… Continue reading Oaty Biscuit Bars

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Reflections on OMS

Brilliant post by She Dances With Spoons – all about the Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis lifestyle ✨🌱💪

She Dances with Spoons

The universe has a benevolence that wantsus to live

As I sat there, a single face among a group of 37 other MS warriors, I became transfixed by the sentence. Here I was listening to the harrowing, sometimes gut wrenching but ultimately hope-filledstory of our facilitator’s life that brought her to that very point in time, and that single sentence decided to glue itself to my heart – Tarzan grip style.

In that moment I felt hope.

I greeted hope for what she was; the ship that had carried me this far without me acknowledging it until that point, thinking I was really being moved along by sheer grit.

Hope is the single most powerful and intangible gift I took away with me from the Gawler Foundation’s Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis retreat in the Yarra Valley.


The tools , knowledge and awareness I had consumed throughout the week had equipped…

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A Child-Approved Green Veg Risotto

Another recipe from me which I just felt that I had to share.  Not least because both kids cleared their plates, with no cajoling or bribery needed. This risotto is: creamy comforting filling healthy plant-based I use the oven baking method, so no need to stand over the hot cooker.  Vegan parmesan (made from cashews,… Continue reading A Child-Approved Green Veg Risotto

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Deliciously Ella’s Hazelnut and Raisin Energy Balls

I thought it was time for a foodie post, and what better recipe to share but this one from Deliciously Ella: her Hazelnut and Raisin Energy Balls. I'm always on the look-out for plant-based treats and this one is lovely.  Although you can buy Nakd bars and the like, there is something very satisfying about going… Continue reading Deliciously Ella’s Hazelnut and Raisin Energy Balls

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A very chocolatey chocolate cake

It was my birthday on Friday and I had THE BEST chocolate cake - 100% OMS friendly - low in saturated fat, dairy free, vegan.  And yum.  I mean seriously yum. This is the third year in a row that I have had this cake for my birthday and I'm not complaining.  It tastes rich, decadent and… Continue reading A very chocolatey chocolate cake