There was a plan…


London during Christmas

There was a plan. No really. I’d be spending the holiday season with family back in London, with a tiny bit of downtime that I reserved for some 2015 blog summarising and 2016 blog planning. That was the plan. What actually happened was the tiny bit of downtime was a lot smaller than I’d expected and what I did have was filled with me sleeping off my terrible cold.

So why didn’t I get up on my blogging horse as soon as 2016 hit and hastily get on with the plan, even with it being a little late. Well, said cold turned into full on bronchitis and respiratory infection on returning to Bahrain. YAY!

A maybe weekly round-up


It’s been one of those weeks where I keep meaning to post but I never do. For no real reason. Other than. Well, like I said. No real reason. So what’s up? Here’s a quick run down…

  • You might have noticed (or not) that I’ve stopped posting my 365 photos. See there’s a reason for that. The reason being there might not be any photos. Carelessly forgot to take a photo one day. Once you skip one, it’s easy to skip others. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!
  • Started a new job last week. I am officially an Email Specialist now. It’s all very exciting
  • Downside of my new job is that it’s in the city and I’m stuck with commuting on the tube. It’s not that bad. But it is hella expensive and more often than not, smelly. Ahhh… I did it for 5 years before. I can suck it up now!
  • And on the subject of commuting, it’s making me get back to reading. So hopefully I’ll get to finish The Magus soon.

Project 365 2013/14: Days Thirty Four to Thirty Eight

Project 365

Here’s the last few days worth of my 365 project. For fairly obvious reasons, getting on a computer has been a bit tricky. But picking up my phone to take photos with my left hand has been a bit easier. Though, quality of photos isn’t so hot, so I apologise! Also, there might be a photo which some people might find a bit icky. It’s not really, but I know some people might find it a little ishy.

The catch-up post



Hello everyone! How is everyone doing? Looks like summer time has finally hit us here in the UK. Timing has been perfect. Considering I’ve just come back from a long spell in Portugal where I’ve gotten used to 35 degree heat and a swimming pool where the water temperature is 30 degrees.

What have I been up to recently? To be honest, not a whole lot. What am I currently doing? Well…

This one does not equal that one


I’ve not posted much about anything going on in my every day life recently. Mostly, because it’s the same day in and day out. Thrilling, huh!

Though something came up and I feel the need to unload. See, I have an issue. An issue with people who misuse the word migraine. You see, I’m a migraine sufferer unfortunately. I don’t get them as often as I used to. Which I’m grateful for. But they’re still a charming occurence in my life. Friday morning I woke up with one mother of a migraine, which has crept into my weekend. Which I am of course, eternally grateful for. (You get the sarcasm there, right? It’s so hard to get sarcasm across on the Interwebs!)

Thing is I hear the word migraine thrown around so much. If you can sit at a bloody computer or watch TV and complain about having a migraine, you haven’t got a migraine, you’ve just got a very bad headache! Which I can sympathise with, but it’s not a bloody migraine.

Migraines for me consist of crushing, throbbing pain on the entire right side of my head. Not just the top of my head, but around my eye socked, jaw, nose, the lot. It hurts. Then I also get the fantastic ability of being unable to move my head without making the entire world spin and shift about causing whatever I ate wanting to make a quick, sharp exit from my mouth. It’s charming. Then there’s my eyes. My usual perfect vision is all gone and I’m left feeling like Mr. Magoo. Only less funny. More angry. Like if you cross The Hulk and Mr. Magoo.

All I’m left with is lying flat on my back, in my bedroom just waiting for everything to subside to a point where I feel more human. It does, but like I said with my latest one, it sticks with me for a few days. I feel drained and it’s just not a very nice experience at all.

I always find it hard to tell work that it’s a migraine that’s stopping me from getting to work. Or letting friends know that I just can’t go out with them. I’m scared that people just won’t understand. Unless they’ve experienced one too. I’m not saying we’re in a secret club, but don’t be dismissive when someone says they have a migraine. Also, don’t just use the word migraine when that’s not actually what you have.

I guess this could go in my “rant” folder or maybe even “public service announcement”. If you have a bad headache, you have just that. Migraines are NOT bad headaches. That’s just one of their symptoms! So please people, remember this. I’ll be eternally grateful! And so will all the other migraine sufferers out there.