When you make a conscious choice to be happy, no one can take it away from you because no one gave it to you: you gave it to yourself.

A quote from April Green's - Bloom For Yourself Journal

Wednesday 22 April 2015


Thought I'd better join in the wonder that is WOYWW - Julia's desk sharing phenomenon so here's my desk today - 
So the right side - pens and bits and bobs I'm using a lot at the moment.

The pens I'm working with.

Image I'm playing around with.

Some new pens. Different markers I've not tried.

The beautiful view from my craft room window. I'm so lucky to be able to see fields from every window in my house. It's beautiful out there so I'm going outside soon to read for a while!

I'm counting down the days till the WOYWW crop on 16th May. Looking forward to seeing everyone and celebrating my 40th birthday with you all. My birthday is on the 14th! I'm going to bring a special birthday cake with me for us all.

That's me. Take care Zo xx

Monday 13 April 2015

Me updating you on life!


I'm fully aware that my blogging has been rubbish of late. SO I thought I'd pop on and tell what's going on here.

I'm still in full on Bristol Rovers notebook making mode. I've an order list longer than my arm which is amazing, but the footy season is nearly over and there's no way I'll make them all before. Guess I'll have to post them out!
Here's my latest - 

The fundraising total has gone over £300 now which I'm totally over the moon about. Here's the page -

Health-wise I'm all over the shop. No hour is the same so I'm having to take each day as it comes and do what I can to cope. Ehlers-Danlos Hypermobility is a real pain in the arse....literally at times! My Fibromyalgia is constantly flaring. There isn't a day go by where it isn't causing me huge amounts of pain & fatigue. My Scoliosis is causing pain throughout my back which then flares the fibro even more so. It's non stop.

BUT I cope. Because I have to. Because I am not going to let it beat me. I will use my sticks and wheelchair to live the life I want. 

I've been using Kinesthetic tape to support my joints recently. The tape when positioned correctly helps to support the joints without restricting movement. This is what I looked like yesterday - 
Elbow supporting.

Wrist supporting.
And yes being me I chose one of the bold bright colours because I can't be doing with fading into the background!

On a positive note, I've been following Slimming World since 9th Feb 2015 and to date I've lost 9 lbs! Finally a plan that works for me. If I can lose 1 to 2 lbs a week then I'm happy. I know where I want to be but it'll take time to get there. 
But I don't mind when I get to eat a brekkie like this! Yummy.

I've been going to footy with Keagan. He loves pushing me round in my wheelchair and even free wheels down the slope lifting his feet up to ride along! We are enjoying our time together. I insist on selfies every match!
Keagan isn't too impressed with this idea mind and pulls not-impressed faces. 

So that's me. 
Take care Zo xx