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Jen
Half-French SAH survivor living in England
Interests: personal development, life coaching, photography, cats, scrapbooking, family, vintage stuff, blog-hopping...
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Why hello there. I know I don't update very often at all, do I? I've been toying with the idea of closing the blog but I do get visits from other stroke survivors, so I think I'll leave it up... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2014 at wagwaan?
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Oh dearie me. I am sorry to have neglected this poor little old blog! Life does have a habit of getting in the way, doesn't it? It's not for any particular reason, either. It's just that I'm so tired all... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at wagwaan?
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I hadn't planned on blogging quite so late in the day, but I got a bit sidetracked. Today was "goodbye to William" day. Time flies when you're having fun. I had fun. I think William had fun. Lyle? Not so... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2014 at wagwaan?
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It's pretty much woe is us here - between a migraine/sickness (Claire) and lumbago (me) we are a sorry sight! But what a lovely Christmas we had. Very quiet, just the two of us... and the cat, the goldfish and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2013 at wagwaan?
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"T'was the night before Christmas..." - you all know the rest! I'm just listening to Christmas music (Mariah Carey if you're interested) while I get the wrapping done. I had completely forgotten I hadn't done any of it, until earlier... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2013 at wagwaan?
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Here I am again. Work is very busy, especially as my lovely jobshare left to be an accountant and I'm now stuck with doing what is more than a full-time job for one person in 2.5 days a week. They... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2013 at wagwaan?
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I can't quite believe it's nearly Christmas. I'm sure I'm not the only blogger going "where HAS the time gone?" but I didn't promise you originality now, did I? Life has so many twists and turns. I was feeling pretty... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2013 at wagwaan?
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I know, I know, I'm hardly ever here any more. Why do I bother? lol Well we had a lovely holiday at my mum's and I wish I could have stayed and stayed. It was lovely to see her although... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2013 at wagwaan?
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Yesterday was another day in London. I'm so glad I don't commute any more - although it's ok doing it once in a while, I got a bit stressed when there was a huge queue to get down to the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2013 at wagwaan?
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I've always been a bit of a techno geek and recently, when I found myself telling someone on Facebook that I had "screencapped my iMessages on my iPhone and they had uploaded to my iMac via iCloud"... well, I realised... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2013 at wagwaan?
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I don't know why I haven't been here for a while. I suppose it's because I've been busy. Six times over recent weeks I have spent the day in London as a dermatology/rheumatology patient. Because it's at Guy's Hospital, by... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2013 at wagwaan?
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Just a quick catch up. Not sure there's anyone out there reading this here ol' blog of mine, but I think I'll keep it because I do like looking back and reading what I got up to in the past.... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2013 at wagwaan?
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So I mentioned I went on a date.... I think this whole dating thing could probably fill a blog of its own. It's very "interesting". How does someone my age meet anyone new? Especially when their job is in quite... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2013 at wagwaan?
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I had this whole big post typed up and then one swipe of the mouse by mistake on the iMac and I left the page, which means I lost the whole darn thing. Ugh. I hate when that happens. So... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2013 at wagwaan?
So cute! Can't believe he's 4 already :)
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Still enjoying taking pictures, mostly with the iPhone, every day. 1. 11. Detail. A present from a dear friend. #fmsphotoaday, 2. 10. A place. The beach at my mum's, in Normandy. It's been our special place for 30 years and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2013 at wagwaan?
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I distinctly remember posting something about wanting more FUN in my life. Was it last year? Anyway, today I shed a little tear when I read Ali E's blog post because she put into words exactly how I have been... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2013 at wagwaan?
Argh I hear you Cathy! (and no, that's not a swashbuckling Arrrr it's an anguished Argh!) I struggle so much with this. When I eat low carb and lots of veggies I feel so much better - my arthritis is better controlled. And part of me goes "oh, you nearly died 3 years ago, you need to take care of yourself and live a healthy lifestyle", then the other part of me goes "you nearly died 3 years ago, life is short, if you want chocolate, damn well eat chocolate girl!!". Sigh. I will try and listen to your therapist and work on being a grown up. I'll let you know how it goes.
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Just thought I'd post these here. To remind us that it's really April and there should be sunshine and daffodils everywhere - indeed, these were taken in the last couple of days, so the sun is trying to make an... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2013 at wagwaan?
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Once upon a time, long ago, well before my SAH anyway, I saw a programme on the human brain. I was heard to exclaim "that's fascinating! I love brains" - at which point my daughter fell about laughing. She has... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2013 at wagwaan?
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I couldn't believe we woke up to glorious blue sky and sunshine! Even though we lost an hour due to British Summer Time (Ha! Summer!), I got up bright and early to have breakfast with Claire, who presented me with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2013 at wagwaan?
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I thought I'd jinxed it but the very next day this is what I saw when I looked out the bedroom window It's still freezing, but there are signs of life in the garden too - see? And it's spring... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2013 at wagwaan?
Oh Cathy this is awesome... and I'm British - I don't even USE the word awesome :) I was really into ice skating as a teenager, then started taking lessons at 18. Needless to say I damaged my knee cartilage within weeks so I never got very far at all. You, my friend, were an absolute pro next to me. Thank you for sharing.
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You see that photo up there, with the daffodils? That's a defiant choice in the face of all this cooooold greeeeey snooooowy weather we've been having. I know, it's so very British to talk about the weather but boy is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2013 at wagwaan?
How interesting: on the very day I bring home a CD of my head scans, the lovely Kate Davies gives me a shout out on her blog, which leads to hundreds of page views. I feel very honoured that Kate... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2013 at wagwaan?