The Unexpected

I’ve been keeping something to myself for a few months now.¬† Something unexpected.¬† Something nice.¬† Something a little confusing.¬† For three and a half months, I’ve been watching and waiting and wondering and wishing.¬† I’ve been monitoring and second guessing and speculating and hoping.¬† But all in my own head, alone.¬† I’ve not dared to … More The Unexpected

Strength In Numbers

Before I got my diagnosis of PVOD, I’d been immersed in the world of Pulmonary Hypertension for three years.¬† Deeply immersed.¬† I read blogs by fellow PHers, followed the latest research, and was a member of two global Facebook groups for patients.¬† Each day I’d read and comment and learn from posts with questions about … More Strength In Numbers

The Best Bit Of Summer

When I was a child, my family had one of those guides to campsites in Great Britain.¬† It was chock-a-block full of advertisements for places to camp all over the country.¬† Hundreds and hundreds of listings from large holiday parks with nightly entertainment, to small fields with just a lowly toilet block.¬†¬†My brother and I … More The Best Bit Of Summer

Faraway Friends

If I win the lottery I’m going to buy a village.¬† Yep, as well as a smart new campervan, an amazing off-road scooter, a house big enough for ten dogs… I’m going to purchase a whole village.¬† Apparently for twenty million I could get a splattering of homes, an old forge and (most importantly) a … More Faraway Friends

Welcoming In 2018

I don’t know all of the words to ‘Auld Lang Syne’.¬† Apparently only 3% of the population do.¬† Every new year, when the clock strikes twelve and the singing of the traditional song begins, I repeat the same lines for every verse… and vow to learn it properly in the next twelve months.¬† Lalalala-ing to … More Welcoming In 2018

A Great British Holiday

For me, Summer isn’t Summer without a ‘Great British Holiday’. ¬†Sandcastles and sandals and sticks of rock. ¬†Postcards and promenades and pots of tea. ¬†Fending off the scavenging seagulls whilst munching on vinegar-soaked chips. ¬†Binge-reading piles of tourist-attraction leaflets whilst licking ice cream. ¬†Watching boats, jumping waves, collecting pebbles. ¬†Paying admissions, taking photos, ambling around … More A Great British Holiday