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Life Happened: Busy but you don't know it

This week was supposed to be prosaic and a bit dull. After last week’s coughing frenzy, I wanted a quiet, easy week and I thought that’s what I got but as it turned out, it was quite eventful, it was also the first week in ages when I felt well and got things done because I had the physical and emotional energy to do them. 448 more words

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Life Happened: Harder to breathe

Monday started with a trip to the doctors for a spirometry test. The good news is that I don’t have lung disease, but the nurse said that the results were classic asthma, my peak flow was¬†lower than it ought to be and I needed to go back to the doctor to decide what treatment I needed. 272 more words

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Life Happened: Time with the boys

So the news this week was that work was tricky because I’m still wheezing and coughing. The coughing is the worst because once it starts it’s hard to stop, twice this week, I’ve coughed so much I’ve thrown up. 209 more words

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Little Goals - October 2016

October is not always a happy and fun time for me, I know other people love autumn but I’m not a big fan, I don’t even mind the weather, I just hate that it gets so dark. 377 more words


Life Happened: Into October

I went from a busy weekend to a busy week. For most people, or even my 20-something self, this wasn’t a busy week but migraine fortnight was upon me and it seemed like there was a lot to do. 398 more words

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Kitchen Equipment: Salad Spinner

I’m fascinated by what people feel is essential in their kitchens and how that changes as our lives and cooking styles do. I live quite happily without a microwave, something I couldn’t have imagining when I was in my 20’s, and semi happily without a dishwasher or kitchen aid but I couldn’t do¬†without my cast iron pan, or kitchen knives. 340 more words

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Volunteer for Something

We tell ourselves stories. Stories about each other, about who we are and what our families and lives are about. These stories are shortcuts. I’ll tell you that I’m the eldest and that my brother is the only Dempsey boy of his generation and that my Dad’s family is sort of Irish. 712 more words

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