The M word

Menieres has ruled my week this week. I’ve just realised that’s a first. I’ve named my condition in this blog. It's not a word I like. I think I naively hoped that if I wrote about my determination to overcome M, I’d somehow be able to will it out of existence … but unfortunately not. So... Continue Reading →

Dear Friends

I bloody love you. Last night, I had 2 horrid vertigo attacks. The first as I read my daughter a story. The second as I was lying in bed; it was so powerful and nausea-inducing that I emitted an involuntary wail and managed to wake Rhys from his sleep. An attack of vertigo always has... Continue Reading →

What does success mean to me?

I’ve been reflecting a lot on this question. Before I attempt to pick a path from the myriad of options that my inbox is now overflowing with (thank you friends and family for the precious bible you’ve given me), I need to take a big step back and think about my goal. I know I... Continue Reading →

Reaching out is a powerful drug

Reaching out to my friends and family through this blog has put me on a massive high. It’s one of the most life-affirming things I’ve ever done. Your replies have made me feel brave and empowered; two parts of my personality that have become rather lost in the last three years. I have grinned from... Continue Reading →

First steps

Whilst I wait for replies to my last blog post, I’ve been bingeing on podcasts and documentaries. There is a lot of dross out there, but, when you find a good series, it’s like hitting gold dust. Two series in particular have struck home. The Art of Design is a Netflix series about … yup,... Continue Reading →

The Beginning

I’m a 41 year old Londoner, wife, mother of two and ex-TV Producer. Ex because I can’t work, well not in the conventional sense; my health has drawn a deep, dark line in the sand and said “No” Three years ago I experienced a bout of vertigo on a flight to Barcelona. I spent the... Continue Reading →

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