About

Hello!

Welcome to my little corner of the internet! You can find me in York, living my best life (or trying to!) with my fiancé, a cat cactus and two invisible illnesses.

I’m trying to share the reality of living with invisible illness as a 20-something graduate who definitely has a zest for life! I don’t want to be ‘Instagram worthy’ or show a highlight reel, because that isn’t realistic. What is realistic, is me coming home from work at 5, napping until 7, having some tea and being in bed by 8. And that’s on a good day. On the flip side, I want to show the world that you can enjoy other things and not let your illness dictate your life.

I’ve come a long way and I want to share that with you. I’ve gone from being almost housebound, if not bedbound, for days on end, to being able to work 5 days a week. I’ve learnt a lot; how to say “no”, how to time manage with a chronic illness, how not to exercise with chronic fatigue and chronic pain.

While my blog is primarily about living with ME (the chronic illness) and now PCOS, it is also just about living with me. A 20-something, rosy-cheeked, Friends-fanatic from the middle of nowhere in Northumberland who just loves to sing, write and cuddle her dogs and cats.

Blogging in Bed

A couple of years ago, I decided that just having a blog wasn’t enough – I wanted to expand this and make a community for all chronic illness bloggers to connect. And so was born, Blogging in Bed.

There is now a Facebook group, a Twitter account, an Instagram account and a Pinterest group. I’m not going to pretend that I actually keep up with all of this, because I definitely don’t. But it’s there for anyone who wants to join in, and that’s all that matters. So, if you do want to join the community, you can find all the information about it here.