Our family mix are Spurs Fan, Girl1, Girl2, Jake- a rehomed Westie with trust issues- and me, Speccy. We live in Belfast, Northern Ireland- a cold, grey sort of place: we look for the splashes of colour.
Girl1 is 12, a performer beginning to make independent steps into the outside world. That seems too soon to me, but apparently wrapping her up in cotton wool until she’s 20 would do her no favours. Girl2 is 10, full of giggles, melodrama and anxiety about fractions. Spurs Fan is a primary school teacher and devotee of Tottenham Hotspur FC. You may note a lack of imagination in the names- don’t expect too much fiction here.
In 2006 I contracted ME, had to give up work, discovered a whole new world on the internet, and began to learn a lot about health issues. Now, I volunteer for the PSP Association (my mum, Herself, died from PSP in 2011) and the NI Rare Disease Partnership.
This is a personal blog. I post about whatever’s going on in my head. There are tales from the middle age, rants, book reviews, music snippets, links to better writers, and family chaos. Also, some rubbish photography.
You can contact me at memineandotherbits-speccyATyahoo.co.uk