Category Archives: Families

Felt Like Writing A Post…

… and then I changed my mind. Happy Christmas to everyone and all my lovely followers, anyway… I hope you are surrounded by love this Christmas. We’re going to do pass-the-parcel… and try not to cry at the empty space … Continue reading

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Paul Mitchell – My Husband – The Love Of My Life

This is the hardest post I’ve ever had to write. Never thought or even considered I would. I doubt it’s something anyone in a beautiful, close marriage or relationship ever contemplates. But… for my readers who don’t already know, the … Continue reading

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Ruby Wax … and Mindfulness?

Sane New World – Anyone? What do we say when asked what we’d wish ourselves or our loved ones? “A happy life” or  “I just want them to be happy” is the usual answer. Okay, aside from the lottery wins and … Continue reading

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The Butcher’s Daughter And The Horsemeat Scandal

The current/recent news about certain beef products containing an element of horse and/or bute (or not), questionable meat supply-chains, supermarkets re-calling products, Ikea’s meatballs and the realisation that this may have been going on for years – for all we … Continue reading

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The Bunion Bugle: Stage Seven

It’s Over, Mr. Fabulous Day 50: You’ll have to excuse me for a moment while I have a quick weep. It’s probably for the best but I saw Mr. Fabulous, my handsome Hungarian Orthopaedic Surgeon, for the last time yesterday. This, … Continue reading

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The Bunion Bugle: Stage Six

The Darco Nightmare, Jimmy Choo Fantasy And The Ethel Reality Day 40: What with scabs and dry skin falling off (and big toenail refusing to grow much at all) and Bio Oil rubbings and foot-elevation (yep, still), this bunion op … Continue reading

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The Bunion Bugle: Stage Five

Foot? What Foot? I’m Starring In Misery, Here! Day 28 If you’ve been following my adventures with bunion surgery to this point, you deserve a Dedicated Reader Award. It’s all been somewhat ewww and gross, even for me and I’m writing this … Continue reading

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The Bunion Bugle: Stage Four

Cabin Fever, The Essential Bedside Table And When’s Bunion Awareness Day? Day 21 It’s three weeks since the op – she says, in case anyone can’t do the maths – and I’m well enough to write the next, marginally shorter, … Continue reading

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The Bunion Bugle – Stage Three

Staying In And Stitches Out: Written on Day 11: The previous post was written at 5 days and I’m adding this at 11 days post-op. I’ve found my routine. As mentioned, the first two days of getting up and living downstairs – … Continue reading

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The Bunion Bugle – Stage Two

The Osteotomy Operation & The Post-Op Days Written on Day 5 13th August came and the OH took me to Care UK at Goodmayes for the bunion and toe osteotomies  (Weil, Akin and Scarf procedures). I’m not saying I’m superstitious … Continue reading

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