Mood: 🥶🤪 Fatigue: 7/10 Pain: 7/10 Maybe it’s the cold weather or just the post-Christmas-exhaustion taking holding as we snack and sloth our way into the New Year, but today my pain levels are on edge. I’ve been feeling a little odd from new medications (unrelated to fibromyalgia). I’m oddlyContinue Reading

As advocates of mental health and a supporter of community projects, Appleby Ink provides writing services for a Milton Keynes mental health peer support group: MIND SPACE MK. That’s why in today’s blog post, we’re going to be discussing the importance of mental health awareness and treatment in the localContinue Reading

So, you’re in love? Relationships are like the weather. Sometimes the skies are clear while the sun beams down, other times clouds brew into storms which release chaos into our lives. After you’ve been with your partner for an appropriate amount of time (this varies from couple to couple: forContinue Reading

Mood: 🎄  Pain: 2/10 Fatigue: 7/10 Hi there, spoonie-followers. Merry Christmas. Luckily, my pain is very mild today, it’s a more stiff, groggy sensation with the odd aching throb around my left elbow (who knows why the joy of fibro is its mystery pains). Sorry for my lack of updatesContinue Reading

This D.I.Y art project is simple, easy and quick to do. It’s also a really adorable way of commemorating your relationship with your partner on any occasion–anniversary, moving in together, engagement, marriage, pregnancy etc–and it’s completely personalised. Whether it’s a gift for your boyfriend, wife, sister in law or bestContinue Reading

This is a new blog series started in conjunction with Mind Space MK to raise mental health awareness as part of their ‘true stories’ campaign beginning in 2020. **Warning – This blog post contains graphic, perhaps disturbing content and may be sensitive to some readers** The beginning of BPD &Continue Reading

Although families will always try to deny it, sometimes there are black sheep in the flock. If you feel like a stranger in your own house, experienced sibling rivalry or never identified with your parents on a personal level, then you may, in fact, be the black sheep in yourContinue Reading

My Fitness Journey day 59 Approximately 2 million deaths per year are attributed to physical inactivity, according to the World Health Organization. Sedentary lifestyles can be attributed to countless health problems, including increased risk of: all-cause mortality cardiovascular diseases diabetes obesity colon cancer high blood pressure osteoporosis lipid disorders depression anxietyContinue Reading

Painted ceilings and family portraits adorn this turreted castle, set among sculpted yew trees and nature trails Crathes Castle (pronounced /ˈkræθɪs/ KRATH-iss) is a 16th-century castle near Banchory in the Aberdeenshire region of Scotland. This harled castle was built by the Burnetts of Leys and was held in that family for almost 400 years. The castle and grounds are owned and managedContinue Reading

Cared for by the National Trust for Scotland. Explore 700 years of history in one of Scotland’s oldest tower houses. The place-name Drum is derived from Gaelicdruim, ‘ridge’. As is obvious from the pictures on this page, Drum Castle does not benefit from a spectacular island or crag-top location. And neitherContinue Reading