About Me

I’m Karen, have recently celebrated the big 30 and live in Brighton but originally from Birmingham via Burnley (it appears I only live in places beginning with B!). I love tea, crisps, stationery and of course my trusty kitty cat.


This blog is about everything in my life, from living with fibromyalgia, ME/CFS and anxiety, to trips out, my love of flowers and plants, and of course – my cat! Previously I tried blogging my way back to health, starting with yoga, meditation and a gluten free study. It didn’t quite go according to plan, so now I take each day as it comes and try to get the most out of life.


A part time manager by day, student on medical leave by night, you’ll often find me snoozing with my kitty cat, and possibly the hamster, an empty pack of crisps and a half drunk brew. I’m a keen amateur photographer and hope to start posting more of my snaps on here in 2017.


I love hearing from you all so do get in touch to tell me about just about anything, it makes my day!

Karen xx

11 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hello Karen,
    What an exciting life and to live in Brighton .. omgoodness you are blessed indeed! (Apart from the fibro!) And as for loving stationery; me too, I just can’t resist beautiful notebooks – I thought it was just me. Fibro symptom I wonder?

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  2. Hello Karen
    This was a lovely read, please continue as i look forward to following your story.
    I also have fibromyalgia and rumatoid arthritis, I was diagnosed 4 years ago.
    my son studies music in Brighton and lives in Hove,
    you may see him busking one day xx

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  3. Hi Karen hope you are well ,please could you send me any information on claims for ess and pip , I have recently been to a medical and they assessed me as being fit for work ,I was going to appeal but CAB said I should just put a new claim in for ess as I have just been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia,thank you for any support


  4. It’s lovely to find another fellow Brit in the Fibro family, I love stationary too which has, in turn, morphed into a massive craft stash as well, it all started with some nice pens and notebooks…..


    1. My sideboard is full of notebooks, completely full! My mom has turned my old bedroom into her craft room and its overflowing too! Where in the UK are you?


    1. I’m originally from Burnley but grew up in Birmingham. Never made it to Leeds, its so far from everywhere! I was reading your blog yesterday evening, I really enjoyed it.


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