Wednesday, 2 July 2014


Bonjour! Sorry I haven't been around for a while but my personal life has gone through some radical changes. I have moved house, moved department and moved from a house to a caravan. Of course we all know that moving is one of the most stressful things you can do in life and with a chronic illness like M.E. it's even harder. BUT sometimes we have to go through difficult changes to get to a better life the other side.  

I've always dreamed of living near the sea. Now that dream is nearer to a reality and the sea is only a short drive away. I think that despite illness we still have to keep our hopes and dreams alive. We still need goals and something to aim for. We have to live the best we can. 

So I decided to push myself beyond my limits, risk a serious relapse and make changes. Of course I have been suffering with post-exertional malaise as well as lots of aches and pains but the benefits are already beginning to make it all worth while.

Here's a photo of me at the sea front when I first arrived a month ago.

The sea air is so refreshing and immediately I felt better. 
I believe it's called the locations effect.
I know we are not all able to change our circumstances but I think even small changes can help and give us a boost.
Anyway this is just a short blog to let you know a little bit about what has happened to me recently and that I haven't completely gone away!
I'm slowly getting back to writing my poems and will be sharing them with you once again.
A bientot
From the French Femme xxx


  1. Looking forward to hearing more of your adventure with caravan living. xx

    1. Thanks Sally. It's certainly different and maybe inspire some more poems.

  2. Ros, I ve just read this hence realising youve moved, I tried to track you by your old address,so i'm unable to contact or send anything, I know things have happened since & I just want you to know you're in my prayers, all your friends too, we are all sending you luv n strength and waiting for you to come back. XXX

    1. Thanks Stacy. I'm slowly working my way back. Sometimes you have to go through a lot of change to get what you want. Of course it's not easy and there is always an impact on one's health. Perhaps the theme of change could be the title of my next poem! Love to you dear friend xxx