Monday, 1 May 2017



Today is May Day and in France it's  La Fête du travail et La Fête du muguet

Today is also the first day of a month of International awareness for the spectrum of illnesses called Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases which includes M.E. 

M.E. Awareness week is 11th - 17th May and 12th May is International Awareness Day 

I hope in the month ahead, health allowing, to raise awareness and understanding of M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis). This will also include living with other chronic long term illnesses. 

It begins with the good news that at long last I have completed my second book of poems entitled SO MANY SYMPTOMS   

The paperback edition is now available on amazon in many countries  
Amazon UK, Amazon France, Amazon Com 

A kindle edition is also available   
Amazon UK, Amazon France , Amazon Com 

I want to thank all those who helped me with this book, especially Janet Smart who designed the cover and Stacy Hart who wrote the foreword for the book. We are all ill and so it takes a great deal of effort and determination to reach the final goal. 

We do this and sacrifice our own health so we can raise awareness and better understanding. 

We do this so we can raise funds for the charity Invest in ME Research and as with my first book a percentage of all sales will be donated to this charity. 

My first book MY A-Z OF M.E. was published back in 2013 where you can also find paperback and kindle editions on Amazon. 

It has taken me a long time, much longer than I wanted, to put together my poems for a second book. Being ill and life events prevented me from completing it sooner. However I believe that my perseverance is worth it. 

Throughout May I will also be reposting some of my old blogs and some new ones. 

I hope you will join me and share this blog and others to follow. 

Thank you

Au revoir
From the French Femme 


  1. Thank you for sharing and writing ~ you're an inspiration 💙

    1. Thank you that's so kind of you to say