Schär White Bread

I went to the supermarket the other day, as I really wanted to try this loaf of gluten free bread that was on offer (I’ve never been a big fan of bread, and going gluten free hasn’t helped in that department either.) Though I picked up my groceries at the supermarket the other day, this…

How Corona changed my life

It was February. I celebrated my birthday. I found a new apartment. And at the end of the month the first reports about the corona virus reached my ears. I wasn’t particularly worried. After all, it was no worse than a bad flu, eh? So life went on as usual. Well, not quite, as I…

My Muse is back!

If you’ve recently visited my profile, you’ll have seen that it says: “Fantasy writer, Food Blogger, Cat Lover, Spoonie”, and you’ll see that I have two blogs. This one, and “The Elven Curse“, which is a recent addition. It has only two posts yet. The Prologue and Chapter one, but that will change soon enough….

Ableism sucks

Ableism. It’s not a made-up word. It’s not just internet slang either. It’s a valid word, found in the dictionary. “discrimination or prejudice against individuals with disabilities” Merriam Webster Dictionary “unfair treatment of people because they have a disability (= an illness, injury, or condition that makes it difficult for them to do things that…

The perfect meal plan (part 2)

In my previous post on this topic, The perfect meal plan (part1), we explored why it’s so hard for a Spoonie like me to make a meal plan and then stick with it. Summarising, these are the complicating factors medical need to eat a gluten free diet energy levels often low pain levels might be…

The perfect meal plan (part 1)

I’ll be honest. I suck at meal planning. It’s a right pain in the arse. All those wonderful meal plans and recipes you find online… I want that too. I love cooking and am good at it, so why can’t I do that? It shouldn’t be hard. And yet it is. It’s incredibly hard. No…

New home

There was a reason for my long absence. There always is, of course, but this time the reason was rather special. I’d been offered a new home. A fully wheelchair adapted home. And so I rode this roller coaster of getting all my stuff packed, getting a new home ready to move into, and if…

Party Time

Saturday was my birthday. Instead of staying home and having guests, I decided I’d rather spend the day at Efteling, one of the oldest theme parks of the world. Older than Disneyland. And better, of course. I first went to Efteling when I was very young, and the park consisted of little more than the…

Too much

I don’t isolate myself. I seek solitude to find respite from social overwhelm. Withdrawal. Society tends to view withdrawal as a bad thing. It is not. Or rather, it doesn’t have to be. There are times when withdrawal is a need. Sometimes even a life-saving necessity. This has been true for me. Not the life-saving…

Cheat prep

When your fridge and your cupboards are empty, when most of your spoons have been used up, but you still have to eat… That’s when you have no choice but to cheat. You could order take-out. If money allows. Personally, I don’t like to order take-out. It’s expensive, and because of my dietary restrictions, my…