Glimpsing Gembles

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You look good

Among the community of people with chronic illnesses, a common topic of contention is the grey area of receiving a compliment – a particular compliment, that is. The compliment in question? “You look good.” It seems harmless. It is a mostly well intentioned statement, offered up as a token gesture of good will and care. […] Read more…

Chocolate and coconut cake

Here is a simple and easy chocolate cake for you to make for a healthy and yummy weekend treat! Banana flour is a great gluten and grain free substitute for flour. It is becoming more easily available in health food shops and aisles. It does have quite a savoury flavour, and it is quite absorbent, so […] Read more…

Tai chi

When I had better health than I do now, I loved to be active. I have never been particularly good at sports, but I was always doing something – softball, hockey, gymnastics, rowing, cricket, swimming, gym classes, dancing, hiking, cycling – I enjoyed the outdoors, and fun, high-energy activity. My Mum has learned and then […] Read more…

The Aug/Sept/Oct book for book club

This month, we are going to try something new for our book club! Instead of setting a book, I want to set a challenge. This means we will all inevitably read different books, which makes it exciting and different! This then will bring us together to discuss the book we read, which we chose to fit […] Read more…

Life could change in a blink of an eye

I have been aware lately of the variable priorities people set in their lives and what they are subsequently likely to be upset, frustrated or disappointed by. As someone who has limitations in my life, I find it angers me when other people do not appreciate what they have, and in turn, I work towards being thankful for […] Read more…

Station Eleven book review

Let’s discuss our book club book, Station Eleven, throughout August! As this book was our May/June book, and I finished it in July, it may be an indication of the effect this book had on me. I struggled to get completely hooked by it, which was disappointing because I did have high hopes for it. I […] Read more…

Almond cookies

I love cookies (who doesn’t?!), and I have long been on the experiment trail for the perfect gluten, grain, egg and dairy free and low fructose cookie. It sounds impossible, I know, and trust me, I had got to the point where I thought I should stop, because having batch after batch of crumbly, dry, […] Read more…