Monday Magic – Inspiring Blogs for You!

It is Easter Monday – hope you have had a great holiday weekend!  The weather has been just spectacular here in the south of Britain – the young engineer and friends have had a balmy weekend on Hayling Island (just off the south coast, near Chichester) where they donned shorts and enjoyed temperatures on the beach more akin to Club Med!

Monday Magic Inspiring Blogs for You! 22 April

A huge event for me this week was finally being visited and assessed by a community Occupational Therapist.  I can’t even tell you how long I have been on the waiting list, it has been that long!!  A big plus was that said OT, Johnny, has had one previous patient with EDS so he was familiar with the condition and knew a little about POTS too.  What a difference it makes when you don’t have to teach the medical professional from the word go…..although the spinal cord stimulator was something new to him.  It seems that maybe I am more in need than I thought – although the kids would tell you I am needy!! – or rather I might be deemed eligible for more help than I had anticipated.  Apparently it is possible for the assessment to recommend a need for a Japanese style loo – you know, one that washes and dries before it flushes (it may even play music….joke!!).

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So if the OT recommends it AND the local authority agree it, I might be able to get my electric wheels out of the house via the front door in the not too distant future…..the dog will appreciate a ramp, and a walk in shower to replace the bath and a stair lift might be on the cards too.  Watch this space!!

Chocolate has invaded the house this weekend.  The kids might be young adults now, but they have still been given a “healthy” supply of chocolate in the shape of eggs, bars and rabbits.  I have a complete new shelf of ornaments!


The blog posts for you this week include a mixture of spring and Easter posts, recipes, Earth day and health topics. Grab yourself a cuppa, sit back and enjoy!

Please remember to comment, like and share posts you enjoy – voting closes for the Annual Bloggers’ Bash Awards this week, so it would be great if you would consider voting for me in the Best Lifestyle Blog and many other super bloggers – vote here.

Have a great week,

Claire x


Annual Bloggers Bash Awards Nominee Best Lifestyle Blog

15 thoughts on “Monday Magic – Inspiring Blogs for You!

  1. Patricia

    Best good fortune Claire in attaining equipment needed. As well as the golden Easter bunnies, love the arrangements and painting on the shelf above them.

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  2. Hurrah, I’m glad you’ve finally been graced with a visit from an OT! Better late than never, and worth the wait to have someone that was familiar with EDS & POTS. I’m glad there’s more help available than first thought, that sounds promising. Not sure what to say about the Japanese style loo though. Would you want one of those? If it played music & made a cuppa tea while you take a wee I’d be more interested 😉 The rest of the possibilities sound incredibly useful and practical, so I’ll keep my fingers crossed!

    Lindt bunnies are the best type of shelf ornament, I love how you’ve got them all lined up! Are the darker ribbon ones for dark chocolate? I saw some earlier in the local Tesco (on sale at £1.25, I can’t believe I resisted!) with white chocolate, which I never knew existed in the bunny range. I’m now regretting not getting one.

    Another great post round-up, thanks for sharing your picks for the week.
    I hope you have a lovely weekend ahead, hopefully with no new dislocations! 🙂
    Caz xx

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    1. Your thinking for the loo is on my wave length….making a cuppa sounds perfect to me. Watch this space.
      Amazingly the choc bunnies are still decorating my shelf, but I can’t believe they will last long – you’re right the dark ribbons equal dark choc!


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