So Christmas came and went in a flash, and it wasn’t my turn to host, so it was down to my Aunt and cousins this year, and it was a lovely day. We took Peggy with us, and she was a bit of a pain, barking madly at my Aunt’s dog Lunar whenever she moved.

Lunar completely ignored Peggy, glancing over occasionally at her as if to say with her eyes “just shut up”! Eventually they did become friends, and played together!

However, as always with one day of enjoyment I have to make time to recover; the lead up and the celebrations left me exhausted and in pain. Resting is one of the annoying, but necessary elements of my conditions, especially the Fibromyalgia, and even though the mind was willing, the body was not. Unfortunately the visit to my in-laws on Boxing Day was cut short as I was so tired and uncomfortable, but I’m very lucky that they are so understanding.

I have neglected the blog since I set it up, so my resolution was to start it up properly, I feel there is so much in my head I want to get out into the world, and so will give it my best shot!


Until the next time…….

Sweetpea x








Hello whoever you are reading this, and welcome to my first blog post.

What is the reason for starting this blog?  Well it’s something I have been thinking about for a long time, but have to admit have been scared to start, and never really been able to pin down what exactly I want to talk about.  So finally I have plucked up the courage to start, and after some brainstorming I came up with the name Sweet Pea’s Scribbles – (Sweet Pea is my hubby’s pet name for me) and that way I don’t have to talk about just one thing!

One subject I was considering blogging about was living with long term pain.  Unfortunately I suffer from Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Scoliosis, and the daily pain often wears me down leading to episodes of depression.  I am so glad that mental health is now being talked about more in the UK, as for many years I felt the need to hide this illness, something that is nearly impossible to do. 

But I didn’t want to just blog about illness, as I want so much more  from life, and feel it has taken up too much of it already.  Going back 20 years I was an active 20-something, working full time in a very boring insurance office job, but running my very own part time balloon decorating business which I absolutely loved, and training as a florist.  Then accidents, leading to the illness followed and years of doctors/hospitals appointments, feeling lost, not good enough.

Don’t get me wrong there were happy times too during the last 20 years.  I met and married the most wonderful man in the world, and we had our handsome son (not that I’m biased:)) 

And now at 40-something I feel at a real crossroads in my life – I would love to run my own business again from home, but at the moment I don’t know what that would be.  I still have to learn to live within my physical limitations, but feel ready to do more.  Maybe writing this blog may guide me in the right direct?

Finally, I want to share with the world my beautiful puppy, Peggy.  She has made such a difference in mine and my families life since she arrived.  It took some persuading to get my hubby and son to agree to getting a dog, but now, as I predicted, they are totally in love with her!

So thanks for reading, and hope you will join me in my journey into the blogging world and getting my mojo back!