Friday, 25 November 2011


Well, since it was Thanksgiving for most of you yesterday I thought I'd give my thanks to you all for the lovely messages on my last post! Really glad to have the support, during the good times and the bad! So, in keeping with my promise to write about good things... here are a few photos from my recent trip to Iceland! I had SUCH a wonderful time, it's an amazing, enchanting country. You feel like you are at the end of the world, or on another planet. Or at the beginning of time on ours. Steam and sulphur rise up from the ground, volcanoes rumble all around, glaciers advance from the mountains and the sky is lit up in technicolour. View from the church tower in Reykjavik:
Sulphur springs - it was pretty stinky but beautiful!
View around the sulphur spring, does it not just look out of this world?!
Another area with hot springs - it was freezing outside though, hence the steam..
A small island called Videy, with the Esja mountain behind. This is just outside of Reykjavik
The town of Grindavik
Northern Lights
Glacial iceberg lagoon at Jokulsarlon
Just lovely :)

Friday, 18 November 2011

Blog guilt

Ok, im gonna have to admit it. I've been a crap blogger lately. I think I've written about 3 entries since Spring. And the reason is pretty weak... I've not been blogging because I've been feeling really really well. That's terrible isn't it? We always moan that people who start to feel better distance themselves from the online community and stop participating and therefore there is this one-sided representation of RA online, which tends to be on the gloomy side. I was desperate to find upbeat stories when i first got diagnosed and I found very few. I vowed that if I got better I would keep writing. And here I am, going completely against that. I'm being selfish. I guess there are two parts to this, or maybe three. First of all, I don't feel comfortable writing big long posts about how great everything is when I know others are suffering. Secondly, I'm just out and enjoying life the way I never thought I would again and last but not least, I don't want to 'jinx' myself by writing a big post about how great I feel when it could all turn around at any minute! But there's no denying it - I feel fantastic. This whole year has been awesome, especially the last 5 months. I don't know if it's a natural remission or the hydroxychloroquine doing something.. I have a couple of wee symptoms now and then but basically I feel normal. It's my 2 year RAnniversary next week and honestly, 2 years ago I never thought i'd be living a life 'free' of RA. But I am. So I don't know if anyone wants to hear about my lovely life just now or if it'll just make people feel like crap?! But I will try to write a few posts in the next couple of weeks and maybe put a positive story out there for someone who's searching for it... because it turns out happy stories do exist with RA. :)