1. any heavenly body.
2. a person's destiny, temperament, etc.

Whether you’re reading this because you’re gluten intolerant, suffer from PVFS or CFS, are starting to grow your own veggies, embracing natural and/or alternative remedies, or just want to enjoy the journey with us, please remember I’m not a medical expert, nor am I here to debate global warming. Being diagnosed with a life-changing illness, looking for answers or changing the way one lives can all be overwhelming events, so I hope that by sharing the triumphs and tragedies, you too will benefit in some way from our journey.

I hope you enjoy the journey and if you leave this blog having learnt only one new recipe or started to think about finding your star, then this blog’s purpose has been served.

My two favourite sayings:
Pondering the choices we make at the crossroads is like revision in the school of life. Regretting the mistakes or taking for granted the successes means we have learnt nought.
An attentive student will gain wisdom from the mistakes and joy from the successes. Cartillyer – 2008

'Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.' Mohandas Gandhi

Thursday, March 29, 2012

A Jouney's More Fun in Numbers

Every member plays an important part in our family. Whether they’re a willing participant or not, they’re sharing our journey with us and all bring something unique to it.

So my first few posts will be an insight into our colourful clan, introducing one member each time. (They’re going to kill me!)

Our journey is, without a doubt, driven by me, Mrs T.

I am the one who fell ill, I am the one who has doneall of the research and I am the one who is determined to not only make my family as healthy as it can be, but happy and comfortable with themselves and life.

Before I fell ill I’d eat anything, wear any chemically produced personal care product and gave little thought to the effect modern technology had on our bodies. Despite embracing alternative remedies, I’ve approached most natural cures with a large amount of scepticism and am a very impatient person.

I think the world doesn’t have enough humour in it and dry humour is my favourite. When people comment on how well behaved my children are, I tell them it’s because I beat my children regularly. They laugh nervously until I assure them I’m joking. I mean, seriously, look at the kids – they’re healthy, happy and you can’t see any bruises (that’s because I confine the beatings to their torso). That last bit was a joke!

I think we should laugh at ourselves, and others when they slip over (as long as they’re not hurt). I always make Mr T and the kids smile when they are in filthy moods and they hate it.

If I was to be serious, I’d say that I find human and animal behaviour interesting and think that referring to depraved people as animals is an insult to animals. Death is never a sentence, it’s an escape – it’s those left behind that suffer. We only have ourselves to blame for the state of the world – so much of what we do is driven by greed and/or fear. You haven’t lived until you’ve suffered a broken heart. It doesn’t matter who you vote for, they all lie. There is way too much ‘stuff’ in the world and thyme is a great herb to use when cooking chicken.

See how depressing being serious is? I will elaborate on some of those thoughts in the ‘Musings’ tab and reveal some interesting and tasty gluten-free dishes in the ‘Recipes’ tab, but right now, I have to start revealing the rest of the family members to you. (They are so going to kill me! Make sure they say funny things at my funeral.)


  1. The torso isn't so bad today :P

  2. And since the youngest three aren't capable of reading the blog posts properly yet, let alone leave a comment, that comment is from one of the 'big' kids!


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