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

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Idiot Award

The Apprentice, who lives on the other side of Melbourne with her boyfriend, TAB (The Apprentice’s Boyfriend), was embracing natural therapies, healthy eating and gardening long before I was. Unfortunately she doesn’t have the patience to wade through a pile of reading material, so it hasn’t taken me long to catch up and even overtake her in some areas of knowledge during our journey. I don’t think she minds though, as long as I keep verbally sharing my discoveries with her. 

She was also diagnosed with Graves Disease a couple of years ago (I was diagnosed in 2001), and, in my opinion, eats way too much bread. She has recently reduced the amount of gluten in her diet and is finding that she has lost some weight and has much more energy.

We miss her quirky sense of humour and I don’t think we’ve awarded anymore ‘Idiot Awards’ since she moved out. 

The ‘Idiot Award’ was created after The Apprentice’s comical talent at speaking before thinking became a common occurrence. She didn’t always win, but she did have an extraordinarily higher number of awards than the rest of us. 

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