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, June 27, 2012

The Specialness of Specialists

(Try saying the title of this post three times really fast.)

I visited specialist doctor rooms a couple of times as a child. The quietness of the rooms was unnerving, the many empty chairs gave me the distinct impression that no one liked going there, and the cold, meticulous manner in which the specialist dealt with his patients, i.e. me, convinced me he was the reason people stayed away. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Melbourne Earthquake…Be Prepared!

The whole world probably knows by now that Melbournians experienced an earthquake last night. We’re not used to earthquakes, so when the Earth shook Melbourne up, we explored some more ‘realistic’ explanations.

Friday, June 15, 2012

How Do You Spell…

Now in his second year of school, Boywonder’s enthusiasm to learn new words is really blossoming. No matter where he is, he finds a bevy of words to learn. While we were in our bedroom getting the girls ready for bed, Boywonder went into the ensuite to use the toilet. 

Friday, June 8, 2012

Forget the Whales…Save the Caterpillars!

Since beginning this journey, we’ve explored many new experiences. One of them is growing our own organic fruit and vegetables.   

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Time To Change Doctors

When our doctor slammed the door shut on our three-week plan to help us live with my post-viral fatigue, I started thinking about our doctor’s abilities.