Geeking By in July, August & September

It has been another long gap between monthly updates and this time it’s been due to the hiatus I took. For those of you who missed that I had massive PC drama which wiped my entire PC and combined with my looming dissertation deadline, it was necessary to take a break. So the end of July and August really didn’t have much in the way of exciting news to report back. Most of it was filled with me swearing at my PC and Windows 10, being grateful for my external hard drive which has about 70% of my files and me stressing as I finishedRead More →

With great success comes great failure?

On the same day, my scales tipped and then balanced. I had come to a realisation that I wasn’t happy with, one that admitted a failure that I had been trying to outrun since April. Just as despair and depression set in I was greeted with the most amazing news of a success that righted the scales again. I had done it. The work of four years had produced a result I had never thought possible. I would be graduating with a Masters in Information and Library Science – with Merit. It’s those last two words that make all the difference you see. I knewRead More →

Closing a Chapter - Talking about submitting my dissertation & my ME recovery

It’s the 18th August 2019 and a few hours ago I submitted the dissertation for my Information and Library Studies Msc, the final part of the Masters that has taken me over 4 and 1/2 years to complete That wasn’t how I planned for my Masters to go when I started it in September 2015, and when I started to feel ill I could never have imagined that my entire life was about to change so dramatically.  In the years since I’ve searched for answers to that all-important question; why me?? I spoke to other ME suffers who said that their symptoms started after aRead More →

Forced Blog Hiatus - July 2019

As you can probably guess from the title, I’m not a happy bunny right now! July has been a horrible month for us, and the last few weeks have been one problem after the other. The week before last there was flu which triggered a nasty fatigue flare-up, and this week has been a massive heatwave resulting in today’s heatstroke. I had the same thing happen during last year’s heatwave when we were in London. I didn’t think it would be as bad up here, but clearly, my new found heat intolerance thanks to my ME means that I’m going end up like this everyRead More →