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Christmas is coming but I’m not getting fat!

Well folks its on its way….a bit weird coz last year I could smell and taste my Christmas dinner.  My family do a mean Christmas dinner, so I’ll feel like I’m missing out a bit……well a lot!
I can’t actually believe it’s been ten months since I’ve had Anosmia.
I’m sitting here looking at our lovely Christmas tree. We always buy a real one but I can’t smell it this year. I do remember the wonderful pine smell so that’s something I suppose.
My lovely family are rallying around for me this Christmas, on Christmas Day my brother in law is going to have a go at making gravy from scratch so that there’s no risk of onion powder in it from the stock cubes……onions = yuck! And on Boxing Day my mum and dad are doing a hot buffet so I can eat what I know I can manage. Lucky bugger really aren’t I.
I still want chocolate because psychologically it’ll help. I am not going to act like a victim at this time of year and spoil it for everyone else as they’ve all been so supportive and brilliant.
I can still get excited about presents I can still enjoy all of the Christmas lights, and most importantly of all, I can still enjoy being around family and good friends.


Eddie – too much vino I think!

Including festive season cats like Eddie, my sisters cat, one of three in fact.

And of course not forgetting Doodie our cat, who’ll get spoiled rotten as usual! No pics of him though he’s too much of a scaredy cat, bad joke again. Anyway he’s ginger and white and very cute.  I will get a picture of him on this blog one day if he’ll stay still for long enough!

Well fat certainly won’t be on the menu this year ha, ha that’s another bad joke of mine….oh dear. As you all know I have a problem with that these days, remember ‘skinny little me’ post?
And scented candles will be interesting but they’ll still look nice. Smell of food cooking, nope not going to happen, unless my Parosmia kicks in at which point I’ll be sticking my nose in a glass of Amaretto, which I can still manage. Hick whoops!! Oh and by the way I had Christmas lunch with my colleges today, a bit anxious on that one? You bet!  However I told myself not to worry about the food aspect of things and focus instead on the lovely atmosphere and good company. So guess what it worked!
Listen to me being all positive, not bad eh? Possibly a bit of bravado in there I’ll let you know on that one, but I’m doing ok I think. You’ll get a few more posts out of me before the big event so we’ll find out together ok.


I’m a UK girl and have been writing for approximately two years. I also love to sing and did that as a profession for 15 years. However even though I still enjoy singing, now my real passion in life is writing. After suffering a head injury, which caused me to lose my sense of smell and taste, (Anosmia), writing became a way of venting my frustration and anger from this life changing condition. It became a way of escaping form the reality of it too. I started to love writing especially when I discovered how much satisfaction I got from it. This led me to the realisation that I wanted to become a writer. At the moment I enjoy writing short stories and have finished writing a children’s storybook of prose. I have an obsession with dragons, collect dragon paraphernalia, and am planning on having a dragon tattoo to cover up my old tatty faded one, when I feel brave enough that is. Anyway, I hope you enjoy my writing, please keep coming back for more.

4 thoughts on “Christmas is coming but I’m not getting fat!

  1. i used to find it very frustrating especially at Christmas time when i could not taste and people around me were gorging themselves with good food. it took me six years to come back to normal. though i cross my fingers..i truly hope one day that you get better. these senses are so important, and not many people seem to take it seriously; which is also part of the misery. anyhow i'm not here to complain about myself; you are doing fine by posting on facebook and even having your own website..soon i will like to sing for blogger and also have my site here.. continue to have faith, you are doing fine reaching out..


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