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Getting My Head Write!

First of all, no I didn’t get my grammar wrong in the heading, I just have a scribbly head at the moment. If you looked into my brain it would look like this photograph.

That’s what my writing looks like anyway but my brain is trying to match it! My husband tells me my brain goes a million miles an hour, so how do I calm it?
I’m doing it now, I write, that’s what I do, what I’ve always done I suppose really. Starting with lyrics, cute rhymes in family Birthday cards, this blog and I’ll let you into a little secret, a children’s book which I’m currently working on. Am I good enough? Who knows, but I’m certainly going to give it a try. Is it good for me? Yes. Because I think if I didn’t write it I’d scream it, not such a good idea I suppose, the neighbours wouldn’t be very impressed!

I haven’t written a single line about Anosmia yet because had I not started with the above chatter the rest of this post wouldn’t have made sense…..sense get it, oh dear I’m at it again with the bad jokes. Anyway we’ve been on our holidays to our favourite Greek Island of Kefalonia. The last time I went I didn’t have Anosmia so it was a bit of a shock to the system getting off the plane to blank very hot air.  No smell you see, it used to be a kind of warm olive smell if you can get that…….sort of like heated up grass and leaves and countryside. I loved that smell and I have to admit missed it when it wasn’t there this time, it did make me sad.
I’m pleased to say however that I ate quite well, I learnt how to say “no onions please” in Greek, as you’ll probably remember if you’ve read any of my previous posts, onions make my Parosmia kick in, and taste disgusting. Funnily enough the word onion in Greek is pronounced ‘cremmudia’, (not spelt like that though), which kept making me think of cream which I can eat but not in that case! Being able to have no onion in my food helped though as some savoury food is palatable these days, and the sweet pastries were yum, even to me!

So all in all we had a good time because some things hadn’t changed like the lovely Greek friends we’d made over there and met up with again, or the beautiful scenery, or the guaranteed hot sunshine, the stunning coloured butterflies, the warm emerald sea, there I feel better already.

Life is still a challenge, and when I came home the reality was still there waiting for me and the rain didn’t help aghh the English Summer! There are still daily struggles and challenges. For example my hubby, Ruck, was out and I wanted a strong espresso coffee which I have with a tiny bit of condensed milk for sweetness, but all I had was what had been in the fridge from before we went away so…..yep I risked it and used it because I couldn’t tell if it was off or not, but my tummy told me later that it definitly was. Hence quite a few trips to the bathroom that day, sorry too much information, but I was ok after a good clear out! Life can’t be that bad if I can joke about it sometimes I suppose!

So until next time ‘yassas’!



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 “Getting My Head Write!

  1. My heart goes out to you as I wade through my garden, I can't even fathom not being able to have the senses aroused. It's funny, we don't know each other, and yet many times since I first came across your story I find you in my thoughts. I can only wish for you to get better and enjoy life to the fullest again. IF its any consolation you are touching lives. Good Luck my friend.


  2. Thank you so much Theresa, what a lovely thing to say. Yes it's good to know that I'm touching people's lives as that was one of the reasons for starting this blog. You are very kind.


  3. Your story is funny, real, interesting, and has an emotional appeal that kept me reading. You asked for feedback on Google Plus, so I would only say that your grammar, syntax, and punctuation need some work. Nevertheless, readers will still read a writer's work if the message has an appeal of some sort, which yours certainly does. Happy writing, and good luck to you. 🙂


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