2016: Where do I start?

So much has been going on over these last couple of weeks regarding my cerebral palsy that I haven’t had the chance to tell you about yet. To be honest I’m not entiin lrely sure where to start with all of it it, so I guess I’ll just dive in and wish you all a happy new year filled with health and happiness and take it  from there. It’s probably going to be better if I do the rest in list form, so here we go:

A new walking frame

Some of you may remember that my physio and I started the process of getting me a new walking frame as my last one (known as Martha) was over two years old and starting to show signs of wear and tear.

On the day before Christmas Eve my wait was finally over and I was given a brand new one. I said a fond farewell to old one, Martha, and welcomed my new one (named Ivy) into my world. I’ll take photographs for you all soon but she’s exactally the same make and model as Martha -a Nimbo frame –  so she doesn’t look any different, well apart from looking a bit cleaner and less scratched, but that won’t last long.

However, she’s in so much better condition than my old one (the wheels were getting wonky) that it moves like a dream and I feel like I’m going everywhere at top speed.


It’s been just over a week since my first acupuncture appointment. I’ve already had a second and I’ve got a third booked in for next week. I’ll admit that even though I’d never had acupuncture before I went into this treatment with high hopes for it because I know quite a few who’ve had it and been really pleased with the results.

I haven’t been disappointed. Even after my first session the hip pain that I’m having the treatment done to try and combat is loads better. Longer-term readers of this blog will know that my hip has been hurting on and off for a couple of years now, with no one knowing what’s causing it, but it has eased so much already.

The pain doesn’t really bother me during the day anymore and it’s not as bad at night now either.

My new callipers

Some of you might remember that I made a YouTube video about my new calipers to wear on the days when there’s no one around to help me put my splints on. I was nervous about it because I’ve had them before and they didn’t work all that well, but these ones are slightly different and I haven’t had any problems so far!


Well, I think that’s everything I have to tell you for now. Thanks for sticking with me and reading this blog and watching my videos. It means a lot to me.

Happy new year,


Nic x

Happy New Year

I just wanted to wish you all a very happy New Year. I hope that you all achieve the things that you set out to achieve, and have one that is full of happiness and joy.

The other day I wrote a post talking about how I was still trying to decide if I should make any New Year’s resolutions for 2014. I haven’t done them for a while, but this year I’m going to try again with them. Here is my list

  • Comment on more blogs – I love reading other people’s blogs but I don’t always leave comments on them as often as I should, so from now on I’m going to try and do more of that.
  • Get better at trying to cook for myself – On this blog I talk a lot about how I don’t always find it easy to cook because my Cerebal Palsy means I struggle to do things like lift pans and chop vegetables. I’ve improved loads on this over the last couple of years, but I want to try and do better. I’m not really sure what form this will take yet. This could mean that I end up making my own food more often, or that I learn how to prepare new things in a way that is safe and easy for me, who knows?
  • Read 50 books – Okay, so I know that this one isn’t really relevent to what I blog about, so I probably won’t mention it all that often, but I would like to try and read 50 books this year. A few years ago, I used to read loads, (and would even wake up early before school to do so), but when I went away to university I didn’t really do much reading at all, and still don’t seem to do as muvh as I would like. So this year, I thought I’d set myself a challenge and see how I get on.