Behind The Illness (I’m stronger than my MS)

Hey there everyone!? How are you all doing? I have finally sucom to this cold lurgy that’s going around.. I put up a pretty good fight and I don’t think it’s as bad as what I used to get (since being plant based/vegan it’s definitely not as bad) I’ve been pumping my body with lots of goodness — but that’s another blog post.. I intend of writing how I control a cold with MS so stay tuned!

Recently the lovely Natalie from Surviving Life’s Hurdles tagged me in her blog post and twitter link to take part in this, which is love to do.

I do post about MS from time to time on here, however I like to also keep my posts upbeat and positive (believe me if I was having a bad day and wanted to write about it then I would, but I just like to keep things positive not only for myself but for others too)

I know I’m still the same person that I was before the illness, however if anything this illness has made me grow into a person who:- appreciates the little things, is grateful for one thing every day, never takes things for granted, looking at caring for my body with food and nutrients and finally LISTENING to my body… I know a lot of us don’t do this and I believe that it’s so important to listen to your body especially when you’re living with a chronic illness.

So… Let’s get into these fab questions that are in this tag.. once I’ve completed mine, I’ll tag some of my lovely bloggers to have a go too 😊

Four Places I’ve Lived

Newark-On-Trent – this is where I grew up!

Peterborough – I moved here with my mum and sister when I was four

March – My first time moving out of my mum’s house into my partner’s house was very exciting

Peterborough – We are now back in Peterborough, renting our own house together 😊

Four Places I’ve Worked

Pets At Home – This was my first proper job since school/college

Westgate House Perfumery – I enjoyed this job, working with people and meeting new people/friends too, however this was only part time and I needed a full time job.

Specsavers Opticians – This was my first full time job. I met lots of new and life long friends here including my future husband too.. it was a great place to work, however unfortunately time did run its course.

Westgate Optical – How funny would it be if I told you that I’m back at the same place where I was a perfumery assistant!?! Only this time working in the Optical Department! It’s such a wonderful Opticians! I’ve been here now almost 3 years, which means I’ve been in Optics for almost 7 years!!! How crazy is that (well it is for me lol)

Four Favourite Hobbies

Cooking – I love cooking and discovering new recipes! I’m always on Pinterest and YouTube looking up all the different vegan recipes to try! 😊

Bullet Journalling – I’ve been a solid Bullet Journaller for the past year and absolutely LOVE it! It’s so calming and relaxing and really takes me away from reality for a while.

Watching YouTube – Whether it be Beauty videos, Hack videos or lifestyle.. again YouTube really takes me away and allows me to relax from everything else.

Spending time with family and friends – While I was off work going through my last relapse it just made me realise how much I missed my friends at work! Being stuck inside your home for a considerable time has this affect, and all I can say is that I’m so grateful to a) be back at work for a skittle bit and b) that my friends didn’t forget about me and came to visit me often whilst I was poorly.

Four things I like to watch

YouTube Videos – like I’ve mentioned above, I love the variation of Youtube and find it really takes me away for a bit and allows me to relax.

Light Hearted TV Shows – This year George and I have been loving RuPauls Drag race on Netflix! It’s serious but easy for us to watch and makes us laugh! It’s great, if you’re feeling low or down, just put that on! I’ve also been loving a new show called Queer Eye on Netflix which is great too, and then can’t forget Riverdale!

Horror Movies! – My friend, sister and I love getting together and watching a good horror film! We mainly like supernatural horror films as opposed to gore… Not really a gore fan!

Light Hearted Movies – Recently my sister told me about a film called “The Hundred Foot Journey” it’s such a wonderful film and so lovely to watch! I’m not going to talk about it, just trust me.. if you like love films and food then you’ll love this one!

Four things I like to read

Lovely, light Hearted books – there’s a couple of books that I’ve read in which I would read over and over again! One of them was “A street cat named Bob” this book had me reading every single night! I loved the story of how life can really be for some people. The other was called “A cat called Alfie” (see the trend going here!?! 😂 Yes anything to do with animals or cats then I love to read!

Cheesy drama magazines – Now I don’t buy these very often but when I doz I just love flicking through the gossip columns lol

Harry Potter!! – Yes… I loved reading some of the Harry Potters and then for the last couple of books I switched to Audio instead 😊

Four Places I’ve visited

Portugal – This was my first foreign holiday when I was younger and living at home with my parents. It was great and I loved it 😊 especially in the mornings, my sister and I would have a nice little walk down to the bakery to get fresh goodies for lunch!

Greece – This was the second place I visited, although this was with my ex boyfriend. Although Greece was a beautiful country I think I would of enjoyed a little more exploring around. The food was delicious!

Scotland – Another family trip a couple of years ago. We are all around Scotland and I created a little journal of all the places we visited. It’s such a beautiful country.

London – George and I love going to London when we can. Whether it’s to see friends or for a nice little trip just the two of us. I love going here with George 💖

Four things I love to eat.

I have to write a full little part about food. I LOVE food! If it’s Vegan, packed with deliciousness and nutritious then I’ll eat it!

I don’t really have four specific types of food that I like to eat because I love it all! 😂 I love cooking too and creating new and exciting recipes.

Four Favourite drinks

Homemade smoothies – I love making and creating smoothies! I always make sure it’s jam packed with vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. My favourites are my chocolate supreme and green monster lol.

Herbal Teas – I’ve been loving these lately. Especially camomile, green tea, lemon and ginger and a new edition is this turmeric tea!

A normal cup of tea! – Being English, a lot of us can’t beat a “normal” English breakfast tea! It’s what we do best! I love this with a little almond milk, it’s just delicious!

A cheeky glass of Prosecco – I don’t drink a lot now because I found that it made my Ms symptoms worse, so when it’s a special occasion then a glass of prosecco is a must hehe!

Four Places I’d like to Visit

New York – I have always wanted to go here! Ever since I watched Sex and The city box set lol! I just want to visit Central Park and eat a Pretzel on a side walk! And see all the lights!

Canada – George and I have always wanted to visit Canada. There’s just something about Toronto etc that I’d love to see. Plus it’s where they make maple Syrup!

Hong Kong – Now this one is more for George! He’d love to go for the tech side of things. But I’d still be interested in it all.. and let’s not forget the Chinese authentic cuisine.

Australia – Now this is my too place to visit! One day I will go there! Everyone just send so healthy and healthy food is a trend there.. I’d love to just see what it’s all about. My friend moved there a couple of years ago and the moments when she messages me saying she’s walking along the beach after work… I’d love that!

Disney World – okay… I HAD to add another place that I’d love to visit, because this has been my wish ever since I was a little girl and one day I WILL go! Lol

Four Bloggers I’d like to tag:-

Alyssa from Fight MS Daily

Dizzy from Dinosaurs, Donkeys and MS

Jen from Tripping Through Treacle

Emma Not Just Tired

And this is the tag complete 😊 if you’d like to take part in this then let me know on Twitter or on your blog or mine and I’ll be sure to check it out.

Answer the questions however you wish it would be great to read about them 😊

Take care

Lots of love

Hannah xx

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5 thoughts on “Behind The Illness (I’m stronger than my MS)

  1. Positively Alyssa says:

    It was so great getting to know you better Hannah! I loved your answers! I promise you, I will provide my answers soon! I have been struggling with headaches, so I am doing things a little slow, but I will give my answers!!! Sending you so much love and comfort ALWAYS!!

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  2. Invisibly Me says:

    I’m glad you did this tag too, it’s such a great way to learn more about you – really enjoyed reading it! Must admit I’ve also always had a curiosity as to working in Specsavers, I don’t know why, I just quite like the thought of trying it (though I think I’d struggle with it often being so busy!) xx

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  3. dinosaursdonkeysandms says:

    Loved reading your answers Hannah and Harry Potter is on our list for books too. 🙂 I love them, but haven’t ever tried the audio. Thank you for the tag too. Me and Dizzy have already done our Behind the Illness but we really appreciate it. 🙂 🙂 Happy Valentines! xxx

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  4. Emma (Not Just Tired) says:

    Fab to read these Hannah and to learn more about you. It’s such a great tag. I loved the bakeries in Portugal too! We visited Lisbon – a few years back now! I also couldn’t live without smoothies and herbal teas! Aw, thank you so much for the tag – that was a nice surprise at then end! I’ve already done one mind, but I really appreciate you thinking of me 😊xxx

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