Spending more time in the sun can help everyone who needs to overcome his or her low level of vitamin D - and research in Scotland suggests that even taking holidays abroad may hold the key to tackling vitamin D deficiency. People who take foreign breaks have higher levels of vitamin D in their blood, … Continue reading Being in the sun helps vitamin D levels but Orkney’s high MS rate is not due to deficiency, study shows
Logo of News Corp Australia. What? Really? The headline above not only caught my eye but stopped me in my tracks yesterday when I saw it on another blog site. I already knew that the Epstein Barr Virus that leads to glandular fever also has a link to MS but in a negative way. … Continue reading News from Australia: ‘Catching glandular fever can prevent multiple sclerosis’
Most people being forced to live with an illness such as multiple sclerosis are bound to ask in those blackest of moments ‘why me?’ Despite my positive outlook on life, I certainly did a few years ago when I had several falls in one day. I can still recall that awful day when, having … Continue reading Why me? Maybe I have my answer
Contrasting Decembers: Floodwater in North Wales; Oranges growing in the sun in southern Spain. I feel really sorry for friends, family and others we left behind when Lisa and I moved to Spain. No, I am not being smug about the weather here; I feel genuine sorrow for the atrocious weather they seem to be … Continue reading Grateful to have left stormy weather behind
Dateline: 24th October 2015. It’s a cold, wet and quite miserable Saturday in what passes for autumn in North Wales; actually, not only here but across the UK generally the weather outlook is no better, In fact, yesterday a storm warning was in place for this weekend and into next week and, although nothing at all … Continue reading Two days to go until we head for better weather
Do you get fed up with news reports claiming that this, or next, month is set to become the hottest July, or whatever, since records began? If so, you are just like me. You see, it is not only the weather that irritates me with so-called summers having too much rain, overcast skies even when … Continue reading It’s summer? Really? Where is the sun?
There were a number of factors which lead Lisa and I to want to move, then to decide roughly where to go and finally to choose what we consider to be our perfect home but, without a doubt, multiple sclerosis was - and is - the main incentive. Let me explain. Taking things in order, … Continue reading MS is the driving force behind our move to Spain