Recovering after a flare and continuing my little challenges

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Recovering after a flare and continuing my little challenges

Postby Claire'scomfycorner » Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:34 pm

Hi :)

I haven't published a blog post in a few weeks - I've had a nasty cold which brought on a fibro flare and I was bedridden for days. I was so scared that I wouldn't recover enough to return to work!

But I'm back now and continuing learning to cook. My little challenges keep me going.

I'm also looking forward to learning to knit at a 2 hour workshop in London in 2 weeks - I've ordered a learn to knit book for the absolute beginner! Let's hope fibro behaves that day and I enjoy knitting.

This is my latest simple recipe:
http://clairescomfycorner.com/2016/02/1 ... chive-dip/

Keep smiling :)
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Re: Recovering after a flare and continuing my little challe

Postby Butterfly8588 » Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:27 am

Hi Claire,

I hope you are still feeling better. Just a quick message really but I wanted to say that they do how to knit demonstrations on YouTube if you're interested. I'm much more of a visual learner then a read it out of a book learner so I find it more helpful. Also I get a lot of my recipes off of YouTube as well because, again, they show you how to do it instead of telling you. I sometimes watch 2 or 3 of the same dish from different people then adapt the recipe to my tastes. I find it less rigid then a cook book and it's cheaper to because you aren't buying books all the time!
Anyway just a thought for you in case you're like me.

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Re: Recovering after a flare and continuing my little challe

Postby Claire'scomfycorner » Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:09 am

Oh wow, thanks for the tip! I didn't think about watching a video demonstration on youtube :) I'm also a visual learner so that will really help me!

Have a lovely day
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Re: Recovering after a flare and continuing my little challe

Postby Sally Mapes » Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:56 pm

Flare ups are so inconvenient, but it's great to hear of other people trying to be positive and learn new things. I also cook in batches, that way the following days are easier or if I'm having a good day I can work, read, garden, study and socialise.
I've had my usual post Christmas flare up, which has begun improving this week and I've caught up on some domestic stuff and taken back the kitchen apron. Next week I hope to get back to learning Spanish. I use Rosetta Stone and like the way it is structured into small sections that I can return to in my own time.

Good luck to you both and here's to doing something positive with the time we've been given. :-D
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Re: Recovering after a flare and continuing my little challe

Postby Claire'scomfycorner » Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:12 pm

Thank Sally :) I also try to cook in batches and freeze my meals, it's so handy when I've had a long day at work :) Have a wonderful evening x
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Re: Recovering after a flare and continuing my little challe

Postby Gracious » Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:01 am

Glad your on the mend and here's hoping your can manage your knitting course.

Wee Tip: When learning knitting or crochet in the begining we have the tendancy to hold the yarn tight, the needles tight and our bodies tight because we are concentrating so hard, so allow yourself to relax every so often just to release the tension and reduce any tigger point or tender point pain.

If you take to knitting here is a fabulous site for getting 1000's of free patterns https://www.ravelry.com/account/login and they tell you if there beginner, intermidiate etc.

I recall you recently got a tool for pom poms hope your enjoying making them. Thought you might like this wee idea. PDF attached
Ball wall hanging.pdf
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Re: Recovering after a flare and continuing my little challe

Postby Claire'scomfycorner » Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:27 pm

Wow! That is creative. Thanks for the tips :) And for the link, I really hope I get the hang of knitting and that I enjoy it, my mum was a great knitter but I showed no interest at all and never learned. It's never too late! Again, thank you xx
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