Changes – Word of the Week

This week Star has been doing assessments at school. Basically, they are being assessed on how well they are doing in each subject so that they can be put into the correct learning groups. Star isn’t finding the assessments difficult but what she has found difficult are the changes in the school routine. The school is doing it’s best to make the time in between the assessments fun and breaking it all up, but it’s not the usual routine, it has all changed and Star doesn’t like changes. We have had very mixed emotions from her. On Tuesday she came home excited and chatty because of the fun activities they had been doing. On Wednesday she came home tearful because she spends Thursday morning talking to a counsellor and she had been told that she wouldn’t be able to do that this week. I keep telling her it’s just for one week, and now that week is over, all she has to do is get through today.

I’ve made a decision to make a major change to my diet. After lots of research, I have decided to change to a Paleo diet. It seems pretty drastic at first glance but I think it’s do-able. There is so much you have to cut out but there are plenty of alternatives. I have already changed cows milk for almond milk or coconut milk, and stopped having butter. I just need to find an alternative cheese. I will find it difficult giving up cereal for breakfast but I’m checking out alternatives. In all it’s going to mean some big changes, but I have done my research. A paleo diet is the best for helping with my auto-immune condition. I’m thinking that if I go onto the next stage of treatment and get some good results then my diet will help to keep me well for longer. I do live in hope.

the paleo diet information picture

Another change is that we have committed ourselves to getting out more by joining the National Trust. We often end up not going out anywhere because we just don’t know where to go, but now there is no excuse. There are loads of places for us to visit within a day trip distance so we are making plans. I realise that being in a wheelchair will cause problems with a lot of the buildings, most of them I can only see downstairs, but as the weather brightens up we can still go and visit the gardens which will be lovely. I’m really looking forward to it now.

photo of national trust property

The Reading Residence

Twin Mummy and Daddy


  1. March 10, 2017 / 11:52 am

    I love our NT membership. It gives focus, educates, and I calculated that it saved us a couple of hundred last year. Hope you enjoy your membership as much. Big change in the diet. I hope it does help. I'm sure you'll stick to it, with such a strong motivation. Hope Star settles again. #wotw

  2. March 10, 2017 / 12:19 pm

    We love our NT membership, as as you say, it means we always have great places to visit and there are plenty of them in the Midlands so I'm sure you'll love it. Best of luck with your dietary changes, seeing a change in your health is bound to spur you on so I hope you see that soon. Hope Star's OK after today x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  3. March 10, 2017 / 1:24 pm

    Aww! Poor Star. I hope she was OK at school.
    Joining the National Trust sounds like a great idea….We have lots of National Trust places up here but they are such a faff getting to by public transport. x

  4. March 10, 2017 / 5:00 pm

    We were kindly given a NT membership for Christmas and it's been brilliant so far. Many of the houses are closed over winter but we still visit the grounds to give the kids and dogs a good run! I hope the new diet benefits you, it seems like a very healthy alternative. I hope school is more settled for Star this week x #wotw

  5. liquoriceuk
    March 10, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    I got NT membership just over a year ago and it's been brilliant. Hope you enjoy making the most of yours. We rarely explore inside the houses as there's always so much to see outdoors (and I don't have to worry about the children touching things they shouldn't quite so much!) Hope that Star got through today ok and that next week will be a better one for her. Good luck with the paleo diet. #WotW

  6. March 11, 2017 / 6:02 pm

    Good luck. I've heard good things about the paleo diet. Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

  7. diynige
    March 11, 2017 / 10:21 pm

    Some big changes their the national trust sounds fab Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

  8. March 12, 2017 / 11:27 pm

    Oh I can't rave more positively about our National Trust membership. Even my OH who was reluctant to have it has now realises how many beautiful places are available to us with the card. Hope you enjoy your membership.
    I have a friend who runs a Paleo Diet food business. It seems to work for her and I hope it works for you, too.

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