For life's little ups and downs.

A rather quirky, funny and sometimes daunting look in to the life of someone who has a lot of health problems but does their best to keep positive. Punctuated by guinea pigs, anime, superheroes, transforming robots and cross stitching.

I started this blog to tell my story, about who I am and what I do. On top of the health problems and raising awareness for those, I also use my blog as a way to help promote other causes, particularly ones which affect the most vulnerable. I live with a number of different and complex health problems but I refuse to let anything get me down. I know how it feels to be discriminated against or thrown aside. This is me. This is my life. I live it and do what I want with it. Nature sets the limitations. We set the boundaries.

About Me:

A blog about life. I live with Bi-Polar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as well as Type 1 Brittle Asthma, Various Allergies, Neutropenia, Chronic IBS, Osteo and Rheumatoid Arthritis, PCOS and Osteoporosis and Heredetary Spastic Paraplegia. I live with these conditions, but I refuse to let them keep me down and out. I still try and make the most of my days despite being so poorly and having to rely on my wheelchair, nebulisers, nearly 50 pills a day and 2l/min of oxygen.

I'll flap my broken wings and erase it all someday... You'll see.

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Taking Pride in my Work

One of the worst things about owning models is when something happens to damage them. A mishap can spoil something in seconds and the hard part can be repairing and restoring the model to what it was when I brought it. It's worthwhile, but its even better when you can make a custom job that actually looks better than it did when you first got it. When I got my "Potion" model of Sephiroth, I was happy with my purchase but I did always feel that there was something off about it. When it got knocked off the side (and the culprit refuses to this day to admit that it was them who knocked it) and the sword was broken, I was furious. These models aren't exactly commonplace in the Western market and well, finding one where I wasn't paying through the nose for it wasn't easy.

I had to start by gluing the model back together (repairing the base and sword) and then I had to file down the place where the parts had been glued (usually a tell-tale sign of a repair is the seam where the glue piles up, especially if there have been multiple repairs). I then did a repaint job on both the wing and sword. Then I thought, why stop at at that? I then did some more work on the hair, turning it from off white to gleaming silver. To see the result of my work makes me feel proud of the fact that I spent the last few days doing this.

It's nice to write about something nice that I have done and this is only a little snippet because I wanted to show the people who read my blog this thing that I have been doing. Besides, its nice to channel my energy in to something that has a result that can be enjoyed for years and years, plus it's unique and extra special.

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Wendy xx

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