Posts by Felicity G

I'm a mystery author my first book, The With Hazel Manor. I've also written a short memoir about living with a hidden disability; I'm Having Brain Surgery on Tuesday. This memoir recounts how the side-effects of hydrocephalus, and having a hidden disability, affects my life, relationships, and well-being.

Outlining Your Novel – How to plan your story.

(I loved this post I found.)

I recently tweeted a picture that showed the process I am using to outline my new novel. There were a number of replies which generally fell into two categories: That is mental, you are mental #PantsersRuleTheWorld Interesting, I might give it a try. Of course, we all love to write and the more time you […]

Outlining Your Novel – How to plan your story.

Staying at Home

With a worldwide pandemic and racial riots it’s been a good time to stay home. I’ve been out of the house only a handful of time since mid march. I’ve cancelled a trip to Hawaii, a trip to Houston and a trip to England. Another casualty was a cruise to celebrate my fiftieth birthday. Many have spoken about cancelling 2020, does that mean I can cancel my fiftieth birthday? In 2021 can I claim to still be forty nine? One good thing that’s come out if staying at home, I’m exercising more. It really does help mitigate anxiety by keeping to a regular schedule.

Hydrocephalus Research Needed!

A (protracted) post from a hydro-mom, Olivia is a teenager!! She’s had as many brain surgeries as I’ve had years of life. #NOMOREBS

“Olivia’s going into surgery shortly.
This will be number 50. Let that sink in a moment. We need better technology, more research, a cure. Olivia has missed most of this semester at school. We need to do better.”

No Relaxing Tea For Me

A resolution to the headaches I was experiencing in November.👍
A little research on what I’d started eating recently, and Google.

Some people who have allergic reactions to Ragweed also respond negatively to camomile. Although a new tea I’d been drinking wasn’t a camomile tea per se, it did contain camomile. Once I stopped drinking the tea, the headaches went away.

So Much For Relaxation

Last week I was so proud of myself. I was keeping well hydrated drinking water and tea. I’ve just discovered Celestial Seasonings Cinnamon Spice – delicious.

Fast forward a few days and I’m experiencing an ongoing migraine. My migraines are always food-related. I trace to migraine back to the Cinnamon Spice Tea.☹🤨👎

Apparently being allergic to Ragweed can also cause headaches from consuming tea containing camomile.😮

Who knew!