I have something I need to get off my chest.

The fact is I have not touched the blog for a long time. Since September, probably. The reason is quite simple. There have been bigger distractions.

In September I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. It was suspected in August and confirmed in September. The symptoms would take up an entire entry and would be, actually, very boring to read about. Even more boring to write about. At the moment, the impact is limited. Tiredness, trembling, every appointment comes with small print. But life is going on. Indeed, life is something to seize upon.

Of course, not everyday is a blast of positive energy. Everyone has doubts, dark moments that are personal. It would be arrogant, foolish, selfish to pretend that these do not exist. But not something to talk about.

Better to talk about the support that has come from so many. Friends, colleagues, the elderly gentleman who opened a door for me when I had a bad attack of trembles paying for some shopping….. Maybe it is just an allergy to paying money….

In the meantime, everyday brings a chance of something. I still ride my massivelyoverpricedmidlifecrsis racing bike. I still enjoy my wine immensely and use this as a superb excuse to only enjoy quality, not quantity. Indeed, now I can reflect with even more pleasure on passing my WSET exam due to trembles during the written phase; perhaps the writing was so unclear that the examiner gave up and just said ‘pass!’

But it is now off my chest. So now that that the confession is made (although what is there to actually confess?) I can get back to to this blog. The main subjects will still be wine, food, travel, music. The veritable mish-mash of chaos that has marked this page will continue, perhaps with some mentions of MS. But not too many.

So now that it is out there, it’s time to get on with everything else.

Anyway, shaking cocktails is so much easier now….


Mark Christmas · January 26, 2014 at 20:18

I had no idea mate. I admire your attitude to the illness but then I wouldn’t expect any less from you. success!

Ruben · January 28, 2014 at 05:20

Dude….don’t know what to say… Keep positieve and keep strong ! It does make me think I got to enjoy live, every seconbd of it. I know you do…wine , food and music….

Best of luck !

Cookie monster · November 23, 2022 at 21:36

And life also is about quality

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