October, 19, 2014 0 Comments

          I hope you are having a peaceful Sunday and are not feeling too bad.  Sorry to have been absent from blogging this week but have not been well myself.     We have been looking at poetry in the Facebook group and have received some wonderful contributions from Rosalynde and […]



October, 12, 2014 0 Comments

       I was given an orchid the other day and it sits on my desk looking exquisitely beautiful – they really are such elegant plants and there are so many different varieties.     lovely video giving information about caring for them and a stunning display of the flowers themselves…….       […]


Detox diet

October, 07, 2014 0 Comments

       We have been doing this detox programme after picking up the book in a charity shop (in the way that life put things in your path).  It is not too taxing to do and we have had some excellent results.  Firstly, weight loss.  Though the diet is not specifically tailored for weight […]


Autumn doodle winner!

October, 04, 2014 0 Comments

     Seven Autumn contributions put into a collage….        CONGRATULATIONS TO THE AUTUMN DOODLE COMPETITION WINNER !!!!!!!     the winner is………. PRINCESSTEENIE!     So many congratulations and thanks to princessteenie who has contributed so many beautiful doodles in the past, and has excelled herself for this competition with truly stunning […]



October, 01, 2014 0 Comments

         We are starting on a course of Homeopathy, which is something we have not tried in six years of seeking treatments to get rid of ME. Today we met a lovely girl who asked some questions and then gave Charlie a couple of packets of these tiny white pills that he […]



September, 29, 2014 0 Comments

          Do you play a musical instrument like this young fellow?  Would you like to upload any videos of your playing?  We would love to hear them! The Music section of Create! is in dire need of assistance…..           or any music that you enjoy listening to……. […]


Brilliant birds….

September, 27, 2014 0 Comments

        Hi all hope you are having a relaxing and peaceful weekend and not feeling too bad …… this strange but beautiful bird is a Quetzal and lives in the tropical highland areas of  places like Panama, according to Dave our bird expert in ME space.       Mum!  You’re two hours late! The […]


sittin on the dock of the bay….

September, 21, 2014 0 Comments

        Hi all wishing you a peaceful Sunday.  This wonderful painting is by William Glackens and reminds me of lazy days in Summer where we used to visit a bay like this and there was a walkway spread around the bay….it was beautiful.  Fiona added this music which compliments it perfectly…….   […]


Smooth talking….

September, 20, 2014 0 Comments

            Smoothies are one of the best drinks to have to fill you up and stop those sugar cravings.  Smoothies can help with detox and are an excellent breakfast – have one first thing and it should keep you going til lunch.  We put masses of fruit in and a […]


Leaves & berries

September, 16, 2014 0 Comments

          Beautiful Autumn with its rich array of colours and crisp mornings….the rusts and golds of the leaves are spectacular.  I hope very much you can get out to see this even if for a short while.  I am going to take my camera next time and wait for that beautiful […]


thank you!

September, 13, 2014 0 Comments

                    THANK YOU for beautiful doodles!  What a wonderful Cat from Tasha and Nancy’s Autumn Colours are  fabulous, and the Tip Top Doodle in Artzone.  (a difficult choice Tasha but its for the competition)                 How about painting your […]



September, 12, 2014 0 Comments

          We all need to de-stress from time to time and with ME especially, stress can cause a flare-up of symptoms, so it is extremely important to keep stress levels as low as possible.  One easy and enjoyable way to calm the body and soul is a deep bath with Epsom […]


doodle delights

September, 11, 2014 0 Comments

    Falling leaves by Jane FANTASTIC AUTUMN DOODLES FOR THE COMPETITION – THANK YOU! Keep them coming!       Autumn leaf by Amber Cat with Autumn Tree by Elle           Some beautiful wildlife shots……                               […]


Doodle competition!

September, 09, 2014 0 Comments

            AUTUMN DOODLE COMPETITION!     lets get doodling this Autumn and try our hands at making some pictures of anything to do with this wonderful season.  The winner will receive a prize!  All you do is go to the Artzone in the Create! section and pick up a colour and shape […]


this and that

September, 07, 2014 0 Comments

      Now that term (or work) has started again if we are unable to go because its just too tiring there are other things to occupy us that, with careful pacing, can be stimulating and break up the day.  You could put a list of activities on your wall and do some different […]


Woodland creatures

September, 05, 2014 0 Comments

    Well hello there!     Today we are celebrating not only Fiona’s birthday over in Facebook but woodland creatures, because she loves them and because they are so cute!                    There was an old man of Dumbree who taught little owls to drink tea; For […]


Pets glorious pets

September, 04, 2014 0 Comments

         How fantastically important our pets are to us!  They provide comfort and safety and just gorgeous times to cuddle up and feel better with!       here are some beautiful portraits that capture their loyalty and devotion…what would we do without them!         ferrets make fantastic pets […]



September, 03, 2014 0 Comments

       A very warm welcome to the new members!   Excellent to have you join us – take a look around the site and please feel free to upload any pictures or photos, pet portraits or music videos, anything you like, or just enjoy the site.  We have the doodle Artzone if you […]


Back to school?

September, 02, 2014 0 Comments

        For many of the  younger members here it’s that Autumn term time again, the start of a new academic year and going back to school, or starting a new school, or not….. The very best of luck for those who have done their GCSE’s (with ME  that is a mountain to climb!) […]



August, 30, 2014 2 Comments

  Meditation is an excellent way to calm the mind and take you out of your symptoms by stilling thoughts and finding peace within. There are many ways to learn about meditation on the internet,  and which one suits you best.  Yoga is also recommended for ME although some people say they have tried it and […]


It’s Friday

August, 29, 2014 0 Comments

        Here’s hoping you have a relaxing weekend – Baloo sure knows how to do it in style…yeah man!     * * * * * * * * * *               A warm welcome to the new members here…. I hope you enjoy looking round […]


Funky food

August, 28, 2014 0 Comments

     fabulous and fun photos of food                       * * * * * * * * * *              And food can not only lift our spirits – it can help in so many ways…..   How Chillies can […]


Musical room decor

August, 27, 2014 0 Comments

          If you like music and want to decorate your room accordingly look at these fab room decoration ideas:               and these two you could do quite easily using a large round plate as a template and painting with acrylic paint – it would look […]


Indian Summertime

August, 26, 2014 0 Comments

      I hope everyone is feeling ok – the hot Summer days are drawing to a close but I much prefer this late Indian Summer weather, where the shadows are deeper and the air is fresher without that intense heat that saps energy even more.   You can actually see and appreciate it […]


Cool cows

August, 22, 2014 0 Comments

             Wouldn’t it be fun to be in this landscape?  Like in Mary Poppins, just to be able to jump into the picture and hey presto!  you are there with these slightly crazy cows in the sunshine!  A great tonic.                       […]


Spacy pics!

August, 21, 2014 0 Comments

  Looking at some pretty amazing pictures of our beautiful planet and one of the Milky Way:                           And coming back down to earth some calming photos for those in pain or tired or just fed up with being ill and feeling so […]


Beautiful doodles!

August, 20, 2014 0 Comments

  BUSTER SNORKELLING BY OLIVER   This magnificent doodle contributed by Oliver is a fine example of the fun you can have in the Create! section (Artzone) with the doodles. Thank you to Oliver for inspired snorkelling work!  Buster looks very cool indeed. Anyone wanting to try their hand (or mouse), please do, and dont […]


Cats cats cats!

August, 19, 2014 0 Comments

  Beautiful cats – aren’t they gorgeous?           DIY  Rock Cactus garden!  Isnt this a great idea – for the bathroom or bedroom and super easy to maintain!         An incredibly useful table for things around the home that can be used in many different and fascinating ways […]


Heavenly lake

August, 17, 2014 0 Comments

     These were some of the posts over the last few days in ME space Facebook.  Thanks very much to the contributors.       The rarely seen Heaven Lake near Baekdu Mountain on the border between China and North Korea * * * * * * * * * *  Some stunning handcut […]


Welcome to MEspace!

July, 21, 2014 0 Comments

      A huge welcome to the new members who have just joined!  Have a look around and please do not hesitate to upload any music videos, artwork, or poetry/short stories in our Create! section, or pictures of your dear pets in the Pets Page.  You can also add any videos in the main […]


ME Teens

June, 19, 2014 0 Comments

WELCOME TO ME TEENS FACEBOOK!! We have created a new group on Facebook for younger members of MEspace called ME teens, which we hope very much you will take a look at,  and if you like the look of it, come and join us! The MEspace Facebook group has been such fun and we have […]



April, 29, 2014 0 Comments

        Drawing is an intensely therapeutic exercise for those who are not well , in that it absorbs the entire person;  mind, body and spirit into the delicate strokes of lead on paper building up into form, light,  shade, texture and shape that is really satisfying.  It is not just the end […]


Happy Easter MEspace!

April, 16, 2014 0 Comments

Easter is nearly upon us and Spring is well and truly settling in (at last!).   After the rain and turbulent weather we experienced not so long ago it is a welcome treat.  They say the best things in life are free,  and here we have the finest example – just head to the nearest […]


Welcome to MEspace!

April, 07, 2014 0 Comments

    A big warm welcome to the newcomers – its so very good to have you here with us in MEspace.  Take a look around the site and you will see it is full of creative things.  There are poems to write,  artwork to submit and music to listen to,  or upload your own […]


Happy Mother’s Day!

March, 29, 2014 0 Comments

    I have put this painting at the top because it is for my dear friend Caroline Davis who is a mother and who has ME –  she is an extraordinarily brave person who is going through major health difficulties at the moment.  She loves the Native American and I can see why – […]


Foggy Frog and the Pain Gang

March, 07, 2014 0 Comments

    Foggy Frog Foggy Frog and the Pain Gang is the inspired project from Megan Schartner who is a member of MEspace Facebook, and has come up with this brilliant idea.  She is doing an illustrated book about the symptoms of ME/CFS, portraying the actual symptoms as a frog and his gang who ‘visit’ […]



February, 02, 2014 1 Comments

    Going onto the Google images ‘Paintings of Spring’ page is such a delight you want to sit in the middle of it and wrap all the blossoms and magnificent displays of spring colour and foliage around you in a glorious patchwork cape!  The paintings seem to have more appeal  than the photographs;  although […]



January, 12, 2014 0 Comments

    A very warm welcome to the newcomers in MEspace!  So very good to have you here and we hope very much you will enjoy the site, and maybe contribute some artwork or some videos, or even try your hand at the Doodles!  Doodles are fun and easy to do, just go to the […]


Happy New Year

January, 02, 2014 0 Comments

        Here’s wishing everyone at MEspace a very Happy New Year and hopes for a healthier 2014 for all. Christmas has been and gone and some of us might be giving a small and barely audible sigh of relief after the increase in light, noise, socialising and achieving and maintaining the ‘ […]



December, 02, 2013 0 Comments

    Christmas is getting ever closer and it’s that wonderful time of year again when the magic of it shines out in the darkness of winter like a beacon of light.  Expectations of a cosy day with family –  a day of  celebration and love.  A Christmas tree, some mulled wine or festive drinks […]


MEspace doodles

November, 18, 2013 0 Comments

WINTER DOODLES  Thank you to everyone who has submitted such fabulous doodles to MEspace!  We have quite a few winter ones coming in and anyone who wants to contribute more as December approaches please feel free to!   me in front of the Christmas lights A really big thank you to princessteenie whose artistic abilities […]



October, 28, 2013 1 Comments

  It’s that spooooky time of year again!  The clocks have conveniently gone back to layer the land in a cloak of darkness as the thrill of Halloween beckons.  Spindly, knarled fingers beckoning children into scary gardens with tombstones and skeletons dangling from branches.  Cloaks and long sweeping black dresses, broomsticks and hats racing down […]



October, 09, 2013 0 Comments

      Looking after someone who has ME/CFS often places the carer in the same shoes as the sufferer.  I am writing this from a carer’s perspective.  Of course we do not experience the pain, the fatigue, the brain fog and the many other debilitating physical symptoms that we watch our loved ones pushing […]


Art for Autumn

September, 02, 2013 0 Comments

    We are coming into Autumn, the most lovely of seasons, although there are no signs yet of the stunning array of colours that adorn the trees, but we can look forward to it!  This is a season where the change is so noticeable, and many people feel a sadness at the end of […]



August, 09, 2013 1 Comments

Do you have problems with sleep?  Either getting to sleep, where you toss and turn and long to be able to drift off into the elusive land of Nod, or waking during the night and are unable to resume sleeping? This is tremendously common for people with ME/CFS .  People may experience sleep apnea,  difficulties […]

READ MORE Facebook

July, 08, 2013 0 Comments Facebook is a group of wonderful people who come together and share posts and make friends.   This is  an extension of the MEspace website.  Just click on the link top right on the menu bar and you will be transported to the warmest group of people who will welcome you with […]


MEspace Summer!

June, 24, 2013 0 Comments

   Some beautiful new doodles have appeared on MEspace and apologies that due to absence at the Breakspear hospital they have been slow to go up.  There has been a slight technical hitch with the doodle alerts not coming through on email so we were not aware of them previously but this is soon to […]


Breakspear Medical Group

June, 16, 2013 2 Comments

    Many apologies for a delayed blog.  We have been visiting the Breakspear Medical Group in Hemel Hempstead to start our treatment for Charlie’s Lyme Disease.   Charlie was diagnosed with ME/CFS in 2009 after suffering a severe bout of flu in October 2008 which left him debilitated and exhausted.  He has since left […]



June, 06, 2013 0 Comments

         My World has been launched on MEspace!  This is a new and exciting part of the website where you can have your own page and put in it whatever you like!  You can upload pictures, photographs or anything that you think is relevant to your world.  Your dreams, your inspirations, your […]


Inspiring cards

June, 01, 2013 0 Comments

Another inspiring card made by Victoria Buchan – thank you Victoria.  The simplicity and beauty of it is inspiring and shows us that in the midst of all the hardship there is still beauty to be found, to lift our spirits and make us feel strong.  So many brave people out there living lives of […]


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