ME and the truth: The reality of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. #chronicillness #spoonies #myalgicencephalomyelitis

ME and the truth: The reality of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

In July 2017, I wrote a post entitled ME and me: Living with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, in which I talked about my experience of life with an often misunderstood and misrepresented chronic medical condition. Since then, I've had so much wonderful feedback resulting from that post, and one random person telling me that I can be … Continue reading ME and the truth: The reality of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

Close-up colour photograph of a pink tulip flower, shot with a Polaroid macro lens attachment on a Sony Alpha a550 dSLR. Nature photography by Tanya Simone Simpson. #naturephotography #macrophotography

My holiday photos are mostly flower macros

Everywhere I go, I look for pretty flowers and point cameras at them ❤

Digital planning apps or bullet journal: Why I refuse to choose. Click to read why the perfect planning system is the one that works for you and changes with you. #bulletjournal #digitalplanning #productivity

Digital planning apps or bullet journal? Why I refuse to choose.

When it comes to planning, I tend to go with one method for a few months, change to something else, stick with it for a while, change back, and so on. Until very recently, I honestly believed a perfect system for me existed and I just hadn't found it yet. And then I realised something. … Continue reading Digital planning apps or bullet journal? Why I refuse to choose.

Camp NaNoWriMo April 2018 Winner graphic.

Month in review: April 2018

There's a bit of time travel going on here as I'm writing this a little early and scheduling it to post today. As this appears on my blog, my husband and I will be packing ourselves, out stuff and the cat (Silver's first holiday!) into the car and heading to Ireland to visit family for … Continue reading Month in review: April 2018

Close-up colour photograph of small purple flowers against a green background, with a shallow depth of field. Shot with a Polaroid macro lens attachment on a Sony Alpha a550 dSLR body. Nature photography by Tanya Simone Simpson. #naturephotography #macrophotography

Indigo blooms: Macro nature photography (and bonus sneaky kitten!)

These tiny beauties are blooming in our garden at the moment. What better reason to take my macro lens out to play? Also, here's Silver hunting leaves and blades of grass.

Download Inspired Escapism free at TanyaSimoneSimpson.com #freebooks

More free books to download and virtual coffee

You know what those are? The covers of all my free books, available to download as epubs, mobi and pdfs right now from this site 🙂 Car Thieves and Stone Flowers Grow In Cold Places are novellas, Evidence, Omerta and Cigarettes as a Metaphor for Heartbreak are stand-alone short stories, and Thicker Than Water and … Continue reading More free books to download and virtual coffee

Close-up colour photograph of a silver tabby kitten with yellow eyes and a fierce expression on its face, among the leaves of a hedge. Pet photography by Tanya Simone Simpson. #petphotography

Plant babies and a demonic hedge kitten

I'm taking a quick break from writing, and rambling about writing, to bring you photos of green things and fluffy things... When we got these alpine plug plants for the flower beds last autumn, they were absolutely tiny. Each one was about half the size of my thumb. Now they're growing so fast and filling … Continue reading Plant babies and a demonic hedge kitten

Rambling about writing

Rambling about writing

Because there's no picture that particularly fits with this post, please enjoy my floofchild hiding under his bed. He was sulking because there was a pane of glass between him and the pigeons outside. The pigeons are basically his nemesis. I'm almost half way to my Camp NaNoWriMo goal, which is good because it's almost … Continue reading Rambling about writing

Close-up colour photograph of a European Eyed Lizard behind glass in an artificial habitat.Shot with a Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Pet photography by Tanya Simone Simpson. #petphotography

Abstract nature photography and a suspicious lizard

I met this gorgeous little dude in the pet shop today. He's a European eyed lizard (look at the beautiful blue markings on his back!) and I love how suspicious he looks in this picture. My husband wasn't keen on lizards but he's learning to like them, or at least to talk to them through … Continue reading Abstract nature photography and a suspicious lizard

On caffeine, masochism and deer

On caffeine, masochism and deer

I've been posting blogs on Tuesdays and Fridays for at least the last couple of months and it seems weird to let a Tuesday or a Friday go by without posting something. This isn't a big newsy post or a useful post. It's barely even a Camp NaNoWriMo update. I've gotten so out of the … Continue reading On caffeine, masochism and deer