Thursday, 1 June 2017

Bungalow Life



Like a charming, old bungalow;
the bumps and bruises made along the way simply add character.

I've been a spoonie since I was six years old and in all that time I have had a massive love/hate relationship with my body. I've said on social media and my blog in the past that I suffer from a condition called RA (which stands for Rheumatoid Arthritis) but it wasn't until I developed Osteoporosis that I really started to hate my body more than ever. My health since then has been a rollercoaster with more downfalls than uplifting highs, but in the past couple of months, I have begun very thankfully for my body, and my health. Yes, I now have to use a wheelchair pretty much all the time but I'm thankful that I was able to go and explore so many places whilst I was growing up. Yes, I am in constant pain but I am alive and well. Yes, I live in "an old people's home" but I adore it and wouldn't change a thing.

In August 2016, my life changed and I moved into a bungalow. I've had a lot of hate online since moving into my bungalow as apparently, only old people should be able to live in them, but that is not true at all. In August 2015 I was living in a three bedroom, two bathroomed house which I was completely in love with. It had a driveway, massive gardens, beautiful big bright rooms and my husband and I had basically spent our life savings doing it up. I was in love with my home but it was doing more harm than good to me and my health. It has a flight of stairs in it which made it very difficult and painful for me to move about each day. Everyone told me I should move into a bungalow but I had none of it. I loved my home and was fed up of moving house, plus I kept being told by "friends" that bungalows are for old people, right?

Now, nearly two years later, I wish I could go back and scream to myself to move into a bungalow. Although I went from a beautiful big home to a small two bedroomed, one bathroom bungalow I wouldn't change a thing. I can move about freely in my wheelchair, I don't need to ask for much help and I adore that if I wanna go and watch Daisy play outside when I am having a flare up I am able to do so.

This blog post ramble is basically me going on about how you all should listen to your own body, and not so-called friends like I stupidly did so. Because now I'm in my lovely small home, my "friends" aren't even around anymore. If you'd like to see a tour of my bungalow then let me know and I'll get that blog post up as soon as possible. 

With love, Alisha Valerie. x

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16 comments:

  1. Would love to see some pics :) we live in a bungalow but it has been converted so we do have an upstairs but from the outside it looks so cute and I love bungalows :) xx

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    1. Your home sounds beautiful babe! Thank you so much. I'll get some room tours up as soon as possible. πŸŒΈπŸ’—

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  2. Your old house sounds lovely, but there really is no point in putting yourself through pain just to move around it! Your new home sounds perfect - I really love little bungalows and I'd love to live in one!

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    1. I couldn't agree more lovely. Thanks so much for your kind words. πŸŒΈπŸ’—

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  3. This was such a great post, such a wonderful insight to your life and a great message to share to others! Your old home sounded lovely, but I'm glad this new one is better for you and your health!

    Would defo live to see a tour! Look forward to seeing it!

    Jessica & James | foodandbaker.co.uk

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    1. Your comment really made me smile. Thank you so much. I'll get a tour up as
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  4. I can't believe you got hate for moving into a bungalow! That's awful. When I was at school lots of my classmates lived in bungalows. I'd like a tour of your bungalow please!

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    1. I know, some people can be so cruel. I'm going to be doing room tours as soon as possible. πŸŒΈπŸ’—

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  5. I love that you've found a better place that's more suited for you!

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  6. I can't believe people think bungalows are just for old people, how ignorant! So glad you're happier in your new home πŸ’•

    Hayley | www.crueltyfreehayley.com x

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    1. I know, it's so horrible. Thank you so much. πŸŒΈπŸ’—

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  7. So shocking you got hate online for living in a bungalow! Sounds like you made the perfect decision to move into one, it sounds lovely.

    Becks x

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    1. Thank you so much lovely πŸŒΈπŸ’œ

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  8. Your new home sounds amazing! Take good care of yourself buddy :)

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    1. Thank you so much. That means a lot πŸŒΈπŸ’—

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