Wednesday 11 May 2011

i don't want to stay; i can't bear to leave.

I found some old bracelets I made, the one with buttons is now on my ankle :)

No outfit today, as I'm still in my pyjamas. I think I exhausted myself yesterday with my productivity! Often, people suffering with ME push themselves too far on good days, and end up paying for it for days after, struggling to find the energy to even get out of bed. It's ME awareness week this week, so I'd love it if you could all watch this video that Chloe made me aware of yesterday. It's just a little insight into what it's like to be a sufferer, and there's also a beautiful song that you can buy to help fund research into the condition.

That video makes me so sad to see people suffering, but at the same time positive, as I feel like I've got a lot better over the past couple of years. I hope more people can get better as more research is conducted. And I REALLY hope a lot of you actually bother to watch the video read this writing, as it's an important issue, obviously very close to my heart.

I had such a fun make day yesterday, and I have some more things lined up for when I have the energy and money (hopefully tomorrow!) For now, have a look at some of yesterday's projects: light blue gingham curtains with ribbons and lace ties, high waisted shorts, and falafel! See below for the recipe.

Falafall In Love With Falafel.


1 can of chickpeas
1 small red onion, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, grated or put through a garlic press
1 tablespoon parsley
1 tablespoon thyme
1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
3/4 teaspoon cumin
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons of flour
vegetable oil for frying


Smush up the chickpeas (using a blender or your hands... hands is more fun) and add the garlic, onion, herbs and spices.

Add the flour, mix well and form into little balls (approx 1 1/2 inches... Kayley's balls were way bigger than mine...!)

Shallow fry in oil until they're golden brown!

Original recipe was something Kayley found, but we adapted it to what we had, and I changed the measurements a bit. Therefore it's our recipe.

They pretty quick and easy to make, and SO yummy. I think we're definitely going to make them again :D

Don't forget about my birthday giveaway!


  1. What a lovely post, One of my mums friends and one of my friends have ME so I have seen how horrible it is and how difficult it can be to live with It's great to raise awearness i dont think it happened often enough.
    The curtains are beautiful!

  2. You have done a Falafel recipe - it is one of my favourite things! LOVE YOU!!!

  3. thank you a million for posting the video, lovely. :)
    daisy (who made the video,) asked me to say thank you, and we really appreciate the support in spreading the message around. :)

    also, that falafel recipe looks delicious! i might make that for dinner tonight if i've got all the ingredients, aha. :) xx

  4. It's a lovely blog you have, here. I'll try the falafel receipe (I'm huge fan^^) for sure!
    A lots of kisses from France <3

  5. That was a great post Lyzie. As you know, I'm a big fan of your blog and this video has definitely helped me to understand your condition. It must be really hard to live like this every day but I'm really glad to hear you seem to be getting better and I hope you continue to do so in the future.
    As a vegetarian, it's also great to see this falafel recipe :-) looks deelish!

  6. That video was so heart wrenching, and really quite eye-opening to someone who has no real knowledge of ME, at least not before this. I hope more people get to watch it and understand, even if they can't imagine truly what it's like.

    Your make-day sounds wonderful, i love those shorts- I'm determined to find some old high waisted jeans to cut up this summer!x

  7. Thank you so much for helping get this video out there, I really do appreciate it - thought I'd come thank you personally as well as Chloe passing on thanks :)

    Also, that falafel recipe actually looks amazing!

  8. I had never heard of M.E. before this post, and now actually know what it is. So putting your video on this post has helped one more persone educate themselves on the subject, thank you!
    Your craft projects are awesome, and that falafel looks completely and utterly delicious. I'm writing down the recipe for later use!

    x Michelle |

  9. wow those curtains are amazing and I love your room and windows :) xx

  10. Omg that food looks AMAAZING. need it in my belly right now
    i love the shorts too! especially the pinky coloured ones xx

  11. I should have shown everyone at school and my teachers that video, I was constantly having to battle with people about it.
    Nice to know its awareness week, needs all the awareness it can get as people are still so clueless about it.

  12. AMAZING curtains. Make me some! I need curtains and/or a blind too :( looks like you did a great job with the shorts too - were they high waisted before and if not how did you make them so?! Watched the video, thanks for posting it! xx

  13. Oh my, falafel looks GORGEOUS, so have to make me some of those. Can't believe I forgot how good falafel is.

    Loving the curtains too, and off to watch the video you posted. I think we all have something that is close to our hearts, and it's great to be able to help other people understand that.

  14. Yum.. i'm beacame suddenly hungry! I love the way you put me every time in your sweet world!

  15. It's great that you are raising awareness. You are so talented, those curtains are immense, you really should start your own shop hun!! I'd buy things like that for my house! Could be called Lyzi's Handmade Homeware's! What a beautiful view you have, atleast on the days you can get out of bed, you have that to look at, something to smile about atleast Xxxxxx

  16. Did you dye your shorts? I would love to be able to do this! Beautiful blog xx

  17. Hi, I loved the curtains! They are beautiful! *-* Kisses, kisses! :*

  18. Pfa, I'm so hungry now! And your bedroom looks so cute. I love it :)

  19. id only heard bits and pieces of ME but never knew the full extent so you've made me aware honey, im actually going to google it now too. xo

  20. I just recently found your blog and watched the video above relating to ME. I can sympathise with your situation as I am currently recovering from cancer and a year of intense chemotherapy - it has made me completely knackered. I find it very frustrating that nobody seems to understand how tiring it is and some days my only achievement is to shower! I guess you never know about it until you're in the situation. This video has been very effective in conveying what the day to day life of an ME sufferer is. I really do hope it helps to raise awareness.

    PS - Sorry for rambling!

  21. I have fibromyalgia so I sympathise with your ME =(
    & I need to make those, without the red onion =)


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