Where I’ve Been

Well. It's been a while. To cut a long story short, I got married in September and took a week off for that. That week then turned into about 5 months and the blog sat quietly, gathering dust. It also coincided with the most gnarly case of Reader's Block I've ever had. Honestly, I just... Continue Reading →

Life Post: Two Years of Narcolepsy

Two years ago this month, I was diagnosed with narcolepsy. My road to diagnosis wasn't long (compared to other narcoleptic people) and my condition is on the milder side. But still, it's changed my life and on my second diagnosis anniversary, I thought I'd share some things I've learnt along the way. Giving blood is... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Sleepyhead by Henry Nicholls

What's it about? When Henry Nicholls was twenty-one, he was diagnosed with narcolepsy; a medical condition that means he falls asleep with no warning. This can be profoundly disabling, especially as its accompanied by poor night-time sleep, hallucinations, sleep paralysis, and cataplexy. In this book, Nicholls explores the science behind sleep disorders, finding that around... Continue Reading →


Hello. My name is Caitlin and I have narcolepsy. It's been nearly a week since I was diagnosed. I've been having what my mum delicately calls "funny turns" for a while, but it wasn't until my dad and Andy convinced me that they weren't normal that I went to the doctor. The GP thought they... Continue Reading →

Catching up

Hello there. It's been a while. All my posts seem to start like that, but then again it usually has been a while. Life has been busy, so busy that I've barely had time to blink. I'll give you a brief rundown. New house In my last post, I wrote that we'd bought a house.... Continue Reading →

Day 27: A Day of Two Halves

Today I'm wearing: The Dress Stripy t-shirt from the Gap sale. Sparkly tights from M&S My snug Ecco boots My old and holey Zara cardigan The lobster necklace I call today's outfit "I'm having an off day". To be honest, I just wore what I wanted to wear, without thinking about how fashionable I looked.... Continue Reading →

Day 17: It’s Definitely my Birthday Today!

Today I'm wearing:  The Dress. Black long-sleeved t-shirt underneath because it was really chilly today and I am foolishly wearing a short-sleeved dress. Tights on tights because it's too cold for just one pair. Hoodie underneath jacket because  I tried to wear as many clothes as possible today to keep out that creeping Yorkshire chill.... Continue Reading →

Day 16: Laser Questing

Today I'm wearing:  The Dress A stripy t-shirt and black skinny jeans combo that is Classic Caitlin. Feminist necklace A green scarf as headband. I'm rushing at a million miles an hour. This is partially because we're meant to be at a restaurant in an hour and a half and my face has camouflage paint... Continue Reading →

Day 15: Choo Choo

Today I'm wearing:  The Dress. Honestly. Denim shirt because I wasn't at work and it's Friday. Chinos because it's Friday and I wasn't at work. Converse My hand-me-down Billingham bag. It's battered but I love it. My Caitlin necklace. Wow, two blogs in a day! Aren't you lucky puppies? As you'll already know, I wasn't... Continue Reading →

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