Hello! Welcome to Spoons, Loons and Toons.
I’m Fay and I’m a writer and photographer from Leeds, England. All work – including articles, pictures and poetry – belong to me unless specifically stated on the piece.
What is a Spoonie? The name comes from the spoon theory dreamt up by a college student to explain what it’s like to live with a chronic illness. It’s used to explain how every task takes energy, or spoons, and when you live with a chronic illness the energy toll is much higher, meaning even simple tasks require a lot more thought than it would for non-spoonies. Personally, I live with Fibromyalgia, complicated neurological needs, depression and anxiety.
Who are the Loons? This is an affectionate name for my friends, all of whom are unique and interesting. From the last minute antics of Magpie, the tale of why Mr Almost is only almost and the wise words of Lady Kitty, I’m sure you’ll get to know them all through this blog.
What are some of my favourite Toons? I love Slade, Robbie Williams, Elvis Costello, Pulp, The Fratellis, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and cheesey 90’s pop.