Mr Spoons Adventures

Mr Spoon at Flagstaff hill park, Wollongong.

Mr Spoon at Flagstaff hill park, Wollongong (Photo credit: Instgram @a.m_banks).

Last month I was fortunate enough to be visited by the famous travelling Mr Spoon. He travelled all the way from Germany taking a couple of detours around Australia, before turning up on my door step.

You’re probably wondering who is Mr Spoon and what’s his story?  Well let me tell you!!!

Mr Spoon was created by the wonderful Theresa Laura at spoonsforhappniess.com.  She created him for the Spoonie community. His job is to help each person that receives him feel less alone while dealing with their illness and help them feel connected to a wonderful worldwide community.

Now you’re probably wondering what is a Spoonie?

A Spoonie is someone that suffers with a chronic illness, for more details read Christine Miserandino’s Spoon Theory.  Mr Spoon is helping raise awareness worldwide for people that suffer with a chronic illness. As you may know I have suffered with ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) for over 3 years. My health is a lot better, however I was bed ridden at one point. For some spoonies they can be house bound or even bed bound. This means basic activities can be almost impossible for some.  Knowing that Mr Spoon was travelling around to help with raising awareness, I was more than happy to help and support Mr Spoon on his travels. Anything that helps to raise awareness for any type of chronic illness is always welcomed.

Now that we have covered the important facts I would love to share my adventures with Mr Spoon with you all! Mr Spoon ended up staying with me for over a month.  Our first adventure was our road trip down the coast to Melbourne. Mr Spoon decided to hide in the back seat on the first day, but we managed to get a lot of sightseeing pictures the following day. We looked for whales in Eden, NSW, crossed over the border to Victoria, and headed for Melbourne while hugging the coast as much as possible (for more details about our road trip click here).

After our big road trip Mr Spoon and I were happy to chill out during the rest of our time together.  Before I was due to forward him on, I decided to set him up with a bit of a photo shoot. Mr Spoon loved every moment of it, he is a bit of a model and I’m pretty sure he would win Australia’s next top model if he wanted to hang around and apply.

After a lot of beach therapy and way too many photos, Mr Spoon headed off via Australia post to see the next wonderful Spoonie.

If you would like to have Mr Spoon come visit you, feel free to contact Theresa Laura at spoonsforhappniess.com.

Thank you for visiting Mr Spoon and keep doing what you doing!

 

Lennae xxx

 

Hanging on tight to Buddha.

Hanging on tight to Buddha (Photo credit: Instgram @a.m_banks).

Looking over City Beach, Wollongong

Looking over City Beach, Wollongong (Photo credit: Instgram @a.m_banks).

Wollongong Harbour

Wollongong Harbour (Photo credit: Instgram @a.m_banks).

 

Whale watching in Eden, NSW.

Whale watching in Eden, NSW.

Mr Spoon takes on Melbourne!

Mr Spoon takes on Melbourne!

32 thoughts on “Mr Spoons Adventures

  1. I’m a spoonie, Fibromyalgia (FMS/CFS ) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrom. I have not heard of Mr. Spoonie so I was quite anxious to read and see if it was aobut Spoonie. It was to my surprise. It is so wonderful to see a Spoonie getting out, doing a road trip, and taking beautiful pictures. I would have liked to know how you are doing it, traveling so well! What is your secret? Much love & Hugs {{Hugs}}.

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    • Thanks Erin, I’m glad you enjoyed reading about Mr Spoon. I wish I could tell what my secret is, but in all honestly it’s been time and letting my body do what ever it needs to do. Sending lots of love your way.

      Lennae xxx

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  2. I think this is a great idea. My mom had Rheumatoid Arthritis and had over 40 surgeries in her lifetime. It was so hard. She died young. I’m glad the effort for awareness is being made.

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    • Thank you Valerie, I’m sorry to hear that about your mum. Yes it’s so important to raise awareness for these illnesses, so often people have no idea that people and families can be affect by these things.

      Lennae xxx

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  3. This is a lovely idea, i wonder if they do something like this in the UK my little girl is 2 and has a chronic condition called Primary Lymphoedema and we are trying to raise awareness as its rare. Love your photos they are fab!

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    • Thank you, I’m sorry to hear about your little girls health. The person that created Mr Spoon has made up a few more and I believe there is at least one currently in the UK at the moment.

      Lennae xxx

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