Saturday, April 7, 2012

Introducing MEme

MEme (M.E. - me) is a small stuffed toy who travelled the world when I (Corina Duyn) was unable to leave my house.

In 1998 I became ill with the chronic and debilitating illness M.E. (in the US called CFS). 
Within a very short space of time, I became more or less housebound.
Stuck in bed and wishing to visit my friends in their homes, I came up with the idea to send a 'representative' to them. First I thought to use one of my Artist Dolls, but these would be to big and to fragile to send by post. As I liked penguins at the time and had this cute little one, I settled to have her as my 'alter-ego'. (I did check with my friends if sending my alter-ego into the world would be a good thing to do, or had I truly lost my mind at this stage....)
Well the rest is history, as they say.

MEme started her travels on the 8-8-2001 and travelled for many years, (and has great plans for more adventures).
On this blog I will share with you extracts of pages written, and photographs taken, by very brave and creative friends and family.
Thank you all of you who participated. 
When the diaries landed in my house again, I truly felt that I DID go on a holiday and that I was looking at my holiday snapshots.
Hours of fun!

(For more about Corina, please see my website and blog)

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