Dannilion is a nickname that my best friend Rebecca gave me when we were in junior school. Since I discovered that I needed a name for all my internet sites and things, I started using it on here. Now, if you see Dannilion anywhere on the internet, there’s a good chance it’s me.
So, who am I?
My name is Danni Dominie Brennand. I’m 26 years old and I live in North East England, with my husband John (or Johan, as I call him). I have an 8 year old daughter called Samantha, who lives with her grandparents.
I love penguins, purple, sparkly things, sci-fi, World of Warcraft, and messing around on the Internet. I’ve recently got into the television show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, which I’m informed makes me a Pegasister (males are called Bronys). I also like technology, and am a geek
I am autistic and dyspraxic. I’ve been that way since I was born and can’t imagine life differently. It makes some things harder and other things easier.
I also have an illness called Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – I don’t get into name arguments). Mine started with swine flu that I had in August 2009 that just never got better. It started off relatively mildly (needing to sit down after going up stairs, not being able to walk as far and similar) but as I kept pushing myself to do things (both before and after diagnosis in October 2010- I didn’t see the doctor about it until April 2010 and there were some other things that had to be checked first) I now have it more severely. This illness I would love to be free from. I am in severe constant pain, and unable to do most self care tasks for myself. I have muscle spasms, and body jerks and constantly feel like I have the flu. If I do too much then I get payback, sometimes a day or two afterwards, where I’m even more ill than normal. I’ve also been unable to walk since January 2011 so use a wheelchair whenever I’m able to get out of bed (which is less often than I’d like). I am grateful though that it is not as bad as it could be- I have experienced very severe M.E. and don’t want to be there again.
As I spend far too much time in bed, I spend a lot of time on Twitter and reading blogs, depending on my concentration levels. I also like the game Draw Something as I have a 10 inch tablet and not being able to hold a pen doesn’t matter when you can use your finger When I do get out of bed I play World of Warcraft and watch rubbishy television (or awesome Ponies). Sometimes I’m well enough to go outside to the doctors, the shops or even for a meal out, and that makes me very happy
I love getting comments on my blog. If you do comment, the first time it will be put in a moderation queue (to try and stop spammers), then any after that should show up immediately. I’m not very strict about what I allow, but anything spammish, overly offensive or what I judge to be unsuitable won’t be posted.