How to fly with a stoma bag

When I had my last ostomy surgery, a lot of the women talked about all the amazing travels they’d been on and how they …
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How to be an active ostomate in winter

January is the time we all seem to set ourselves goals and targets of ‘getting fit’. I don’t know about you but the thought …
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Stages of grief when processing a chronic illness diagnosis

Being diagnosed with a chronic illness, and processing that chronic illness diagnosis, is strange. You go through so many different emotions and the only thing …
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Being body confident with your stoma ft Swimwear UK

Body confidence can be hard at the best of times, regardless of whether you have a stoma or not. Being comfortable in your own skin …
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4 ways to find the joy in spring + competition

4 ways to find the joy in spring + competition

It’s one week till we’re officially into spring and it’s only 1 month until easter which means it’s nearly time to eat our bodyweight in chocolate! Spring time is possibly my favourite season, everything starts…

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4 ways to find the joy in spring + competition

It’s one week till we’re officially into spring and it’s only 1 month until easter which means it’s nearly time to eat our bodyweight in chocolate! Spring time is possibly my favourite season, everything starts…

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6 things I learnt at Linda Blair’s Mindfulness Workshop | Words By The Water

6 things I learnt at Linda Blair’s Mindfulness Workshop | Words By The Water

lifestyle  |  Theatre by the Lake

On Friday, the annual literary festival Words by the Water kicked off at Theatre by the Lake in Keswick. I look forward to this every year. The range of topics being discussed is ridiculous from…

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6 things I learnt at Linda Blair’s Mindfulness Workshop | Words By The Water

lifestyle  |  Theatre by the Lake

On Friday, the annual literary festival Words by the Water kicked off at Theatre by the Lake in Keswick. I look forward to this every year. The range of topics being discussed is ridiculous from…

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The Book Review : February

The Book Review : February

I’m going to use the excuse that February was a very short month and that’s why I only got two books read! February was a strange month and a lot of things happened and it…

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Filled Filo Pastry Parcels

Filled Filo Pastry Parcels

Filo pastry parcels are one of my favourite things to eat. They’re super tasty, filling and great for picnics too! The other great thing is that you can fill them with great veggie options so…

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Filled Filo Pastry Parcels
8 restaurants you need to visit on the Isle of Mull

8 restaurants you need to visit on the Isle of Mull

travel  |  Isle of Mull

The Isle of Mull is one of my favourite place to visit at any time of year! It has home away from home vibes but one of the things I love most is the amazing…

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8 restaurants you need to visit on the Isle of Mull

travel  |  Isle of Mull

The Isle of Mull is one of my favourite place to visit at any time of year! It has home away from home vibes but one of the things I love most is the amazing…

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How to do well at university with a chronic illness

How to do well at university with a chronic illness

People always seem shocked to hear that I’ve successfully completed university because of my health. I’m here to tell you that going to university with a chronic illness is definitely possible! Uni can be challenging,…

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How to do well at university with a chronic illness
How to fly with a stoma bag

How to fly with a stoma bag

When I had my last ostomy surgery, a lot of the women talked about all the amazing travels they’d been on and how they were sad they couldn’t travel with a stoma. Their main thought…

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How to fly with a stoma bag

When I had my last ostomy surgery, a lot of the women talked about all the amazing travels they’d been on and how they were sad they couldn’t travel with a stoma. Their main thought…

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The Book Review : January

The Book Review : January

This year I’ve set myself the challenge to read 52 books, so 1 a week! I’ve done this because I love reading but sometimes I get so out of the habit and then realise I…

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The Book Review : January
How to be an active ostomate in winter

How to be an active ostomate in winter

January is the time we all seem to set ourselves goals and targets of ‘getting fit’. I don’t know about you but the thought of going outside and exercising when it’s so cold fills me…

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How to be an active ostomate in winter

January is the time we all seem to set ourselves goals and targets of ‘getting fit’. I don’t know about you but the thought of going outside and exercising when it’s so cold fills me…

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Alcohol free alternatives for Dry January

Alcohol free alternatives for Dry January

January is the month which sees us making resolutions and giving our bodies a bit of a rest after Christmas. A lot of people choose to take part in dry january and, as some one…

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Alcohol free alternatives for Dry January
5 ways I’m changing my relationship with money & saving in 2019

5 ways I’m changing my relationship with money & saving in 2019

It’s safe to say me and my bank accounts have a rocky relationship. I’m definitely one of those people who have their fingers crossed praying a card transaction is going to go through and I…

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5 ways I’m changing my relationship with money & saving in 2019

It’s safe to say me and my bank accounts have a rocky relationship. I’m definitely one of those people who have their fingers crossed praying a card transaction is going to go through and I…

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Stages of grief when processing a chronic illness diagnosis

Stages of grief when processing a chronic illness diagnosis

Being diagnosed with a chronic illness, and processing that chronic illness diagnosis, is strange. You go through so many different emotions and the only thing I can compare it to are the stages of grief.…

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Stages of grief when processing a chronic illness diagnosis
5 brunch spots you need to go to in Manchester

5 brunch spots you need to go to in Manchester

travel  |  Manchester

Brunch is my favourite meal of the day. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love breakfast food without having to get up at the crack of dawn to actually eat it! One thing I really miss…

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5 brunch spots you need to go to in Manchester

travel  |  Manchester

Brunch is my favourite meal of the day. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love breakfast food without having to get up at the crack of dawn to actually eat it! One thing I really miss…

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Why I’m setting goals in 2019

Why I’m setting goals in 2019

First of all, Happy New Year gang! We’ve made it to 2019 and with that in mind, I wanted to talk about why setting goals is a great way to start your year off. I…

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Why I’m setting goals in 2019
The Lancrigg, Grasmere

The Lancrigg, Grasmere

travel  |  Grasmere

I’m a BIG advocate for Cumbrian food; the local produce is high quality and there are so many fantastic restaurants. The Lancrigg in Grasmere has just received it’s first AA rosette and I was lucky…

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The Lancrigg, Grasmere
Festive Afternoon Tea at The Leathes Head

Festive Afternoon Tea at The Leathes Head

travel  |  Keswick, The Lake District

Afternoon tea is one of my FAVOURITE things in the whole wide world. Christmas time is probably my favourite time of year so put the two together and it’s a pretty perfect afternoon!  There are…

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Festive Afternoon Tea at The Leathes Head

travel  |  Keswick, The Lake District

Afternoon tea is one of my FAVOURITE things in the whole wide world. Christmas time is probably my favourite time of year so put the two together and it’s a pretty perfect afternoon!  There are…

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3 months on Simponi | Biological drugs for Arthritis

3 months on Simponi | Biological drugs for Arthritis

After being diagnosed with enteropathic arthritis in the summer, I was put onto biological drugs to help manage it. I’ve been put onto Simponi (Golimumab) which I’ve been taking monthly since August and I thought I’d…

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3 months on Simponi | Biological drugs for Arthritis

After being diagnosed with enteropathic arthritis in the summer, I was put onto biological drugs to help manage it. I’ve been put onto Simponi (Golimumab) which I’ve been taking monthly since August and I thought I’d…

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Afternoon tea & spa day at The Wordsworth Hotel and Spa

Afternoon tea & spa day at The Wordsworth Hotel and Spa

travel  |  The Wordsworth Hotel & Spa, Grasmere

Is there anything more relaxing than going for an afternoon tea followed by a spa treatment? Me and my mum went to The Wordsworth Hotel and Spa and started our weekend in a very relaxing way…

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Afternoon tea & spa day at The Wordsworth Hotel and Spa