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
4 tips for a better nights sleep

4 tips for a better nights sleep

I am one of those people who is always sleepy but when it comes to actually going to sleep, I’m wide awake. Trying to find a routine which works for me has taken a long…

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4 tips for a better nights sleep
Getting festive with Prestige Hampers

Getting festive with Prestige Hampers

Now that Halloween and bonfire night are out of the way, it’s 100% okay to start getting in the festive spirit right? I’ve already started planning and buying my Christmas presents and one of my…

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Getting festive with Prestige Hampers

Now that Halloween and bonfire night are out of the way, it’s 100% okay to start getting in the festive spirit right? I’ve already started planning and buying my Christmas presents and one of my…

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Being body confident with your stoma ft Swimwear UK

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 is something a lot of us have to work on,…

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Being body confident with your stoma ft Swimwear UK
Healthy pumpkin spiced chocolate brownie

Healthy pumpkin spiced chocolate brownie

Yes, you heard that right. Healthy chocolate brownies. Plus, they’re pumpkin spiced! These bad boys are my favourite thing to make at this time of year, plus they’re a great way to use up the…

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Healthy pumpkin spiced chocolate brownie

Yes, you heard that right. Healthy chocolate brownies. Plus, they’re pumpkin spiced! These bad boys are my favourite thing to make at this time of year, plus they’re a great way to use up the…

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How yoga and gentle exercise has helped me manage my arthritis

How yoga and gentle exercise has helped me manage my arthritis

At the beginning of this year, I had to give up my waitressing job and move back home because my health had deteriorated. I wasn’t managing my colitis well and I was having increasing problems…

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Little things to make you feel better on low energy days

Little things to make you feel better on low energy days

Low energy days are a part of the chronically ill package. Sadly, life goes on and you have to power on through those bad days. I find it SO tough to get on with things…

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Little things to make you feel better on low energy days
Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone & how my stoma has helped me do that

Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone & how my stoma has helped me do that

It’s safe to say that I am normally very happy in my usual routine. I am a creature of habit and I’m quite content with that. However I will always remember around the time of my…

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Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone & how my stoma has helped me do that

It’s safe to say that I am normally very happy in my usual routine. I am a creature of habit and I’m quite content with that. However I will always remember around the time of my…

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Beginner’s guide to going cruelty free

Beginner’s guide to going cruelty free

At the beginning of the year, I made the decision to go cruelty free with my makeup, skincare and hair care. Turns out, I chose quite a good time to do this as everyone seems to be realising…

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Beginner’s guide to going cruelty free
Sunday Lunch at The Plough Inn at Lupton

Sunday Lunch at The Plough Inn at Lupton

travel  |  The Plough Inn at Lupton, Kirkby Lonsdale

One of the best things about living in Cumbria is the sheer quality of food. There are so many amazing pubs which do food you expect to see on Masterchef. I had the pleasure of…

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Sunday Lunch at The Plough Inn at Lupton

travel  |  The Plough Inn at Lupton, Kirkby Lonsdale

One of the best things about living in Cumbria is the sheer quality of food. There are so many amazing pubs which do food you expect to see on Masterchef. I had the pleasure of…

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World Ostomy Day 2018 | The importance of speaking out about ostomies

World Ostomy Day 2018 | The importance of speaking out about ostomies

World Ostomy Day is THIS SATURDAY and I cannot believe that it’s my 4th ostomy day with a stoma! This year’s theme is Speak Out About Ostomy with the focus being on speaking out about…

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World Ostomy Day 2018 | The importance of speaking out about ostomies
The Autumn/Winter checklist for Ostomates

The Autumn/Winter checklist for Ostomates

When you have a stoma, you’re often warned about how hot weather can affect you. We’re told to make sure we stay hydrated, we regulate body temperature and keep our ostomy supplies out of direct…

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The Autumn/Winter checklist for Ostomates

When you have a stoma, you’re often warned about how hot weather can affect you. We’re told to make sure we stay hydrated, we regulate body temperature and keep our ostomy supplies out of direct…

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Chronically Living | The newsletter & community

Chronically Living | The newsletter & community

For the eagle eyed readers out there, you’ll have seen for the past month or so there’s been a new tab; Chronically Living. Today is the official launch of Chronically Living and I’m so excited…

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Why I stopped drinking caffeine | the benefits of going decaf + how to do it

Why I stopped drinking caffeine | the benefits of going decaf + how to do it

Morning coffee’s are an essential part of any morning routine, especially when you have an early start. I love my morning coffee but 5 years ago i ditched the caffeine and went decaf. I wanted…

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Why I stopped drinking caffeine | the benefits of going decaf + how to do it
10 autumn box sets to binge watch this fall

10 autumn box sets to binge watch this fall

Autumn is the perfect time for binge watching all the box sets you’ve missed. With the nights drawing in, there is no better exist to stay in with your fluffy PJ’s, a hot chocolate (or two) and…

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10 autumn box sets to binge watch this fall

Autumn is the perfect time for binge watching all the box sets you’ve missed. With the nights drawing in, there is no better exist to stay in with your fluffy PJ’s, a hot chocolate (or two) and…

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How has my stoma changed me | body confidence, mental health and being more outgoing

How has my stoma changed me | body confidence, mental health and being more outgoing

The theme over on the SecuriCare blog this month is change. Change is a big part of life with a stoma; there’s a change in your body, change in your day to day, change in…

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How has my stoma changed me | body confidence, mental health and being more outgoing
How To Do Disneyland Paris With A Chronic Illness

How To Do Disneyland Paris With A Chronic Illness

Chronically Living  |  Disneyland Paris

I’ve been very lucky to go to Disneyland Paris quite a few times in my life. Over the years, I’ve definitely learnt the best ways to do Disney which has made it a lot easier…

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How To Do Disneyland Paris With A Chronic Illness

Chronically Living  |  Disneyland Paris

I’ve been very lucky to go to Disneyland Paris quite a few times in my life. Over the years, I’ve definitely learnt the best ways to do Disney which has made it a lot easier…

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Getting my arthritis diagnosis | Enteropathic arthritis diagnosis and  treatment plan

Getting my arthritis diagnosis | Enteropathic arthritis diagnosis and treatment plan

It’s been one month since I was formally diagnosed with enteropathic arthritis however I’ve been struggling with symptoms for over two years. Getting an arthritis diagnosis is not easy, especially when you’re younger, so I…

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Getting my arthritis diagnosis | Enteropathic arthritis diagnosis and  treatment plan