A day at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018

A day at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018

travel  |  Edinburgh

I’m lucky because the start of Edinburgh Fringe Festival always falls on my birthday. What’s a better way to celebrate your birthday than going to the Fringe Festival? Going to Edinburgh Fringe for one day…

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A day at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018

travel  |  Edinburgh

I’m lucky because the start of Edinburgh Fringe Festival always falls on my birthday. What’s a better way to celebrate your birthday than going to the Fringe Festival? Going to Edinburgh Fringe for one day…

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How to change your stoma bag & your bag change Q&A’s

How to change your stoma bag & your bag change Q&A’s

Bag changes are a natural part of having a stoma. They’re probably one of the scariest things when you first have your stoma too. I remember when I first saw how to change a stoma…

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How to change your stoma bag & your bag change Q&A’s
5 lessons I’ve learnt from being chronically ill

5 lessons I’ve learnt from being chronically ill

Being chronically ill is tough, there’s no sugar coating that fact. The pain which follows you around can wear you down and the unpredictable nature can make it hard to plan things when you don’t…

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5 lessons I’ve learnt from being chronically ill

Being chronically ill is tough, there’s no sugar coating that fact. The pain which follows you around can wear you down and the unpredictable nature can make it hard to plan things when you don’t…

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6 Ways I’m Reducing Plastic Use

6 Ways I’m Reducing Plastic Use

We’ve all seen the pictures of the oceans full of plastic. We’re all starting to realise the impact we’re having on the planet, especially with our indulgence in single use plastics. Our oceans are currently swarming…

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Creative Mindfulness with Reeves

Creative Mindfulness with Reeves

Mindfulness is a buzz word which is thrown about all the time. But what is it and how can we use it in our day to day life? Sitting doing 10 minutes meditation may not be suited…

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Creative Mindfulness with Reeves

Mindfulness is a buzz word which is thrown about all the time. But what is it and how can we use it in our day to day life? Sitting doing 10 minutes meditation may not be suited…

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How to get the Hygge feel in summer

How to get the Hygge feel in summer

Hygge took the world by storm the other year and I feel like it’s a staple of autumn/winter now. The candles, the warmth, the blankets and the whole feel is amazing and makes me feel…

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How to get the Hygge feel in summer

Hygge took the world by storm the other year and I feel like it’s a staple of autumn/winter now. The candles, the warmth, the blankets and the whole feel is amazing and makes me feel…

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Beginner’s Guide To Having A Stoma | Showering

Beginner’s Guide To Having A Stoma | Showering

I remember one of my biggest fears post op was showering. I was a mix of still being scared to touch my stomach, a severe lack of strength and core muscle and not knowing the…

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Beginners Guide To Having A Stoma | Sleeping

Beginners Guide To Having A Stoma | Sleeping

I never realised how different it would be; sleeping with a stoma. Sleeping in hospital and sleeping at home seem to be two very different things after having stoma surgery. It’s rarely comfortable; it’s likely you…

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Ostomy Outfit | 004

Ostomy Outfit | 004

I can’t believe how lush the weather is at the moment, I always feel infinitely happier and more me when the suns out. I thought for the fourth instalment of the Ostomy Outfit series, we’d…

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Ostomy Outfit | 004

I can’t believe how lush the weather is at the moment, I always feel infinitely happier and more me when the suns out. I thought for the fourth instalment of the Ostomy Outfit series, we’d…

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Beach Daze | An Alternative Day Out on Your Trip to Cumbria & The Lake District

Beach Daze | An Alternative Day Out on …

I’m incredibly lucky to live 20 minutes from the Lake District and whenever the suns out, my automatic reaction is to head to the lakes. This bank holiday, we’re seeing another fantastic few days of summer weather…

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Beach Daze | An Alternative Day Out on …

I’m incredibly lucky to live 20 minutes from the Lake District and whenever the suns out, my automatic reaction is to head to the lakes. This bank holiday, we’re seeing another fantastic few days of summer weather…

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How dairy can affect IBD & trying dairy free milk alternatives

How dairy can affect IBD & trying dairy …

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) affects every sufferer differently. Something which can cause flares and be a total no go to one person can be absolutely fine for another. This is why it would always grate…

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How dairy can affect IBD & trying dairy …

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) affects every sufferer differently. Something which can cause flares and be a total no go to one person can be absolutely fine for another. This is why it would always grate…

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The Beginner’s Guide to Having A Stoma | The first week post op

The Beginner’s Guide to Having A Stoma | The first week post op

The first week post op with your stoma can be scary. Not only have you had a major operation, you have to come to terms with having a bag and learn how to live with…

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1 Month Post Op

1 Month Post Op

It seems crazy that I’m already writing my one month post op post! Time has flown by and, in all honesty, I didn’t think I’d be feeling this okay so soon after having such a…

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The Beginners Guide To Having A Stoma  | Pre Op

The Beginners Guide To Having A Stoma | Pre Op

So let’s start near the beginning of your stoma journey; pre op. Some people go into hospital knowing they’re having a stoma created, some people are rushed in with no warning whatsoever. I was kind…

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The Beginners Guide To Having A Stoma  | Pre Op
I am more than my illness

I am more than my illness

When you have a chronic illness, it is easy for it to consume your whole life. It makes sense really, a chronic life long condition will impact all areas of your life and not only…

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A Foodie Adventure Around Manchester with EatMCR

A Foodie Adventure Around Manchester with EatMCR

If you asked me to plan my perfect day, it would 100% involve food, a bit of adventure and sunshine. Mix in some of your best friends and you have a winner of a day.…

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A Foodie Adventure Around Manchester with EatMCR

If you asked me to plan my perfect day, it would 100% involve food, a bit of adventure and sunshine. Mix in some of your best friends and you have a winner of a day.…

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The Beginner’s Guide to Having a Stoma | Introduction

The Beginner’s Guide to Having a Stoma | Introduction

Being diagnosed with a chronic illness is daunting. Trying to learn things and know the best way to do things can be overwhelming and you never know where to start. I remember when I first…

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The Beginner’s Guide to Having a Stoma | Introduction

Being diagnosed with a chronic illness is daunting. Trying to learn things and know the best way to do things can be overwhelming and you never know where to start. I remember when I first…

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The Link Between Chronic Illnesses & Mental Health

The Link Between Chronic Illnesses & Mental Health

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and I thought it would be the perfect time to write this post which I’ve been meaning to write for a long time. A lot of the posts…

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