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  • This Is How It Always Is – Book Review

    This Is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel tells the story of a large family whose youngest boy, Claude, decides at five years old that he wants to be a girl when he grows up. It tells the story of love, secrets, growth, friendships, fear, happiness, fairytales, parenting, childhood, and societal views and cultural […] Read more…

  • Ginger biscuits – GF, EF, DF, low FODMAP

    Ginger biscuits are delicious. Am I right?! Every Thursday at the health recovery/pain management tai chi class I go to, there are ginger biscuits and tea to enjoy while we chat on our break. I watch on in envy, unable to eat the biscuits, but definitely still loving the tea! At Christmas, for the tai […] Read more…

  • January 2019 wrap up

    Unbelievable but true…it’s time for a January wrap up! I’ve not done monthly wrap ups routinely in the past, but I have decided that it would be a good way to keep track of progress with my 19 things for 2019 goals, and a nice opportunity to have a chat with you all about how […] Read more…

  • I Am Watching You – Book Review

    I Am Watching You, by Teresa Driscoll, is a well-written thriller that drawers you in from the start. The story follows Ella who witnesses two men strike up a conversation with two teenage girls on a train. What begins to worry her is that these men have just been released from prison. She plans to […] Read more…

  • Chocolate caramels (with a secret ingredient!) – GF,DF,EF, plant-based

    Who doesn’t like gooey-centred chocolates (does a person like this even exist?!)? I enjoyed caramels coated in crisp chocolate back in the day. They have a texture and taste that has long been out of my treats vocabulary though due to my food intolerances! So, how have I remedied this and what is my secret […] Read more…

  • 19 things to do in 2019

    In 2019, I am going to give something new a go! I have come up with 19 things that I want to try to do in 2019. Rather than saying “I want to get fit” or “I am going to eat more protein in January”, these are things that I can do at any point […] Read more…

  • 2019 reading goals

    I can not believe it…I read 50 books in 2018!! For me, that is huge!  I have always loved to read. I never used to count the actual amount; I definitely read much more when I was younger, and then my personal reading amount decreased when I started at university and was replaced with scientific […] Read more…

  • What I Lick Before Your Face and Other Haikus by Dogs -Book review

    What I Lick Before Your Face and Other Haikus by Dogs is a small book that is absolutely fantastic. As the title implies, it consists of haikus that are written by dogs to humans.  Well, ok, they are written by Jamie Coleman, but he does a great job of capturing dogs’ perspectives! My mum gave […] Read more…

Books

  • This Is How It Always Is – Book Review

    This Is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel tells the story of a large family whose youngest boy, Claude, decides at five years old that he wants to be a girl when he grows up. It tells the story of love, secrets, growth, friendships, fear, happiness, fairytales, parenting, childhood, and societal views and cultural […] Read more…

  • I Am Watching You – Book Review

    I Am Watching You, by Teresa Driscoll, is a well-written thriller that drawers you in from the start. The story follows Ella who witnesses two men strike up a conversation with two teenage girls on a train. What begins to worry her is that these men have just been released from prison. She plans to […] Read more…

Recipes

  • Ginger biscuits – GF, EF, DF, low FODMAP

    Ginger biscuits are delicious. Am I right?! Every Thursday at the health recovery/pain management tai chi class I go to, there are ginger biscuits and tea to enjoy while we chat on our break. I watch on in envy, unable to eat the biscuits, but definitely still loving the tea! At Christmas, for the tai […] Read more…

  • Chocolate caramels (with a secret ingredient!) – GF,DF,EF, plant-based

    Who doesn’t like gooey-centred chocolates (does a person like this even exist?!)? I enjoyed caramels coated in crisp chocolate back in the day. They have a texture and taste that has long been out of my treats vocabulary though due to my food intolerances! So, how have I remedied this and what is my secret […] Read more…

Health

  • Save your bones NOW (no matter your age)

    I am constantly reading health related information and research; I really enjoy learning more about the body, nutrition and medical conditions and it helps me to put into practice a few things to potentially improve my own health. Recently, I’ve been focusing on what is good to do now that can impact health positively down […] Read more…

  • P.S. I Love Me

    Today is Valentine’s Day. We know it as a day of love; it’s a day to show you care about a special someone; it’s a day to treat another with chocolate-dipped strawberries, fancy dinners and gooey love letters. But what if we turn it around? What if it doesn’t always have to be about showing […] Read more…

Musings

  • January 2019 wrap up

    Unbelievable but true…it’s time for a January wrap up! I’ve not done monthly wrap ups routinely in the past, but I have decided that it would be a good way to keep track of progress with my 19 things for 2019 goals, and a nice opportunity to have a chat with you all about how […] Read more…

  • 19 things to do in 2019

    In 2019, I am going to give something new a go! I have come up with 19 things that I want to try to do in 2019. Rather than saying “I want to get fit” or “I am going to eat more protein in January”, these are things that I can do at any point […] Read more…