• Personal,  Skincare

    Summer Skincare Essentials

    Summer Skincare Essentials. Gosh, it seems like no time ago that summer seemed miles away and now it is only round the corner! To this end, I thought it was time that we started to talk about the summer skincare ‘essential’ products that are needed to keep your skin healthy and nourished without leaving it exposed for sun damage and harm.   I spent a few months this year in Florida and with temperatures reaching 30 degrees in the winter months I became very aware of my skin and the products I needed to use to keep it in tip-top condition. We have all seen the scary images of the…

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    Mental Health when travelling

    Keeping an eye on your Mental Health when travelling   We all know how important it is to take care of ourselves when we are at home. However, it is equally as important to take care of ourselves when we travel away from home. Travelling and staying in unfamiliar places can cause high levels of distress and discomfort. We automatically have our radar on high alert. We start to overthink about the logistics of getting there, not to mention what we will find when we do. Lack of familiarity, language and culture barriers all intensify stress levels.   This list will help you to travel with the least amount of…

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    Ways to manage your medication

    Chronic Illness is hard. Having to manage your medication may seem simple, but for some, it can be a real struggle. Personally, I take 13 different tablets each morning. This combined with my ‘fibro-fog‘ can lead to real trouble when it comes to managing my medications. This is how I make it work. Use a daily pill organiser This can be great especially when travelling as you only have to worry about dispensing your doses each week. You can buy different sizes depending on the amount of medication you take. They have the day/ time of day printed on each window so you know when you have taken the dose.…

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    ‘Tummy Tied’ by Scarlett London

    ‘Tummy Tied’ by Scarlett London. This is THE book for anyone with IBS. Actually, I wish I had been given it when I was first diagnosed.   Scarlett is an amazing writer and she has made the pages come alive with her witty and informative run down on her experiences with IBS. She has not only taken her own experiences but she has scattered with expert opinion and advice. She takes a very taboo subject and broken it down to manageable chapters. She covers ALL the ups and downs associated with IBS.   Scarlett gives advice on how to deal with, disguise and prepare for flare-ups. She includes case studies…

  • Lifestyle & Events,  Personal,  Skincare

    2018 in review

    I have seen lots of different people over the past few days post their 2018 in review.  This is such as great idea. Reflecting on the year just past is a lovely way of recognising your achievements. On the flip side I have all seen lots of new year resolutions being made. I wonder how many are still holding strong mid-march? As you guys know I like to be different. Mixing things up is my jam. So I want to write a combination post about the past year and the new year coming in.   2018 in Review Giving up Work/Homeschooling This has been a life-changing year for me. At…

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    Lifestyle & Events,  Personal

    Gifts I got for Christmas 2018

    I have been super blessed this year (Christmas 2018) and received some amazing gifts from friends and family. My inner circle is very small and intimate so gift buying and giving is very nicely tailored to each person. Ho Ho Ho. Alexa Echo Dot Alexa Echo Dot – I have been playing with “Alexa” for the past few days now and I love her. She recognises my voice really well and I have found her to be useful at telling me things like the news and weather as well as playing songs, telling jokes and playing me whale noises to help me sleep. The Echo dot was very easy to…