Ginger isn’t a Swear Word

I’ve had ginger hair for nearly 34 years and it took me a while to be comfortable with my hair colour. I had to grow into it, get to know it and appreciate it for what is was – a pretty big part of being me. Throughout those 34 years I…

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Learning to Swim has Changed My Life

In July I went to Wales for a week to learn to swim in a residential swimming course. I knew after that week that being able to swim would change my life but, when I left the course I still had some reservations. During the course we didn’t go out…

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Getting my Teeth Straightened as an Adult – The End Results

Back in December I went to The Dental Studio to talk about getting my teeth straightened. This is something I had been hoping to get done ever since my teens – when I’d last had braces – and my teeth all moved back after I stopped wearing my retainer. I…

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Dear NHS – On Your 70th Birthday

To the National Health Service I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you. The NHS gets a lot of flack – as do all services we have in this country – but, without you, I wouldn’t be here. Neither would my husband and, because of that, neither…

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‘I’m not… But…’

How many times a day do we hear something like ‘I’m not racist, but…’ or ‘I’m not being mean, but…’ or ‘I’m not jealous, but…’ These phrases are something I hear constantly – in the school playground, among friends or just overhearing conversations in the street. I even see this…

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An Open Letter to a Stalker Online

To my Online Stalker, Many bloggers get a bit of unwanted attention every now and again. They get someone watching far too many of their Instagram Stories, they get people liking every single tweet they send out or they get well meaning strangers stopping them in the street. But, for…

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Lensball Adventures

A month or so ago I invested in a new toy – a Lensball – after seeing Tim playing with his on Instagram and seeing Grace with hers at the Flea Retreat. I love taking photos and the Lensball was really something fun rather than something to take amazing photos.…

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