A Year Ago I had Cfast Adult Braces Fitted

This time last year I drove to The Dental Studio in Colchester to have my set of Cfast adult braces fitted. It feels like such a long time ago and I just remember how incredibly nervous I was and how much my whole face hurt after getting the braces put on. I have now been brace free for over six months – the whole process took just over five months…

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10 Tips for Dealing with Chicken Pox

*This is a collaborative post LP and Little Man both had chicken pox last year and although it’s common for siblings to catch chicken pox from each other this wasn’t the case with LP and Little Man. LP had chicken pox at the start of the year and Little Man waited until the Easter holidays to have his turn. Chicken pox is something the majority of children experience and knowing…

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Have you ever thought about Storing Stem Cells?

*This post is written in collaboration with WideCells UK I hadn’t come across the idea of stem cell storage until a couple of years ago when I heard that it was possible to store umbilical cord blood stem cells and cord tissue following child birth. It sounded like the sort of thing parents should be considering whilst they write a birth plan, go to antenatal appointments and count down the…

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My Emotional Relationship with my Weight and Food

I’ve realised recently that my weight, and my diet, is very much a reflection of the mood I’m in, how I’m feeling and how life is at that moment. There never seems to be a ‘happy medium’ for me, instead my weight – and diet – seem to fluctuate as the years and months go by. When I left home there were times when I couldn’t afford to eat regularly…

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Getting My Teeth Straightened – One Month In

Last month I started the process of getting my teeth straightened and had Cfast braces fitted at The Dental Studio in Colchester. It’s something I had wanted to get done for so long and it’s so nice to finally have the ball rolling – and I thought it was about time I gave an update on how I’m finding life with braces. I was apprehensive when I went to get…

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Getting Older and Ageing Gracefully

Let’s talk about ageing Do you ever find yourself thinking about ageing? It seems like yesterday that I was one of the youngest wherever I went which could sometimes be a challenge. Commanding respect as a young bank manager certainly had its difficulties. But these days, it’s not like that anymore. Increasingly, I notice myself working with people who are younger than me. Not just by a few years either.…

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Making a Change – Getting my Teeth Straightened as an Adult

When I was a teenager I had braces. It was 18 months of regular orthodontist visits and then a retainer for six months afterwards. I had beautifully straight teeth but gradually my teeth started to move after I stopped wearing the retainer. I didn’t even really notice it, I just lived life and one day realised that my teeth weren’t how they used to be. Even now looking at wedding…

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