Once upon a time in the lush green valleys of South Wales lived an ordinary girl called Gwen. Gwen lived happily in the two by two grey stone house with her mother, Amy and Pomeranian pooch, Princess. Her father had left the family home some years ago when Amy discovered him having an affair with … Continue reading A narcoleptic beauty: A fairytale retelling
We are displaced by Malala Yousafi The tides turning by Ellie Dean Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce Techbitch by Lucy Sykes Becoming by Michelle Obama The separation by Dinah Jefferies Before the Rains by Dinah Jefferies
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Well, my back and pelvis are aching due to the cold weather, so I thought what a great time to share some self-care tips! Take a bubble bath Light a scented candle and try some meditation. Turn your devices for an hour Put on your favourite movie Drink eight glasses of water a day: hydrated … Continue reading Mental health: Soothing Self Care Tips #1
Today has been my 'get-my-medical-shit-together' day. So guess who was overdue for a wheelchair review! Waiting for somebody to ring back with an appointment! (Honestly, their systems for following up appointments is rubbish, you end up doing the job for them.) I’ve left a message with my doctor receptionist about the spinal injections because according … Continue reading My Disability and Me: I got my medical shit together like a GirlBoss!
So as you all know I've been suffering from terrible constipation since going back on my MST medication, so, on Friday I went to the doctor because by now I looked two months pregnant and was constantly in pain. So I tell the doctor what the problem is and instead of putting me on alternative … Continue reading Me and my Disability: Your caregivers have lives too.
Puddin' by Julie Murphy The Forgotten daughter by Renita D' Silva We are displaced by Malala Yousafi East of India by Erica Brown The lost daughter of India by Sharon Maas A little bit obsessed with novels with a strong heroine who overcomes adversity and I'm a little obsessed with Middle Eastern culture.. India is … Continue reading The Reading Corner: Books I’ve recently read and LOVED
So last summer I interviewed Carina after I got hooked on her detective turned model series, so I thought I'd share it here. 1. So I'm 3/4 my way through book 1 so no spoilers, please! What inspired you to write the book? My fashion experiences! (I worked as a fashion model for many years … Continue reading An interview with Models undercover author Carina Axelsson
Yes, they give me independence and take the strain of my carers back but I used to loath hoists. Having to use a hoist for me was a symbol of my deterioration... now I couldn't live without them. Will regards to wheelchairs I know nothing different. Sometimes you have to miss out on things due … Continue reading Me and my Disability: hoists and wheelchairs
It seems to me that when you have a disability you have to think ahead where ever you go and that includes transport. They're been a number of times where I wanted to go out somewhere on my own,spontaneously to use the taxi and I've been told for wheelchairs you have to pre-book. It's fair … Continue reading Me and my Disability: accessible transport