Warning: this post contains detailed chat about bowel movements so if you’re sensitive to that, maybe scroll on past to the next post!  There are hundreds of invisible illnesses that people suffer from on a daily basis from mental health to chronic pain all dehibilitating to the person in question and all life changing to some extent. For me, this invisible illness is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). IBS is a bowel condition which affects 1 in 5 of us, meaning that no doubt, someone close to you also suffers.  The symptoms range from mild stomach pains to full on cramps, and either constipation or the complete opposite. In my case, it presents itself as severe contraction like cramps with accompanied diarrhoea which tends to either leave me vomiting from the pain or even passing out.  As with many invisible illnesses, there is no cure. No magic wand to wave or… View Post

I have been trying to write this post for an absolute age but honestly, my health kind of took a back seat in July which is 100% NOT okay! I struggled to eat well, exercise and generally felt run down and bleugh!  I think it was that end of term feeling, and as I’ve said before, summer term is always a busy and full on one- so now the holidays are here, I get to spend time on myself and do things I just didn’t have the energy for a few weeks ago.  Writing I am making time to do what interests me and what relaxes me, so writing and photography are right up there! I have mainly spent this first week of the holidays relaxing, cleaning the house, binge watching Netflix originals and cuddling the dogs but everyday I felt this pang of sadness that I wasn’t making time… View Post

I love a good mousse, especially when its a chocolate one, but the thought of making it puts me off massively.  If you’ve ever read a recipe for mousse its so ‘faffy’ (totally a word) as you need to use eggs and whip and blah blah..nobody got time for that.  So when I came across the idea of avaocado chocolate mousse and checked out a few recipes, I just loved how quick and easy it was. Although at first super dubious about how it would actually taste. I’m such a huge chocolate fan that trying to replace sugary goodness with something that usually goes best with eggs and sourdough, confused the life out of me.  I tried several recipes and tweaked it each time to get the best tasting version, so you don’t have to…your welcome! Perfect for those of you who are health conscious or if you just fancy… View Post

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, likes, favs, followers, chats and so much more. We are the most connected we have ever been thanks to the wonderful world of the Internet. I love social media and the Internet as much as the next human but I can’t help but feel we have got far too reliant on it! Think about this; what is the last thing you do before going to sleep? The first thing you do when you wake up? When you go for breakfast and your food arrives, what do you do first?  You Instagram that babin’ plate of avo & eggs, because that’s what we do these days.  My thoughts on a ‘digital detox’ first came to me when I was binge watching ‘Friends’ (a standard day). I noticed that even in the later episodes, where mobile phones were around, there were none in sight. The friends all sat… View Post

Yoga has always appealed to me, in the sense that it looked fairly relaxing and is classed as exercise even though it’s not as intense (or exhausting) as a spin class. I’m trying to increase my fitness while losing weight so I’m signing up to more classes at the gym as well as sorting out my nutrition. But Yoga is definitely good for the mind as well as the body. It helps to de-stress and relax you as you breathe through the positions. Here’s what I Learnt from my first Yoga class: What do i wear?: Comfy clothes! I wore loose hareem joggers and a slouchy off shoulder top. In hindsight the top didn’t work out so well as there was a lot of boob flashing during the ‘downward dog’. So I’d probably go for a more fitted top next time. But definitely go for something comfy that will stretch… View Post