TRAVEL EDIT: SPEND A WEEKEND IN DUBLIN

How to spend a weekend in Dublin? When planning a weekend break, especially a city break it can be easy to feel pressure. This pressure comes from the feeling of too much to do in so little time. While I try to ‘do it all’, I am going to be completely honest and say that [...]

STRESS LESS: BEAT THE JANUARY BLUES

Please tell me that I am not the only one who appears to suffer from seasonal affective disorder? When winter starts to close in, the cold weather starts to play havoc with me. My joints start to cease up, my fatigue gets worse and if that wasn’t enough… my skin starts to dry out. But [...]

TRAVEL EDIT: CHRISTMAS OUTINGS

I have been out and about a lot lately, doing lots of Christmas shopping and enjoying the festivities. I love travelling at Christmas because I love the warm feeling you get at Christmas markets, even when it's so ironically cold outside. I love sipping hot chocolates, shopping and buying presents. But with this comes an [...]

WEDDING EDIT: THE PLANNER

This is a short post for today, but I want to share my experience of wedding planning so far. Being more aware of my stress levels, and how pressure affects my health I was (kind of) dreading planning. You never know when a Crohn’s flare is going to hit. The thought of having to firstly [...]

BEHIND THE BLOG

I talk a lot about my life, living with Crohn’s Disease. My instagram is @crohnswithme and I did set this up as a safe space to post about, almost as a visual diary, and the document the ups and downs of Crohn’s.  As you can see from this blog, travelling and exploring is a huge [...]

WEDDING EDIT: WEDDING RING SHOPPING

In my last entry into the Wedding Edit series I mentioned that I had booked, and paid deposits for some of the main areas of the wedding. Another chunk of the budget has been set aside for our rings. Now, i’m a jewellery lover and I can’t deny that I’ve always wanted a diamond band [...]

STRESS LESS: LIVING WITH AN INVISIBLE ILLNESS

On the 1st September 2019 I published my open letter to Crohn’s Disease. This is a piece that I am incredibly proud of because it was the first time, in 14 years, that I felt able to articulate this journey. Give it a read if you haven’t already. I may have a diagnosis of Crohn’s [...]