SURVIVING ISOLATION AT HOME

Isolation is not a new concept for those with chronic illnesses. When you have a chronic illness you are used to experiencing pain, locking yourself away because you cannot get yourself out of bed. You are used to feeling fresh one day, only to crash to rock bottom the next day. Leaving you feeling frustrated [...]

LET’S TALK PRODUCTIVITY

Almost 4 weeks into the UK lockdown and I’m feeling a little lost with my blog. I’m not a typical lifestyle blogger. I simply document my adventures on holiday, and on work trips. There is a big fat elephant in the room right now - I can’t travel anywhere. Currently, my ‘adventures’ consist of a [...]

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 [...]