Throwing some creativity shapes at home

This is a completely different type of post and it is one that I am so excited to share with you. Very simply, I decided to get crafting. I have made and packaged my very own confetti. My wedding is approaching fast (I’m trying to not think about the pandemic and I am hopeful that [...]

WORKING FROM HOME. LESSONS LEARNED.

On the 18th March I published a post, giving my top tips for making the work from home switch successful. This was only a couple of days after the UK's full lockdown was put in place. It was fresh and I was keen to embed structure into my days. In my role at work, I [...]

I WANT TO KNOW YOUR ASSUMPTIONS

Welcome to my blog, and thank you for visiting. This post is going to be a very short one but I need your help. I am working on a project for World IBD day this month and in short, I want to know your assumptions about IBD. You don’t have to know anything about it [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

TRAVEL EDIT: PARIS DAY 3

Wake up call: 9am Breakfast: 10am Activity: shopping I will be real with you, I’m a little bit of a shopping addict. I guess consumerism is kind of my thing. So how could I not visit the Champs Elysees? One of the worlds famous commercial streets. Champs Elysees means “Elysian Fields”, which indicates that someone [...]

TRAVEL EDIT: PARIS DAY 1

Wake up call: 3am Flight time: 6:40am BHX - CDG Lately, I’ve found that my fatigue is pretty severe. My body aches and I struggle to get myself awake, up and about in the morning. But somehow when it’s a travel day I seem to miraculously have a little more energy. It’s almost as though [...]

TRAVEL EDIT: LET’S TALK BUSINESS

I’ve been wanting to write about this since my return from my last trip. However, I don’t want to seem as though I am ‘showing off’ because business travel is HARD work. It’s not all the glamour of jetting off to incredible places, sight seeing, a break away. It is longer days, adjusting to new [...]