I can’t tell you what it is like to live with Chronic Illness, because to me, that is Just : Living. So let me tell you about that instead.

BUILDING BLOCKS

Classic building blocks Creative Contemplation I have always believed that everything happens for a reason, even though it often takes hindsight to recognise, and I tend to look at life's lessons as building blocks upon which to create our next chapter. Religious building blocks - apple & honey to bring…

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#WALKIT

#WALKIT with pride… I received something in the post last week which got me thinking. I was reminded of how it used to feel being given a badge for an achievement at swimming or brownies, or even how it felt to earn my LAMDA medals. Now firmly fixed to our…

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THE FOOD OF LOVE

If Music Be the Food Of Love... Twelfth Night's famous opening suggests that gorging on music will curb a person's appetite for love. In much the same way, Shakespeare believed that overindulgence would satiate hunger and deter a person from eating more. In fact, Shakespeare's plays are littered with references…

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JUST : REFLECTION

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It certainly wasn’t the plan for my site makeover to take so long. That said, there are a few rather poetic aspects of the timing of my relaunch. Aside from syncing up nicely with World IBD Day 2021, and the world finally opening up after all this time in pandemic…

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BREAK THE SILENCE

Last week, May 19th, was World IBD Day - a day which covers five continents across the globe, in a bid to support the ten million people currently living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Led by charities and patient support groups, the global hashtag for World IBD Day is #BreakTheSilence, which…

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LET’S TALK

Complimentary e-mail March 8th is International Women’s Day, an annual date in celebration of Women’s Rights. In simple terms, it gives people an opportunity to shine a light on the female icons in our lives – past and present. This year, on that day, I received an e-mail while standing…

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THE NEW NORMAL

And we're still adjusting My last post was all about the chaos the world has been beset by, under the spread of COVID-19. While the death toll continues to rise, and the number of cases increases by the minute, we still seem powerless to this awful virus. Yet an odd…

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PANDEMONIUM

This may seem like an extreme word to use, but read the definitions - all five of them - and tell me they don't apply to life right now. Or, at least, what we face in the near future. Unreal Wandering around Morrisons yesterday felt a lot like entering a…

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