Rethinking Resolutions : 2017

It’s that time of the year again, as Christmas frenzy gives way to a huge clean up and promise of a “fresh start” for a new year. Already I’ve read various headlines and stories in the media and overheard conversations about resolutions, and I can’t help but cringe. I used to be one for making and…

It’s Not Just Any Toilet, It’s An M&S Toilet!

Considering our society in the Western World is so advanced, it baffles me that we’re so far behind both in something so basic as decent loo provisions, and in our views on disability. Not only aren’t there enough public toilets, but many aren’t “ostomate-friendly”, and when someone with a stoma accesses a disabled toilet it’s…

Surviving The Run-Up To Christmas

1. To Do Lists Are Your Friends – When feeling like there’s a lot to do and not sure where to start, I find it helps to list out what needs to be done. This isn’t just for Christmas stuff, either. What to buy, who to write cards for, what appointments need to be made, prescriptions…

10 Christmas Gifting Ideas

Looking for some inspiration, or perhaps a Christmas self-care treat for yourself? Check out these 10 ideas… 1.  Things I Love About You  –  A handmade gift that’s easy to do but requires some thought, which will mean the world to the recipient. It could be done as a little booklet or simply on A4…

The “Patient Tourist” Does… Bath!

Trains, Tests & Tourism. Just another trip to the hospital! Yesterday meant a trip to Bath, somewhere I’d only fleetingly visited once years ago for a residential week with the Open University during my Psych degree. It was a 6.30am train in bitter cold weather, which was cold enough to be painful despite donning 6 layers…

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