• Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

    27th July 2016

    It’s been reported in the news recently that UK public health officials are recommending we should all take vitamin D supplements as the majority of people aren’t getting enough of it through diet and sunshine. According to the BBC news article one in five adults and one in six kids in England have low vitamin D…

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  • Attempting To Get Healthy: Where Do I Start?

    22nd July 2016

    It has come to that time yet again when I want to attempt to get healthier. Longstanding readers of this blog know that this is something I have attempted quite a few times during the four years I’ve been post-baby. I’ve tried detox teas, low calorie meals and even juicing which was a pretty horrendous experience…

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  • Recipe: Anzac Biscuits With Raisins

    26th May 2016

    I love baking when it’s quick and easy, and Anzac biscuits tick both of these criteria! They taste so good, and thankfully aren’t too high in fat compared to most home-baked biscuits.

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  • Finding Ways To Talk To People With Dementia

    3rd April 2016

    Now that my nan’s getting into the more severe stages of Alzheimer’s I’m noticing it’s becoming more difficult to hold a conversation with her. This is normal for those with Dementia because the disease shuts down parts of the brain bit by bit so communication and speech can be affected hugely. My nan is forgetting…

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  • Hobbies For Those With Dementia

    29th March 2016

    As you’re aware my nan has Dementia in the form of Alzheimer’s and every now and then I write about how it’s affecting her (as well as me). In recent weeks my nan has started to deteriorate particularly in the evenings, which is known as sun downing. She starts to become very confused, disorientated and…

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  • Nan 1 – Alzheimer’s 0

    30th January 2016

    Yesterday was a good day for my nan and I cannot tell you how grateful I am that I chose that day to visit her. Things seem to have deteriorated a lot since her diagnosis a few months ago to the point where she is accepting a lot more help (thankfully) but she is also…

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  • Sponsor My Skydive for Alzheimer’s!

    17th January 2016

    Me and My Nan Late 2015 my amazing grandmother, Margaret Hammond, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, which is a very cruel form of Dementia and known as ‘The Long Goodbye’ for a good reason. Once diagnosed unfortunately no support has been offered to inform my family of what to expect or how to help support my…

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  • I Nearly Lost My Mum This Month

    26th November 2015

    “You were at deaths door a couple of weeks ago, but we couldn’t tell you that because we didn’t want you to give up the fight.”

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  • My Traumatic Fortnight

    7th November 2015

    You may (or may not) have noticed that I’ve been very quiet on here lately, and that’s because so much stuff is happening in my life at the moment which has been crazy. I feel the urge to offload so this may be a long one! Let’s start with nan. I adore the woman to…

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  • My Fitness Journey: Progress Update

    6th November 2015

    I’ve just noticed that I’ve not updated you on my fitness journey for a couple of months since I started paying more attention to my sugar intake so thought I better let you know what’s happened since then! I’ve continued to try out some #sugarfreefood recipes and when things have calmed down at home I…

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