Behind the Scenes at Colitis to Ostomy

Behind the Scenes at Colitis to Ostomy

So I decided to do this blogtober prompt because if I am honest it felt like it would show a different side to what I do behind the laptop screen. Not that it necessarily will be interesting but I really do put an awful lot of time into my blogs and considering I work part time and have the kids too I don’t have a great deal of free time. Read on to find out what goes on behind the scenes here on my blog. Read more

Why I Feel Lucky to Blog

Why I Feel Lucky to Blog

So for today’s blogtober post I thought I would talk about why I feel lucky to blog since I have spoken about why I started my blog. Some people really do think bloggers have an easy ride and that all they do is expect stuff for free. This isn’t the case at all for many bloggers. I have asked for items to review but often these are items I genuinely want to try and aren’t overly expensive either. But receiving the odd item here and there isn’t what makes me feel lucky to blog at all… Read more

A Storm with Skin

A Storm with Skin

So as this month continues I thought I would share another passion of mine which is fiction writing. I started this novel a few years ago and it has been pushed to the wayside a bit which is a shame as I really enjoyed writing it, but who knows maybe I will learn to find better uses of my time and get back into it especially as the plan and timeline (and map!) had been written out before I even started writing. So here is the first chapter of “A Storm with Skin”. Read more

Why do I Love Autumn?

Why do I Love Autumn? - Blogtober

Autumn is my favourite season and has been for as long as I can remember, I love love LOVE it! People often say they feel happier in Summer (probably due to that good ole vitamin D) but that isn’t the way with me; I hate bugs, eating outdoors, the sun creating glare when I’m trying to read etc. Yet there is something about autumn that just makes me so happy and chilled out, in this Blogtober post I will tell you why this is!

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The Difference Between Pampering and Self Care

What's the difference between pampering and self care?

You often see self care Sunday hashtag captioned under a face mask/bubble bath image on Instagram. Although this is in a sense self care as the person may need some quiet or alone time, but really it is an indulgence and falls under pampering. In this post I am going to look at the difference’s plus how each person’s needs are so varied too. Read more

What is Blogtober?

What it Blogtober?

So most bloggers taking part in this month long series called Blogtober will have already talked about what on earth this is and why they are doing it. I haven’t up until now as I do if you read my blog regularly try to post certain things on certain days such as Meatless Mondays and Time to Talk Tuesdays, because of those I wanted my blog still keep it’s usual health theme during this month. Read more

Autumn Minestrone – Meatless Monday

Autumn Minestrone

I have always wanted to try making my own minestrone but if I’m honest I have always been worried about the idea of the pasta and it going soggy or being hard. But this turned out brilliantly, not to blow my own trumpet but I was so happy with the taste and everything! It is pretty healthy too as there is no fat and other than the root veg and pasta it isn’t carb heavy. It is a lovely tomato broth based soup that is easy on your (well mine for sure) digestive system. I am also taking part in “blogtober” which I will talk about later this week! Read more