The importance of cervical screening – have a smear test!

Yesterday I had a smear test. I haven't had one in ages, but that wasn't always the case. For a time, in my 20s, I had to have one every year, because I developed pre-cancerous cells. I don't remember how the discovery came about (not because I've blocked it out or anything, just because it … Continue reading The importance of cervical screening – have a smear test!

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Friday Feeling [24] – gotta love Nans!

This should probably be renamed to Friday Funny, as I dare you not to giggle when you read this story! Twitter user Alex's 74 year old Nan bought some lovely new purple Christmas baubles to adorn her tree. Alex, on helping her Nan by decorating her tree, realised that the baubles could be opened, and … Continue reading Friday Feeling [24] – gotta love Nans!

An “alternative” snow picture

Unless you've been living under a rock, you can't fail to notice that most of the UK has had some snow. You'll have noticed this because it's a fairly unusual occurrence in most parts of the country, so we all get a bit giddy and excitable, schools are closed, people take the day off work … Continue reading An “alternative” snow picture

Reverse advent calendar – for people less fortunate

I recently saw this idea posted by someone on Facebook and thought it would be a really nice way to do something to help others this Christmas. The premise is that you get a box, and every day you put in an item of non perishable food - tinned goods, pasta, teabags; that kind of … Continue reading Reverse advent calendar – for people less fortunate

My house just had it’s Pinocchio moment!

When we bought our house earlier this year, it certainly wasn't for it's charming good looks! In fact, it was such a strange building that we'd been scrolling past it on RightMove for almost 4 months, dismissing it completely out of hand. It was in the postcode we wanted, but that's whereΒ the appeal ended. It … Continue reading My house just had it’s Pinocchio moment!

The latest Dignity in Dying campaign and research

Today, Dignity in Dying have released their latest research into public support for a change in the law, to allow terminally ill people to choose when to end their life based on their own pain and experiences. I'm a staunch supporter of the charity and have blogged previously about why I support them, the work … Continue reading The latest Dignity in Dying campaign and research