Last week it was announced that more people in the UK are now dying from prostate cancer than breast cancer. I find that quite shocking. Not purely because of the numbers, but because there is so little media coverage, advertising and awareness around men's cancers in comparison to women's. Why is that? Perhaps women are … Continue reading Prostate cancer is now the third deadliest cancer in the UK
Meet Alexandra and Florence - the housemates with a 68 year age difference. 95 year old Florence admits to being lonely after her husband passed away and so, when she saw a homesharing initiative in a local newspaper, aiming to tackle loneliness by matching older people looking for companionship with a younger person in need … Continue reading Friday feeling  – you’re never too old for a flatmate
If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed that I went to Rome for a few days before Christmas, to celebrate my 40th birthday. You may also have noticed that we almost never made it out of Luton airport. In case you don't follow me on insta (you should, by the way, shameless … Continue reading A trip to Rome (aka the holiday that almost never was)
At the end of last year Nicola, from pink-confetti.co.uk, asked on Twitter for people who would be happy to take part in her monthly guest blog series, which would have a different theme each month. I was lucky enough to be picked for the month of January, and the theme was 2017 highlights. Myself (and … Continue reading 2017 highlights – my guest blog post for Nicola at pink-confetti.co.uk
I don't know about you, but for me the January sales have lost a lot of the appeal they once held, because it seems like High Street stores always have some kind of offer, discount or sale and so you don't feel like you have to hold out until after Christmas to pick up a … Continue reading January sales round up
If you've read this blog for a while, you'll know that I'm vocal in my support for changing the UK law to allow assisted dying. Through that support and the blog post I initially wrote around it, I've been in contact with Dignity in Dying, who fight tirelessly to help change the law, and last … Continue reading A visit to Parliament with Dignity in Dying
I like to always have at least one trip planned or booked in advance, which is why it's very rare for me to enter a New Year without knowing what some of our travel plans will be for the coming 12 months. 2018 is no exception! These are the trips we have booked so far: … Continue reading 2018 travel plans
With all the bullshit political stuff going on in the US right now (and by that, I obviously mean Trump) it's good to know that the American voting public don't always get it wrong. Towards the end of last year, openly homophobic US State Official Robert Marshall was ousted from his position after 13 terms. … Continue reading Friday Feeling  – watch out for karma!
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!
I haven't really done much sales shopping this year. OK, well I've done some, but it hasn't all arrived yet so I can't share my spoils with you. What I can share is my most recent buys from Everything Five Pounds, which is a veritable treasure trove of bargains all year round, not just in … Continue reading Some Everything Five Pounds buys