Valentines – 2019

I’m single – I’ve gone as far as to describe myself as ‘crushingly single’ before. Apart from a boyfriend-type-person I had when I was 15-16, I have always been crushingly single (fyi: he dumped me the day after his 16th birthday, as 16+ train fares are more expensive and I most definitely wasn’t worth forking…

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Live Well with IBD

Good evening, Today all around the world, thousands of people will be wearing purple, over-sharing, selling cakes, hashtagging and doing what they can to raise awareness of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. This World IBD Day, I thought I would make my blogging come back and talk about why I disappeared from the blogosphere, and talk about the…

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Chocolate Bark

This Easter, I made biscuits, cakes and chocolate bark! It went down an absolute treat, and wasn’t something I had heard of until I went deep into the foodie side of the internet, so I’ll share how I made it. I melted two slabs of milk chocolate- I’ve said this before but it’s much easier to…

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Schtum

Jem Lester, a journalist turned novelist, made me laugh and cry,  then laugh again, with Schtum. Schtum is about Ben Jewell and his relationships with his terminally ill father, Georg, his wife, Emma (who he has (pretend) separated from) and his son, Jonah, who has  autism spectrum disorder- he has no speech, and instead communicates…

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Independent Learning

Today marks the beginning of National Apprenticeship Week- exactly the motivation I needed to get my bum in gear and write about my thoughts/feelings/experiences of my apprenticeship again! To start, I thought I’d answer what is probably my most frequently asked question on the topic: “Erm, like, how does it actually work?” I totally get…

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