Things Not To Say

to someone whose partner has a chronic illness!

If you follow me avidly on social media, or we’re proper real-life friends, you might know that for the past 20 years or so, J has an undiagnosed chronic illness that shares a lot of symptoms with ME and fibromyalgia. He’s constantly tired, he struggles to concentrate for long periods of time, and generally, his whole body aches with minimal exertion. This has got a lot worse over the past few years and because he was often in bed at the weekends, I actually started this blog to have a hobby while he was sleeping!

We’re currently waiting on a rheumatology appointment to have some really detailed blood tests done to rule out some things and potentially finally get a diagnosis, although I’m not holding my breath.

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Cosy Saturday Nights In

It’s not really a secret that I’m a bit of a homebody. I much prefer pottering round the house of a weekend than being out in clubs or going to loud parties and feeling rubbish the next day!!

Saturday evenings are my absolute favourite because there’s no work the next day and I know that I don’t have to go anywhere; a bonus especially when it’s raining or cold outside 🙂

There’s nothing better than putting on the side lamp, cosying up on the sofa with J (under our massively super soft chocolate brown blanket) and chilling out watching TV or a film ♥

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My First Smear Test Experience

I appreciate it’s not exactly the most fun thing you can do with your time, but I honestly still can’t believe there are girls out there who won’t get one done because they don’t like the idea of it. Which sounds ridiculous, because the alternative could be cervical cancer. I’m not going to sugarcoat this; depending how quickly they catch it, having cervical cancer could involve having surgery to remove some or ALL of your womb, chemotherapy, radiotherapy or palliative care (where all they can do is look after you until you die).

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My Five Favourite Easy Hairstyles

There’s nothing worse in the summer than making an effort with your hair, only for the weather to play havoc with your locks. My hair used to go a bit Monica in the humidity, but now I find it just goes limp and lifeless, I wonder if that happens as you get older? 🙁

To stop my hair from looking boring and flat this summer, I’ve been using the John Frieda Luxurious Volume shampoo, Luxurious Volume conditioner and the Luxurious Volume in-shower treatment* to help my hair out.

I’ve also been experimenting a bit more with different looks, rather than just shoving it in a ponytail, so here are my top easy hairstyles 🙂

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My Bus Pet Peeves

I get 4 buses a day on average to get to and from work, which works out at over 1,000 buses a year! Over the years, I’ve witnessed some pretty annoying bus behaviours, so I thought I’d share some of the ones that annoy me the most!!

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