Tag Archives: health

Living with an invisible disability

I read a letter in our local paper recently, in which someone was complaining about what he called the “misuse” of the disabled Blue Badge parking scheme. He claimed to have seen many people, with Blue Badges, park in our … Continue reading

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Being self-employed: what I have learned

Exactly a year ago yesterday, I qualified as a bookkeeper. Since then, I have been busy setting up my practice and running my own business, hence no posts on this blog for almost a year. I thought I’d share with … Continue reading

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Near death experience

The week before Christmas, I developed a urine infection. Because it was the weekend (of course), when I found bright red blood on my toilet paper I called the out-of-hours service for the UK, which now means dialling 111. After … Continue reading

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An unexpected meeting

A few weeks ago, I was in the town centre for the Farmer’s Market. I was dressed in my full morris dancing band kit and handing out flyers for our upcoming workshop. I knew I looked pretty unusual, and that … Continue reading

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My body image journey and a call to women everywhere

At a time when we have some women willingly mutilating their feet so that they can fit into the latest shoe fashion, whilst at the same time there is a growing movement that seeks to empower women and make them love … Continue reading

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