Confidence the secret with Katie Piper

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Though I feel I should start with my usual plea for leniency about not posting sooner, I won’t.  A twitter chat with a new friend has prompted me to get my butt off social media (where I can usually be found) and get over here and post.  I have so much to tell you again!  I haven’t even posted about my wedding, which was in August of last year!  Nevertheless, as my last post suggests, I am involved in some really amazing stuff at the moment so I will start there, and then start to wedge in a few things […]

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My Sunday Photo 21st March 2015: Challenging Perceptions


Yes, those are my pasty white thighs next to the gorgeous and tanned Katie Piper (who is one of the nicest people I have ever met). With a teeny size 6 waist and a cute Kylie-esque figure, Katie doesn’t need me next to her to make her look amazing.  Nevertheless here I am, owning who I am and loving who I am, just like all the other girls in todays show. We’re on again tomorrow so full post is to come but for now, here are some news stories. Reveal Cosmopolitan The Mirror Daily Express OK! Daily Mail Daily Mail – […]

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World Downs Syndrome Day 2015: Raising Awareness & Changing Perceptions


Talking About Down’s Syndrome – Conversations for New Parents is the latest title in the Fink cards family. The brainchild of Lisa Warner they promise to help new parents find their way through the information and emotions that follow a diagnosis of Down’s syndrome for their baby. Hayley Goleniowska, author of the deck of colourful handbag-sized cards, wrote them with new parents in mind, but was keen to emphasise that they would be invaluable for all family members. So often different generations hold different beliefs about Down’s syndrome. Times have changed greatly with those who have the condition are leading […]

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Wheelchair fashion: Curvety at the British Fashion Awards


When it comes to fashion, you can’t really get more prestigious than the British Fashion Awards. In November 2014 I was lucky enough to be mixing with the likes of Cara Delevingne and Victoria Beckham at the reception, awards ceremony and the after party of the BFA in Londons trendy Soho.   The sole wheelchair user amongst the fashionistas and influencers in attendance, I held my own with J on my arm, wearing the most gorgeous gown from Curvety. The Viviana Christina really needs to be seen to be believed.  From the exquisite neckline to the attention to detail on […]

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Weight Loss with Diet Chef: Week Two


After another week of sumptuous soups and tasty treats, I am really pleased with this weeks weight loss That’s 6.4lb over the two weeks I’ve been on the plan. My average day starts with porridge,with a soup or a pasta pot for lunch.  I can munch on a tasty snack in the afternoon, and then eat a proper dinner in the evening.  It’s all provided and delivered to my door. It’s really working, and there is no weighing or calorie counting, which is so convenient. To get 10 Pounds off at  Diet Chef use discount code: MYAICBBE/ If you’ve any […]

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Subscription boxes: Which One Is For You?


For those who haven’t seen the ubiquitous subscription boxes that have launched on to the scene over the last year or so, they are essentially boxes of one genre or another; art, play, beauty, teens etc that you subscribe to receive once a month, or sometimes quarterly or bi-annually.  If you have seen them around any thought you’d like to give one a try, the question is, which one to choose? If you wanted to go for something like a beauty and cosmetics subscription box, you are simply spoiled for choice.  I have tried several myself, including Love Me beauty […]

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Wheelchair fashion: Fever London Ivy Gown

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At the end of last year I attended a fundraising ball for EDS UK.  Ehlers Danlos Syndrome is a connective tissue disorder which effects pretty much everything in the suffers body.  I have EDS myself, hypermobility type, which is one of the many reasons I support the charity. When you have a disability, it is so important to focus on the nice things in life, the things that make your heart beat a little faster.  As a fashion lover, it was so great to see dozens of men and women, many of whom suffer with EDS draped in their finery […]

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