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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Weight loss with Diet Chef: week 1


Today is weigh in day for me, and after a week of eating surprisingly delicious Diet Chef meals my weight loss for week 1 is: On the Diet Chef plan, you can expect to lose 1-2lb per week so this was a really great surprise. At my first weigh in, before I started the plan, I was quite thrilled to see I had only gained 3lb since my last weight loss effort in June 2014.  I lost over a stone with Lighter Life Fast, so a loss of 4.4lb means I’m back on track.  I’m also looking for a more […]

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Wheelchair Fashion Goes Vintage With Voodoo Vixen


Last week I was lucky enough to attend the London Edge alternative fashion showcase as London Olympia.  There were all sorts of scrummy trends there from vintage to steampunk to gothic, and I wanted to bring it all home.  If I were forced to choose a specific trend, I would have to plump (no pun intended) for vintage as the 1950’s were just built for curves.  It was an era in which women were actively putting on the pounds to get that perfect curvy silhouette.  I was so born in the wrong era! Voodoo Vixen has a great plus size […]

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Valentines Day Gift Guide

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If reading my ‘5 steps to your best Valentines day‘ post has left you wanting more, then you’re in luck!  I have a few gems, both classic and slightly outside of the box that I would like to share with you.  This guide is mostly gloriously decadent, but I have thrown in some non-edibles for the health conscious among you. The classic.  Whether buying for a loved one of for yourself, February the 14th is the calenders get out clause to your post Christmas diet.  What can I say, blame Saint V. For the person who works long hours.  Who […]

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5 Steps To Your Best Ever Valentines Day

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That’s right folks, Valentines is not just for couples!  For the 3 years I was single I avoided Valentines like the plague, purporting that it was just an opportunity for the card companies to make money.  While this may be true to an extent, I think that a once a year reminder year to show love to those that matter can’t be a bad thing.  Whoever the important people are in your life, why not take a day, or an evening to show them how much they mean to you.  Remember, you are one of those important people and should […]

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Focus on the elderly and vulnerable: how to stay connected with friends


Having a disability can be isolating.  When I’m not well I can’t get out, and when I can’t get out I can’t socialise.  I don’t mean cocktail parties or dinner and dancing, just coffee with a friend and being able to talk with someone other than the cat.  I’m very aware of the similarities between myself and the elderly and vunerable, which is why I started writing this series.  I’m hoping that some of my ideas for staying connected with other people even when you can’t get out of the house will be helpful to others. Invite friends round.  Just […]

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