Scoliosis Awareness Month: Competition

Scoliosis Awareness Month: Competition

To celebrate June being scoliosis awareness month, I will be launching an exciting competition over on my Instagram, to begin on 1st June 2021. Throughout June, I'll be giving you the chance to WIN an item of scoliosis awareness merchandise from my Spring store. Make sure you are following me on Instagram, so you don't miss out! The lucky winner will be announced via Instagram at the start of July. Plus, if you fancy treating yourself, I’ll be giving 10%...Read More
A year in lockdown: 5 things I’ve learnt

A year in lockdown: 5 things I’ve learnt

This week, marks ONE YEAR of living amidst a pandemic. One whole year of being in and out of lockdown, social distancing, not seeing friends and family and working from home. So many people have lost their lives. It's been a surreal and difficult time for us all. A year ago, most of us thought that lockdown would be a temporary thing and perhaps last a month or two. Little did we know that it would last over a year...Read More
Happy February

Happy February

So we are now halfway through February and almost a year into the Covid-19 pandemic. It's time for my monthly link-up with A Chronic Voice. I try to take part each month, as it is a chance to connect with fellow chronic illness/condition bloggers, whilst reflecting on the month. The writing prompts for this month are - Defining, Allocating, Uniting, Saving and Educating. So I'll try and arrange my thoughts for February around these themes! Defining I think almost a...Read More
New Year, Same Virus

New Year, Same Virus

So we are now in January 2021 - happy new year! We are getting towards the end of the first week back to work after Christmas (for myself and many others), and what a week it's been! I feel like so much has happened already, and I'm ready for another break. As it's a brand new month, I wanted to take part in the latest link up with a Chronic Voice. I try to take part every month, as the...Read More
Happy New Year: Goal Setting for 2021.

Happy New Year: Goal Setting for 2021.

I wanted to write a quick post to wish my readers and followers a very Happy New Year. Lets hope that 2021 is better than 2020 for all of us! I for one have mixed feelings about 2021. With the pandemic not going away any time soon, it's hard to know what to expect for the New Year. The area I live is still in a strict Tier 3 (edit - now Tier 4!), meaning we cannot mix indoors and...Read More
10 products to help ease back pain when working from home

10 products to help ease back pain when working from home

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in more people working from home than ever before. In April 2020, 46.6% of people in employment did some work at home. I have been working from home since March 2020. Whilst there are elements of it I like, it can also be quite uncomfortable for my back. I've therefore done a bit of research and found some products and ideas that might help to ease back pain when working from home. As we head...Read More
Merry Covid Christmas

Merry Covid Christmas

It's that time again... it's almost Christmas! As it's December, it's also time for me to take part in the monthly blogging link up with A Chronic Voice. The linkups are a monthly get together for anyone with a chronic illness or condition. This month, the prompts to write about are: Exhausting, Exciting, Socialising, Indulging and Cutting. I thought I'd use the prompts as an excuse to write about Christmas in light of the pandemic. It's going to be different,...Read More
2020: Things didn’t quite go to plan!

2020: Things didn’t quite go to plan!

So... 2020 was an "interesting" year to say the least wasn't it? When I wrote my goals for 2020 back in January, I definitely couldn't have predicted how this year would turn out. Reading them back now, it feels like a different life. I have always been very determined and in 2019, I crammed my year full of running, challenges and travel. To be honest, I had high hopes for 2020. As it marked 10 years since my scoliosis surgery,...Read More
10 Christmas Gift Ideas for those with scoliosis

10 Christmas Gift Ideas for those with scoliosis

As the festive season is upon us and it's nearly Christmas again (not sure where this year is going!), I thought I would share some of my favourite gift ideas for those with scoliosis. These are things that either I find helpful (to manage pain or feel more comfortable) or that I've seen and found inspiring. Please feel free to add your own ideas into the comments below. :) This post contains affiliate links. 10 Christmas gift ideas for those with...Read More
Hello November – Link up with A Chronic Voice

Hello November – Link up with A Chronic Voice

Every month, I try to take part in the link up party with A Chronic Voice, where we get given writing prompts for a blog post. This months' prompts are: Incorporating, Experimenting, Sanitising, Launching and Writing. I like to take part, as it's a chance to reflect on my life, which I find therapeutic, whilst linking up with others' with chronic illnesses and discovering new blogs in the process. Incorporating It's been a strange year for us all, and I...Read More
Stress Awareness Week: The Effects of Covid-19

Stress Awareness Week: The Effects of Covid-19

It's Stress Awareness Week, which got me thinking about stress and how the current pandemic is affecting myself and others at the moment. I've always been a "stressy" person. I pretty much worry about everything, even things that others may class as trivial. I know worrying doesn't get me anywhere half the time but it's part of who I am. I have always been a worrier, even as a child. For people like myself, who worry about trivial things, when...Read More
Hello October – Linkup with A Chronic Voice

Hello October – Linkup with A Chronic Voice

Hello, lovely readers! I realise that I have neglected my blog a bit recently. Ever since the initial lockdown rules were relaxed the "new normal" (hate that phrase) life took over again. I'm still working from home but it's been super busy lately and I've been finding it difficult to find the time I'd like to focus on my blog. However, I wanted to write a bit about my life at the moment, and I thought what better way than...Read More
5 ways to look after your back when working from home

5 ways to look after your back when working from home

As more people are working from home amidst the COVID19 pandemic, looking after your back and minimising resultant back pain is more important than ever. Even if you don't have scoliosis or any pre-existing back conditions, sitting down at a desk all day can cause no end of aches and pains. I've been working from home since mid March and it really does not help my back sitting down all day. I thought I'd share 5 tips that I have...Read More
Hello July! Lockdown Diaries

Hello July! Lockdown Diaries

Well here we are in July. We've survived another month of lockdown in the UK. Month 3! Who'd have thought it? As these are strange yet interesting times, I wanted to write about how things are for me at the moment, whilst also taking part in the July Linkup from a Chronic Voice for a bit of inspiration. This involves writing my thoughts around several writing prompts. This month, the prompts are: Bothering, Demanding, Nourishing, Telecommunicating and Tolerating. Bothering I...Read More
Hello June: Lockdown Diaries

Hello June: Lockdown Diaries

I can't believe another month has flown by, and that we are still in lockdown after 3 months. May was a funny old month where a lot happened but yet didn't. As it's a strange time, I thought I'd reflect on my current thoughts and feelings, while utilising the June linkup party prompts from A Chronic Voice for some inspiration. HOPING Last month, I completed my twopointsix challenge to help raise awareness and funds for the Scoliosis Campaign Fund. This...Read More