On Cutting Back on Caffeine

Around about Christmas time, I decided to cut back on coffee. Not so much ‘caffeine is bad’, demonising or complete exclusion, and more ‘all things in moderation’, ‘let’s try this for a while’ and curiosity about whether any benefits could be gained.  I had been suffering quite badly with the effects of autoimmune illness and to be…

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What Autoimmune Illness Really Feels Like

As March is Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month, I wanted to share my own experience of living with an autoimmune condition. As autoimmune conditions – an immune response which causes the body to attack itself – are by their nature often invisible, they can lead to misunderstanding, misconception, and sometimes disbelief. Many sufferers are confronted with the notion that their health complaints are somehow…

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More Snow Days, How to Stop Time and Designated Survivor #LittleLoves

It’s been a snowy old week here in the North of Scotland, and like most of the rest of the country life here has been dominated by all things white. The kids had another two days off school last week and a schoolfriend here to keep them company. They were rather peeved to be going back to normal on Friday –…

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