Like a lot of women in their mid-20s, I’ve been on some form of contraception for the best part of a decade. The Pill, the Implant & the Mirena Coil, I’ve had it all. So when my Coil was due to be removed in December 2020, I faced the decision of what to do next. Should I get a new…

Benefits of 10,000 steps a day

It’s widely recommended that you should aim for 10,000 steps a day, because walking and hiking have so many benefits for us . But you don’t have to hike up a mountain to get the full effect of walking – a daily lunchtime stroll will do you a world of good too. So, here are 10 benefits of getting your…

I wanted to share this experience with you as I know so many people are feeling all the emotions about the vaccination programme and whether we will ever get out of this awful year we have all had. And to be honest, like many of us, I only know a handful of people that have had the vaccine so far…

After what feels like months of endless waiting, I am thrilled to say that I have had my first Covid vaccine! This genuinely feels like the light at the end of the tunnel that I couldn't see for so long and I'm utterly thrilled to have had 1 out of the 2 standard vaccines to protect myself! Now, I did…

The fuss is valid, let me tell you! So the lovely people at BeYou have kindly gifted a few items over the last year or so and each item I've loved for it's own unique reason, but their monthly period patches are an absolute god send - thank you BeYou!! Let's first start with a little bit of a backstory…

As I sat in the peach coloured examination room earlier this week, filled with medical paraphernalia and leaflets of every kind, talking to a midwife I had never seen before, I wondered how much to tell her. I promised myself I would be honest, no more hiding. I promised that in this second pregnancy I would actively seek help for…

As someone who bounces between working out alone, gym classes and bootcamps, I have had a fair share of personal training experiences. This includes sessions included in my gym membership, a specialised personal training studio and one-to-one outdoor appointments. All of these have had their benefits and their drawbacks, so here I am to share them with you. 1)    Think…

What is Maskne? Mask related acne otherwise known as ‘MASKNE’ will typically appear in the way of pimples/blemishes, redness, or irritation around your mouth, cheeks, and jawline. Basically anywhere your mask touches. Sweat, oil, and bacteria are essentially just building up underneath your face masks and blocking up your pores, not to mention the incessant rubbing of the material which…

According to ‘research’ conducted in 2004, Blue Monday falls on the third Monday in January and is said to be ‘the most depressing day of the year’. This year, it falls on Monday 18th January 2021. The term was coined by a psychologist called Dr Cliff Arnall when Sky Travel asked him to calculate scientifically when would be the most…

For most people, March the 23rd 2020 will be the day of the pandemic they remember – the day that Boris shuffled up to his podium and announced that the UK was in an immediate national lockdown. I however, remember a different day. I remember the 19th of June. It was the day the Welsh Government announced the easing of…