Over the last few years the idea of body positivity has really taken off and entered the mainstream. You only have to search the hashtag on Instagram to be met with millions of pictures of people of all shapes and sizes. But you know what? I have a problem with this body positivity thing. Before I start, I should say…

Friend - "What's it like to have CF?" Me - "What's it like to be healthy?" Can a normal healthy person really say what it's like to be a healthy person? Can I really say what it's like to have CF? This CF life is my normal, as you being healthy is your normal. With having CF, I'll never know what…

Black Lives Matter is a movement - not a moment. Which is exactly why it needs continuous support. It has been moving to see the huge amount of people taking part in anti-racism protests. Yet the buzz around Black Lives Matter seems to have quietened and there is still a long way to go. Institutional racism is engrained into our…

Life after lockdown

As much as I’m looking forward to getting back to normal after four months of living in lockdown, the thought of it makes me anxious. I’ve always been a worrier since I was a child. When I was little, I was given a book called ‘Worried Arthur’, which was the story of a little penguin who worried about everything, even…

27 years ago, I was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, an progressive illness which had the life span of 18 years old at the time in 1993. Since then, the median age of life expectancy has risen, treatments have changed, new medicine has been introduced to my body by the year and there is still no sign of a cure -…

Is this the new normal? Working from home, having proper lunch breaks away from my desk, counting my calories and becoming a morning person - has this whole lockdown situation been making me a better person or am I overthinking everything to try to keep myself busy to not actually realize what’s going on in my head? I can’t really…

Kanye West for USA Presidency If you have a profile on any social media platform you have no doubt seen meme’s and video clips of Kanye West’s Political Rally speech in South Carolina recently. What you may or may not have seen is the full 48 minutes of Kanye discussing all things ‘political’. Most of what Kanye said had a…

There’s nothing Britain loves more than a royal wedding. But even princesses have to swap multi-million pound celebrations for something more modest in the midst of a pandemic. On the 17th of July Princess Beatrice married her own Prince Charming Italian property tycoon Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at The Royal Chapel of All Saints, Windsor Great Park in a service that…

So today I tried on a coat that I have had since I was about 16. It is a sweet little raincoat and as we are moving house I had to decide whether it would go the journey to the charity shop or come with me to our new destination. Before I even tried it on, I knew it wasn't…

So lockdown is pretty much over. But isn't it a bit too soon? I'm just gonna say it, it is too soon. I write this post 2 weeks or so following the reopening of pubs and restaurants and I'm still not convinced life should be going back to this level of normality this quickly. Whilst the rest of the UK…