On a beach, in March

“I’ll do it”. With those three little words, I jumped headlong out of my comfort zone and faced my insecurities. Like most women, I’ve had a love/hate relationship with my body ever since puberty. Too…

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10 things you need for a long hospital stay

When you head for a planned overnight stay in hospital, you are helpfully given a list of things to bring; a dressing gown, some clean pants, your toothbrush and you’ll be covered for most eventualities.…

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2019 goals

I have never been one for sticking with New Year’s Resolutions, despite my good intentions. I aim too high and inevitably fail. This year, rather than a restrictive list of don’ts, I am setting some…

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Five years later.

I have written something every year on the anniversary of the accident ranging from the tearfully thankful to the self-pitying and angry. I have marked the day both by celebrating my achievements and howling at…

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PTSD and me.

“I don’t believe in PTSD”, the driving instructor informed me gruffly. An awkward silence descended over the car as we both tried to ignore the massive elephant in the car with us, namely that the…

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