The Benefits of Walkies

I’ve written about Natures Health Benefits before but what about the benefits of animals and pets?
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#StomaLife- The Week That Was!

Well, I’m back in the land of the living!

It has been a rather interesting and uncomfortable 10 days or so, it started with a bowel obstruction on Sunday night, that was uncomfortable enough as it was. I usually have obstructions last approximately 5-6 hours then a days worth of aches, like I’ve been kicked by a mule. This was different Continue reading “#StomaLife- The Week That Was!”

Crohns And Colitis UK #WalkIt #Plymouth 

My alarm screamed at me at 5AM today, it’s been a long time since I’ve crawled out of bed that early! But today was the first of Crohns And Colitis UK series of #WalkIt events, and what an amazing day it was going to be!

Spirits were high despite the damp weather and the support was there so a good day was guaranteed.
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The Great Outdoors


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Scotland Winter 2015


A week or so ago I was asked by Clare from the Colostomy Association to write a guest blog post for their website. The subject was getting outdoors with an ostomy, helping to show how getting outdoors can be accessible for people with a stoma despite preconceptions they might have.



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How did I get here? The Beginning…

I’m a little late to the party, not just fashionably late but even the host has gone to bed…



I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2001 and blogging never even entered my mind, at the time I didn’t know anyone else with an Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Continue reading “How did I get here? The Beginning…”

You would think that spending time outdoors is an ostomates worst nightmare

You would think that spending time outdoors is an ostomates worst nightmare… away from pouch supplies, bathroom facilities and a comfortable space.

To be honest it can be the complete opposite, providing you are organised then there is no reason not to enjoy the great outdoors. Wild-camping in the middle  Continue reading “You would think that spending time outdoors is an ostomates worst nightmare”