December Challenge

Good morning and happy December to you all!  It is one of my favourite months, I love all things festive and spending so much family time having fun!  What are you looking forward to this month? Last Month's Challenge In November I set myself a challenge to give myself some time each day to complete … Continue reading December Challenge

BlogMas Day 23 – December Favourites

So with it being BlogMas I haven't done a Five Friday Favourites post in a while, so I thought I would round them up in a monthly favourites post instead. There is a whole range of different things to share so I hope you enjoy reading through and maybe get some inspiration to give some … Continue reading BlogMas Day 23 – December Favourites

BlogMas Day Twenty One – Our Favourite Children’s Christmas Stories

So today me and the boys are sharing our favourite Christmas stories which we like to read at this time of year.  I love reading and it is something I have encouraged from a young age with the boys.  They are both now very good readers and enjoy doing so.  Every year they get a … Continue reading BlogMas Day Twenty One – Our Favourite Children’s Christmas Stories

BlogMas Day Nineteen – Book Review – Hark! The Biography Of Christmas

This is another of the Christmas themed books I have recently read and really enjoyed. It is written by Paul Karensa and the foreword by Chris Evans is a great introduction. The Blurb In this delightful sleigh ride through Christmas history, Paul Kerensa answers the festive questions you never thought to ask… Did Cromwell help … Continue reading BlogMas Day Nineteen – Book Review – Hark! The Biography Of Christmas

BlogMas Day Seventeen – Coping With A Stomach Bug When You Have An Ileostomy

I recently caught the dreaded diarrhoea and vomiting bug that seems very prevalent at the moment.  These kinds of bugs can be really dangerous for people with an ileostomy, mainly due to the ease we already become dehydrated even when not ill. Severe dehydration can quickly lead to kidney and other problems which can become … Continue reading BlogMas Day Seventeen – Coping With A Stomach Bug When You Have An Ileostomy

BlogMas Day Sixteen – The Santa Express (video)

So today my Mum and Dad arranged to take the boys and their cousin Maisy on the Santa Express train on the Peak District Railway.  Me and Ste decided to tag along too!  We all had a fab morning, with magicians, balloon modellers, a sing song, clowns and of course a visit from the man … Continue reading BlogMas Day Sixteen – The Santa Express (video)

BlogMas Day Fifteen – The Things You Can’t Say To Your Chronically Ill Partner

I wrote this post before Ste went into hospital, over a month ago, and had it sitting here for all this time. I  feel like now is the time to share it. As anyone following my blog will know, Ste was admitted to hospital after we visited his amazing gastro doctor as he was rapidly … Continue reading BlogMas Day Fifteen – The Things You Can’t Say To Your Chronically Ill Partner

BlogMas Day Fourteen – The Winter Tag

I recently saw this over at LOVE-ALMA.COM and decided to give it a whirl after seeing her answers! Hope you will all join in! WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE HOLIDAY TRADITION? One of my favourites is still getting my Dad to go downstairs first on Christmas morning to check 'he has been'.  He always come back … Continue reading BlogMas Day Fourteen – The Winter Tag

BlogMas Day Thirteen – Ground To A Ho-Ho-Halt

Well, what a time to get struck down by a stomach bug!  The last couple of days have been pretty horrendous but I am pleased to say, today I seem to be on the up.  Anyone with an ileostomy will know - diarrhoea and vomiting bugs are not only horrific but can be pretty dangerous … Continue reading BlogMas Day Thirteen – Ground To A Ho-Ho-Halt

BlogMas Day Nine – Spoonie Christmas Challenge

WHAT ILLNESSES DO YOU SUFFER WITH? I have rheumatoid arthritis, Crohns disease, an ileostomy, ostopenia, high blood pressure and iritis WHAT'S THE CRAZIEST 'CURE' SOMEONE HAS EVER OFFERED YOU? Well according to one GP I saw (yes a doctor), I shouldn't need a bone scan because I am too young to suffer from these issues! … Continue reading BlogMas Day Nine – Spoonie Christmas Challenge