My New Year’s Resolution? I’m Giving Up Hangovers

'I'm never drinking again!' Or so goes the clichéd refrain the morning after the night before. Most of us have felt the unfortunate repurcussions of unbridled jollity. The spinning headful of spanners and anxiety; the nausea - creeping at first, but soon tearing at the gullet - eventually displaying the Chicken McNuggets you scranned on … Continue reading My New Year’s Resolution? I’m Giving Up Hangovers

Hell is a Place on Earth: Teething, Tantrums, and a Tale of Two Viruses.

After some careful consideration, I can confirm that Hell is indeed a place on earth. I know what you're thinking, but it's not Ikea hung over on a Sunday afternoon. It's not the Tory Party Conference or a Trump Rally. It's not even an Amazon warehouse on Black Friday. No; these are, at most, gateways … Continue reading Hell is a Place on Earth: Teething, Tantrums, and a Tale of Two Viruses.

C is for Cabbage: 3 Reasons to Make Your Own Sauerkraut

Continuing my Culinary A-Z, I have decided that this week should big up the humble cabbage. Stuffed and baked leaves, zingy crisp slaws, and... rumbledethumps are but a few of the reasons to love this much maligned brassica. But this week, I want to sing the praises of sauerkraut (and get you making it). Sauerkraut gets a … Continue reading C is for Cabbage: 3 Reasons to Make Your Own Sauerkraut

My ‘Sparkle Moment’ on World Mental Health Day

It's World Mental Health Day today! I only found this out when a colleague circulated a link to our organisation's counselling and support service, alongside their own experience of accessing  to help with overcoming anxiety. I have written here about my own struggles with mental health (in particular here, here, and here), and have found the … Continue reading My ‘Sparkle Moment’ on World Mental Health Day