I haven't really posted much recently. I do usually, I'm the sort of person who lets you know what I am having for dinner in a cheerful kind of way. I haven't been very cheerful though so I didn't post. One of my beautiful blogger friends Nadia sent me Helen Garners book 'Yellow Notebook' today. … Continue reading Because Stories Matter
Hallo! Gosh I had to log in to write this post as it has been so long! Oh well, here I am! I've been away in England for a few weeks and now I am back and I'm going to have a hysterectomy next week. I thought that I might write a few posts on … Continue reading Hysterectomy Shamoz
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We have got this big house behind us. This isn't it! It's across what seems like a large field, which is actually their yard, and I'm a little bit obsessed with it. Around Christmas time I am often to be found staring out of the window yelling to the Pony ... "Babes, the big house … Continue reading The Big House, Palm Fronds And Other Things….
I haven't written a blog for so long that WordPress made me log in! Jaysus! Anyway, soz, I've been busy! I have been thinking of writing again lately though so I suppose I had better get to it. I was reading something the other day that said using lots of exclamation marks is like laughing … Continue reading Soz, been busy!
A lot of people get to a certain age and give up on exercise. They may have never been very sporty or never found something they liked. Life gets in the way and with family, work and other commitments they just don't bother. It's really hard right? Especially if you work full-time and have kids … Continue reading Why You Should Exercise As You Get Older….
Yesterday somebody lovely was saying that they had been yelled at in a shop by a horrible woman. They thought she had pushed in and she hadn't, so they yelled at her and made her cry. Horrible right?! Ugh. So anyway I was thinking about this and suddenly remembered my vaginal jelly story. I haven't … Continue reading The Vaginal Jelly Story…
Reblog from Dr Fiona Bisshop.
CROI 2018. All the goings on in the HIV world.
Earlier this month I attended the 25th CROI in Boston, the conference on retroviruses and opportunistic infections, a wonderful annual opportunity for scientists and clinicians from around the world to come together to discuss the latest research in HIV and Hepatitis.
Despite my trip beginning and ending with famous Boston “Nor’Easters” which delayed all my flights, covered the eastern US with snow, and at one stage left me stranded in Denver airport wondering if we would need the prolifically sign-posted tornado shelters, I did manage to attend the whole conference; and I was also lucky enough to be invited to a fantastic post-conference meeting with Dr Paul Sax and the faculty from Harvard. The conference covered a large number of topics, with many sessions running concurrently, making it difficult to choose which talks to attend – suffice to say my dance card was always full and sometimes double-booked.
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It's International Transgender Day of Visibility today and so I thought I'd give some top tips to parents of trans kids. Visibility is really important. It inspires people, offers support and helps change attitudes in society. Transgender people still experience shocking rates of violence and discrimination, especially trans women of colour. Transgender day of visibility … Continue reading Advice from the Mother of a Trans kid…
Hallo Peaches, This one is going to be all about blood from the vagina, so if you don't want to hear about that you can pop off and have a cuppa and a crumpet or something instead 🙂 So you remember a couple of weeks ago I was going on about those period panties... the … Continue reading Those Period Panties….
Hallo! This one is really close to my heart. I grew up active from the word go. We were like Russian athletes as kids. My Mum was a massive believer in us doing every activity on offer. I think it must have been cheaper then or maybe she spent a fortune. We always had clubs: … Continue reading Getting and Keeping Your Kids Active
Hallo! Vicki from Southampton wrote in a post earlier that she would never eat leftovers as they are 'rank'! I totally wondered why this would be. Leftovers are not rank! They are an amazing and wonderful thing to have in your fridge. So I investigated further and found out that the reason leftovers are 'rank' … Continue reading Leftovers and Maxi pad Packaging
I know!!! It's a thing! I know you're all shaking your heads going riiiight!!! But I'm going to do this, I am! As I've said before I always love it when I get up super early and get my workout and run done. It makes me sooooo happy. Everytime I do, I'm here showing off … Continue reading Should Have Got Up Earlier
I don't really eat any packaged food but a good one is the MTR brand of Indian curries. It is like space food, you cut the pouch, pour it out, heat it up and taaaa daaaa. I only mention it because I had a great idea for a blog but then forgot it, so I'm hoping … Continue reading Blessed are the Cheesemakers
A massive possum the size of a labrador woke me up by jumping on the roof at 3am. This has given me the chance to ponder on my current houseplant obsession. My mother is the houseplant Queen. You might have heard me mention that before. Growing up in the 70's our house was filled with … Continue reading Houseplants 70’s Stylee