Fun with spiralisers

Monday fun! Trying out my new spiraliser! Courgetti! ūü§ó A bit tricky on my RA hands but would be easy for anyone¬†without fine¬†motor skill problems¬†to use. Total food porn satisfaction to watch the courgette spaghetti being made – and so quick too! Initially I¬†had been a bit wary¬†after reading some rare but horrific incidents¬†some¬†have had on the super sharp Japanese blades (obviously myself being more at risk of this) but so far I am still alive! Yay! Continue reading →

RA foodie

Previously I’ve kept my foodie side and RA side a bit separate on here but really RA is a lifestyle that spans not just¬†the¬†illness and medication but politics, society, education, work and food. Food is a big thing in my family, we have always eaten ‘well’ and we can all cook but for 3 years now I have been eating mostly anti-inflammatory foods to give myself the best chance I can. Continue reading →

Oops I did it again

Crap. It happened again. In contrast to the ‘fake news’ I published earlier on Facebook showing photos of delicious food depicting a fab night out – the truth is quite a different story.

I booked a surprise birthday dinner for my boyfriend at Vanilla Black restaurant. Something a little bit fancier than our local (but equally fabulous) Turkish restaurant.¬† Continue reading →

Mexico on steroids


Our Christmas trip to Mexico was planned way back in the summer but by the time it came around I was dreading it. And not because Trump says it’s full of murderers and rapists. ūüôĄ

Since I fell unconscious at my birthday dinner in September, I developed a blood infection which for anyone with RA means more than just a few days of antibiotics – more like 2 months of antibiotics. Continue reading →

Chronic Time Travelling

Today I made it out of the house for the first time in 5 days. I was supposed to attend my partner’s family reunion weekender but it was not possible as all of my autoimmune illnesses are at war with each other. Due to this I have also been off my chemo and biological injections for two months and as a result I am exhausted and struggling in physical and mental pain.

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Don’t Take Chemotherapy, Eat This Apple Instead

As I sit here taking my weekly chemotherapy, I have just finished reading an article by Chanel White Dear Person Giving Me Unsolicited Medical Advice. Chanel has previously written an article raising awareness of the many autoimmune illnesses which are treated with chemotherapy. She initially wrote this article because she was fed up of people telling her she didn’t need it or that it couldn’t possibly be proper chemo because she didn’t have cancer! Continue reading →

ITV response to The Last Leg

Frustratingly I started writing this post a month ago but RA life has gotten the better of me. Everyday is a Groundhog Day of never-ending pain, hospital appointments, sleepless nights, extreme exhaustion, waiting to see if¬†my new biologic will¬†help and of course RA brain fog. RA brain fog for those who don’t know is a side of the illness which makes the individual unable to focus on anything, this can be from simply getting¬†dressed Continue reading →

Cobbled Bones and Blue Badges

Hi all! Apologies for my absence over the last couple of weeks but quite frankly I have been feeling pretty rotten, my RA is all over the place, the pain in all my joints, muscles, tendons, head and face is a little bit ridiculous as if I am carrying an obese baby hippo on my back night and day. And it isn’t even a cute baby hippo. Continue reading →

On my Last Legs to see The Last Leg

Now who doesn’t love The Last Leg? I have certainly watched it since it first aired alongside the stunning 2012 Paralympics – cue: Public Enemy’s ‘Harder Than You Think’! The year the wonderfully enlightened question arose; ‘if the Paralympians can do that then why can’t all disabled people?’ Umm the same reason the average able-bodied person cannot outrun Usain Bolt perhaps? Because he is an¬†athlete? ūü§Ē Continue reading →