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What Are HNPP and MCTD? // My Disabilities

In today’s blog: HNPP, MCTD and POTS! What the hell are those I hear you ask? Exactly. Exactly. I’ve been procrastinating awfully about making this blog for three main reasons: (1) It makes me sad to think about sometimes (2) my disabilities are just part of me, knitted into the very fabric of my being,…

Classic Film Review: 12 Angry Men Review [1957]

Most directors, when handed a script, will consider a variety of locations in order to broaden the story. They will insert as many different backgrounds as time, money and narrative will allow. After all, wouldn’t it be terribly boring to watch all of the action taking place in just one room? The genius of Sidney Lumet’s…

New Film Review: Battle Royale [2000]

In the near future, Japan’s economy has collapsed with unemployment soaring to 15 percent and gangs of youths acting in open defiance of authority figures- a particular ‘no no’ in Japanese culture. Although it is never specified whether this is a global issue, Japan has responded to the impending social catastrophe by passing the Battle…

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Gluten Free Low FODMAP Spicy Tuna Pasta Bake

One of the hardest things about living without carbs for the last 10 years was that almost all food had to be entirely fresh. Sounds great… and is very healthy… but it’s also ridiculously expensive! Also: a pain. There were very few options for ‘getting towards the end of the week’ meals or ‘come home…

Classic Film Review: Peter Pan [1953]

This is Disney’s take on Peter Pan: The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up’ a 1904 play and 1911 novel by J M Barrie. It’s a tale of magic, imagination and adventure but occasionally violent and disturbing in its depiction of that happens when children are left to fend for themselves. This is no Lord of…

12 Tips for Travelling With A Disability

I’m a girl who loves to travel, it’s one of my absolutely favourite things. I love visiting other countries, seeing different cultures and eating new foods. But, like anyone with a disability or chronic illness, it can be very difficult and I do need to be extra careful! I’ve already had my share of exciting…

Top 10 Reasons to Travel in Spring

My lovely wife is half Malaysian and likes to hold this up as the reason she doesn’t do well in the cold, grey British spring… But I’m pretty sure none of us love January’s grey sleet! My birthday also happens to be in January so we have started the family tradition of always being abroad…