Drugs Are They Becoming Socially Acceptable?

When I was growing up drug culture, although it was there, certainly wasn’t prominent in society. As I entered my mid-teens, it was growing in popularity. Smoking weed, smack and some chemical drugs were becoming more readily available. Through the pop- culture of the time, many celebrities were in my opinion endorsing drugs as a socially acceptable hobby. There is no doubt that many of these pop stars, that many young people looked up to, were saying it’s ok to do drugs, so when I see them now saying drugs are bad, I look at them in dismay, because of… [Read More]

Staying Healthy For The Whole Family

When it comes to teaching your family to stay as healthy as possible, it can be difficult to get the point across. Introducing the topic to little ones can be hard to keep them to sit still for, and even with older children, being in the prime of life can numb them to reality ensuing. However, when it comes to you at the head of your family staying healthy, there’s a lot that can be done. When you’re a parent, you’ll do anything for your kids. And often enough that can mean staying as healthy as possible for their sake…. [Read More]

My Health Scare And The Meds I’ve been Taking

It’s about a month since my health scare and I haven’t worked for that month. I feel better, but the medication I was originally prescribed had a very adverse effect on me. The side effects were at times terrible to live with, of course when you are prescribed medication by a doctor, you take their word for it that they are ok, and the doctor knows best. That I have found is not the case, and you need to listen to your own body and mind, and speak out to the doctor and not suffer in silence, which is what… [Read More]

Time To Get Gardening With Your Kids

With spring just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about all the different vegetables we can grow in our garden. There is nothing quite like the taste of freshly homegrown vegetables straight from the garden to the plate. My five year old twin girls love gardening, in fact they have a gardening club at their primary school, which they are hoping to join this year. So this year, I have teamed up with Great Little Garden to create a garden within our garden just for my twin girls to grow their very own vegetables. The girls will have… [Read More]

Piercing And Our Teenagers: Wales Leads The Way

In the last few days Wales has made it illegal for anybody under the age of 18 to have intimate piercings. This is really groundbreaking, and being welsh and living in its capitol city it makes me very proud to be welsh. Image The Guardian   Growing up through the 80’s, pierced ears for men was on a very steady increase and I wasn’t slow in having mine done more than once. It became a necessary fashion accessory for a young person. I personally never went further than having my pierced ears, but many of my friends had nose piercings and… [Read More]

I Think I’m Beginning To Enjoy Not Working

It has been about two and a half weeks since I last worked properly due to the health scare that I had which I have written about previously. It’s been quite a stressful time because over the last two weeks, I have done no work. My main activity of the day has been the school run. Boredom and feeling a bit brain dead would be an understatement! I had a doctors appointment last week, and was hoping the doctor would say it would be ok for me to return to work, but sadly not at the moment. Unfortunately because of… [Read More]

Five Common Types of Medical Misdiagnosis in the UK

According to statistics, the NHS in England and Wales treats a million people every thirty-six hours, and in 2014/15, carried out almost ten million operations, a figure that is on the rise. Across the country in the same time period, Accident and Emergency departments saw almost twenty million patients, and around fifteen million individuals were admitted to hospital. However, whilst the NHS may have been rated one of the best healthcare systems in the world in terms of safe care, efficiency and patient focus, it’s inevitable that mistakes can happen when dealing with such large numbers of patients. If avoidable… [Read More]

A Very Scary Moment

This is a follow on from my post yesterday. My heart/Health Scare. I am now three days in, taking medication which will hopefully begin to control my blood pressure which has been at a dangerously high level, well for how long I don’t know, but I’m guessing a while. As I mentioned in my post yesterday, this episode of bad health has really shocked me. Probably because I have always been relatively healthy, in fact I have never had any major health problems in my life. So coming to terms with this health issue has been very difficult for me…. [Read More]