Covid-19: ‘I never felt ill’
Mar30

Covid-19: ‘I never felt ill’

It’s been three months since my dad came out of hospital after a month with Covid-19, including time spent on a ventilator. Since then, he has made a remarkable recovery. Within about six weeks, you would never have guessed he’d been ill. He’s got no long Covid. No depression or PTSD. It is incredible. For me, I still get a couple of flashbacks a week to things that happened when he was in hospital. These memories...

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Silent Sunday 28.3.21
Mar28

Silent Sunday 28.3.21

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Happy Families by Julie Ma
Mar26

Happy Families by Julie Ma

I’d seen a bit of a buzz about Happy Families by Julie Ma recently, so I picked up a copy from Sainsbury’s. This debut novel was only published on 18th February this year and picked up Richard and Judy’s Search for a Bestseller 2020 prize. Happy Families is the story of three generations of a Chinese family living in a small town in Wales. The majority of the story is told by 34-year-old Amy, the daughter. There are...

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Home improvements – if money were no object… #ad
Mar23

Home improvements – if money were no object… #ad

This post contains a sponsored link #ad Every spring, we do some sort of home improvements. We moved into our house in 2014 and it needed a lot of work. We replaced the upstairs bathroom immediately, then the kitchen the following year – which desperately need doing. A year later, we did the downstairs toilet and in 2018, my favourite thing – our ensuite bathroom. It is beautiful now, but before it was so bad that if it...

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Drucebox for teenage boys: Review and giveaway #ad
Mar22

Drucebox for teenage boys: Review and giveaway #ad

#ad Paid collaboration with Drucebox  Drucebox is a new idea for teenage boys aged around 14-17 – a box packed with all the essentials to help them start shaving. As well as a razor, razor blades, flannel and rather cool looking shaving gel and face putty, it also includes lots of advice. Drucebox says: We’re here to make life easier and give you everything you need to start shaving well. Starting shaving can be a slightly...

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