Going on holiday: facing my fears
Oct31

Going on holiday: facing my fears

I don’t suffer from anxiety as such, but there are things that make me nervous. Most of the time, those things don’t arise. And if they do, I can deal with them. But going on holiday means I have to face my fears: I’m claustrophobic I have a fear of illness, specifically vomiting (emetophobia) in anyone – not just myself I have IBS and struggle with certain foods I get very hungry and become emotional if I...

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Another crappy journey
Apr14

Another crappy journey

My family and crappy journeys go hand in hand. Don’t forget, we are the family who took longer to get to Lake Garda in Italy than it takes to get to NEW ZEALAND. And we lost all our shoes on the way… I didn’t share with you the day-long run through treacle that was our epic journey back from Ashford, where we had stayed over for the night after getting back from Disneyland Paris. So it’s only right that I share...

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Travel sick :(
Nov01

Travel sick :(

Remember travel sickness? Back in the 70s and 80s, few families escaped unscathed. Every day 1000s of kids would projectile vomit all over their dads’ cars (mums didn’t have cars so much back in those days). If mum and dad were lucky, they would make it to the side of the road in time. There was less motorway travel, roads were bumpier (well, maybe), cars didn’t give such a smooth ride, there were no seat belts in...

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