The Mental Capacity Act 2005 Explained

What Is It? The Mental Capacity Act 2005 was passed by the UK government to protect those whom are unable to make decisions for their own care or lifestyle. It applies to anyone over 16 with mental health problems, dementia, learning disabilities, stroke and/or brain injuries. The Act encourages people to make their own decisions... Continue Reading →

Berry Easy Quarantine Cake Bake

As we delve deeper into the quarantine period, the smell of freshly baked breads and cakes seem to be wafting from more kitchens than ever. People are baking so much during the lockdown, the flour aisles in supermarkets were emptied quicker than you could get that toilet roll supply in the boot of your car.... Continue Reading →

A Little More Local: Traipsing Around Amsterdam For The Day

Some cities always make you feel like you're coming home. For me, Amsterdam is one of them. I have been here before and was just visiting for a day so I didn't have to be a tourist the second time around, which of course added to the feeling of coming home. I really was coming... Continue Reading →

Bag-Jacked in Brussels

The first day of my month long European travels were filled with a mixture of excitement, wonder, fatigue induced adrenaline and adventure, which later descending into a fear induced panic and an unexpected trip to a police station which 180’ed back into jubilation. That day had more twists and turns than colossus at Thorpe Park.... Continue Reading →

Dealing With Dysmenorrhea

What Is Dysmenorrhea? Dysmenorrhea is the medical term for menstrual cramps. It encompasses the sheer pain in our pelvis, abdomen and thighs, and the accompanying nausea and diarrhoea we may have. Fainting, fatigue, dizziness and disorientation may further join the above symptoms in a party of pain unleashed upon us. Primary dysmenorrhea occurs without an... Continue Reading →

Obscurity

Obscurity. The state of being unknown, inconspicuous, or unimportant. Unimportant, insignificant…small. It’s an unconscious fear Something we wish to never hear. Something people will never tell us. ‘You’ll be president someday, cure cancer, bring peace to the Middle East’ ….No. Chances are you won’t matter much before you’re deceased. Who knows when you’ll reach the... Continue Reading →

Vaginismus – What’s That?

Let’s talk about sex, baby! Let’s talk about you and me, let’s talk about – how it can be much harder than slipping on a sexy song, ensuring you have protection and finding a discreet place where intruders won’t surprise you, than people like to acknowledge. Vaginismus. This may not be a term many people... Continue Reading →

Meeting Mary Jane in Amsterdam

The Legal Bit Smoking, ingesting or consuming marijuana in some shape or form is almost a rite of passage for anyone visiting the canal lined city of Amsterdam. Whilst many tourists may assume the drug is legal here, it is actually decriminalised and the majority of coffee shops are highlighted with a green and white... Continue Reading →

And We Have Lift Off

Ever since I was a kid, I could never sleep the night before an early morning flight. The excitement of going on holiday was too strong and won over the weaker need for sleep. This has not changed as I have grown older but arguably not so much wiser, as nothing can get me to... Continue Reading →

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