Suddenly I Care About Hand Cream

Until recently, I never gave hand cream much thought. I always had a tube lurking somewhere, usually something that had come as part of a gift set, but I never reached for it. My hands got moisturised as a happy byproduct of me applying body lotion or body butter, but they never had their own… Continue reading Suddenly I Care About Hand Cream

The Lip Balm Files – Laneige Lip Mask and Lip Glowy Balm

~ This series consists, unsurprisingly, of product reviews of lip balms, masks and treatments. None of these posts are sponsored. ~ When your life is turned upside down by disability, you find yourself missing a range of things, big and small, from your old life. One of the little things I miss is doing my… Continue reading The Lip Balm Files – Laneige Lip Mask and Lip Glowy Balm

Being Disabled: Notes on a Pandemic

{This series is based on my personal experiences re. living with disability, in my case Chiari & Intracranial Hypertension with Migraine & assorted comorbid unpleasantness, that has kept me housebound for several years.} Disabled folk are used to being ignored. We are perceived by most employers, many of our past or present colleagues and even… Continue reading Being Disabled: Notes on a Pandemic

Being Disabled: Success, Failure and The Lies We Tell Ourselves

{This series is based on my personal experiences re. living with disability, in my case Chiari & Intracranial Hypertension with Migraine & assorted comorbid unpleasantness, that has kept me housebound for several years.} One of the dubious truths we pass on to our children as we try to guide them into becoming happy, fulfilled adults… Continue reading Being Disabled: Success, Failure and The Lies We Tell Ourselves

Product Review: Estée Lauder DayWear Matte Gel Creme

'You get what you pay for' is a divisive sentiment, for good reason. Regarding skincare, it's a glorious fact that there are plenty of affordable products on the market that will perform well without making you want to cry as you're handing over your card/confirming your PayPal payment. It is also true that some products… Continue reading Product Review: Estée Lauder DayWear Matte Gel Creme

The Lip Balm Files: Estée Lauder Pure Colour Envy Colour Replenish Lip Balm

~ This series consists, unsurprisingly, of product reviews of lip balms, masks and treatments. None of these posts are sponsored. ~ There was a time when lip balms were of little interest to me; I’d own a couple for use in winter and never paid more than the price of a Body Shop Born Lippy… Continue reading The Lip Balm Files: Estée Lauder Pure Colour Envy Colour Replenish Lip Balm

Being Disabled – Why the D Word Matters

My maternal grandmother was a bold, stubborn, hilarious woman. She loved her family passionately and voiced her opinions loudly; we miss her very much. About 16 years ago, my beloved auntie became very unwell with TB. She was hospitalised and spent months convalescing. I was close to both my nan and my aunt (they lived… Continue reading Being Disabled – Why the D Word Matters