Domestic Goddess

Although following this stupid diet has been extremely difficult and time-consuming, I am beginning to develop quite a love for cooking and baking. Now that I have cut back on the volunteering that I used to do simply because I do not always have the energy or feel well enough to commit to anything right…

Fifteens

If you have never had the privilege of growing up in Northern Ireland or visiting for that matter, you may not be aware of one of our favourite delicacy’s. They are called Fifteens, are very tasty and incredibly easy to make. You don’t even need to bake them so they can even be made without use of…

Review of Food with Friends, Brighton

My little sister flew over to celebrate her 21st Birthday recently but instead of doing the usual touristy stuff in London, we decided to surprise her by planning an overnight stay in Brighton. She had never been before and it is a place that has been on her bucket list for a while. She is a very…

First Appointment at Guys

After all the tests and procedures and the sheer amount of waiting, TOMORROW will be my first appointment with a FODMAP Trained Dietitian at Guy’s Hospital, London. Over the past 5 months, I feel like I have been wandering around in the dark trying to grab onto the slightest glimpse of light. (Sounds deep I know!)…

Birthday Blues

As you know, I recently celebrated my birthday and what with all this health rubbish going on…I was quite happy to let it all pass without any mention or effort. I had absolutely no desire to go out for dinner for fear that there would be nowhere I could go and actually enjoy the food…

Detox Kitchen, London

Feeling a little bit better today so instead of wasting my day off monging about the house, I decided to go into the city and do some exploring as I am always complaining about how I have lived in London for x amount of years and never been to half the things that I wanted to…

Calmness amidst the storm

I am currently lying in a lush king-size bed wrapped up snug in an incredible apartment that we rented for my birthday celebrations. I had a wonderful party and I am so glad that I let my family convince me to celebrate my birthday. I know that I would have regretted it if I didn’t…

The Good Life Eatery

My sister introduced me to this quirky little place after what sounded like a substantial amount of research on her part to find a place that catered for my crazy diet. I had no idea where she was taking me to when we boarded a westbound district line train on the morning of my birthday…

Prepping for prep day

When I feel unable to deal with stuff usually due to feeling completely out of control, I tend to start organising and planning making sure that I can maximise the little control I have over a situation. In the case of my prep day for the colonoscopy on Friday, I have been scrolling through various health forums…

Leaving on a jet train…

…but I will need to be back in time for work on Tuesday morning so I have just packed an overnight bag and I am heading to the station now. I have absolutely no idea where I am going yet and that kinda makes me excited! After these past few days, I think I have…

The nerves have kicked in…

I am all ready (practically anyway) with my itchy cloth pants on and thankfully a gown and dressing gown for coverage purposes. If I hadn’t spent the past 24 hours emptying my guts already, I would be shitting myself right now. I am incredibly nervous and my heart rate is apparently 115bpm at the minute!…

Colonic Irrigation anyone?

It is now 23:01 and today hasn’t actually been as awful as I thought it would be. My friend suggested that I view it as a free Colonic Irrigation treatment and the fact that I am staying in a hotel would make it all the more realistic. I am so glad that I booked to stay…