2017 New Year Resolutions… taking control!

This year I’m going to get my focus back and find my caring side. For too long I’ve been in denial, that I already cut out so many things so why shouldn’t I indulge in freefrom processed foods as a treat and enjoy alcohol when I feel like it. I don’t need to watch my […]

2016 eczema and allergy highlights

It’s been a long year and in many ways a very challenging one but it’s easy to forget the highlights and focus on the negatives. I’m not sad to see the back of this year but I have a lot to be thankful for… Eczema and Allergy highlights for 2016 Lots of great things happened […]

My first vlog: Show your eczema scars, scabs and nodular prurigo

It doesn’t matter what your skin looks like. Don’t miss out on being spontaneous, feeling the sun on your skin and getting those white legs out this summer. Watch my first vlog and #getyourskinout Don’t be shy. Don’t hide away. Who cares what people say? I have the scars from nodular prurigo on my legs […]

Living on stale bread… freefrom is expensive!

It costs a LOT more to feed an allergic person than it does for those with no allergies. And I’m not just talking about the increased cost of freefrom food, although some of it is very expensive compared to its normal alternatives. There are numerous reasons for this, including increased manufacturing costs, special training for […]

Exciting FreeFrom range – available at Holland & Barrett

You may have seen my recent blog about the launch of the new Holland & Barrett More store in Chester. Oh how I wish I lived in Chester – the new More Store there is A-Mazing. It is like an Aladdin’s cave for freefromers, packed full of products you may not have discovered before. This […]

The A word… on anaphylaxis, allergies

After the flurry of blogs that filled Allergy Awareness Week last week, I am reflecting on why I write. There are many reasons, including to share stuff I’ve learnt, help others and as a therapy; the latter being very high on the list. Writing about having allergies and ranting occasionally about things that get me […]

Holland and Barrett More, Chester launch party

This week has been jam packed with FreeFrom excitement and as if the FreeFrom Awards evening wasn’t enough on Wednesday 22nd April, I hot footed it to Chester on Thursday 23rd April to celebrate with Holland and Barrett who are opening their first concept store. The new stores are called Holland & Barrett More and […]

What’s in the allergic girl’s handbag?

What do you never leave home without? I am one of those people with a Mary Poppin’s type bag, inside which I carry around everything but the kitchen sink. Sometimes I wish I could leave the house with nothing, but there are so many things I have to take that I end up covering every […]