OMG my blog is nearly a teenager! How did that happen? The same age as two of my beautiful nieces! I hadn't realised she was born on the same year as them but oh how time flies. Yes What Allergy is a girl! Of course she is! It's been a wonderful journey. From the day I first began this blog, I've learnt so much and met so many amazing people along the way. So I thought I'd … [Read more...]
Top 10 allergy books for adults and kids
It's Allergy Awareness Week so I've updated and recycled this post. Apologies if some of it's familiar. These are my favourite allergy books: I had to start with my own, because it's a life's ambition to write this book and also it's the book I wish I'd had, the hand to hold mine as I tried to make sense of why my body was reacting in such a scary way to certain … [Read more...]
You are not anaphylactic!
You might be reading this thinking, yes I am! What does she mean? Well you're not. At least not most of the time anyway. It's a lesson I learnt from Frans Timmermans, President and CEO of the European Anaphylaxis Task Force, who I met many years ago in Copenhagen at the The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI ) annual conference. He told me … [Read more...]
Video review of The Reluctant Allergy Expert!
I would like to thank Lindiwe Lewis, or Lindi for short. I am so blown away by this amazing video review of my new book, The Reluctant Allergy Expert: How to kill the fear that anaphylaxis could kill you.. WOW! If you've been thinking about whether you need my book, Lindi has not only reviewed the book, she's vloggged about why she loved it so much. She has shared … [Read more...]
Win a copy of The reluctant allergy expert
In case you missed it, my first ever book has just been published. 'The Reluctant Allergy Expert: How to kill the fear that allergies could kill you' is out now and packed with information, advice and tips on how to thrive despite living with or caring for someone with life threatening allergies. [Ed: This book has been renamed and has a new cover...now called Anaphylaxis: … [Read more...]