Blog, Positive Mind

Lockdown 2.0

Well, who would have thought we would be spending November hibernating like bears? It's a funny old one this time, I didn't see it coming. Non essential shops being shut again, restaurants closed, everyone back to working from home. Word of the year 'furlough' scheme being reinstated. Between me and you, I am relieved that… Continue reading Lockdown 2.0

Blog, Recipes

Spring Vegetable Chowder

This week's recipe is a Spring Vegetable Chowder. It doesn't look overly appetising but it tastes lovely! I promise! What I like most about it is that everyone will like it making in a different way, which makes it fun to share in a blog post. The vegetables in it are green, so use your… Continue reading Spring Vegetable Chowder

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Living in Lockdown

Hi everyone, it has been a while! Sometimes I can't even believe what has happened. A global pandemic, a deadly virus sweeping the globe, and the Prime Minister actually shutting down shops and schools and telling us we cannot leave the house? It sounds like something from a book...War of the Worlds comes to mind.… Continue reading Living in Lockdown

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Apricot, Pear and Orange Flapjacks

Whenever I am looking for a new recipe, or wondering what fruit and vegetables are ‘In Season’, the first place I always look is in the free magazines that all of the supermarkets do now. What incredible sources of knowledge they are. I have found many amazing recipes in these magazines. Some of them need… Continue reading Apricot, Pear and Orange Flapjacks

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#30before30

So, don't tell anyone but I can now say that I will be 30 next year! NEXT YEAR! Granted, I need to get 29 out of the way first but still, next year?!?!? The thing that makes me laugh the most is that I do not feel anywhere near like a grown up yet. My… Continue reading #30before30

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The A to Z of MS – Part 1

Over on my Instagram account @manchesterspirit I have been doing the #AtoZofMS, posting a letter on each day of July, well, with some exceptions because it is me and I am forgetful! The aim of this was to create a comprehensive guide to MS, from the view point of helping someone who has just been… Continue reading The A to Z of MS – Part 1

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The A to Z of MS

I have been thinking for a while about doing one of those challenges you see so often on social media. Something based around posting everyday and MS obviously. I put it into Google and found the A to Z Challenge website: http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/2017/02/announcing-2017-blogging-from-to-z.html  I know it was an April challenge but better late than never!! So I… Continue reading The A to Z of MS

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Lentil Ragu with Gluten-Free Pasta

This week's recipe is a yummy one! Before I changed to the Mediterranean diet, I had never eaten a lentil before in my life. Now, this is one of my favourite recipes! I cook gluten free pasta to have with this ragu which is not part of the diet recommended for MS warriors but I… Continue reading Lentil Ragu with Gluten-Free Pasta

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Latest Medical Appointment

So I went to see my amazing MS Nurse last week for my latest 3 month check up. I get so cross that the media in the UK constantly criticise the NHS. I know that sometimes wait times for appointments are long but having spent a lot of time going to hospital appointments in the… Continue reading Latest Medical Appointment