If you only read one book in 2018…make it this one!

It’s called Missing Microbes by Dr Martin Blaser, which might leave you scratching your head but TRUST me, it’s incredible – and you don’t need to be a biology geek to understand it, at all.


Don’t let the slightly aggressive front cover fool you, this book isn’t about predicting the end of the world – but oddly, that is a very real consequence of continuing to ignore the sensitive makeup of the bacteria in our bodies.

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Having hope with Colitis

It’s Crohns and Colitis Awareness Week, a time when those in the know about IBD try to educate those who aren’t and encourage them to better understand the condition and the people who live with it.


Yes it does involve bottoms, bowels and poo but living with it is SO much more than that.

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Reliving my childhood at CenterParcs

Me and my boyfriend often joke that he had a deprived childhood because he never went to a CenterParcs, whereas – according to my mum, I went there even before I was born, as part of my parent’s last break before my arrival.

Skip forward 20 years, and I’d pretty much wiped CentreParks from my memory. I knew we’d been a few times when I was very small, and I remembered trees, bike rides with my dad and a pretty decent kids pool…but most of it was hazy.

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