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Dealing with allergies

I briefly touched on allergies at the beginning of my write up about Collectormania Birmingham and Swindon Film and Comic Con but wanted to talk about it in more detail. I have four different allergies; two food allergies and two skin allergies (contact allergen dermatitis). My food allergies are to dairy (primarily the milk you find in dairy foods) and tomatoes, and my skin allergies are to nickel or nickel plated metals (gold under 18 carat or silver plated) and unknown plant life. My GP advised that it will be difficult to determine the exact type or types of plant Read More…

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Post race thoughts from my first Race4Lifeย 

I did it! I completed my 5km for Cancer Research UK’s Race4Life! ๐Ÿ˜€ … I was feeling very nervous this morning and spent my day at work dreading it. It felt like all those exams I had in school and when I took my driving test. I was so nervous, I thought about if it rained, if I slipped, if I fell on my bum. Thankfully only the rain part happened and not for very long. ๐Ÿ™‚ It rained as we walked to the starting line, as I was running towards the 3rd kilometre marker and on the walk back Read More…

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Collectormania Birmingham & Swindon Film and Comic Conย 

I’ve spent the past month recovering from a severe allergic reaction from a plant which likely happened while I was at Go Ape or helping my dad in the garden on our staycation. It was a skin reaction to my hands, feet and the back of my neck with redness, blistering and a lot of itching!!  The Doctor said it’s very difficult to narrow down which plant I had the reaction to bit I’ll be more careful in future and definitely wear gloves if I try Go Ape again. I’ve been on a strong antihistamine and three creams to combat Read More…

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Cancer Research UK’s Race4Life

I’ve been increasing my exercise recently by running routes around my home town. I’ve been running little over a month now and went from being barely able to run 1km to now running 4km without stopping. ๐Ÿ™‚  I signed up for Cancer Research UK’s Race4Life on 8th June and my aim is to run 5km in 45 minutes and I’m track to meet that target having run 4km in 33 minutes today, which is my personal best so far. I track my progress on Strava if anyone would like to follow me. As well as the race I will be Read More…

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Staycation & birthday celebrations 2017

Ryan and I booked the first week of May off work with the original intention of a road trip through Ireland, but due to the unknown state of our housing situation towards the end of March (you can read more about that in my moving back in with your parents as an adult post) we decided to save the money just in case we needed it for a rental or renewal deposit or for storage rental. We decided to keep the week booked off and planned a staycation instead with plans to travel Ireland next year. Day 1 – Cardiff City Read More…

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Happy Easter from the Gloucester Spring Festival

Happy Easter to those that celebrate it! ๐Ÿ™‚ Today I spent the morning exploring the historic docks in Gloucester where they had a Spring festival and vintage fun fair. We started with a light breakfast in Bill’s, the restaurant I frequent in Cheltenham which I didn’t realise until today also has a premises in Gloucester! I’ll definitely be going back in future. It’s been a while since I’ve explored Gloucester city and it’s definitely had a lot of improvements over the years. There’s a wide range of restaurants and bars at the docks as well as an outlet shopping centre. Read More…