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there is an atmosphere of anger

felix has conjunctivitus and after a telephone consultation with the doctor he was prescribed some antibiotic eye drops. adam went out yesterday to collect from the pharmacy (who didn’t have it, because the doctor didn’t send it until the end of the day) but that is beside the point. he came home saying how weird it was walking around town …

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high bmi pregnancy during a pandemic

high risk pregnancy is something i know a little bit about – because i’ve been there. i’ve written a lot about my experience of a high bmi pregnancy however i’ve never had to look at what that means for those experiencing a high risk due to bmi pregnancy during a global pandemic. the truth is no one is exactly sure …

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the midnight lie – book review

the midnight lie by marie rutkoski is a recent read of mine from the illumicrate february book box subscription. it’s a ya fantasy fiction book and i rate it 4/5 stars. the blurb: “where nirrim lives, crime abounds, a harsh tribunal rules, and society’s pleasures are reserved for the high kith. life in the ward is grim and punishing. nirrim …

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all the things i want to do during this time of isolation

i don’t know if this is going to be helpful to anyone but i thought i’d make a list of all the plans and things i intend to do whilst at home over the next few months. it’s going to be hard, probably not bringing in any money from my self employment and my partner off work and kids to …

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a nationwide lockdown is not the time to start a diet

i’ve talked openly about trying to balance my relationship with food and looking at improving my overall general health rather than obsessing about weight loss. however, being a bigger woman, my bmi does put me at an increased risk than others at developing complications if i were to be diagnosed with covid-19. i would be lying if i said that …