16 Ways to Make Your Hospital Stay a Little More Manageable

Over 28 years, I’ve had more than my fair share of hospital visits, both as an outpatient and an inpatient and admitted to NHS hospitals and private hospitals.  With each operation, I’ve worked out a few tricks to help hospital feel less like a clinical institution and more like a homestay. I hope you find…

The nephrostomy fitting.

Image from Nursing Times. Lying on my stomach with my hands above my head, I wasn’t worried.  (Nine people in the room seemed more than necessary for a conscious kidney procedure, but I was introduced to all the focused, smiling faces.)  The consultant said there’d be no pain, only when the local anaesthetic was injected…

Polycystic Ovaries and Fertility

On deciding to write about PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), I’ve discovered it’s Polycystic Awareness Month!  And as it comes to the end of the month, it’s a good opportunity to write about my experiences of PCOS. Until a few years ago, I didn’t know I had PCOS.  At the age of 25, I had my…

The builder.

Friday, 4pm rolls around. The drilling and radio stop. Today, new problems have been found, and the client is ready to flop. Finishing his fourth cup of coffee of the day, the builder talks of the weekend (to her dismay).   “I’m not allowed ou’ on my own,” the builder says to the client. “the…

Working Bookstack

My working bookstack: These are the books currently informing my writing.  Some have been in the stack for years (the wrong knickers, milk and honey, the sun and her flowers) because they provide new inspiration on each opening.  Others are added to my over-flowing bookshelves once I’ve worked through my annotations (e.g. Polly Vernon’s ‘Hot…

September Feels

Oh, September in Britain.  The end of summer, that ‘back-to-school’ feeling, the disappointments of not achieving all those summer plans. But.  But also the productivity that comes with a new term.  Despite having not been a full-time teacher for the past year, and finding my feet as an Editor, I still find my working clock…

I’m still writing!

The silence has not been for nothing; I have been working hard to produce a book from my blogs. It’s a slow process with other work and life commitments but progress is being made. More blogs to come…

When The Guilty Feminist came to Brighton

As my readers will know, I LOVE Deborah Frances-White and her podcast, ‘The Guilty Feminist’.  Well, now she’s written a book of the same name and her book tour ended in Brighton.  You can buy Deborah’s book from Waterstones here.  My friend and fellow blogger joined me for an evening of giggles, roaring laughter and…

I’ve upgraded

Hello my lovely followers, I have now got my own domain: https://stillsearchingforprincecharming.co.uk/ Please continue to ‘like’ and share this blog and the posts within it so we can all get a better idea of what being a 20-something Milennial is all about! Much love and appreciation for the support, as always. Xxx

Thank you!

This is a GREAT, BIG ‘THANK YOU!’ to all the people who read, like, comment on and follow this blog.  I have hit 200 followers and I’m thrilled.  Even though I’ve been blogging for a couple of years, this is a totally anonymous blog with no social media promoting, so people have found this blog…