The Coronavirus Cronicles: Day 10 & 11

Yesterday I awoke earlier than normal and jumped in the shower and then went out for a walk, but there were so many people walking up and down the canal that it was hard to avoid them, so instead I walked up and down the top of the park whilst on the phone to my … Continue reading The Coronavirus Cronicles: Day 10 & 11

The Coronavirus Chronicles: Day 6, 7, 8, and 9

On Monday the plumber and his apprentice came and identified the leak in the floor and fixed it, as well as insulating our pipes. I am so relieved that they managed to sort it out. Now all we have to do is wait for it to dry, which could take a long time, but at … Continue reading The Coronavirus Chronicles: Day 6, 7, 8, and 9

The Coronavirus Chronicles: Day 5

Today when we got up, I noticed that on top of Josh's floorboards that were drying out yesterday, there was water sitting on top of them. So now we think there is a leak instead and we don't know if they are going to have to know into the wall or what in order to … Continue reading The Coronavirus Chronicles: Day 5

The Coronavirus Chronicles: Day 3 & 4

I'm starting to lose track of time and the days: it took hard work to remember what we did yesterday. On Day 2 I suggested to Josh that we need some sort of exercising schedule for two weeks that we cannot go outside at all. Due to my ME/CFS, I wanted to find some low … Continue reading The Coronavirus Chronicles: Day 3 & 4

When Your Friends are Friends with Your Rapist

(Trigger warning for descriptions of sexual assault and rape.) As a teenager, I was raped by one of my closest male friends. It was a different kind of rape to the one you're expecting to hear about. It may be a form of sexual assault/rape that you never knew existed. Because until recently, I didn't … Continue reading When Your Friends are Friends with Your Rapist

A Balanced Diet: What Do Those Words Really Mean?

We hear it everywhere: in order to be healthy, you need to eat a balanced diet. But what does that really mean? I’m scrolling through Google images right now trying to find an appropriate picture to go with this article, and at least half of the images only show “healthy” foods. You know what I … Continue reading A Balanced Diet: What Do Those Words Really Mean?

Weight Watchers: A Step Too Far

Weight Watchers have announced that they are going to be offering free memberships to teenagers aged between 13 and 17 this summer, and my blood has reached boiling point. Not only am I aghast at the company itself for exploiting vulnerable people (however, that's hardly surprising - they are a weight loss company after all), … Continue reading Weight Watchers: A Step Too Far