My July News

A poppy at Lytham St. Annes, northwest of the UK.

I would say July’s been a quiet month for me. I watched the film ‘Elvis’ which was fantastic. It’s worth seeing even if you’re not an Elvis fan and the time went really quickly, even though it was 2 hours and 40 minutes running time.

Also, I had a meal with a good friend who I’ve not seen for about 10 years!

I enjoyed the brief heat wave that the UK had and of course, the weather is now backed to its usual mixture of sun, cloud and rain!

I’ve tested negative for coeliac disease which is great news. However, I may be referred for an endoscopy.

Next month, my posts will include facts and the health benefits of prosecco and potatoes.

If you’re spending any time in the sun, be very careful. Keep hydrated and of course, don’t forget your sunscreen.

Check out these posts to treat sunburn and bites.

8 Proven Ways to Make Sunburn Go Away Faster.

How To Treat Insect Bites And Stings.

Thank you for your continued interest and support.

Rachel x

My June News

It was my birthday, last Sunday. I got spoilt by my partner. He bought me flowers, chocolates, gin, (and I write a health blog! 🤣) a cafetiere, walking shoes, a hoodie and he took me out for a meal on the Saturday.

On Sunday, I had lunch with my family at a pub in Yorkshire, North-East of the UK. It was so dog-friendly that there was even a little menu, especially for dogs. Hence, this little guy enjoyed his sausages.

This week I’ve had a blood test to determine if I’ve got coeliac disease. I do have vague symptoms and with it being in my family, I’ve decided to get myself tested. If I have got it, this blog might change!

I’ve had a bit of hay fever this month which is the first time in a few years. However, I feel a lot better at the moment. I’ll keep eating my berries because of their antihistamine properties.

Next month, I’m going to write about everyone’s hated pests; mosquitos. What can we do to repel them? I always get bitten by them; in fact, insects love feasting on me, full stop!

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My ankle once swelled up like a balloon, years ago when I was in Scotland. I had jeans on so how on earth did they get to me, I don’t know. And, all this gunk came out. I had to go to a local pharmacy to buy large dressings and I was asked if I was bitten by a snake! Luckily for you, I don’t have a photo.

If it’s hot where you are, please be careful and remember to keep yourselves hydrated.

Thank you all for your interest and support.

Rachel x

My May News

Hello everyone, I hope you’re all well.

I’ve had my old lady health checkup this month and I’m pleased to say I passed with flying colours. I don’t know if this happens in other countries but in the UK, we get free health checkups, every five years after we turn 40.

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