My 2020

At the start of 2020, I made a conscious decision not to make any resolutions. Not to set any goals or aims but rather, for the first time ever, to simply go with the flow. This was a difficult decision for me to make. All my life I've planned everything. But after...

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My Relationship with The Killers

I’ve wanted to write a blog about my relationship with The Killers since they released their sixth studio album. So here is a rundown of my feelings about each of their albums and some insight into my favourite songs.

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I had another cluster of seizures

I've been writing this blog on and off, in bits for the past week. You see, the end of last week wasn't much of a Fri'yay but more of a Five'day for me. As I had my second cluster of seizures in just two weeks, the fifth and worst of which actually took place whilst I...

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A Babble about Babs

Right now our entire country is mourning. Not because of COVID or some other catastrophe, but simply because an actress has died. Dame Barbara Windsor was and still is, considered to be a National Treasure. This is a concept, which to me, feels very British. It...

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Why I Can’t Sleep

This is one of several blogs I've been writing in my head for months now. But I feel it is finally time to fine-tune and post it for all the world to see. As memes and graphic tees have been reminding us for years, there are three things that humans are naturally...

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My Physical and Verbal Bullying Story

I first starting writing this blog in October but I had to stop as typing it out was getting too much for me. However, it seemed apt to finally complete it as today is the start of Anti-Bullying Week. You see, I was bullied both physical and verbal bullying for over...

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Accepting that I have an Invisible Disability

This week is Invisible Disability Awareness Week. Growing up I never actually saw my conditions as being 'disabilities'. I always knew having epilepsy made me different but as far as I was aware it didn't affect my abilities in any way. That was until GCSEs. The...

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VNS Update (1 YEAR!!!!!)

It’s hard to believe it’s been an entire year since this tiny 4.5x3cm device was surgically implanted into my chest. And it’s even more mind-blowing to think about everything it has done. The more time that passes, the more that I think about it, the more amazed I become. Every day I feel increasingly grateful for my VNS and, even for me, it’s hard to put it into words…

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Approaching a new Jewish year

This weekend Jewish people across the world celebrated the start of a new year, eating apple and honey to symbolise the sweetness of the year to come. And in six days time, on the night of 26th September, the day of atonement, Yom Kippur, will begin. I’m not sure how I’ll approach it this year.

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