Long time no #Periodically, but don't fear I'm back with another exciting instalment of "WTF is happening in Hilary's pelvis" - I'm sure you were all anxiously waiting. So we left off with the discovery of two cysts, one functional (good), one hemorrhagic (bad) on my right ovary. The protocol is to wait six weeks … Continue reading Persistence – #Periodically 17
Those who have been around for the long haul might remember that in my 2016 Favourites I mentioned the first book written and published by my friend Richard Hopkins - Interleaving. It's now my pleasure to let you know that the second book in what is going to be a trilogy is out now! "Readers are … Continue reading Review: The Cincinnati Tin Trunk – Richard Hopkins
Launching this week is a stirring book written from the front line of a bright young woman's battle with her mental health. Tigerish Waters is the selected writings of Glasgow-born Sophie Reilly, edited by her brother Samuel Reilly after Sophie took her life last year. This striking combination of poetry, prose and fiction is both an … Continue reading Review: Tigerish Waters – Sophie Reilly
As promised in my mid-year resolution that I made in September, I have been reading Harry Potter in French for the first time lately. This afternoon, as I picked up Le Prisonnier d'Azkaban, I was excited, not just because it has been a pleasure to return to the wizarding world, but because some of the translations for … Continue reading My 5 Favourite Potter en Français Translations PART 1
I first heard the phrase "Rhythm Method" in a Religious Education class at my all-girls catholic high school. It was discussed alongside actual birth control methods like the pill and condoms, and I detected a tone of skepticism in the voice of my teacher. I have a vague memory of dropping the phrase at home one … Continue reading Is Fertility Awareness a Teched-up Disguise of the Rhythm Method? #Periodically 16
Attention: this blog is spoilerific and won't make much sense for those not in the know, so get in the know - there are only 153 episode and four films - you can do it! Ah November, for Gilmore fans like myself it is a special month as it occupies the epitome of fall, and … Continue reading Happy Anniversary Luke, Lorelai & AYITL
I feel like I should start this blog with a "Previously on #Periodically..." but it might just be easier to read Periodically 10, 11 and 12 if you're new. If you (understandably) can't be bothered, here's the gist: in August I had laparoscopic surgery to look for endometriosis, they found nothing but a regular (functional/ovulation) cyst on … Continue reading Gynaecological Whiplash #Periodically 15
Like Hillary Clinton, I graduated from Swansea University in 2017, but that's not all we have in common. We both have Welsh ancestry and we share a name, though mine is spelt properly (obviously). When it was announced that Hillary Clinton would be receiving an honorary degree from Swansea and delivering a speech, I applied … Continue reading What’s in a name? Thank you Hillary Clinton.
I despised history lessons when I was at school. For the most part, it was limited to British history and I was more interested in the rest of the world. For the other part, I took the attitude 'why are we focussing on the past?' or, as the SSX Tricky character would yell, 'the past … Continue reading History in Context: From hating history to, well what exactly?
Nearly everyday I learn something new from the cycle tracking app Clue. Usually it's about my own body, a new trend the app has noticed, a connection I thought was a coincidence that actually might be cycle related, or a fact that the app provides in its educational features. Last week however, I was lucky … Continue reading What I learnt at Clue last week #Periodically 14