What’s in a name? Thank you Hillary Clinton.

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.

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Mashed Potatoes Saved my Life: An Alternative Route to Machu Picchu

When my sister and I began planning our trip to South America, we each had one bucket list accomplishment for the continent. Alice's was Copacabana and mine was to do an Inca trail trek to Machu Picchu. Unfortunately, even though we were booking over six months ahead of time, by the time we had organised … Continue reading Mashed Potatoes Saved my Life: An Alternative Route to Machu Picchu

Does being ‘anti-pill’ make me a bad feminist? #Periodically 13

As discussed at great length (sorry) in A Tale of Two Pills I consider my relationship with hormonal contraceptives to be over. It is an unpopular opinion, one I've struggled to conclude myself for a long time. In my world, the pill has always been seen as this great feminist tool. It sat on its pedestal throughout … Continue reading Does being ‘anti-pill’ make me a bad feminist? #Periodically 13

Recovery & do I Regret Having the Laparoscopy? #Periodically 12

I am now over three weeks post-laparoscopy. I've started working, from home happily, and I could be doing a lot worse. But for the sake of record, I thought I better write about how everything's healing up. Badly, is the answer. In my blog about the surgery itself I included this picture of my stomach's … Continue reading Recovery & do I Regret Having the Laparoscopy? #Periodically 12

‘Wait and see’ – Thoughts before diagnostic laparoscopy #Periodically 9

"Just wait and see," my mum keeps telling me, anytime I speculate about what exactly is going on with my uterus. For a while it's been a really annoying command. "I need to know now," my brain disputes. But finally, it's not long until the waiting is over and the seeing can begin. This week I … Continue reading ‘Wait and see’ – Thoughts before diagnostic laparoscopy #Periodically 9