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ESA – the low down!

So what feels like ages ago I wrote about various carer and home benefits, today I’ve chosen to write about ESA, or Employment Support Allowance. I’ve basically taken information off the gov.uk website and put it into an easier to read format for access.....so read on if you want to know more. If you’re ill ...

Money, Caring and Home

So we've all been a bit quiet on here, that's partly because it's the holidays and we're talking money....doing all the research for these is hard work! However I got here eventually!!! I'm here to talk benefits and money generally, but for carers and the home. I will not be talking about PIP, DLA and ...

Ohhh you need that pill to live, that will be a small fortune please….

After managing to negotiate the dreaded Doctor's receptionist and get that golden ticket of a Doctors appointment , you're now sat in the waiting room just waiting for buzz that will make you jump out of your skin and tell you its your turn to finally get a bit of relief.  You cough, say ahhh ...

Charity begins at home….

e all know the saying, no doubt we have used it time and time again, I know I have even said it out-loud to a couple of people and with the rising cost of living it sure becomes harder and harder to not say it on a daily basis. I am sure all of us at some point in time have had to make a choice on which bill to pay, if we can afford that extra item in the shopping basket, if we really can justify that new t-shirt or a day out.  Some people may have faced even harder financial hardship where it becomes a daily battle to have food in your stomach and a roof over your head..... it seems to be something that everyone at one point in life can relate on some level, yet it is almost unspoken about in relation to the costs of being chronically ill.

“You’re not alone” – Meet Olivia Fulton

Olivia is an active blogger  on Anonymous Asthma and you will be seeing a couple of guest blogs from her on here, so here is your chance to meet the lady behind the posts..... Olivia Fulton - Who am I? 31, Female and from Edinburgh, Scotland. She is single with no children or pets. What I have..... I ...

“You are not alone” – Meet Lynn Gardner

Lynn Gardner - Who am I??? 38 (although I feel a lot older) Female London (UK) although I do travel a lot with work I am single with no children or pets. Although I am often found snuggling other peoples. What I have..... I was diagnosed with Asthma as a child, which was always difficult ...

“A Mask of Gold hides all deformities” – Thomas Dekker

Before you ask not a quote from the "Heroes" star or the road cycilist, but the  English Elizabethan dramatist , but still stands very true in many walks of life.  This time though I am going to blog about something that I have been asked to, my masks. Now please excuse the (un)glamorous no-makeup look, but ...

Oh times are changing……

As some of you know... I do have a life outside of the blog.  In fact I work full time, whilst battling for my life on a daily basis. Because of this I will be adding a couple more bloggers to this site to blog regularly, along with regular guest blogs... (if you are interested ...

Doesn’t matter, you will never understand…..

*** Before I start this post, I want to start with a little disclaimer, this is one of the harder blog posts I have chosen to write. Why?  I don't want to upset anyone, offend them or even seem ungrateful, so please please read this to the end and know I mean it with love ...

I love to go a-wandering, Along the mountain track, And as I go, I love to sing, My knapsack on my back……..

This weekend was a case of just what the Doctor ordered, its given me a complete fresh boost.  Since my Brittle Asthma decided to take over my life, I have become trapped in a bubble (and a damn big RUT). Like many people that live with something that has flare ups or hard periods our ...

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