Cold but Beautiful: Remembering Christmas in Belgium

A few years ago my husband and I spent 10 days driving through Belgium over the Christmas holidays. We drove from London to Dover where we took the ferry to Dunkirk, and then journeyed through Ostend, Damme, Bruges, Antwerp, Mechelen, Brussels and Ypres. The weather was cold and windy which almost dampened our spirits, however […]

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5 Years Recovering from a Broken Back

It has been almost five years since I shattered my L1 bone. You can read the original story about my broken back here, from back in 2011 when I fell more than two stories from the roof of a building. In hospital just days after the fall, the surgeon and spinal specialist Dr Arun Ranganathan asked me to make […]

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The Story of How I Broke My Back

More than 70% of you who read this article will have already experienced acute back pain at some point in your lives. The main causes of back pain can be sitting at a desk for prolonged periods of time, poor posture, grinding your teeth, lack of exercise and poor choice of shoes. Back pain is […]

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