Health, The Corona Diaries

Why People Behaving Like Idiots Makes Coronavirus Seem Worse

Unless you’re living under a rock (and even then you’ve probably got the memo!), you’ll know that we are living in the midst of the Covid-19 virus outbreak, more commonly known as the coronavirus. At present there’s no cure for it, and I believe that a vaccination is, at the very least, more than a… Continue reading Why People Behaving Like Idiots Makes Coronavirus Seem Worse

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Why Is It Called A Vegan Sausage Roll When It’s Not Sausage?

The start of the new year has once again brought Veganuary - the initiative to raise awareness of veganism and its benefits by encouraging people to go vegan for the month of January. Like last year, (post here) I'm doing my own version - Veggie January, as I'm not quite ready to give up mayo… Continue reading Why Is It Called A Vegan Sausage Roll When It’s Not Sausage?

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Why are we so afraid of the smear?

Recently I've had my 2nd routine cervical screening test, more widely known as the 'smear'. The word alone sounds disgusting. Its connotations are dirty and uninviting, and it's awkward and uncomfortable to even think of it. Why would anybody want to put themselves through the embarrassment, discomfort and oh-so-traumatic experience of having some random person… Continue reading Why are we so afraid of the smear?