It’s a well known fact in the derby community that the sport can pretty quickly take over your life. You have practice several times a week, social events, bouts and then many of us choose to take on extra admin duties for the league too. I got to the stage recently where I felt like I was putting so much time into derby I was letting the rest of my life down – my job, my family, my non-derby¬†friends (yes, they do exist!).

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I just want to take a moment to share with you all a new campaign I launched this week. Every Body’s Beautiful is a project to produce a body positive calendar for 2015. I’ll be working with some amazing photographers to get 12 inspiring images of women who feel happy and confident in their own skin.

To make this happen I need your help. There is an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to raise the vital funds needed to get the shots and produce the calendar so please take a look and get involved if you can.

Of course I don’t just want to take your money and you get nothing in return, that would be rude! As with most crowdfunding projects you can choose from a selection of perks depending on how much you’d like to donate. You can even buy your way into the calendar if you like!

The final calendar will be sold online with 25% of the profits being donated to charity and the rest going towards future projects.

So please, please share this with your friends, blog about it and contribute some cash if you can. If you want to get involved at all get in contact.


Today was roller derby day for me (YAY!) and I was super excited to go because it had been a while. Our session was a bit earlier than usual this week because our men’s team The Smacksons had there first ever bout. They won by the way. BOOM!

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Uniform Dating is launching a new app today which will feature recipes from Michelin Star chef Michael Caines. Along with a number of other bloggers I was asked to develop a recipe to go on the app too! In a survey carried out by Uniform Dating it was found that the number one food choice for nurses is a salad¬†and so, being true to my profession, that’s what I’m going to contribute.

Michael Caines

Michael Caines

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Now it’s getting toward summer people are looking for ways to lose weight and get that ‘bikini body’. Obviously all you need to do is put on a bikini, but a lot of us want to shift a bit of the winter blubber before strutting our stuff on the beach anyway. Diet is a big part of getting into shape, huge, and I’ll cover that in another post.


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Do you want to look awesome? I thought so! You might not know this but I recently started selling some of my artwork on the independent design marketplace Red Bubble. To celebrate the launch of this latest venture I’m giving away a free unisex tank top to one lucky reader!

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After being whisked away to Edinburgh for my birthday, I’ve been interested in all things Scottish. When I was introduced to Made from Scotland, I knew I needed to create a wishlist of some of the most beautiful items on the site. All of these are made by highly talented Scottish designers. Read the rest of this entry »

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I’ve always been under the impression that as time moves on, so will society. Racism, sexism, homophobia and all those other horrid prejudices will become less and less prevalent until finally we will live in a society which accepts everyone for who they are.

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As you all know I got a new job just before Christmas. I work in a hospital as a Healthcare Assistant, which obviously means I have to comply with a strict uniform code. This includes not wearing a wedding ring with stones in. It was with great sadness I removed my wedding ring with its seven little diamonds on that first day. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mothers Day

As you all know, I am a Mum. Usually this comes with a whole load of down sides (like nits) but Sunday is Mothers Day – woohoo!

I’m sure my lovely daughter has something super special planned for me. Breakfast in bed perhaps, maybe a handmade card and a bunch of flowers. She might even tidy her room! Read the rest of this entry »

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