The Art of Not Being Subtle (at all)

Gem Turner wearing purple floral dress holding blue china mug and plate

Last week I was in a shopping centre with no makeup on – feeling a bit conscious, and if I’m honest – a bit hungover. Birthday week and all that. I was about to head to another birthday party and was definitely not looking my best. I wanted to put my make up on, but […]

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Google Home: What can it actually do?

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The opportunities we have with technology now and what is available to do at the touch of a screen is amazing. But it’s recently stepped up a gear, now we can just use our voice… baffling. So I thought I’d use this post to talk about the top things Google Home and Mini actually do […]

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Building Confidence as a Young Disabled Woman

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At the time of publishing this, it’s Rare Disease Day. This is a chance to talk about not just the rare conditions we have, but also aspects of our lives with having these conditions. In the past I talked about accessing treatment for common illnesses. This year I want to talk about confidence. When you’re […]

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“Is there not a job for you closer to home?”

Commuting to work. Something that a lot of people grumble about. Trains delayed weather cold and not enough time in the morning. For me, I book my taxi either the night before or in the morning. I’m grateful that it gets me there from door to door. It takes about 40-60 minutes each way depending […]

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Are we ready to live in a “cashless” society?

Funny question isn’t it? I think most of us reading this would say “yes, I haven’t used cash in ages!” Or “contactless is just so easy now!”. Recently I worked with Which? Who asked me this very question and I realised I don’t think we’re quite ready to be cashless yet… and here’s why… I […]

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Answering Common Assumptions

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As we all know by now, I love to have a good chuckle about the things that people say to me. There’s this thing going round the blogging world at the moment where bloggers answer assumptions people send in about them. I thought this week I’d do this with a difference and talk about the […]

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Surviving Winter as an Achey Extrovert

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Those who know me in person know I am a #extrovert. I love people, chatting and generally having a good time. In the summer I’m on 99.9% energy (on my good, non-broken bone days), making plans and generally living my best life. However, at this time of year, I feel like a little hedgehog that […]

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Make Up f’beginners | Top Base Products and Tips

Ok, so apart from banging on about disability (which I’m not playing down I obvs love it). I also dabble in testing out make up and learning how to use it. It makes me feel good and is part of my daily routine that is one of my favourites. One thing when I’m out is […]

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Ello 2019: Cheers t’year

Happy bloomin’ New Year everyone. I’ve been pondering what to say in this post for way too long… so let’s just not over think it shall we? I suppose I just want to acknowledge that it’s a New Year and I’m excited to see what is to come. In my yearly post this time last […]

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Don’t feel sorry for me – I don’t want to look like everyone else

Gemma wearing orange outfit

When I meet people, especially people older than me, even at a glance, they feel sorry for me. I can tell. I get the sympathetic look, bow of the head or worst still – a pat on the head. People think I’m sad, I’ve got a hard life and it must be so difficult being […]

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