Life, Love and Menopause

Tuesday 13 February 2024

The Blog Is 10 Years Old


The blog is officially ten years old!! 

I want to thank everyone for all their support over the years.  It really does mean a lot to me.

This year I plan on posting a lot more than I have, so stay tune.


Sunday 8 October 2023

Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)

My friend Teresa has shared her story with me and has asked me to share it with everyone here. Please remember to be kind when leaving a comment. Help us to raise awareness by sharing this post on your social media pages  Thank you.  **Trigger warning - Some may find this hard to read**

Tuesday 3 October 2023

Petitioning The Scottish Parliament


As you may know, I had to go private to get my perimenopause diagnosis and access HRT.  Trying to get my GP to listen was impossible. I was told I was too young but if I was 45 I would be given HRT without question (how does that make sense) Then I was told I would need a blood test to check hormone levels.  This is when things got really ridiculous.

Sunday 24 September 2023

Beating Anxiety One Step At A Time


I have been very open and honest about my battle with agoraphobia and anxiety. The last couple of years have been bad but this last year has been the worst, I have missed major family events and have let a lot of people down. Yes I know it is not my fault but it annoys me that I didn't fight harder to be there, This year I have made changes and they are slowly starting to work.

Saturday 23 September 2023

Studying With The Open University


I always felt like I had been missing out on something.  I had been to college and studied Travel and Tourism for 3 years, graduating with a HND in 2001. Returned to college in 2008 to study Access to Social Sciences but something still didn't sit right with me.  Fast forward to 2015, I signed up to The Open University.

Friday 22 September 2023

Self Care


Looking after yourself is something we all need to do.  Finding the time can be hard but I have found that little things that can easily be slipped into your daily routine can go towards self care.  I am going to break down my go to self care routine that are helpful for everyone.

Monday 18 September 2023



One day you are happily going about your business as normal and then all of a sudden you feel this rush of heat radiate throughout your body. You wonder if you are coming down with something but as quick as it came, the strange warmth has calmed down and everything is ok again.  Have you considered it could be the start of perimenopause?