The Hormone Diaries Part Five: My First Smear Test

I have finally hit that age that many women in the UK dread, where I was called up for my first smear test. Many women can be really anxious before their cervical screening, as it can be seen as an invasive and painful procedure that you always hear horror stories about. Well, today I’m here to be totally honest and open with you about my first smear test experience, and hopefully give you a little bit more information about why cervical screenings are so vitally important. 

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Abi Adventures: Go Ape Coventry

For those who haven’t heard of Go Ape before, it is a high adrenaline treetop experience that takes visitors up into the canopies to challenge their fears and overcome obstacles. They have over 30 locations across the UK, with Coventry being the latest to open. Go Ape Coventry is set within the 500-acre grounds of Coombe Abbey Country Park, making for some pretty stunning views around the 5 courses. This experience is suitable for all the family, as the courses vary in difficulty and fear factor. 

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Travel Diary: Cambridge, UK

Considering I have lived in the UK my entire life, I’ve not really taken city breaks or explored the country I call home very much. So this year, it was part of my 2019 goals to travel more within the UK and see some of the history and culture we have here, starting with Cambridge.

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Shopping As A Petite Woman: In Store Or Online?

From issues with the length of jeans, to getting tops to fit a small chest, being petite and slim might appear to be the ideal shape for fashion but in reality it can be a real challenge. Shopping in store vs online can make the world of difference to my shopping experience as a petite woman, with one being a lot less stressful than the other…

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The Hormone Diaries Part Four: Let’s Talk About Consent

Over the last year or two, we’ve been having plenty of public discussions around consent: from the revelations of the #MeToo movement, which have highlighted just how much work there is still to do, to campaigns pushing for better consent education as part of Sex Education at school, you’d expect most people to be more aware of the importance of consent in sexual interactions. However, recent cases at criminal trials and general discussions surrounding consent online and in the media shows that the topic is still misunderstood amongst young people and adults.

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