A Tale of Two Babies (A Birth Story)

A Tale of Two Babies (A Birth Story)

I didn’t consider or plan a natural birth (it was both my choice and was recommended). So when my waters broke on the way to the bathroom on the morning of Sunday 25th July, I was freaking out. I was 34 weeks and 6 days pregnant with the twins and had my c-section date confirmed [...]

Types of Twins and TTTS

Types of Twins and TTTS

We were warned from the very beginning that a twin pregnancy would get a lot more attention. More scans, midwife appointments, obstetrician appointments and more questions from people (are they identical, do twins run in your family, was it through IVF, would you prefer boys or girls, was it planned). So naturally I had to [...]

“Pass me the kale and gravy” – First Trimester

“Pass me the kale and gravy” – First Trimester

It felt like I spent most of my first trimester harbouring this secret that felt like it lasted 112 weeks not 12 weeks, especially as we decided to keep the pregnancy to ourselves as much as possible after we found out at around 5 weeks. We only told our parents and some of our closet [...]

Starting 2020 Seeing Double

Starting 2020 Seeing Double

Have you ever had one of those life changing moments that come out of no where? It happened to me the morning of NYE 2019 when I was lazying on the sofa watching Tipping Point googling cocktail recipes when a sudden thought randomly popped into my head...... when am I due on my period? A [...]

Discovering Albania: the Mediterranean’s best kept secret

Discovering Albania: the Mediterranean’s best kept secret

Check out my article originally posted on Saga online magazine Discovering Albania: the Mediterranean's best kept secret Joanne Johnston / 17 November 2017 Discover the lesser-known cultural heritage, natural beauty and historical sites of the Mediterranean’s best kept secret, Albania. The beautiful beaches are just one of the reasons you should consider Albania for your [...]

Nearly 30 And Not Feeling Broody… But That’s Okay

Nearly 30 And Not Feeling Broody… But That’s Okay

As I switch between Facebook and Instagram I'm faced with announcements of pregnancies, safe arrivals of newborns and daily reminders of their cute faces filling my newsfeed. Don't get me wrong, I hit like at every one of those adorable faces I see. But that's where it ends. I don't feel broody, I don't start [...]

My Travels: Sarajevo and Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina

My Travels: Sarajevo and Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina

I was only young when in the early 90's, the dissolution of Yugoslavia began, resulting in various wars between the former republics. Political tensions had been brewing back in the 80's but were put to rest by President Tito (a highly respected figure in Yugoslavia history.) After Tito died in 1990 the tensions fired back [...]

Book Review: Night Owl by M. Pierce 

Book Review: Night Owl by M. Pierce 

★★★★ This is one of those love it or hate it books. For me, it was pretty much a love hate relationship form start to finish. The last book I read contained the subject of affairs and was surprised to find that this followed suit. It's about lying, cheating, degrading, humiliation and 'arseholery' (quoted from the [...]