A: Trick question.
B-eat, the UK’s leading Eating Disorder charity has revealed recent research has shown that 72% of those asked to name an Eating Disorder said Anorexia, over half thought that they would be able to spot someone with an Eating Disorder and that was down to the popular, though false belief that such a [...]
I’m not Catherine, I’m Ilona.
Catherine is my middle name. I decided to use it as a pseudonym for this blog when I was about to begin writing about my time in an Eating Disorder Unit. I didn’t really think it through but it was suggested by the then Editor as a means of keeping [...]
David Cameron. I hate to admit that I actually, finally agree with him on something.
Yesterday, he expressed disgust at the Supreme Court’s ruling that it was a breach of offenders’ human rights to be put on the sex offenders register for life, describing the decision as “flying in the face of common sense.”
We’re being [...]
By the end of next week, I promise you will be sick of hearing, seeing and reading me. For that, I apologise.
The reason is that it’s Eating Disorder Awareness Week, and as a B-eat Young Ambassador and well, just being me, I will, as I did last year, be doing everything I can to [...]
The body of a young man found in the River Irwell in Salford was today confirmed to be that of the missing Nathan Tomlinson.
Nathan went missing on the same day as Joanna Yeates.
Until yesterday, his family and friends had no idea of his whereabouts or what may have happened to him and desperately reached [...]
I took this photograph in 2007. I was frustrated with having been controlled by the scale for 10 years.
I came across this photograph tonight and realised just how many years have slipped by with meaningless numbers still having such a grip on me.
It makes me feel sad mainly. Ashamed too. Hypocritical. Weak.
I wish I could [...]
Quintessentially English in style and sound, the simplistic sound of Penguin Café both impressed and reassured an affectionate audience in Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall.
Arthur Jeffes and his dandy companions add a touch of exuberance to traditional folk music whilst capturing the authenticity of the original works of the late Simon Jeffes, who formed the Penguin Café [...]
Would you rather swim in a pool powered by the crematorium next door or not swim at all?
In the last 24 hours, councils in Redditch and Manchester have announced controversial, yet very different plans to cut back on spending. Slashing budgets was always going to be inevitable, but communities are crumpling their noses dissapprovingly [...]
We’re a nation of binge-drinking, foul mouthed, lazy-arsed chavs who spend your money on widescreen televisions, booze, fags and McDonalds. We are also very good at producing offspring long before we are supposed to. What do we do to stop the breeding? A magic pill.
The morning-after pill. To some, it’s a saviour, to others, [...]
Sad news again this morning. Marie Caro, the mother of French model and anti-anorexia campaigner Isabelle Caro who lost her fight with Anorexia late last year, has committed suicide.
Trust the Daily Mail to go with the headline: “”Guilty” mother of dead anorexic model commits suicide.” Marie was overcome with guilt after the death of her [...]
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