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REVIEW: Hill's Pet Nutrition for Dogs*

*This post is kindly sponsored by Hill's Pet Nutrition*


Aside from family and friends of course, one thing I miss very much when I'm at Uni is spending time with my favourite furball, Alfie. He plays a huge part in our family now and is always (well, most of the time...) happy to see me when I come back. So I've been really lucky to team up with Hill's Pet Nutrition to give Alfie the treat he deserves! We were kindly sent a 3kg bag of the following (watch out, it's a mouthful!): Hill's Science Plan Canine Mature Adult 7+ Active Longevity Medium with Chicken.

Life Update! Where Have I Been?

Hello all - it's been a little while since I last posted! Not for any particular reason; I've just been busy with other things and the blog has taken a little bit of a backseat for the last few months. So I thought I would just share a few things that I've been up to and what to look out for next!

My Current Eye Makeup Favourites

In terms of makeup, I'm much more of an eyes than a lips person. Lipstick, I can give or take. I only tend to wear it on a night out. But I rarely leave the house without mascara and love going all out with eyeshadow and a liquid eyeliner too. So I thought I'd share some of my current favourites and some new bits I've been trying out over the last month or so. 

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2019 - Supporting A Friend In Need

[Disclaimer: this post contains an item that was gifted]

I haven't spoken much about my PhD research on my blog, but it's such a big part of my life it seems wrong to leave it out. A lot of my blog is about things I love, things I'm passionate about, and I guess in a way this falls into one of my passions, or interests at least, as well.

My PhD research topic is very specific and often when I tell people about it, they look at me blankly. The research focus is on restrictive eating disorders in autistic women. We're looking at why the rates of anorexia and other restrictive eating disorders seem to be so high in autism (see Huke et al., 2013 for a review) and whether the causing and maintaining factors behind the eating disorder are different to that of a "neurotypical" (essentially, someone who is not on the autism spectrum) person with an eating disorder. 

Hopefully, this research will have practical implications in helping autistic women to access appropriate services and receive better treatment and care. It's something I've been interested in for a while now (I became aware of it about 6 years ago), and so to be doing a PhD on the topic is pretty cool (yeah, PhD's are cool okay). 

But for this blog post, I want to focus more on eating disorders in general. Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW) falls in February each year, with the aim to raise awareness and encourage support for eating disorders. Most people know what an eating disorder is on a superficial level, but there are a lot of myths and stereotypes around them, which organisations like Beat (the country's leading eating disorder charity) help to debunk. They have some great online resources if you want to know more: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/



Taste of Wales Afternoon Tea with Future Inns - *PLUS EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT CODE!*

Happy 2019 all!

I was recently invited to a lovely evening with Future Inns to try out their new afternoon teas with a handful of other bloggers. 

If you haven't heard of Future Inns before, they are a small Canadian chain of hotels, currently based in the UK in Cardiff Bay, Bristol and Plymouth and not only do they offer overnight stays with free parking and WiFi (priorities!) and easy access to the city centres, but they also have a fantastic restaurant that we were lucky enough to visit. They're currently pushing their Taste of Wales afternoon tea which is all made from scratch on site.