EDS UK AWARENESS MONTH – design the ribbon

As always, a prize will be sent to each entrant, and the winner will have a chance of winning up to £100!

Send your designs to: katiefant1@gmail.com

All entries and winners announced on the 21st May!


Just a short post to let you all know that after yet another bout of Sepsis starting in my long IV line, I decided that enough was enough.

I was too close to losing my life so many times, that under medical monitoring in hospital, I went ‘cold turkey’ and have detoxed completely from the Cyclizine, and am pleased that it’s something of the past!

If was far from easy and I’m still a long way from being fully recovered. The multiple sepsis alone set me back months, but the detox on top of that knocked me back even further – especially as I wasn’t able to have any visitors whilst going through the process.

However, looking back I think that blocking off communication was something that really helped me. It was the longest (and most worrying) week for all of my family, but I had a few short phone calls with my carers on the ward phone which was more of a support than you can imagine. In particular: Helen, Clara, & Angelika, thank you. I couldn’t have done it without you.

Thank you to everyone who left me a message, comment or sent me some post. Going home to the lovely surprises I did was just overwhelming and made me realise how lucky I am to have the people behind me that I do.

As I say, I’m far from recovery yet – I still haven’t been able to sit up without fainting/seizing, but it’ll be worth it in the future – to actually have a future! Hopefully – by the time lockdown ends – the benefits will really show, and Cyclizine won’t even cross my mind anymore.

I’m finding that writing and sending post is really helpful, as well as it being lovely to receive, so please comment below and I’ll be in contact for your address!

Thank you again – you know who you are. And if anyone from 8a West sees this post…thank you. Claire, Gemma, and everyone else; you made the biggest difference in particular.

Love Katie xxx


Bravery Bottles – SECRET ROCKS’

Running out of ideas of things to do in quarantine with (or without!) children?

How about you decorate stones/rocks, make sure that somewhere, you’ve written ‘BB rocks’ and the following URL:


And hide them outside in public. Any that are found and logged (using the link above) will earn both the hider and the finder a prize, and a chance to get in contact too!

Click the link to log:

  • Stones you’ve decorated (and will be hiding)
  • Stones you’ve found 

…and you will be sent a prize!


Below is this year’s annual Easter competition.

The idea is to fill in all of the quiz sheet (or as much as you can of it), and then submit it. In order to raise money for the project, submitting the quiz will cost £2.

The competition is open to anybody, and will close in 2 weeks time (on the 14th April) to ensure I have time to post prizes to that those who have won.

The competition pages, as you can see, are below.


  • Easter-dressed ‘Build-a-bear’
  • Hand-delivered flowers
  • Large Lindtt Easter Egg.
  • Large bag of ‘Spring mix’ sweets.
  • Iridescent rabbit phone case
  • Hanging painted egg decoration
  • Large Lindtt gold bunny
  • Medium Lindtt gold bunny
  • Strip of 5 mini Lindtt bunnies/chicks
  • Rabbit-shaped box of small chocolate eggs
  • White ceramic rabbit
  • Novelty chick bucket with large plastic chocolate-filled egg

All submissions that are 100% correct will automatically win a prize.

• If there are more fully correct quiz submissions than there are prizes, names will be picked out of a hat (or Easter Bonnet!).

• If there are still prizes leftover after all fully correct quizzes have been submitted, the prizes will be allocated by highest score to lowest score.

Once filling it in, you can submit the quiz pages by:

1. Photographing/scannning/completing it digitally (or any other way you wish), then

2. either email it to braverybottles@hotmail.com, send it via a messaging service (Facebook messenger, for example) or by sending a hard copy in the post (address is on the ‘contact me/other’ page).

3. You will receive an invoice shortly after, and your submission will be official once this has been paid.

Thank you everyone for taking part.

Happy Easter to you all, and good luck! 🐣 🍀


🎅🏼”Merry Christmas to you all!”🎅🏼

Below are just a few photos of the lovely few days I’ve had celebrating Christmas.

I think I’ll sleep for the next week, but being the first Christmas at home (as opposed to hospital), it’s been so worth it.

Thank you to everyone who sent me cards & gifts..I’ve been well and truly spoilt.

I hope everyone has enjoyed the festive period as much as I have🎅🏼❤️