My Captured Moment: My Happy Place


I always thought that people who went on holiday whilst off work sick were swinging the lead. But now that I have actually been off sick (I went back to work on Friday) I can see why it is a good thing and why anyone that is able should do it.

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A Toddler’s Review of The Baby Born 2-in-1 Carrier and Sleeping Bag


Little Miss Vista has a little ‘My First Baby Born’ dolly known as ‘Baby’. Little Miss loves her like no other toy. If you ask when going on a journey:

“Which toy would you like to bring”?

It is almost invariable Baby.

A Toddler's Review of The Baby Born 2-in-1 Carrier and Sleeping Bag written by katie haydock for life on vista street

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Trespass Paw Paw Panda Review


I’ve said it before, many times, I love a bright colour when teamed with monochrome. So when I’m styling up Little Miss Vista why should I think any different? This is just one of the reasons we love the PawPaw Panda Bag from Tespass.

Trespass Paw Paw Panda Review

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Gallbladder Removal – Ending The Agony


**This blog post (Gallbladder Removal – Ending The Agony) contains images of my post baby, post gallbladder-ectomy (a new term I’m trying out) belly – YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!**

You should know that I am in no way a medical processional – so if you’ve found my blog looking for answers about what might happen when you have your gallbladder removed from someone who has recently had theirs removed YOU HAVE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE!

However, if you are looking for sound medical advice you should always consult your doctor.

I am now three weeks post op – rewind to three weeks and three days ago I was sat up in bed desperately googling anything to do with gallbladder surgery and what would happen from someone who wasn’t a medical centre website. I found nothing.

I wanted answers to my questions such as: Would it hurt? What would my scarring me like? What do I need to take to the hospital with me? What are the chances of things going wrong? You can read more about my pre-op anxiety here. At that moment in time I vowed to myself that once I was feeling better I would write all about what I went through.

So, answers to my own questions: 

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Gallbladder Removal – Pre-Op Anxiety


Two weeks ago I went into hospital to have a procedure that I have been waiting for since November 2015. I started this series by telling you all about my journey to a diagnosis. 

After I was diagnosed as having gallstones, I was relieved that there was treatment available but frustrated that the treatment wasn’t immediate. I’d have to continue living with gallstones until my surgery could be arranged on the NHS but at least the end of the tunnel was in sight. Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy is the term used for the operation that I had – gallbladder removal using key hole surgery.

Gallbladder Removal - Pre-Op Anxiety written by katie haydock for life on vista street blog

The day before I went into hospital I went to work as normal… And immediately regretted it. Read more