rich emollient used in the management of eczema, psoriasis and other dry skin conditions.


Very quick blog post today, I am just back from an amazing week’s holiday in Dorset (hence the radio silence) in a self-catering cottage, just me, my notepad, writing my novel and lots of books to read. I went on long country walks and did exactly what I wanted when I wanted and ate what I wanted. More on that to follow soon. I had a lovely time and didn’t want the week to end. It’s always great to get home to your own bed though and of course to polish your awards.
What Allergy voted 4th in Top 10 UK Health blogs
Did I mention that while I was away I got a tweet telling me that my blog, What allergy? has just been voted in the Cision UK’s Top 10 Health blogs in the UK. WOW!

And in at number 4 no less.

It was also the ONLY allergy blog in the list so would that imply it’s also the Best Allergy Blog in the UK? I can dream.

I am over the moon. If I could still do them I’d be doing cart wheels.
I wake up each morning, leap out of bed and do star jumps. I’m just so proud.

Woo Hoo! Wey Hey!

OK so the star jumps didn’t really happen but I am beaming from ear to ear.

Thank you all – without all of you this blog would be nothing. The comments and feedback are what make it all worthwhile. Oh and I guess the odd lovely award.

Cision, a global media intelligence provider, weekly produce top 10 rankings. They carefully monitor a selected topical blogosphere in the UK and apply their in-house methodology to identify and rank these blogs accordingly. They also publish weekly blog spotlights with their Media Updates, highlighting new or existing blogs of varying subjects.

Well obviously it’s my amazing writing skills that shone through but I would like to thank Cision for this award – I’m thrilled, and in particular Julie Hermans who put the Top 10 listing together. Clearly a woman who knows a good blog when she sees one.

Check out Cision’s Top 10 Health Blogs.

I hope to enter some other blog awards later this year so watch this space.



An allergy and health writer and freelance copywriter, Ruth is passionate about helping those with allergies and food intolerances take control, embrace their condition, and learn to live with and love who they are. It can be very lonely finding you have allergies and discovering what helps you can be a life long journey. What works for one person won't work for another, so after trying nearly every allergy treatment under the sun and finding hours of research necessary to keep abreast of what's going on, Ruth started writing her blog, What Allergy? in April 2009. Ruth has life threatening allergies herself to all nuts, all diary, tomatoes and celery and knows first-hand what it's like to have an anaphylactic attack. Voted in the Top 5 UK allergy blogs by Cision UK in 2011, What Allergy is packed full of interesting articles, hints and tips and product reviews which are a must read for anyone with allergies, food intolerances or sensitivities, asthma and eczema. From subjects such as "What is celery allergy?" to "Surviving a holiday abroad with allergies", it's packed with useful and interesting information. You can register free for a weekly newsletter by visiting her website and also keep in touch by following her on Facebook and Twitter.

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