Welcome to the Free From Farmhouse!
Our home is full of fun, laughter, a Labrador and two allergic children. We are a travel loving, country dwelling family – you will usually find us covered in flour or mud! We share our lives – the adventures, the struggles and the strategies – to help others survive and thrive as a food allergy family.
My book ‘Living With Allergies: Practical Tips For All The Family’ is endorsed by Allergy UK and is being published by Pen & Sword on 30 March 2019.
It all started when our son J was born. He was an unhappy baby. He cried, he didn’t sleep and by 10 weeks old he was covered in severe eczema and losing weight. He was eventually diagnosed with multiple allergies and our journey began. After he had an anaphylactic reaction to milk at 15 months old, I set up this blog.
A few years later, Miss A was born and we were hoping she wouldn’t follow the same pattern. Unfortunately she did and we have now have two allergic adventurers to keep safe and bake egg free cake for!
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I am a former national features journalist and have written for The Times, The Guardian and The Independent. After J had an anaphylactic reaction, I started writing about our experiences here to try and understand allergies more. I searched for a practical guide with all the information I wanted in one place but I couldn’t find one – so I decided to write it instead!
I regularly speak about allergies at The Allergy & Free From Show and am a judge on The Free From Food Awards and the Allergy UK Hero Awards.
I also run AllergyTravels, the first global review and information site to help people with allergies travel more safely and confidently.
I love to travel and have visited 51 countries across 6 continents. I have worked on cruise ships, lived in New York, volunteered in Peru and even been on a reality TV show!
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About J & Miss A
J is a gorgeous, cheeky 5 year old who loves lego, firemen and splashing in puddles.
He is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, egg, sesame, garlic, dog and pollen. He also suffers from bad asthma. He has thankfully grown out of his allergies to milk and cod.
Miss A is a bright and beautiful 3 year old. She loves dancing, animals and Frozen. She is allergic to milk, egg, sesame, chilli, dog and cat.
Recipes: All our recipes are free from milk, egg, tree nuts, peanuts, sesame and garlic. They use readily available ingredients that you can find in your local supermarket and are made with family life in mind.
Allergy advice:I am always happy to help anyone who is looking for advice, support or guidance. I am not a medical expert though and can only share our personal experiences of allergies.