About The Girl & FAQ

My name is Alisha-Valerie. I'm a twenty-eight year old, blue eyed, brown haired 5"1, Liverpool cruelty-free blogger.
I've been blogging since 2002 and have had various blogs on GirLand, Freewebs, Webs and Tumblr. 
I love the smell of coffee in the morning, and waking up to the sun shining on my face. 
I'm the type of girl who walks into chairs and apologises. 
I have friends for life. Distance doesn't and never will change that. 
I've suffered from RA since I was six years old, UC since I was fourteen years old and osteoporosis since I was nineteen years old. My body may suffer sometimes but it doesn't change the person I am.

Things I love: My husband. My puppy Daisy. My wheelchair. Hugs. Makeup. Hot chocolate. Sleeping in my underwear. Family and friends. Vegan BBQs and garden parties. Animals. Batman. Gigs. Sunshine. Online shopping. Old man's pubs. Movie nights in. Tumblr. Shabby Chic. Painted nails. Cute tees. Waking up to unread text messages. DC Comics. Poems. Pamper days. My ipod. Shorts and hoodies on summers nights. The colour pink. Cooking and baking. The smell of coffee in the morning. Long car rides. The ocean. Horror movies. Reading. Webcam chats. Chinese Food. The old MySpace. Listening to music. Dancing. Concerts. Backstage Passes. Guest list. Five-star hotels. Chocolate milkshake. Everton FC. Front row tickets. Paris. Private parties. Travelling. Teddies. Arcades. Randomness. Naps. Laughing. Constantine. 2am chats. Going to dinner. Odd jewellery. Bags. Hair straighteners. Eyeliner. Hearing new albums. Sonic the Hedgehog. Dreaming. Theme Parks. The 'x' at the bottom of a message.

Things I hate: Brands who test on animals. Cheats. Liars. Users. Heartbreakers. Jealousy. Arrogant people. Silly little boys who mess with girls heads. Two facedness. Greasy hair. Grey hair. Spots. Being cold. Wind. Traffic. Silly people walking in front of you on the road. Computer switching off. Ugly photos. Being hungry. Being unwell. Time of the month. Being ignored. Rejection. Public transport. Hypocrites. Tiredness. When plans go wrong. People who let me down. Animal cruelty. Elderly cruelty.

About The Girl

Are you single/taken? When did you get married? Where did you get married?
I am very happily married to my gorgeous husband Phil. We got married on Friday 12th December 2014.

What exactly is RA/UC? How long have you had them? What treatment are you on? 
RA stands for Rheumatoid Arthritis, and UC stands for Ulcerative Colitis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a life-long autoimmune disorder that primarily affects joints and bones, I've suffered from RA since I was 6 years old and I got it due to the MMR (MR) vaccine. Ulcerative colitis is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation and ulcers in the colon and gut. I've suffered from UC since I was 8 years old and was finally diagnosed when I was 14 years old. I also suffer from osteoporosis and anemia. For treatment questions please contact me privately.

About The Blog

Why did you move your blog from tumblr to blogspot?
There were a couple of reasons, but mainly because the company that was sponsoring my blog at the time asked me to move over to blogspot as it was easier for them.

Where did you get your header? 
I made my header myself.

What do you use to schedule your tweets? 
I use Hootesuit.com.

When did you start blogging? 
I started blogging when I was 11 years old. My first ever blog was on Freewebs.com.

What do you use to take your pictures? 
I honestly just use my mobile phone camera. I have a Samsung Galaxy Alpha.

What do you use to edit your photos?
I use Instagram a lot of the time as it's just quicker. But PicMonkey.com and BeFunky.Com are also good.

Do you go to Bloggers events? 
I do. It's a great way of meeting new bloggers and talking about new things. If you are a blogger I would recommend going to these to you as they are great fun.

Where can I contact you? 
For brands and PR please email me at avbaby@live.co.uk. If you prefer something a little more informal or you are a reader or fellow blogger check out my contact page.

Anything else you would like to know, feel free to contact me with any other information you would like to know. x