Christine Fieldhouse

Journalism

I've been a journalist for more than 30 years and I love my job - I love chatting to people and hearing about their lives and I love writing.

I freelance for national newspapers such as the Daily Mail, Sunday Express magazine S, Daily Express, the Mail on Sunday and the Daily Telegraph, and international papers such as The Gulf News in Dubai, covering health, parenting, dieting and relationships. I also write human interest features for magazines.

Over the years my work has appeared in Essentials, Woman, Woman's Own, Best, Bella, The Mirror, The People, That's Life, Pick Me Up, Yours and Love It. I've been acting Parenting Editor for the Sunday Express and a columnist for Running Free.

No two days are the same in my job and I love that. I can be at a workshop learning how to stop myself eating chocolate or how to say no one day, then doing the most harrowing heartbreaking interview the next.

Like many people, I love a story with happy ending, whether it's a donated liver that got baby Tiffany Lothian back to health, or a new defibrillator that saved teenager Rahul Patel's life, or an amazing new medical technique developed at St George's, University of London, that enabled Steven Dowd to walk again after being paralysed from the neck down in a cycling accident.

I enjoy interviewing celebs about their health - famous (ex) wife Meg Mathews chatted about how meditation helped her cope with her lovely mum's death, Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle called for people to join the organ donation register, actress Gwen Taylor praised the benefits of walking and tennis star Martina Hingis spoke very highly of chocolate in her quest for relaxation!

I also write a lot about self-help and go off and sample workshops and courses so I can get a first hand experience of what practitioners are offering. I'm a work in progress - not sorted yet!

Finally, I get to do some travel writing which means reviewing hotels and sampling holidays - a dream job for any travel-loving Sagittarian, and our most recent trip was in summer 2016 to the Greek mainland. We toured round the Peloponnese, where we stayed at some gorgeous hotels, including the stylish Kinsterna in Monemvasia, the elegant Villa Vager in Levidi, the eco chic Eumelia near Gouves, and the majestic Rex Hotel in Kalamata.

I am always looking for strong health stories or examples of new medical treatments or techniques, so if you know of any, please get in touch.

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