About

Photo by Thomas Kavanagh 2016

Hello

I am Rebecca and Poppybead is my online and business identity name.  The name “Poppybead” evolved from a photo. The photo was taken in the middle of inner city Birmingham and I didn’t realise I had captured a bee feeding on the pollen.  I love poppies and this just emcompassed what Poppybead is all about, capturing the unique beauty within.

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I enjoy making things through mixed media and sometimes sell some of my beaded jewellery, cufflinks and crochet brooches.

Taking photos has become part of my online presence and I have been enjoying the opportunity to capture people, places and products.

In 2011 I decided to follow a gluten free diet. I don’t have coeliac disease but did find out through an exclusion diet wheat and gluten didn’t agree with me. When I ate certain things like gravy I would be running to the toilet.  After being diagnosed with endometriosis and fibroids I discovered being wheat and gluten free helped level out some of my pain and cramps.

I have decided to bring together all the gluten free food options I find in one place as I use many different social media platforms.

I am not trying to re-invent the wheel and many people have already come across some of the same gluten free diet alternatives or options. So I hope you can gain some new options for your diet and places to eat, as well as learn about this Londoner who lives in the West Midlands.

My energy levels fluctuate and so sometimes I struggle to complete my blog entries, do check back every so often for new stuff.

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