Health and Fitness
In the interests of health writing Patricia has been frozen to -125° C with Frank Bruno, explored the intricacies of the human brain and even (sigh) forced herself to stay in a luxury spa.
Patricia has a particular passion for sport - especially rowing - and writes a rowing blog, Girl on the River, which was shortlisted in three categories in the Wales Blog Awards.
She is also knowledgeable about M.E. / C.F.S., having suffered from chronic fatigue for many years. She is now, happily, fully recovered.
The clocks have gone back an hour, the temperatures are dropping. What's there to like? Patricia Carswell ask five rowers about winter rowing.
Self-regard is safe for women but unhealthy in men
In the long-running feud between Madonna and Elton John, one insult stands out as particularly pointed. Writing on Facebook a few weeks ago, John's friend David Furnish accused Madonna of "narcissism".
How a potato can improve blood supply
People with Raynaud's can find winter days very painful - but there are solutions other than turning the heating up.