Just let go. Auto-belaying at Reading Climbing Centre

It’s no secret that Ed and I have been hooked on bouldering since the day we met. So it may come as a surprise that it took me this long (9 months) to try my first auto-belay and become hooked on the idea of big wall climbing. Bouldering was easy. Not in the technical sense of the word, but in…

Let me introduce you to bouldering

One of the reasons I have been so absent from my blog is my new addiction to bouldering. My addiction began in January as one of my personal new years resolutions was to get out more and to meet some new people and so I enrolled in an Introduction to Bouldering session at Boulder Brighton.  Bouldering is essentially rock climbing…

Choose Sleep

Those close to me know how important sleep is to my happiness and wellbeing. Sleep is not laziness, it is vital for quality of life. Over the years I’ve learnt that my optimum amount of sleep is between 8 to 10 hours, I used to think that this was well above average but have learnt through my participation in this…

How to embrace being an introvert

Introvert – ‘A shy, reticent person’. Oh, how that definition is flawed. We’ve been taught that the introverted/extroverted scale is very much one or the other, black or white, with ambiverts lying dead centre in the middle. When, in fact, we can embody traits from both ends of this spectrum and display them in different ways depending on our personal makeup.…

Perspective.

You may have noticed that my blog has been lacking some of its usual emotion recently. I’ve been writing posts but finding myself somewhat distanced for them, writing for the sake of writing, not feeling the words I’ve been putting out. The truth is that I  have been finding it hard to write raw content filled with honesty and emotion…

My top tips for contact lens wearers

The day I got my first pair of glasses was magical. Although I desperately don’t want to reference Twilight here the book does describe the feeling of new sight so well when Bella first transitions to becoming a vampire and sees so clearly for the first time (Watch it here, skip to 3 minutes in). That’s how it felt to…

Fitness on demand with ESquared – a review

I’ve only ever held a gym membership once in my life, an expensive twin membership with my mum to our local health club. We went religiously for about two months but eventually, our commitment dwindled until finally the direct debit was the only part of us still going. It turns out that my own experience is reflected throughout the UK…