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.…

The Shepherd & Dog, Fulking – A Review

No-one quite masters the art of the country pub like the British. I’m a huge fan of the Great British Country Pub, with their historic architecture, sprawling beer-gardens and central community feel. A pub is a place to meet, eat, drink, and enjoy. With the cost of eating and drinking out increasing the very best pubs are those that can…

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…

Renting in London – budgets, money and more…

Growing up I always assumed that adulthood entailed getting a job and buying a big house. It turns out that only part of that was right. I most definitely had to get a job but buying a big house was far from reality. Instead, I found myself spending hours on Right Move looking at overpriced, run down flats in London…

Things to remember when you decide to get a dog

Dogs are quite simply gods gift on this earth and I think everyone can be made a better person by owning one. But there are a few things to consider before you get a dog. The little things people often neglect. Dogs are a commitment, a lifelong commitment that can last 15 years or even more and there’s a lot…

How to make your bedroom your own when renting

There are many positives to renting your home, but also a fair few negatives. One of which is the inability to put your own stamp on a place without violating your tenancy agreement and risking losing your hefty deposit. How is one supposed to create their perfect peaceful summer bedroom without making any alterations to the walls, carpets and in…