• September 18, 2020
    Working from home was becoming more common before the Covid-19 outbreak, but millions more are …
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  • August 5, 2020
    Over the last twelve months, I've learned a lot about writing for a living, and …
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  • May 9, 2020
    When it comes to stress baking, I like to stick to easy recipes, things that …
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  • May 8, 2020
    There's a reason why so many of us like to surround ourselves with quotes - …
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  • 2018 in review

    Just over one year to the day I sat at this same laptop and wrote down my first set of New Year’s resolutions. I’d made resolutions in the past but they’d always been sort of muttered to myself and as a result, they quickly evaporated into the wind. In 2018 I made myself accountable and not only wrote my resolutions…

    The power of hard work – For mind, body and soul

    It’s 6 pm on a Thursday night, my phone buzzes and I open a text from my mum – she’s asking if I want to come home at the weekend to help move the hay in for winter, clear the muck heap and have a big tidy-up bonfire. To some people that may seem like a lot of hard work…

    Simple and easy 3 ingredient face mask – in collaboration with Seatox

    My skincare routine is very simple. I have very sensitive skin; perfumed products, drug-store face masks and complicated chemical ingredients leave my skin flakey, irritated and unhappy. I like to use minimal products and keep them as pure, natural and nourishing as possible in order to avoid flare-ups and to maintain a clear complexion. Those cute looking fruity facemasks that you…

    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…