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…

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Reconnecting with my authentic self

Mental health awareness day seems like the perfect day to come clean about something that’s been bothering me for a while. I feel I’ve lost my authentic self.  Let me explain. Earlier this year my blog began getting the attention of a few brands and PR agencies who were willing to send me things in exchange for featuring them on…

My September Favourites

Back when blogging was new and there were only a handful of people creating content one of my favourite posts to read were always people’s monthly favourites. When you feel a connection with a persons personality and writing you develop a greater level of trust in what they are sharing with you. I’d always buy clothes based on online recommendations…

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…

A Japanese Twist – Yutaka BBQ Miso Chicken – A Recipe

I thought we’d seen the end of the Summer but the last few days have brought back the sunshine, and with it, the urge to get the BBQ out and have a couple of last sizzles. Even if the weather isn’t cooperating, this recipe can also be recreated using a griddle pan to get those nice seared lines or can…

Skiing in Kitzbuhel – What I’d do differently

Despite snow holding a magical place in my heart, I’ve only ever been skiing once in my life – to Kitzbuhel, Austria in February of 2005. Looking back on the holiday now I can see so much to laugh about, things that at the time were not so enjoyable. One memory that’s impossible to erase is that of the ski…