How To Survive a Wobble

Change is great. It’s also difficult, and stressful and sometimes a bit painful. No matter how much we want to change our lives, implementing the change and keeping the wheels turning is hard. Well, at least I think so. People are lying if they insist that they never have a…

7 Reasons Why I Love Visiting Edinburgh

This time last week I was gathering my bits and bobs and packing for a few days in Edinburgh. This wasn’t my first trip to the historic city, in fact, it was my forth. It’s easy to think that after a few city breaks you can do everything that’s available to you,…

17 Stunning Coffee-Table Books to Give This Christmas

Books can feel like an unexciting, unoriginal gift to give for Christmas. The risk of someone already owning the book, the panic that they won’t love it as much as you do, or perhaps someone not being as big a reader as you thought all pass through our minds when…

Everything Is Better On A Sunday

Before I get into life updates, plans and other business, can we all just appreciate how wonderful the first Sunday in December feels? Sundays are ace anyway (yes, I do still think this even though I know work on Sundays), but Sundays in December!? Double up on the fluff, the glitter and the hot chocolate, please.…

A Note on the Pressure of Productivity

When was the last time a day off was exactly that – a day off from work and deadlines, pressure and doing the to-do list (even the fun stuff on there)? I can bet you that most of you reading this – especially if you’re a fellow blogger – can’t even remember…

7 Things I’ve Learnt About Myself During The Blog Race

The Blog Race has been quite the adventure, hasn’t it? If a few months ago you told me that I’d have learnt so much – about myself, the blogging world and the people in it – from an amateur competition organised on Twitter, then I would have laughed. See, I’ve never done anything…

Taking Two Steps Forward & One Step Back

If you’re a regular reader of my lil’ old blog, then you’ll know that I’m not one to get super open and raw very often. Writing directly from my heart doesn’t happen completely naturally for me, and everything feels more (don’t hate me) ‘on-brand’ when I’m sharing my structured opinion, thought-out tips or…