9 Silver Linings That Make A Bad Day Better

Silver linings are the glimmers of hope that make facing the next thing easier. They may not fix everything – I mean, they sure as hell don’t – but when there’s no breathing room between the rock and the hard place, silver linings are the memories we’ll be grateful for. Now anyone…

What Learning to Drive Has Done For Me | Collaboration with …

This time 4 years ago (cries inside) I was preparing to take my practical driving test. I’d failed my first attempt and, after nearly crashing into a lorry, had cried for the remainder of the test. Embarrassing and possibly one of the most humiliating moments of my life? Yes. After throwing…

5 Books to Read When Your Head’s A Mess

We all have those days, those weeks or (unfortunately) those months. They’re certain. Nothing can stop them from cropping up and the only thing that we can be sure of is that we all have our own ways of getting through them (or just waiting for them to pass). I have my…

How To Make The Most of 2017 (or what’s left …

Time really flies, doesn’t it? It feels like only last week that it was March and my hopes and prospects for the year were bubbling up inside me. It’s certainly true that as you get older, time seems to fly by. Whilst I’m not going to say that I’ve had…

2 Years of Lessons in Life & Love

If you’re one of my loyal social media followers, then you’ll have clocked that over the weekend Jonathan and I celebrated 2 years together – and when I say celebrated I mean very lightly acknowledged and gave the minimum levels of fuss readily available. See, whilst we’ve obviously enjoyed the last…

Putting Pencil to Paper | The Importance of Drawing

This week’s #TheBlogRace challenge asked us to create a multi-platform campaign raising awareness to an October-specific cause. Wow, that’s quite a mouthful, isn’t it? My fellow contestants have so far created some amazing and inspiring campaigns, raising awareness for many things including Dyslexia, Breast Cancer and World Ostomy Day. There have…

Why Autumn Was Made For Ambiverts

Summer is the season for extroverts, the parties, the barbeques, the seemingly endless sea of people in the streets. In the summer, I feel like everyone is on their way somewhere. Whether it’s to the shops for another bottle of fizz with their friends, or if it’s just a purposeful…