Down time with books

It’s been quiet around here; despite my ankle injury which is still preventing me from running, I have been insanely busy. Luckily Thursday will be the final frantic day in a frantic 6 weeks. I plan to spend Friday sleeping. At the moment, I don’t want to say too much about what I have been doing, but needless to say it’s been a manic few weeks. I’m not sleeping enough. I’m not eating properly. I am so exhausted come the evenings, my brain has turned to mush. Last week my husband asked me a question… View Post

Bungee Jumping Experience with Red Letter Days

Ever been told to just Live A Little and try something different? I certainly have and sometimes I sit at my computer contemplating my life and the fact that I’ve never done anything really adrenaline inducing and out of my comfort zone. Occasionally, I wonder what it would be like to throw myself out of an aeroplane, but I never get much beyond thinking about it. A couple of months back, Red Letter Days dropped me a line to ask me if I wanted to take part in their #LiveALittle campaign. They wanted me to… View Post

The impact of words

We’ve all heard the term “sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me.” But how true is that? Last year, I worked with an insurance brand on a fantastic campaign. But all I could focus on was one idiot commenting on my stomach on Facebook. Those were words and those words hurt. The thing is, I don’t think we stop to think about the implications that words have on people. They can hurt. They can cause unhealthy relationships with food, exercise, all sorts. We live in a world where we’re… View Post

Seeking sanctuary in mindfulness

Post written in collaboration with Vitabiotics I’m a person who gets stressed quite easily. Usually over things that I can’t control, or when small easy jobs which should take 5 minutes to do suddenly take most of the day. You all know the sort of thing I mean! London transport is something else which can irritate me beyond belief; luckily for me I now only have to deal with it once a week or so.   Yoga Yoga really has been a revelation for me. It wasn’t ever something that I really enjoyed, but now… View Post

From London to Nottinghamshire

Post in collaboration with Slater Gordon If you follow me on social media, you may have noticed that I’ve made an awful lot of references to time spent on trains recently. The reason for this is due to my recent relocation to Retford, Nottinghamshire in the East Midlands. This decision was simply put about money and getting a decent life balance. I love London and I hope to move back, but we were becoming crippled by the cost of living and having looked at the costs associated with buying such as survey, solicitor fees, conveyancing… View Post