Why I’m taking part in Veganuary

I know, I’m not generally someone who joins in with these month-long pledges to give something up. But this year is different. I love food. I am meat eater. I’ve butchered meat. I cook with offal. Cheese is awesome. I don’t think it’s wrong to eat meat, nor do I believe that anyone should be judged for their food choices. However, I do think that we should be more aware of where our food comes from and I also think that perhaps we should make an effort to eat a little less meat, not just… View Post

New Year’s Life Update

First of all, a Happy New Year to everyone! I have been quiet on the blogging front recently. I have a list of things that I want to write about, but recently life just keeps getting in the way. I am not really one for making New Year’s Resolutions (kudos if you are) as I believe that a resolution can and should be made at any time. That all being said, one of my main goals for the upcoming months is to get my blog back on track. Write more, read more, tidy it all… View Post

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