Self care: do you REALLY ‘treat yourself’?

I’ve just finished reading a wonderful book called ‘The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to be Calm in a Busy World’ by Haemin Sunim – a monk and Buddhist teacher. It’s a beautiful book made up of anecdotes, pretty illustrations & practical tips to help you slow down in life and overall, become a more balanced and compassionate person. I’ll write more about this soon…

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Stressing about Christmas weight-gain

For many of us, a new year brings a ‘clean slate’ and a chance to shift the delicious Christmas pounds we’ve accumulated nomming too many pigs in blankets. Declarations of healthy eating and ‘dry Januarys’ are abundant and though it’s great to look after our body and consider when we need to nurture it with goodness, I’m here to remind you that even if perhaps your jeans are feeling a…

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I’ve discovered something amazing and it’s restoring my faith in humanity!

I’ve discovered something this week that plasters a HUGE smile on my face every time I check Facebook – a rarity, since it’s usually plastered with sad news stories/rants/politics!! I am genuinely so excited by it that I just had to share it with you straight away. This new source of joy in my life is a Facebook group – stay with me – that sets a new challenge every…

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Our engagement story & trip to Mexico!

Before I begin, let me apologise for the food/sun/present moment envy that these photos are certain to evoke. Even now, looking back at these photos I am overcome with how much I miss this place. It was the most incredible adventure and the furthest we’ve been from the UK yet. I spent the whole uncomfortable 11 hour plane journey thinking this better be worth it!! and it goes without saying, it absolutely was. Now, let me…

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Let’s have a catch up! & I’ve renamed the blog!

Hello hello and happy 2019 to you! God, it’s been so long since I’ve written that I also owe you a Merry Christmas! I hope you had a fabulous break eating, drinking and seeing loved ones. Quite seriously I am now 98% mince pie, fruit cake and prosecco!!! It has been such a mental month for us that I feel like the whole thing passed in a blink and I…

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