Setting my intentions for February – focusing on ‘fullness’

Congratulations – you survived January! Give yourself a pat on the back for successfully getting through: The post-Christmas blues and mince pie/mulled wine/Christmas songs withdrawal Dark, dreary mornings WITHOUT a Christmas tree glowing in the corner making everything a little bit magic The seemingly never-ending and horrendous countdown ’til payday We’ve made it through the fog of a cold, broke January and it feels damn good to be out the…

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A gratitude list – things I’m grateful for today

Though we don’t celebrate it here in the UK, what better day to reflect on what we’re thankful for than Thanksgiving? I used to write a gratitude list every night before I went to bed and it gave me such a sense of calm before drifting off. Lately though, my mind seems to be running 100 mph with Mexico, Christmas and so many upcoming things to prepare for. I haven’t been very good at slowing down, so today seemed like a good day to do just that and do some reflecting. I have my reservations when writing posts like this. Not only are they incredibly intimate but……

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My month in photos – October

*Puts on Bublé Christmas album…gets fresh batch of Mince Pies out the oven…puts Love Actually on* Happy November everyone!! I am trying so hard to tone down my excitement but my Christmas cheer meter hits the roof earlier every year…As a result, October was so much fun and with all the excitement, I’ve found new energy. Here’s some of the things I got up to in the wonderful month of October:…

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How I’m learning to enjoy the ordinary

Last Sunday, smelling of smoke from our afternoon bonfire and waiting impatiently for our Chinese, we stuck the telly on and watched ‘Click’. For those of you who haven’t seen it, here’s a really quick run down of the plot of the movie: Guy gets new TV remote. New TV remote not only works on the TV but his whole life! He can literally pause his wife mid-moan, turn down…

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My month in photos – August

I’m still trying to get my head around the fact that it’s September. I feel like someone’s holding down the fast-forward button on the remote control of my life! Judging by how quick this year has gone, I’ll blink and it’ll be Christmas and then I’ll be 89. So in an attempt to document my memories before they dissolve in my 89-year-old brain, here are some photos from my camera roll that…

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