Lifestyle

The Gift Of Giving

With my boyfriend’s birthday fast approaching always comes the obligatory line – ‘Oh, don’t worry about getting me anything’, quickly followed by my mandatory response – ‘Don’t be silly, of course I want to buy you something.’ The trouble is, I do always struggle with what to buy him. He...
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Seasonal Self Care

When we’re in times of worry, stress, contemplation or indecision, we often find it difficult to find a balance. One that helps us to relax and restore, taking us back to a place where we feel happy and content. When we are struck down with one or more of these...
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Tidy house, tidy mind

We tend to hear a lot about the effects of clutter and having too many ‘things’. How having a crowded space can lead to a crowded and cluttered mind. That adopting a more minimalist lifestyle can offer a wealth of benefits, both in mind and space. It makes sense, doesn’t...
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Goodbye Christopher Robin

There seems little else to do on a rainy Sunday afternoon except to get cosy, drink copious amounts of tea and watch a film. That is exactly what I did and the film choice, Goodbye Christopher Robin, was an utterly brilliant one. So much so in fact, that it is...
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A Thought for Autumn

I always find the transition from summer to autumn the hardest – as I’m sure most people do. From winter to spring is probably the one we all most look forward to. The hibernating animals begin to wake, the buds curl up from the ground and start to flower and...
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A Life of Decisions

It sometimes feels as though our lives are a constant stream of decisions. Growing up, those that seem important at the time – who to play with in the playground or who to invite to your birthday party – soon become inconsequential as the years tick by. Reaching those all-important...
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Travel on your doorstep

I remember seeing a quote once on Pinterest: “I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question.”   Somehow, even years on, it still resonates with me. The idea that actually, we can go...
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Are we too busy being busy?

In a world fraught with responsibilities, time restraints and commitment, it’s becoming harder and harder to take time out. To think about what you need to carry on, make you happier, better at your job, a better friend or simply more relaxed day-to-day. Whenever I catch up with friends, I...
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