Lifestyle

Make time for you

A subject much publicised in the media in recent years, taking time for ourselves and looking after our mental health is more important than ever. It’s a topic that resonates with all of us too and something that can affect us in all walks of life. It seems today, we...
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Make her day

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to spoil that special lady in your life and show her just how much she means to you. It’s a day that simply reminds us how much our mothers’ really do for us. It’s also the perfect opportunity to...
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Searching for sunshine

It seems as though we are in the throes of a premature month of April showers. The beautiful yet fleeting days of glorious sunshine have passed and now we are left soggy and damp with what feels like endless days of persistent rain and cloudy skies. Of course, it is...
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Changing how we read

Laying in bed the other night reading my book, I started thinking about how much has changed when it comes to reading, and how we absorb our information today. Once upon a time we read newspapers and checked books out of the library. We relied on textbooks for helping us...
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Self Conviction

I was having an interesting chat with a work colleague this week, who, coincidentally, is a girl I know from primary school. She’s a little bit younger than me, but exactly how I remember her. Despite the 5-year age gap, we were discussing the beauty of self-confidence and how not caring...
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A Simple Transition

The snowdrops are beginning to poke through the frozen park grounds. The tulips and spring bulbs are appearing on the supermarket shelves, and shoots of green are appearing in the garden – nature is giving us a promise of what’s to come.  Whilst I make no secret of struggling with...
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Home

Home is where the heart is. Where you hang your hat. Where your family is, or where the dog wags its tail. Home is a haven, a retreat, a sanctuary. Somewhere we feel safe and free to be ourselves. Wherever you call home – be it rented, temporary, a house...
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A Friendly Thought

Christmas always seems such a busy time of year. We are present-buying, gift-wrapping, food-ordering and house-decorating, whilst still making time to see friends and family. We make a conscious effort to ensure we see everyone – whether it’s to drop a card round or toast to the festive season. Christmas...
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Thoughts of Spring

There is always a period between Christmas and the start of spring that leaves us in a sort of void. Although, I’m sure not everyone feels this way, it is always this time of year where I long for the days to grow longer, the temperatures to rise and cloudless...
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