Speaking to my friend the other day, it seems I’m not the only one who often feels consumed by work. Lately I feel as though my work/life balance isn’t quite where I want it to be. I feel it’s unbalanced in fact, that I find myself thinking more and more about work when I’m not...Read More
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 feel as though we always...Read More
It has often been said that we are a proud nation of shoppers. We love to spend our money and be in the possession of beautiful, material things. There is certainly nothing wrong in being house proud, or wanting an expensive wardrobe or nice car, why shouldn’t we if we can happily afford it? But...Read More
As I sit and type this, the wind is raging and blustering outside my bedroom window. The trees are swaying frantically from side to side as the wind whistles and rustles through them. What’s more, it is almost dark, the sun has set, and it’s only half past six. It feels as though there...Read More
The nights are drawing in, there’s already a distinct biting chill in the air and the once green leaves have begun to rust and fall from their branches; autumn is here. But as we battle the drizzle and prepare to head into the new season bundled up in our knitwear and looking towards Christmas, the...Read More
Over the last 10-15 years we have seen an exponential advance in technology, which is only set to rise further with the introduction of driverless cars and robotic systems in our homes. I got my first mobile phone when I was 13. It was a Nokia 3210 and I was overjoyed. I could text...Read More
As the nights draw in, the trees leaves begin to rust and crispy, bright days turn to cold, cosy nights, there is no mistaking that fall is in the air. Ah October, a time of year that favours evenings in around a fire, bundled under blankets with loved ones, all the while sipping on hot...Read More
It was revealed in a recent study that adults now spend more time glued to their laptops, phones and emails, than reading to their own children at bedtime. Growing up, it was a much-anticipated night time routine that my mum would read me The Secret Seven while my brother would be lost in the adventures...Read More
No one could ever say that us Brits don’t know how to throw a good soiree. From nostalgic wartime street parties to classic social club shindigs – not to mention more dance routines than you can shake a stick at – having a good time will forever be up there as a great British past...Read More
I discovered a new blog the other day. It is penned by a financial journalist who decided to go a whole year without spending a penny, barring the necessities of course – food, mortgage etc., – but it got me thinking about our culture of consumerism. I’ve spoken before about the influence of materialism...Read More
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