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Month: October 2017

October: 5 Autumn Favourites

October: 5 Autumn Favourites

How is it possible that we have already reached the end of October?  This year is going so fast, it’s a case of ‘blink and you’ll miss it’. Although the year is flashing past at a frightening speed, it’s a good reminder to live in the present. […]

Getting Fit – Opening the Door to My Own Wellbeing

Getting Fit – Opening the Door to My Own Wellbeing

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that one of my goals is to get fit. You’ll also have noticed that, originally, it wasn’t a SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, time specific) goal. Which is why I was so thrilled to receive a message from Chichester […]

60/60 Challenge #6 – To Read 60 Books

60/60 Challenge #6 – To Read 60 Books

Well, this is a monstrous challenge. To read 60 books in 5 years means religiously reading one every month. It’s a hard task, and something I haven’t achieved since those heady days of university. But reading is a favourite hobby of mine – even if, […]

Self-love: Selfishness or the Greatest Love of All?

Self-love: Selfishness or the Greatest Love of All?

What is love? Love is an unconditional acceptance of someone we care about. It outworks itself in support and nurturing, and is an inherently human characteristic. Yet when we think about self-love, we tend to think of it in an egotistical way: “He loves himself,” […]

Introducing the Wonderful World of PACSO

Introducing the Wonderful World of PACSO

Today I want to introduce you to a charity that is very close to my heart: PACSO. It’s the place I work. It’s also the place where I’ve been able to fulfil some of my goals. I joined PACSO 9 years ago, in response to […]

6 Weeks On – Goal Check In and Latest Updates

6 Weeks On – Goal Check In and Latest Updates

So it’s been more than a month since I talked to you about goal setting for this next year. You can read all about it here, but three main areas I am working on are: Losing weight Getting fit Reducing my working hours I have to […]

Capsule Wardrobes: Getting Ready for a Feel-Good Autumn

Capsule Wardrobes: Getting Ready for a Feel-Good Autumn

Capsule wardrobes are big news at the moment. All the cool bloggers are writing about them, as are journalists both here in the UK and in the States. What is a Capsule Wardrobe? Coined by Susie Faux in the 1970s, a  capsule wardrobe is a […]

I love Paris in the Springtime; I love Paris in the Fall: Our Return Journey to the City of Love

I love Paris in the Springtime; I love Paris in the Fall: Our Return Journey to the City of Love

Last weekend, Matthew and I escaped to Paris for a bit of a break. This was our second visit. Our first trip was only a few months ago (you can read about it here) but it felt so unfinished that we had to get back […]

Time Alone – 10 Top Tips for Enjoying Some Artists Dates

Time Alone – 10 Top Tips for Enjoying Some Artists Dates

Finding the time to spend alone is one thing. Having the courage to go out there and do something by yourself is another! Spending time alone is good for your soul. It’s a way to recharge your mental batteries and reconnect with your inner self. […]


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