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Hyggefest: Turning our House into a Home the Flylady Way

Hyggefest: Turning our House into a Home the Flylady Way

I really enjoyed the hyggefest of the Christmas season, and how our home looked – and felt – when it was dressed in all its finery. But how to follow that through once the tree has gone and the decorations have come down? Our home […]

New Year New Planning: The Tools

New Year New Planning: The Tools

So we’re four days into the new year and we still haven’t talked about planning! It’s time to put that right today, so if you’ve got a moment, sit back with a nice cup of gorgeousness, and get to it. You should know by now […]

Thanksgiving: Developing an Attitude of Gratitude

Thanksgiving: Developing an Attitude of Gratitude

Today, our cousins across the pond will be celebrating Thanksgiving. It’s one Americanism that I wish we would adopt in the UK. We’re such a polite nation that, to be frank, I’m surprised that we haven’t! Just because today isn’t really our day of thanksgiving, doesn’t mean […]

Embracing Simplicity

Embracing Simplicity

Simplicity. On the face of it, it’s such an easy concept. But it’s much more difficult to put into practice! I don’t know about you, but my life is busy and full of distractions. I have an ‘ideal’ of a simple life, but, in reality, […]

Wellbeing & Happiness in a Box: A Review of Hygge Box

Wellbeing & Happiness in a Box: A Review of Hygge Box

A few weeks ago, I wrote about my penchant for comfort boxes and how they add to my personal wellbeing. I’ve kept a comfort box for several years now, having originally been inspired by Sarah Ban Breathnach. The pretty box is beside my bed, and I keep […]

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 […]

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,” […]

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 […]

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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