Christmas is just around the corner and I’m really excited. I love baking festive treats, watching cheesy films and buying the people I love presents. But for many Christmas is a stressful, lonely and sad time. It doesn’t have to be that way, which is why I have created a list of 20 ways to give back this Christmas. Read more
There is something magical about finding a brilliant book. The one that makes you fall in love with reading again. You know, the kind of book you just. can’t. put. down The one that keeps you up all night reading and absorbs most of your thoughts the next day. For any reader this kind of book is the holy grail. Each book in this list will entertain, inspire and stay with you long after you finish. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started… Read more
The clocks have turned back which means the nights are starting to get longer and the weather is getting colder. It’s officially autumn. For a pumpkin spice fuelled few, autumn and winter are magical seasons. But for others the long stretch of time between September and March can be hard. However this year, the Danes might just have a way to beat the Winter Blues. ‘Hygge’ is the word on everyone’s lips. It may defy a direct translation, but many are saying it’s the reason the Danes are the happiest nation on earth! Let’s look at how hygge can help you be happier this winter.
When I was perusing the longlist for this year’s booker prize, His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet immediately jumped out at me. Like a sixth sense, I knew that I was going to enjoy this book. The title intrigued me as did the cover. I felt like I need to know more, because this book had to be about more than a murder in a crofting community in Scotland if it was award worth…right? Read more
I have always been the type of person who intended to workout. But for one reason or another (mainly procrastination) I have never really found a workout routine that I could keep to. Determined to change this, I was excited when I stumbled across Yoga With Adriene’s 30 day challenge. It seemed like the perfect opportunity to try and develop a routine. So, armed with a shiny new yoga mat for the last month I have been following the videos on YouTube. Here’s what I learned from 30 days of yoga… Read more
I can’t believe it’s already August! That means it’s time for Books I Read In July, your monthly instalment of books I rate or hate! This month I had a split personality when it came to reading. I alternated between two serious non-fiction and two fun fiction books. Read more