Category Thoughts & Ideas

7 Things I Learned from Big Magic, aka the Big Game-Changer

I was at the London Book Fair earlier this year when I first came across Big Magic. The huge poster that Elizabeth Gilbert’s publisher had put up on their stand caught just about everybody’s attention with its eye-popping fluorescent colours. This book was clearly going to make a statement. I didn’t get my hands on a copy until […]

Living in Fear + 5 Things I Learned From Marianne Williamson

I didn’t expect to write this kind of post, but ever since the horrific Paris attacks happened last month I feel like there has been a huge shift towards thinking and talking about fear. Understandably, we’re scared. I’ve heard first and second-hand accounts of people not going out at night, not taking public transport and even […]

New Book Reviews! Brooklyn, Dear Daughter, The Versions of Us + A Spool of Blue Thread

I promised you more reviews, right?! I’ve read some crackers recently and am getting on for two a week! Ten-year old me would be proud, I think. I read a few others aside from the below, but chose to handpick my faves and whaddayaknow? They all feature strong female characters dealing with the complexities of family […]

My Autumn/Winter Wish List

If I see the words ‘pumpkin spice latte’ on the internet one more time I swear I might do my own version of this EPIC rant. The seasons are changing once again, and I’m in that confused stage of having to start wearing different clothes, and realising I hate all of my winter stuff. Factored in […]

Living the Sober October DREAM!

The title of this blog post might give the big surprise away… yes, I’m doing Sober October! 31 days of binning the booze, avoiding the alcohol, refusing the rum, jacking in the Jack… bored yet? I’m doing it mainly for my own health benefits but also plan to donate some money for Macmillan Cancer Support once I’ve completed […]

A Month in Books – September

I have devoured novels for as long as I can remember. I was the kid who took two books on family trips, just in case I finished the first one and had to actually talk to my relatives. What can I say? I guess I like hanging out in a different reality for a bit. Although my […]

9 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Exercise When You’re Really Really Lazy

Obligatory new Nikes Instagram…. Hello! Regardless of the above photo, I have had a lacklustre few weeks when it comes to exercise. There are so many little false beliefs that keep telling myself, e.g. “it’s been so stressful with the house move”, “I’ve got too many work/social commitments to deal with”, “getting up early to exercise will just […]

Interview with the Comparison Coach, Lucy Sheridan

Anybody who tells you that they’ve never compared themselves to other people is lying. LYING, I tell you! We’ve all been there, whether it’s the beautiful holiday photos, or the excitable new job Facebook status, or your colleague’s amazing opportunity that you feel you deserved more. Comparison effortlessly shows up in our daily life, and social networks give us […]

Interview with Mel Wells, founder of the Green Goddess Life

I’m back from holidaaaayyyy! After a rough week of  watching sunsets, sampling local wines and wandering the ancient streets of Santorini it’s a great feeling to be back at my desk with an already fading tan… Hmm maybe not so much. However, I have missed giving For Good Times’ Sake all the love and attention it […]

Interview with author and artist, Charlotte Reed

I’m very excited about this month’s interviewee on For Good Times’ Sake, as this lovely lady has brightened up my Facebook feed for a long while now! I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Charlotte over the past year and always pop by her stall to say hello when I’m around Portobello Road. Meet […]