Tag Archives: lifestyle

10 Great Podcasts that Aren’t Serial

… Because everyone knows that Serial’s Season Two  isn’t a patch on Season One. Is it just me, or are podcasts having a real resurgence right now? Sorry if that statement offends any seasoned podcasters or podcastees, but I’ve only come to love and appreciate them in the past year or so. These days it seems as […]

The Women Who Inspired Me in 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR FOLKS! I have a cheeky 2015 in review post to put up soon, but for today I’m taking a leaf out of Emma’s amazing post to do a quick shout out to all of the fantastic women who inspired me in 2015. Even though it’s technically a little late, but what you […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wilderness Festival 2015

It feels like every blog post I write these days starts with “It’s been a while since my latest update!”, for which I can only apologise for how annoying that might sound. But whatever, it’s true! Life has been something of a whirlwind recently – SHORT RECAP OF LIFE UPDATES: I moved house, had a […]

How Natural Skincare Kind of Changed my Life

I know this is slightly off-topic to the kind of stuff I normally blog about (I never in a million years visualised myself writing a beauty-related post!), but I wanted to write about my recent foray into the world of natural skincare as it’s something I’ve recently become weirdly evangelical about. I’m not joking, it’s kind […]