Disclosure: This blogpost was sponsored by Dulux. A couple of months ago, I decided it was time for a home makeover. When I suggested giving the house some love, my landlord jumped on board straight away, so I rolled up my sleeves and dug in. I’ve been living there for almost three years, and was really … Continue reading Prepping For Painting: Pre-DIY Tips Before You Redecorate
This isn’t my usual type of post, but I really want to take a few minutes to remember a friend. As I wobbled back to my desk last Friday morning, jelly-legged and pink-faced from cycling, I looked over at his desk and couldn’t help but think if he was still with us he would, probably, … Continue reading Here’s to Andy
Although I am not a mother myself yet, I often wonder how I am going deal with social media and my kids when the time comes. Parents already have so much to worry about: they are responsible for keeping a tiny human alive for gods sake!! Then throw a whole digital world on top of … Continue reading 13 or 31? Snapchat shows you the same content no matter how old you are
Not to sound too dramatic here, but I had an epiphany last week. I was lying in bed on Wednesday night, drained and exhausted after an extremely long day trying to be the ‘best version’ of myself. As I lay there thinking, I realised something – when you try too hard, things don’t generally work … Continue reading Stop Trying So Hard!
Happy New Year everyone! It has been a while since I sat down to write and I must say that as I stare at this blank page now, ready for the first post of 2018, it feels good. I had a wonderful Christmas at my family home, my mum would put Rachel Allen to shame … Continue reading The Goal That Changed Everything
Over the past few weeks my mind keeps drifting around the topic of fear. I’ve spoken about fear on this blog before, mainly facing the fear of trying something new. However, when it comes to a deeper level of fear and the feeling of vulnerability, I haven't had to delve too deep in that realm. … Continue reading Turns out I’m not invincible!
"No." "no..." "NO!" Such a teeny-tiny little word and yet many of us find it remarkably difficult to say it to each other. We say 'yes' to invites, people, places and ideas which deep down if we're brutally honest with ourselves, just don't make us happy. Can you imagine if there was a way to … Continue reading Thanks, but no thanks!
I recently listened to a powerful speech given at a graduation ceremony in 2011 by Denzel Washington. During it he asked the crowd a question, “Do you have the guts to fail?” He told the story of his first (car crash!) audition for a Broadway musical and the countless parts in movies and plays that … Continue reading Have The Guts To Fail
Is there a fine line between being insecure and having a lack of confidence? Personally, I think there is. We all have insecurities, some you carry around with you from a young age and others you develop over time depending on what life throws your way. It is the facing of insecurities that is really … Continue reading A spoonful of confidence!