One Word to Define My Year

Well I’ve survived the first week of January and I still feel relaxed! Whilst the holiday glow is gradually starting to recede, I have to say I’ve managed to maintain a feeling of balanced wellbeing. Last year I set myself 5 priorities which I wanted to guide my year. I have to say I achieved 4 out of […]

Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas

Here we are again at the most wonderful time of the year. I don’t know about you, but this year has been pretty hectic and exhausting. It’s time for a well deserved break. That’s the beauty of the festive season, you can see the shift in gears by everyone. There are no deadlines. It’s a […]

The Joy of Solo Travel

GitC at Starbucks Roastery in Seattle

This year I took a late summer holiday, and by the time it came round I was more than ready for it. But this year was a little different. My solo travel took me across the Atlantic to the west coast of America, spending a week in Seattle and Portland. It’s been a few years since I […]

Being a Grown-up

early morning on the ocean

It dawned on me recently, when I had to make a big decision, how I actually hadn’t made any big life decision entirely by myself. I thought ‘so this is what it feels like to really be a grown-up’. We’re expected to make our first life decision around age 18 when we have to decide which […]

An Overnight Stay to Recharge

The Highfield Townhouse, Edgbaston, Birmingham exterior

Sometimes all you need is an overnight stay to recharge. That’s exactly what I did a few weekends ago. Staying at the boutique High Field Town House in leafy Edgbaston, Birmingham I could have been a world away, rather than close to home. It’s definitely a plus, in my book, if the place you stay […]

Bottomless Brunch at The One Elm

Bottomless Brunch at The One Elm, Stratford upon Avon

I have a confession…brunch has become one of my favourite foodie things to do, these days it is piping the post above afternoon tea. With a more balanced and healthier lifestyle, I feel I can indulge in a fabulous brunch without the guilt of excess sugar. That was until I tried the bottomless brunch at The One Elm […]

Living in the Moment

Trees, clouds and blue skies

Lately I’ve been enjoying living in the moment rather than instantly thinking about capturing moments on camera or frantically writing things down. There have been evenings where I’ve got home, from a night/ day out, and realised I hadn’t whipped my phone out to get that perfect Instagram worthy photo. I’ve enjoyed, and let others […]

Wondering through the Cotswolds Lavender Fields

Cotswolds Lavender Fields

I can’t believe it’s been four years since I last visited the Cotswolds Lavender Fields in Snowshill. A lot has happened since then, including having taken photography lessons, so I was keen to see how I’d improved. With such stunning scenery as my subject I surely couldn’t go far wrong. So this last weekend we took […]