Life Lately


Lunch at The Balcony, Selfridges, Birmingham

Life lately seems to have quickened in pace. My day job has just got crazy busy and I know that is what adds to the time flying by. Because of this I have been putting in place a few strategies to ensure I maintain a good life balance.  I have started to allocate one day […]

Rugby4Heroes Charity Fashion Show


Rugby4Heroes fashion show

With Spring just a hop, skip and a jump away, I’ve started to think about creating my Spring/ Summer capsule wardrobe.  I’m always looking for inspiration and a fashion show is always a great ideas generator.  So when I was asked by Rugby4Heroes if I’d cover their first ever fashion show I was more than […]

7 Tips to Become More Spontaneous


Quote - you don't always need a plan, sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens

I am, by nature, a planner.  I have been for as long as I can remember. I like to know what I’m doing – it makes me feel in control. I always used to have to have firm plans but over the last couple of years I have relaxed a little bit more. Don’t get me […]

Marco’s New York Italian


Marco's New York Italian, Stratford upon Avon

Last Sunday Mum and I had planned a leisurely lunch at the new Marco’s New York Italian in Stratford-upon-Avon.  Our only previous experience of a Marco Pierre White restaurant being afternoon tea and as we both enjoy Italian food we were interested to see what this new style restaurant would offer. As soon as you walk into […]

What If


quote - life is like a camera

I’ve come to realise that I have a life that is perfect for me right now. It is one which provides me with happiness and fulfillment.  Sometimes, though, I wonder what if the path I travel has been been chosen for me rather than one made of my choices. I’m not sure whether I believe […]

Motivational Monday – Let’s Grow


Image showing a snowdrop growing

Motivational Monday – one word to inspire your month.  With two months of the year already behind us and with Spring just around the corner this month is all about how we GROW: How did you get on last month with staying focused on the goal that you have set yourself? Have you already completed […]

Romantic Historic Stately Homes in the UK


Highclere Castle

One of the many things that I love to do is to visit the historic stately homes that are scattered through the English countryside. Whether these are privately owned or operated by organisations such as the National Trust, I can’t help but imagine what life was like, if only the walls could talk, I’m sure […]

Ten Tips for a Good Life Balance


Happiness quote

Following on from last week where we looked at How to Live a Balanced Life, I’m going to share with you how you can stay focused by providing you with ten top tips for a good life balance.  These are designed to enable you to find more time for the priorities you have set yourself in order […]