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 […]

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 […]

A Change of Pace


Regular readers may have noticed, although I realise there has been a lot going on in the UK in the last month that I will forgive you if you haven’t, that I have been posting less often. I’ve been quietly trying to work out what direction to take with the blog and my social media. […]

How to Make Your Weekend Feel Longer


the Welsh countryside

Lately I’ve had weekends that just seemed to go on forever. Of course it’s helped that the sun has shined (at times) but it was more than that, it was the feeling of unlimited time and endless possibilities. It feels like I’ve had time to relax, rejuvenate and really enjoy life. I love these kinds […]