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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Does Your Clutter Spark Joy?


Items in my Chic and Creative Home Office

I’ve shared with you my 10 tips for decluttering which has helped me to start to declutter my home. However, I do this in fits and starts never yet fully completing it. But recently I’ve been reading the buzz around Japanese declutter guru Marie Kondo and whether my belongs spark joy. Marie is a professional cleaning consultant who founded the KonMari […]

Feeling Comfortable in Your Own Skin


Until recently I’d never really understood the saying – feeling comfortable in your own skin – but a comment made to me recently about the confidence I was projecting, got me thinking about how I’m currently feeling. The more I thought about it the more I knew that, finally, I do feel comfortable in my […]

Feeling Energised


Early morning

For the last two weeks I have been enjoying a new morning routine which is leaving me feeling energised.  I’ve previously written about my 10 Top Tips to Re-energise Your Life and along with my new routine, over the last few months, I’ve been taking my own advice enjoying having fun and re-energising my life. […]

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 […]