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 […]

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 […]

What Does Success Look Like to You? 


Well I can guarantee it won’t be the same as your friends or the person standing next to you. And you know what, that’s perfectly OK. We all get caught up in the comparison trap, but that just puts unnecessary obstacles on your path to success. My Story By day I’m a marcomms professional and love […]

5 Simple Ways to Live Each Day


5 simple ways to live eacyhday

When you get unexpected sad news it really does make you stop and think. You know the saying ‘live each day as if it were your last’ I wonder how many of us actually do this? Of course I’m not advocating you quit your job and spend all your money. But there are 5 simple […]

How to Learn to Say No


Tips on how to say No and mean it

How many times have you said Yes to something or someone when really you want to say No? So how do we learn to say No? You know that moment when someone asks you to do something or go somewhere and you really don’t want to, but as a million things race through your mind what comes […]

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 […]

How to Beat the January Blues


I know many of us suffer from the January Blues. The excitement of festive holidays are over, we’re a little shorter of money, the weather is cold, and the days are still short. We’re still in the middle of winter which in itself can be as wonderful as any other season if you learn how […]

Marilyn Monroe New Year Resolutions


Fragments by Marilyn Monroe

Last week I talked about how to find happiness this year and whilst re-reading ‘fragments – poems, intimate notes, letters by Marilyn Monroe’ Marilyn’s note from 1955 stood out. It was a list of things that she wanted to make an effort to do. These were Marilyn Monroe New Year resolutions. Fragments is a collection […]