The Little Things in Life

More and more I’m realising that it is the little things in life that bring comfort and joy.  We all have moments where something or someone will bring a smile to our face. The simple everyday pleasures such as spending time with family & friends, taking time out for ourselves or revealing in nature, make us […]

Exploring Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter for Visit Birmingham

Last Saturday I took over Visit Birmingham’s Twitter for their Saturday morning #MoreBirmingham feature.  For two hours I gave their Twitter followers a tour of the historic Jewellery Quarter and  along the way I unearthed a few gems.  As a follow up to this I also wrote a blog post ‘Exploring Birmingham’s heritage in the […]

10 Tips for Decluttering

I don’t know about you but I’ve been itching to have a declutter for weeks.  Ever since the beginning of March when we started to have slightly warmer weather and sporadic days of sunshine.  All Winter I’ve felt a heavy weight of unwanted items in my home that I desperately wanted to clear.  But whenever […]

Review – Jo Jo Moyes, Me Before You

Me Before You by Jo Jo Moyes is the most heartwarming and emotional book I have ever read.   Feeling inspired to read more after my bibliotherapy session with Ella Berthoud at the Leamington Literary Salon I duly purchased the books she ‘prescribed’ and a few others that caught my eye.  This included Me Before You by […]

Exploring Newcastle upon Tyne

Gateshead Quays, Newcastle upon Tyne

Any preconceptions I had of Newcastle upon Tyne were instantly blown away having spent a weekend in the city.  I made the journey North to attend a conference but also took the opportunity to explore the city. I arrived on Friday afternoon to bright blue skies and a warm welcome.  I was staying in Gateshead […]

10 Top Tips To Re-Energise Your Life

Bumble bee on a flower

So, how is the new year treating you so far? Still in the same routine but yearning to make some changes? At the start of the year I wrote about how you can Be SMART this year by setting objectives to help you achieve a goal or challenge.  But what if you haven’t got anything specific […]

A Boutique Hotel in Paris

After reminiscing about Paris, again recently, I remembered I haven’t told you about the most delightful boutique hotel that we stayed in.  Our criteria for our stay, in Paris, was a central hotel that was either modern or had Parisian chic.  After a little online searching I came across the perfect independent boutique Parisian hotel, […]

A Day in Chipping Campden, Costwolds

Chipping Campden, Cotswolds

With a day unexpectedly free I decided to make a trip over to Chipping Campden in the Cotswolds.  A place that I usually visit many times a year, it dawned on me that I hadn’t visited at all this year.  In fact the only time I have been to the Cotswolds this year was for […]