My Guiding Light

Today is Father’s Day here in the UK. I don’t buy into the marketing hype that there should be just one day where we focus on the special people in our lives, we should be doing the everyday! I lost my Dad five years ago, but it feels like yesterday, and I would give anything […]


Hello there! I know it’s been quite a while since I graced these pages. My last post was about focusing more and that’s what I’ve been doing. I’m so glad I took the time (16 months to be exact) because it has allowed me to nurture a relationship. I met the love of my life […]

All Change

I know I’ve been quiet of late. I mentioned at the beginning of the year that I would be focusing on my personal and professional life, which has meant less time for the blog. As such I have been considering the future of the blog, which is something I’ve had on my mind for the […]

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 […]

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 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 […]