• My pregnancy must-haves (and what you don’t need to buy)

    One thing I have found since being pregnant is that it makes you a real …

  • Pregnancy in the time of Coronavirus

    Emotions arrive in different shapes and sizes.  In years past, I have experienced grief that …

  • Resources for calm, growth and self-reflection during isolation

    Right now, the current situation looks different for many people, with some people completely self-isolating (…

  • What makes a good life?

    One of the podcasts I particularly enjoy is The Good Life Unravelled by Elizabeth Dhokia.  …

  • Dinner at The Ivy, Winchester Brasserie
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    Dinner at The Ivy, Winchester Brasserie

    Last week I had the pleasure of visiting The Ivy restaurant in Winchester to celebrate its opening on the high street at the end of May.  Although I knew that there were several of the swish and stylish restaurants in…

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    Saving money and being green at home
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    Saving money and being green at home

    Since moving into my little flat in Southampton last year I’ve found that I’m having to be much savvier as to how I manage my money.  My outgoings are a lot more significant than I’ve had to budget for in…

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    Learning to surf with Planet Surf Camp, Fuerteventura
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    Learning to surf with Planet Surf Camp, …

    Prior to last month I had tried surfing twice in my life, and neither – I must admit – were particularly successful.  But always one to persevere (that’s a total lie, I am usually one to give up, throw a…

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    On travelling alone
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    On travelling alone

    I didn’t think I’d ever do this.  I didn’t think I’d ever need to.  But god knows I bore myself talking about ‘post-married life’ and ‘things that have happened since I became single’ and so I will speak on this…

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    Be a dead fish
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    Be a dead fish

    A couple of years ago I did a sort of psychometric test at work to help understand more about myself and how I interact with others (we’ve done tons of these at work but this one in particular is called…

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