• Freshpet review: Bodhi’s new dinnertime

    When I look through my gratitude or daily journals it always strikes me how often …

  • How to avoid colds and flu

    It’s only been in the last few days that the temperatures have seemed to …

  • There are still fireworks

    Even though it is not yet November there are still fireworks.  The people who live …

  • Dare to bare: make-up free me, and how I protect my skin

    I think I put my skin through the wringer a little, all things considered.  I …

  • On contentment
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    On contentment

    I’ve poured a lot of sadness into these pages over the years – particularly in the last 12 months.  I’ve shared my experiences of depression, anxiety, the break-up of my marriage and the dark times I went through prior to…

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    Christmas planning + this year’s Christmas cards
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    Christmas planning + this year’s Christmas cards

    Christmas is of course going to be a funny old time this year but I’m definitely not feeling sorry for myself as I know I’m incredibly lucky to absolutely adore spending Christmas with my family and friends.  The Christmas Market is…

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    My first week of living alone
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    My first week of living alone

    A little over a week ago I found myself waiting on my doorstep in Southsea for a man I knew only as ‘Dan’ to arrive and move me 25 miles east, back to Southampton where I had lived for most…

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    Badoo App: Navigating singledom at 33
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    Badoo App: Navigating singledom at 33

    I can’t say that being single at the slightly less ripe age of 33 was entirely the plan.  In my early 20s I might have imagined that by now I would have secured a life of married, countrified bliss –…

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    Friday inspiration and wanderlust
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    Friday inspiration and wanderlust

    Some of you may know that I currently only work Monday – Thursday, and whilst Friday is supposed to be a blogging day, it often ends up being a day of pinning inspirational quotes, drinking lots of peppermint tea and…

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