• 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.  …

  • Eat: Outside-In Food Court, Portsmouth

    Going out for dinner, or even ordering take-away inevitably results in a stand-off between Liam …

  • Why can’t I relax and do nothing?

    I remember some years ago a work colleague mentioned to me that she had gone …

  • Current lust list
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    Current lust list

    August is flying by in a flurry of birthday celebrations, weddings and festival prepping (all of which naturally require new outfits).  I also have my eye on the beachwear in the shops as I want to stock up on a…

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    On being bored
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    On being bored

    I remember a few years ago proudly proclaiming that I couldn’t remember ever being bored.  I had a diary that so rarely had a free evening in it that I wouldn’t know what to do with myself when one came…

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    Sleeping better with Leesa Sleep
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    Sleeping better with Leesa Sleep

    If I ever go through a period when I’m feeling stressed, anxious or unsettled, then the first thing to suffer is my sleep.  Coupled with the fact that my bedroom is currently averaging around 27 degrees at night (yes, I…

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    Moving house and planning a garden
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    Moving house and planning a garden

    It’s July now, my lease is up in October and frankly I can’t wait to get out of the city.  It was right to move here last year when I was dreaming of cocktails on roof terraces, walking to work…

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    Sacking off my 2018 resolutions
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    Sacking off my 2018 resolutions

    It is now halfway through the year – and the resolutions made whilst enduring hours of darkness and incessant rain now sit awkwardly out of place in the midst of a hot, sticky heatwave.  Every year I am over-ambitious, forgetting…

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