#BACKTOBACKS Birmingham Adventures – Part 1

There’s so much to explore in good old Brum, but it’s easy to get stuck in a set routine and visit the same old places at the weekend; this is exactly what me and Matt have been doing for the last 7 months – way too long!!  So we’ve decided that we’ll both each plan…

Tag Your Bag – Part 1

I received a letter through the post the other week from Oxfam and it put a big smile on my face. I filled several bags with clothes I hadn’t worn in an age and was unlikely to wear in the future, bric a bric and other bits and pieces and donated them to my local…

8 ways to turn your working week around!

We all have those mornings/days when our working week isn’t going to plan. It could be that you haven’t completed some important stuff on your ‘to do’ list and that you feel behind, or you may have some issues in your personal life which makes it difficult to concentrate at work. Whatever the myriad of…

Mini Weekend Retreat

I am one lucky lady to live near to the largest urban park in the UK.  There’s nothing quite like a long leisurely stroll in Sutton Coldfield park when the air is crisp and you can feel Spring is on its way. Here are a few shots of my mini weekend retreat 😉    …

Urban retreats….park life & coffee shops

The day to day hustle and bustle of city and working life can sometimes leave you little time to stop and smell the roses. That’s why one of the best ways I can spend some of the weekend, will be in my favourite coffee shop and taking a brisk walk around our local park. I…

5 ways to relax into the New Year

Here’s an article I wrote for ‘The Aucklander’ in January 2013 and I thought I’d share as it’s January 2016! You can also find the article here if you fancy having a read of ‘The Aucklander.’ You may be contemplating what your new year’s resolutions should be, or perhaps you have already made a list and bought that…

5 reasons why your pain & sorrow can make you stronger & happier

The quote above is one of my all time favourites and that’s saying something, because there are a lot of good quotes out there. I love this quote because it speaks the truth about the complexity, beauty and irony of the human condition; happiness, gratitude and strength can blossom from pain and adversity.  I truly…