Help is at Hand

As I lay in the recovery room, oxygen, cannulas, medical staff a blur – after the initial surge of pain, lovely dose of morphine and then a rather snazzy inflatable hot blanket to stop the shivering, my initial reaction to all of this was – please can I see my mum, [...]

By | 2018-04-05T21:28:53+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

For the Love of Food

I love food, and I love people… there is nothing better for me than sharing a meal with some friends, family and loved ones (often helped by a log fire and an exceptionally good cheese board!). So I was interested to read this week in one of my favourite publications, Positive [...]

By | 2018-03-15T22:09:25+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |2 Comments

Friendships at 40

A few weeks ago I reached the big 4-0. I know, I know, I don’t look a day over 25 (or so I like to tell myself). So, in preparation for the big day I went through the usual dilemma of what I should do. Having a birthday in February does [...]

By | 2018-03-01T21:24:12+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Importance of Being Alone

A few weeks ago, I read an article in Lena Denham and Jenni Konner’s online magazine Lenny. The article was titled ‘Women Are Supposed to Give Until They Die’ (read here) and discussed how important alone time is for women as well as men. This got me thinking… I have gone [...]

By | 2018-01-02T13:39:26+00:00 December 29th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Have Yourself a ‘?’ Little Christmas

It’s nearly Christmas! And whatever faith you may be, living in London (as I do) you can’t help but notice the Christmas cheer… yet acknowledge the madness, hustle, bustle and let’s face it rising stress levels of many you encounter. With the Big Day just around the corner, I’m constantly aware [...]

By | 2018-01-02T13:13:40+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Christmas Kindness

I want to talk about kindness. Christmas is almost upon us, a time of love, giving and festive cheer. And it feels right, to talk about kindness, to spread it, share it and celebrate it. Kindness has been all around me these few past weeks. When my mum had her accident [...]

By | 2017-12-14T23:51:43+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Foods and Moods: Eat Yourself Happy

Since I have been on my health kick recently, and so had a particular interest in food, Sally recommended to me a recipe book called The Happy Kitchen by Rachel Kelly (who is also the author of a lovely book called Walking on Sunshine: 52 Small Steps to Happiness). The Happy [...]

By | 2017-11-30T20:29:34+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Food for Thought

I want to talk about food. Now, I would consider myself a big eater. I am often baffled by the sheer volume of food I can fit into my stomach. Sometimes, however, I do things like have pizza and dough balls for lunch and then a huge Chinese takeaway for dinner [...]

By | 2017-11-24T00:51:36+00:00 November 24th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Battling to Be in the Moment

  I’d been invited by the fabulous team at Warwick Castle for a weekend’s event, and the launch of their Wars of the Roses live jousting show. Staying in a knight’s themed wood log cabin (brilliant!), visiting the castle dungeons (petrifying), I was highly excited as I embarked upon my trip – FYI, [...]

By | 2017-06-01T21:29:47+00:00 June 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Acts of Kindness for the International Day of Happiness

  A lady smiles at me. She has big round eyes that are kind. A friend texts to see if I’d like a food parcel delivery. Another sends me a card with kind words – and then a beautiful bunch of flowers arrive at my front door. A stranger tells me my hair [...]

By | 2017-03-16T20:17:42+00:00 March 16th, 2017|0 Comments