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

HAPPY 2017!  

I sat in front of the TV yesterday, sound off, images blurring in my head and I thought, ‘I survived’. I wasn’t just talking about Christmas (I had a lovely time with family and friends), but the whole 12 months. My head was spinning and I looked at the year and thought, ‘how did [...]

By | 2017-01-13T13:44:15+00:00 December 29th, 2016|1 Comment

Birthdays, Books and Yoga

Tuesday June 21st, check your diaries, it’s a significant date. Yes, it’s Prince William’s Birthday. Yes, it’s the day that the fifth Harry Potter book was published but more significantly than that, it’s International Yoga Day. An international coming together under a huge yogic umbrella, the worldwide union of lycra and downward dogs. What [...]

By | 2017-01-13T13:46:09+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Duvets, comfort blankets and mindsets

I love my duvet. So very much. There’s nothing better than climbing into my own bed, sheets all clean, snuggling up under the covers and feeling safe. My bed and my duvet have got me through many a tough time, and it still remains an instinctive reflex to retreat to their solace [...]

By | 2017-01-13T13:46:14+00:00 June 16th, 2016|2 Comments

Top Tips to a Happy Easter!

By Catherine Robinson What does Easter mean to you? It may be clichéd, but for me it’s the perfect occasion to spend quality time with my friends and family: having a giggle; gaining a few (unwanted, but accepted) pounds; and reflecting on the big questions in life… and death. Other than getting a [...]

By | 2017-01-13T13:53:31+00:00 March 24th, 2016|2 Comments