Mindfulness: is it Really Worth it?

Everyone spouts out the word ‘mindfulness’ nowadays. I think we all get the vague understanding that it relates to being ‘in the moment’ (whatever that means, right?) and living in the now. But honestly, what does that really mean? I have a bad habit, they’re called Kettle Chips Balsamic Vinegar. Some days I can plow… Continue reading Mindfulness: is it Really Worth it?

This is the Update I Planned on Posting

Bonjour 2019, how is it going? I’m a lot less suicidal than 2018 so there’s something. Aside from that, life has had a bit of a shake up. A week or so ago I left my job working with young people in a secure unit. Believe me, it was a hard decision but also a… Continue reading This is the Update I Planned on Posting

This Wasn’t the Update I Was Planning to Post

I swear to god I have about 9 drafts of updates that I keep going back to and deleting, rewriting or over criticising. It’s definitely been a rollercoaster few months/half a year and right now seems a more appropriate time than ever to talk about it. This summer Britain enjoyed temperatures reaching over 30 degrees for… Continue reading This Wasn’t the Update I Was Planning to Post

Why I’m Getting Rid of the Red Hair

I’ve been every shade of colour minus green since I was thirteen. The only sign of my natural hair colour for six years has been my eyebrows, which have always clashed with my bright red, ‘could be mistaken for a traffic light’ hair. The best comment I’ve ever had came from two boys on a… Continue reading Why I’m Getting Rid of the Red Hair

Lets Talk About 2017.

Hey, hi, hello!! Happy 2018!! How are we all? I spent christmas at home with my family, the only thing I really wanted, and gained like 7lbs so it’s swings and roundabouts… Anyway. Most of the time away I’ve spent trying to adjust to moving home from living on my own but mainly the challenges… Continue reading Lets Talk About 2017.

This Isn’t a Travel Story

Facebook reminded me this morning that a year ago today I had a really disastrous trip to Norway/Sweden. Looking back, it makes me laugh sometimes, but it was such a turning point for me. Instead of dredging it all back up, I’m gonna give an overview: Arrived in Bergen, all good. Had a couple of… Continue reading This Isn’t a Travel Story

Home is Where Your Mind is.

There’s always been one thought that has plagued my travels: the feeling of never feeling at ‘home’. When I think of home, I think of my childhood home. I think of the big garden full of flowers and the sound of the decking as I walk to the back door. I think about my dogs… Continue reading Home is Where Your Mind is.