How NOT to impress this Christmas

Christmas! It's the most wonderful time of the year. And apparently, according to endless lifestyle bloggers, magazine article and TV programmes, it’s a time to impress. Everytime I see the words ‘impress’ and ‘Christmas’ together I want to scream! Stop it! Stop it  now! You're doing it all wrong! Christmas should be a time for …

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Looking for inspiration… November

So that's almost it for November, and it's been a tough old month - brightened up by some seriously amazing moments and bucket list experiences! It's months like this when I really understand the value of forward-planning, cos if I hadn't already had some things booked and paid for, I wouldn't have much to write …

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Fairy Tales

I'm going to start with a confession. I love Sleeping Beauty. This shouldn't be a controversial statement - apart from the fact that, as an independent feminist, I should be ardently opposed to any story in which a woman needs a man to rescue her. Especially if that man is a prince - don't get …

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Let’s hear it for the boys!

Men. They're not coming across very well lately are they ? With Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Lewis Hamilton, Jacob Rees-Mogg and Donald Trump all dominating the headlines, it's enough to make us all believe that all men are sex pests, paedophiles, tax dodgers, terrible fathers and basically, big babies. Even on facebook, I regularly see …

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Looking for inspiration – on a shoestring! …October

This month I was supposed to start saving for my my move to Spain, so I wasn't sure I'd have much to write about... Turns out you don't actually have to spend a lot of money to have fun! Who knew?! Watching... I've only really got into Strictly over the last year or two, but …

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Let’s talk about Forever

'I wanna see all my 80s babies with their hands in the air!' shouted Salt, of Salt-n-Pepa, to the Liverpool Echo Arena on Friday night. At least half the audience of the 'I love the 90s' tour threw their arms in the air and cheered. 'We just wanna say sorry,' Salt continued. 'We are so …

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Looking for inspiration… August

Wow, that's it, summer's over! It's been a good one this year, making new friends, catching up with old ones, ticking two more countries off my bucket list, and making big plans for the future! Summer for me is really May, June and July, August is usually a bit of a boring month - which …

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