Valentines day is fast approaching next week.  Personally I really aren’t one for huge romantic gestures with roses and meals out.  I’d much rather have a well thought out gift and a night in with a special meal. As I have got older I’ve learnt to appreciate small well thought out gifts. Gifts that I have a connection with and have been picked with some thought about who I am and what I like doing; things that will cheer me up. It isn’t always to do with the cost of an item. Something costing a few pounds can often be… View Post

This year I am hoping to continue with this little series of posts sharing 5 things I have lived each month. January to me always seems like such a long month. After all the fun and excitement December brings, January seems Such a disappointment. However, last month I did find a few things to make me smile! Afternoon Tea At Dunsley Hall Well what can I say?  An afternoon of cocktails and cake. What’s not to love? Pamper Time A little time spent getting my nails done always relaxes me. A Walk Along The Welsh Coastal Path This was when… View Post

Strange question. But one that I often think about. Things have happened in my past, some I can talk about as I’ve processed them but other things, the nightmare things I push to the back of my mind as I can’t talk about them. I don’t think I ever can and I just don’t see a way of ever being able to process them. I hate that other peoples actions have had a negative effect upon my life. I hate that someone decided to behave in a certain way and my life was affected as a result. My life came… View Post

Christmas Stress, why oh why do we stress over what is basically 1 day.  I never stress about Christmas at all.  Can’t understand why people do. It’s just one day with a roast bird slightly larger than your typical Sunday roast. Our kids worlds are not going to end if they don’t get everything they want. Christmas should be about fun and laughter not how much you can eat and drink, how much you spend and how fancy your decorations are. A lot have people have lost what this time of year should be about and if kids can’t have… View Post

Autumn walks can be a wonderful way to escape the stresses and strains of modern life.  A time to be at one with nature as the seasons change.  A time to take in the changing colours and to simply watch the leaves fall.  A time to escape.  A time for reflection.  Life in the 21st Century can get hectic.  With everything that modern society throws at us it is natural that at times things can become too much.  The fast pace of life, a life that is lived 24/7 and has to be lived now can be overwhelming.  Add in… View Post