The New Year often brings new aims for the year, new memories to be made and often new resolutions to be written along with dreams of that one impossible experience.  The New Year is all about aspirations for the future.  I personally try not to specify ‘resolutions’.  there is just something about that word that makes my brain automatically think failure but I can never pin exactly why.point why.  I know personally this year I had a look through my 50 x 50 goals and evaluated them as over the past couple of years some of these goals have become irrelevant… View Post

I really don’t believe that happiness has anything to do with being lucky.  If it was then there are huge chunks of my life when I have been very unlucky.  I also don’t think it has anything to do with things that happened in a previous life.  There is the old phrase that ‘I must have been really evil/bad in a previous life to deserve this’.  I also don’t think happiness is dependant upon the perfect circumstances, or having a problem-free life, or having everything that you want. I strongly believe that happiness isn’t dependant upon a set of circumstances… View Post

Being valentines day today I hope that your world in filled with love and happiness today but I also appreciate not everybody is currently all loved up.  Unlike a couple of generations ago relationships and marriages don’t last for life.  My parent’s who married in the late 60s were together for life.  I know many people my age (in their 40s) aren’t as lucky as my parents were, myself included and their marriages or relationships don’t last for life.  It’s always hard when you split from someone you used to love.  Somebody you set a home up with and thought… View Post

I suppose this is a similar to post to what things would you take to a desert island but for me these are the things that I know life would change for me if I didn’t have these items in my life.  This really is a blatant materialistic post.  I think it does no harm no and them to look at the materialistic things we like to surround ourselves with.  I believe it only becomes a problem when all we like around us is materiaslic things and we are in a situation where others are getting harmed by us have… View Post

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