I honestly believe that life is one long education and every day we learn something new about ourselves and the world around us. I don’t know about you but life just seems to fly by so fast and is always changing. Last year I wrote this post as a follow up to my original post about things I had learnt in life. But even in my mid-40s I don’t feel like my life has even started when in reality I’m well into middle age and I feel like I am just beginning my journey. There is no doubt that I… View Post

We often talk about how difficult modern life is and how, despite all our amazing technologies and lifestyle enhancing gadgetry, we are still stressed out. Feeling a little frazzled is the new normal as work, socialising and our home lives get busier and busier and we forget when we last had any down time or a moment to be by ourselves. But stress isn’t something we should ignore either. There are enough lifestyle bloggers out there warning us of the effects of stress on our physical and mental well-being so what do the symptoms look like and how can we… View Post

The Christmas period and New Year have both passed. If you were lucky, you’ve hopefully had time to relax, recharge and get ready for a new year. No matter if you’ve had an excellent 2018, or you’d rather put it past you, we would like to wish you a wonderful new year as we continue to reflect about our lives in the midst of January. While this is taking place, there are many things you might wish to do to celebrate the holidays you have just had, and to relax from all the ‘relaxing’ you might have been doing. This… View Post

Early last year I wrote about 25 things I had learnt in life.  Over the past 21 months so much has happened in life and I can honestly say there is so much more that I have learnt.  The number of friends you have doesn’t matter. It is the quality of the friends you have that counts. There is no such thing as drinking too much tea. Keeping plants alive is hard. Sometimes it’s necessary to swallow your pride and ask for help. Nothing ever happens if you stay in your comfort zone. There is no greater feeling than going on… View Post

When 2017, which I can only describe as the worst year of my life, came to an end I was so determined to change my outlook on life and also how I lived my life.  My life is so far from perfect but despite everything that still effects make life, mainly things out of my control, I am so much happier now.  By making life more simple and taking time out for me I am now much happier in myself and my surroundings. Ever since I came back to the Midlands from Wales in January 2016 I have wanted to… View Post

It’s strange how things have to get to such a bad place before you realise that you need to take care of yourself.  For too many years I neglected me.  I put everyone else before myself and honestly believed I didn’t deserve to be happy.  Luckily, and finally my eyes have been opened.  I am trying my hard to be kind to myself. Not pushing myself to keep up with theunrealistic pressures others and socirty are putting on me. If the truth be told I’m putting the pressure on myself and things needed to change. It’s time I looked after… View Post

Have you ever heard of the saying ‘life is what we make o it’?  It has taken me such a long time to realise this.  I am in control of my life.  I know that I can’t control others actions but I can control how I react to them.  I have realised that the smallest changes can make so much difference to my wood and out look.  These are some of the small changes I have started to make: Self Care For me, self care can mean so many things; drinking a hot(!) cup of tea, meditating,spending time with loved… View Post

It’s been a tough couple of years.  I’m really hoping for a change.  It just seems to have been one thing after another the past few years.  Although I’ve certainly had things worse than they are currently, life was thrown up in the air the past few weeks health wise.  I’ve had medical appointments galore the past couple of weeks and the week before last I was inolved in a car crash.  Let’s just say someone thought in fun to turn right straight in front of us, no indicators, nothing.  Result?  A rather crunched car.  In the bigger scheme of… View Post