A Tale of Two Oceans

Neil Gaiman's heart-wrenching book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, has been adapted into a devastatingly emotional and beautiful play of the same name. The National Theatre's production was shown at the Duke of York's Theatre in London and has just finished its run; but it will go on tour in winter later [...]

May 2022

May is my birthday month and I have learnt a lot this month. I've learnt more about myself, my habits, mental health, self care, and about various people in my life. I am super grateful that I have people in my life who feel safe to be open and honest with me. I have had [...]

Dunsborough Park and Gardens

Last month we visited Dunsborough Park and Gardens. I had heard that the gardens are only open to the public a few weeks of the year, and of course with tulip season in full swing, I wanted to see some beautiful tulips. Getting there Dunsborough Park and Gardens is in Ripley Village. We followed the [...]

Chawton House and Gardens

Recently we visited Chawton House and Gardens. It was mainly to see the gardens, but Chawton House actually turned out to be the gem of the visit. There are two car parks, one close by Chawton House (which we weren't aware of) and one in the village opposite Jane Austen's House. We parked in the [...]

Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

In the middle of May each year is Mental Health Awareness Week. This year the theme is loneliness, as many people have been experiencing loneliness during the pandemic and even now. Loneliness and mental health Loneliness was highlighted during the pandemic and lockdown, where many people altruistically isolated themselves for the benefit of the public [...]

April 2022

Spring has sprung! April has been bringing me lots of nature, blooming flowers, birds, and sunshine. It has been a super busy month - I worked 18 days straight - but, perhaps surprisingly, I haven't been as burnt out as one might expect. These days I feel I'm better at refilling my cup, finding joy [...]