August 2022

So it's been a little while since my last blog post. A lot has happened, in my personal life (which I'm sure you'll learn about reading further) and also around the world: the Queen has passed. Of course I've never met the monarch, but the thought of being invited for afternoon tea at the palace [...]

June 2022

June has come and gone already - where has the time gone? We are over halfway into 2022! As I read back on this month's daily gratitudes, I notice that I have been in tune with mind and body and looking to different ways of coping with life's stresses. After all, self care should not [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights

One of the reasons we visited Bath recently was to attend a reading spa at Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights. This is a cute book store where staff make bespoke recommendations. The store is really well displayed with separate sections for children, board games, non fiction, and myths amongst the usual genres of books [...]

February 2022

It appears that February has been a music-driven month for me. I have been listening to instrumental Disney songs throughout the month and watched Sing 2 and have been really enjoying listening to music and feeling the feels that come with it. I've also been grateful for little every day things: electricity, shelter, and food. [...]

December 2021

The last month of the calendar year. This post is a little later than planned, but felt I needed to reflect on the year as a whole first and look into the next year before fully appreciating this last month. So December has sure been a cold month, evidently from my daily gratitudes of warm [...]

2021 In Reflection

It's the end of the calendar year. The turkey has been eaten, the gravy has been slurped, the mince pies have been nibbled, and the mulled wine has been drunk. And here I am, reflecting on the past 12 months. I'm aware this isn't everyone's cup of tea, comparison is the thief of joy and [...]