Hello 2018 & Life Update

Happy New Year! I always find this time of year strange. Whilst everyone else looks forward to moving into a new year, new challenges, new goals and a chance to get organised, I find the first few days of January can be somewhat – disappointing. Sometimes, it feels wrong to leave a…

A Mini, Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide

It’s less than a week until Christmas! How has this happened? Back in November, I wrote a whole list of ideas that I was hoping to see, do and create this festive period, but I’ve hardly done anything at all. I’ve been struggling with the lack of daylight, and have…

Pumpkin Picking | The Pop Up Farm

I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion – Henry David Thoreau I’ve never been pumpkin picking before. In fact, last year I didn’t even buy a pumpkin. Not one. I don’t know why because I had planned…

3 Mindful Magazines To Read This Autumn/Winter

 I love a good magazine. As a child, I always (politely) asked my mum for the latest issue of whatever magazine I was reading at the time. Top of the Pops, Girl Talk, Mizz. There was something about them that I just really enjoyed. And I always felt adult for…

Embracing Autumn

Welcome Autumn   Today marks the Autumn Equinox, which means it is finally acceptable to start getting excited for the months ahead. The leaves are starting to fall, the air is crisp and the evenings are slowly getting darker each day. I love this time of year because not only…

Graduating & Life after University

SO THAT’S IT, I’M NO LONGER A STUDENT and I can’t really tell you how I feel because the truth is, I feel a whole bundle of emotions. I’m excited to start my career and wave goodbye to exams, but I also feel, well – lost. And I guess that’s…

The Joy of Picture Books

I love picture books. You probably already guessed that from the title of this post. I’m not ashamed to say I wrote my dissertation on picture books. Not quite your standard literature essay topic. And if you’re thinking it must have been easy, it wasn’t. Believe me. But seriously, there…

Visit | Hitchin Lavender Farm

I’ve always loved the idea of picking your own, whether it’s fruits or flowers, I just knew I had to visit the lavender Farm in Hitchin. Not only that, but I love finding new places to visit in the area. In Britain, we are very lucky to be surrounded by…

5 Reasons to diffuse Essential Oils this summer

It’s Aromatherapy Awareness week. Who knew? I didn’t even know such a thing existed and it just so happened I had already planned this post for this week. Perfect timing. For a long time, I have read about the benefits of using essentials oils and have always wanted to try…

Books on my Reading List

For the last few years, I haven’t had any control over what I have read. Well, that’s my excuse for not reading as many books as I would have liked anyway. As an English Literature student, finding time to read the books I wanted to read, proved to be difficult.…

May Goals

I can’t believe it is May already. Where is the sunshine? It is still so cold and I’m spending the evenings wrapped in blankets with the heating on. I’m very tempted to book a one way ticket to somewhere warm. I am aware that I have gone on and on…