10 Things I’d Say To My Teenage Self – #Blogtober17 Day 20

The teenage years are hard aren’t they? You’re coming up to the stage where you feel old enough that you don’t need adults telling you what to do, and yet you don’t really have enough experience in anything to guide you. It’s all equally exciting and daunting. I didn’t really enjoy my teenage years. I

Why you shouldn't keep secrets

Reasons Not To Keep Secrets- #Blogtober17 Day 19

I used to love knowing secrets as a kid. They were something magical, and knowing them had the power to make someone feel oh so special. The whispering in the playground, and the hushed giggles. It was all a fantastic game! They were never nice if you were on the outside of them though; if

Blogtober Relaxation

The Importance of Relaxation – #Blogtober17 Day 18

It’s often difficult to allow yourself time to relax, especially if you’re a parent. There’s always so much to do, and so little time to do it in. You’ll often have a list as long as your arm of all the stuff that should have been done last week, and an even longer list of

15 Quotes on Mindfulness – #Blogtober17 Day 17

“If you want to conquer the anxiety of lie, live in the moment, live in the breath” – Amit Ray   “Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It’s about befriending who we are already.” – Pema Chödrön   “Don’t believe everything you think. Thoughts are just that –

Fears vs Phobias – #Blogtober17 Day 16

Fear is a strange thing. Some fears come from experiences, some from stories, some from legends. Some fears appear as if from nowhere, and you can’t even remember when they started. Fears vs Phobias I think it is quite important to note that fears and phobias are two different things. “A phobia is an irrational fear, a

Looking Through Old Photographs – #Blogtober17 Day 15

Today’s prompt for #Blogtober17 is old photos, which is convenient because I’ve just been having a tidy/clear out and came across a load of mine. I love old photos. I love knowing they are a snapshot of someone’s life, that you’re looking in on something personal. Especially when they are of people you don’t know, then you

10 Books to Read – #Blogtober17 Day 14

I’ve always been told I have too many books, ever since I can remember. I don’t know what this phrase means…it makes no sense to me. Too many books?! Impossible! I recently decided I had too little space to store my beautiful collection of books, so decided to pass some on to charity in the hope that others

15 Favourite Childhood Movies – #Blogtober17 Day 13

As a 90’s child, there were so many fantastic films I grew up with. Films that will never grow old, and some that are still shown around Christmas time. It was the good old days of VHS tapes, and being able to easily fast forward through bits you didn’t like, and rewind if you missed

10 Things I love – #Blogtober17 Day 12

Today’s #Blogtober17 prompt is love, and I’ve spent most of the day trying to figure out what to write. I am not a gushy person when it comes to love…I’m not going to write a whole post about friends and family and how much they mean to me etc. That just goes without saying. Instead,

#Blogtober17 Day 11 Kitchen gadgets

10 Weird and Wonderful Kitchen Gadgets Nobody Really Needs – #Blogtober17 Day 11

**This post contains affiliate links** Ahhhhh kitchen gadgets. Everyone owns at least one that they don’t really use, and in many kitchens they are taking up valuable cupboard and counter space. Every year there are more and more gadgets invented that we don’t really need, but which make life a whole lot more fun. Some