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 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

#Blogtober17 Day 9 10 Ice Cream Recipes

10 Scrummy Ice Cream Recipes – #Blogtober17 Day 9

“You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream!”   Who’s with me?! I love ice cream, it’s awesome at any time of year. For dessert when you go out for a meal, as a comfort food at home, as a treat on holiday…there is no end of excuses to eat it! One of

Blogtober Day 7 In Five Years Time

In 5 Years Time – #Blogtober17 Day 7

5 years ago I’d just finished university. I had a degree I was pretty proud of, and so many career plans and aspirations. It was a pretty exciting time in my life, but also pretty damn terrifying – leaving education to finally enter the ‘real world’ and try to make something of myself! I started

My Favourite Flowers – #Blogtober17 Day 6

I love flowers. I love the life and colour they bring to the room. I love receiving them (although that doesn’t happen very often anymore!) and I love treating myself to them every now and then. The one thing I don’t love is how bad I am at keeping them alive! When I saw that

Blogtober Day 5 Return to education

5 Reasons to Return to Education – #Blogtober17 Day 5

It can be quite hard to return to education, especially if you are a parent. I for one would love to, but I keep telling myself I don’t have the time or money for it. The truth is though, if I were that serious about it I’d find the time and money. Just like I’ve managed to