Self-Care Sunday
Mental Health

Tackling stress for Mental Health Awareness Week [the results]

This time last week I set myself a few goals in aid of Mental Health Awareness Week. I'm very much of the mind that this is something we need to be conscious of every week but it was a good starting point when it comes to addressing my stress levels. Goal #1: Not blog every… Continue reading Tackling stress for Mental Health Awareness Week [the results]

saturday share
blogging

Saturday Share #143

From pregnancy news (no, not mine!) to Cornwall in the summer, here's a round-up of the blog posts I've loved this week. I can't even tell you how I excited I was when Jemma revealed her big news. I loved Michelle's post on why it's not selfish to keep your hobbies as a mum. So… Continue reading Saturday Share #143

Portminster Beach, St Ives
Cornwall, Lifestyle

Friday Favourites #42

It's that time of the week again: here's a look at what I've been loving over the last seven days. Well Sunday was bleddy lovely. We went out for lunch for my dad's birthday and it just so happened to be The Cornish Barn's last Sunday roast of the season - timing! And sooo tasty.… Continue reading Friday Favourites #42

Calibre Support Posture Correcto product review
Lifestyle

Learning to correct my posture with Calibre Support

You know how it is - you go to the day job, sit at a desk most of the day, come home and sit at another desk and blog the night away. Then when you go to bed you wonder why everything aches when all you've done is sit down all day. If you're anything… Continue reading Learning to correct my posture with Calibre Support

A Spoke in the Wheel by Kathleen Jowitt
Books

Blog tour: A Spoke in the Wheel by Kathleen Jowitt

A Spoke in the Wheel by Kathleen Jowitt* The first thing I saw was the wheelchair. The first thing she saw was the doper. Ben Goddard is an embarrassment – as a cyclist, as an athlete, as a human being. And he knows it. Now that he’s been exposed by a positive drugs test, his… Continue reading Blog tour: A Spoke in the Wheel by Kathleen Jowitt

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018
Lifestyle, Mental Health

Tackling stress for Mental Health Awareness Week

Tomorrow sees the start of Mental Health Awareness Week and this year the theme is Stress: Are we coping? I think a fair few of us would struggle to admit that, actually, we're not coping all that well. Two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our lifetimes and stress is a key… Continue reading Tackling stress for Mental Health Awareness Week

saturday share
blogging

Saturday Share #142

From strong women in film, to dating yourself, a lot of my favourite posts this week are all about empowerment. Take a closer look at the blog posts I've loved this week. First, there's a post I forgot to shout-out last week: 7 emotional benefits of watching strong women in film, according to experts. A… Continue reading Saturday Share #142

on the beach, summer 2018
Lifestyle

Friday Favourites #41

As Morgana has changed her #LittleLoves linky from a weekly to a monthly post, I've decided to resurrect my traditional Friday Favourites. It's been a couple of weeks since I last shared a weekly round-up, so here's a look at what I've been loving lately. OK, I promise it's the last time I'll mention this,… Continue reading Friday Favourites #41

Richard Ayoade presents The Grip of Film by Gordy LaSure
Books, Film

Book review: Richard Ayoade presents The Grip of Film by Gordy LaSure

I love Richard Ayoade. I thought he was great in The IT Crowd, I love seeing him on panel shows (particularly alongside Noel Fielding) and I thought Submarine was awesome. Oh, and I flipping love Travel Man. But I'm not a fan of some of his earlier work, particularly Garth Marenghi's Dark Place and AD/BC:… Continue reading Book review: Richard Ayoade presents The Grip of Film by Gordy LaSure

Lumberjanes #The Moon is Up - book review
Books, geekery

Book review: Lumberjanes #2 The Moon is Up

Lumberjanes #1 Unicorn Power was one of my favourite books of last year (review here). It felt like the book I'd been waiting for my whole life. Sure, growing up I was all over The Famous Five, The Babysitters Club and Sweet Valley High but Lumberjanes is the ultimate series for young women when it… Continue reading Book review: Lumberjanes #2 The Moon is Up