Category: lifestyle

At 48 I went back to work in the corporate world.  It was scary. I truly began to understand the meaning of fake it until you make it when I found myself in hot water for not replying to a…

You know what it’s like when the batteries are running low on the TV remote?  It is awkward – pointing at the TV and pressing buttons in the hope that the channel will change or the volume will increase. We…

When I compare myself to others, I always seem to come up lacking.  I suspect that this is the same for many of us.  Is comparison the thief of joy? And what role does social media play? Before the advent…

Everyone has different expectations of a holiday and of course different budgets too. We were so excited to be visiting Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife.  Endless hours had been spent on YouTube looking at travel videos.  I was very…

I love the cinema.  The allure of the darkness, of being totally drawn into a story with no multi-tasking allowed. I am not sure quite why, but I always believed you needed a companion for the cinema.  Someone to share…

There are two kinds of travel for me.  Travel to visit friends and family and travel to places where you can be anonymous.  I love both.  (They can of course be combined!) Finding time for family I was reflecting on…

Well the obvious answer is with cake!  I love cake – I would choose it over chocolate, crisps and even wine.  I think a cake is just such a symbol of celebration.  It always makes me feel festive, as well…

The more I think about Christmases past and present, I realise that the best ones are those packed with memories of moments that cannot be wrapped.  Here are my top seven Christmas memories, funny, not so funny but all memorable….

. Everyone gets lonely.  There are those moments when you feel quite simply that you are on your own and you do not feel supported. When we think of loneliness, especially at this time of the year, we think of…

Creativity is a process.  It has always been part of my life, and recently I realised something really special.  It is not the item you create that matters but the process of creating it. With Christmas fast approaching I am…

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