New Start For September

In previous years September has been a source of anxiety for me; Returning to school, starting college, facing another year at university or having less than £30 left in my overdraft. But this year feels different. My head is in a much better place, I feel more confident in myself and at last I’m about […]

Under A Mackerel Sky by Rick Stein

Under A Mackerel Sky

I love seafood to both cook and eat so often enjoy watching and reading Rick Stein recipes and as a result I picked up a copy of his memoir Under A Mackerel Sky. I knew it was a bit of a long shot as good food, recipes or understanding of ingredients does not make for […]

My Goals For 2018: Update #1

At the end of 2017 I sat down and thought about carefully about what things I would like to work towards and achieve in 2018. A lot of the things are not something that pop into my mind everyday but as we are progressing quickly into the year it seemed right to have a quick […]

Backdating Blogs

In my last few posts, probably actually for the last few months, I have been hinting to how my mental health is not at 100% recently. Let us be real though and acknowledge that even when people look like they have it all together they are usually not mentally at 100% all of the time; […]

Let Us Talk About… Glorifying Being Busy

Soup of the day in a cafe on Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon

Everywhere I look people are claiming being busy and having a dabble with every single pot is the way to being successful and a “girl boss”. Some have said to me that keeping busy helps to ease mental health issues whilst others have openly declared being busy as a sign of strength. In fact for […]

The Day I Went To Croydon Business Awards 2017

It blows my mind that a year and a bit ago I was stepping back into the workplace, my first proper full time role really, after suffering from a serious deep battle with depression. I didn’t really know what to expect and if nothing else hoped it would provide some steps to talking to people […]

Let Us Talk About… Zero Hours Contracts

A few days ago I was laying down and unable to sleep. A whole variety of thoughts were racing through my mind relating to spending more time with those around me, the mental and physical exhaustion I was feeling and about the guilt of trying to create a work/life balance. Those thoughts became increasingly present […]

A Life Update

With it being my birthday, and given a bit of a blogging absence, I figured it was time for a life update a year on from that failed series of goals posts.

My Goals For 2017

For me at least 2017 is the year of achievable goals and being able to feel proud at the end of them. Here are some things I’m planning to gove my all during the year ahead.

I Knew Blogmas Would Not Work Out

Last year I did two blog posts a day for Blogmas. It was at a time when I did not leave the house and when writing was my distraction. The content was not fantastic and the images were even worse but it took my mind off real life. Doing Blogmas last year was a challenge; […]