6 Ways I Will Make 2019 Spectacular.

2018 was such a Rollercoaster year. I learnt so much about myself and what is important. As I mentioned in my review of 2018 I have seen the world through fresh eyes and had a change of mindset.

The End of Mrs T? What 2018 Has Taught Me.

A change of mindset This year has seen a change in attitude. I feel like I have become more relaxed about things. This does not mean I do not get stressed as I did previously, but rather I am able to recognise that I cannot control everything. I have come to accept that I cannot…

2018 Review; what did I achieve?

Oh what a year This year has been eventful. I would venture to say it was a fraught one. There have been some fantastic highs but also some crushing low points. This year has made me question everything. Things got broken I started the year without resolutions. Instead, I set myself goals that I wanted…

Consumerist Christmas

Consumerist Christmas Christmas is a time for giving. As the song beckons ‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year’, people scramble to purchase the ‘perfect’ gift for their loved ones. Family traditions are created and the whole family gather around the beautifully decorated tree to exchange gifts and then eat copious amounts of food,…

Autumn and Winter Self Care

Self Care in autumn and winter Autumn can be a tough season. Summer is merely a distant memory of sunshine and fun at this point. The days become shorter. Darkness descends upon us. The cold weather creeps in, chilling bones and attacking the skin. Changes in weather can have an effect on a person’s mental…

Why is self love so hard?

Why is self-love so hard? Self-love and positivity in yourself is a hot topic at present. With people promoting equality for all genders, races and beliefs you would think we would be more accepting of ourselves. Why do we find it so hard to love ourselves? This is a question that has plagued me for…

Body Negativity; Breaking Habits

Why does body negativity exist ? I have always had body issues  Body negativity comes easy to me. Body confidence has never been a strong point of mine. From a young age I have always been conscious of how I looked; being taller than average and having a slightly plumper frame compared to my peers.  Perhaps my lack of body…

Holidays with Kids; Blessing or hard work?

Holiday with your Kids; blessing or curse? Holidays make the best memories Going away on holiday is a magical time. Holidays give you a chance to escape from your everyday life; rest and recuperate, explore new sights and make special memories with the people that you love. Many of my fondest memories happened while on holiday, whether it was with my family, my…

Ten Things You Did Not Know About Me.

Why would you want to know more about me? One reason I like reading ‘about me’ posts concerning other people is my desire to be nosy. I love to find out about what makes people ‘tick’. Each person has their own unique set of views, differences and perceptions of the world that make me intrigued…

The long summer holidays; Why do children need it?

6 weeks of no school The summer holidays can either fill you with delight or dread. For me, as a teacher, it used to be a valuable time for me to relax from the constant strains of teaching in a secondary school. I was able to travel, stay up late and pursue hobbies that I…