My first week as a runner with C25k

This is a selfie I took before my first ever run.  Yes, I’ve taken up running.  I don’t really understand why, but the urge to begin running as part of my path to wellness has come upon me, and I do wonder what alien lifeforce has possessed me.  But, it can only be a good […]

29 Sep 2014


Lucky Dip Club: Woodland Animals box

This month I signed up to my first Lucky Dip Club box!  This is a monthly themed subscription box, full of creative goodies and one personalised item.  I could not resist placing an order when I saw the theme was woodland animals.  It is a really lovely treat to fall through the letter box on […]

27 Sep 2014


Creativity Can Heal Your Soul e-course

As a member of the Curiously Gorgeous Sisterhood, I was buzzing when its creator (and one of my absolute fave artists), Sarah Leonard, released an e-course called Creativity Can Heal Your Soul. The title immediately sang to me, because I have found creativity so intrinsic to my wellbeing and development over the past couple of […]

25 Sep 2014


Blog-tember: Autumn

Fall Favorites. What do you love most about this season? We have had a glorious summer here in the UK, and a beautiful sunny September.  I will be sad to see the sunshine go, but on the other hand, there are things which I love about autumn: 1. Candles!  I can’t wait to get cosy […]

22 Sep 2014


Blog-tember: 5 favourite blogs

Introduce us to 5 blogs you read on the regular, and tell us why! I do enjoy reading other blogs!  These are the ones I check out regularly: 1. Dannii shares her story of losing 100lbs and how she maintains her healthy weight.  She shares yummy recipes and really helpful fitness advice.  She is […]

22 Sep 2014


Blog-tember: A piece of heartfelt advice

If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be? Life has been a twisted ride of highs and lows for me; from cancer, one of life’s ultimate lows, to finding love and a happy home, one of life’s greatest blessings.  I have learnt a great deal […]

19 Sep 2014


Blog-tember: This year’s holiday

Tell a tale of traveling, a city or country you’ve been to or a favorite vacation. For today’s prompt, I want to discuss our trip to Dorset in August this year.  I found a beautiful B&B near Poole for three nights, and I was really excited because I’d never been there before. We took the […]

18 Sep 2014


Blog-tember: Why I blog

When did you start blogging and why? This blog began life in January this year, although I had blogged elsewhere for a year before that. This blog though, feels like IT. Blogging is not easy.  Planning posts, photos and marketing them on social media takes a lot of time.  There’s a lot going on behind […]

14 Sep 2014


Blog-tember: My relationship

Your current relationship status. If dating/married, give us a glimpse of your story! I don’t often discuss my relationship in any detail here on the blog, as it’s something very private and precious to me.  But in the spirit of this challenge, I am happy to share a glimpse.   This is me and Oliver. […]

13 Sep 2014


After 15 years…

Last week I was discharged from the oncology clinic. After 15 years of blood tests, hearing tests, lung function tests, appointments, scans, shredded nerves…. I have been discharged.   I had a follow up appointment last week to review my progress after my cystectomy 6 months ago.  The doctor said the magic words, ‘I’m going […]

31 Aug 2014