The Art of Seeing

As someone who constantly rushes around, thinking of to-do lists, anxious about everything from global catastrophe to insignificant daily minutiae, I struggle to stop and engage with the moment. Swimming has helped, getting your head under water and having to focus on the breath otherwise you’ll drown is quite liberating for a serial over-thinker. But … More The Art of Seeing

W-Day Debrief

So that’s it! After all the planning, Pin-boards, to-do lists, Simon & I married on the 4th November 2017. It was the most perfect day, totally relaxed, and exactly what we were after. I’ve already written a couple of pieces for the venue & my dress shop, so I won’t repeat myself here. Instead have … More W-Day Debrief

The Final Fortnight

The final countdown is here! It’s just under 2 weeks to go till the Big Day – final details are getting sorted, crafts completed, lists ticked off. We’ve also had a shed built and the front room is ready for repainting after a lot of wall destruction and replastering… But we never could keep things … More The Final Fortnight

Advice from the Fog

There’s a huge amount of help out there for people with various mental health issues, especially anxiety. There are countless blogs, self-help books, TED talks, meditation apps. I’m not competing with them, and know my little article is just a drop in the ocean of the internet. To be honest, it’s as much to be a reminder to myself as it … More Advice from the Fog

117 days

It’s just 117 days until our wedding day. Just under 4 months. 17 weeks. That’s not too many. I think my last update was about The Dress Hunt… and I can update you to say that I have indeed picked the dress, and all going well will be picking it up next week. Simon’s bought … More 117 days

Remember to Breathe

This week has been a very strange one. Terrorism is not new, and I have memories as a young girl of the 9/11 attack. Not understanding what’s happened, and just crying on the stairs, confused but knowing it was bad. It’s something I’ve watched on TV, cried over, my heart has broken for the images … More Remember to Breathe

The Bee’s Knees

At the risk of sounding like I’m 24 going on 90, for around 18 months now I’ve been unable to go hiking without – at times severe – pain. Predominantly in my knees, that squishy, unstable sensation has wracked my legs on every downhill for over a year. As someone who loves hiking and the … More The Bee’s Knees