The Road To Mrs #2

The other day I realised something. For the last 6 years, I’ve worn two rings on my right hand, both gifts for my 18th birthday and both the only jewellery I tend to wear besides earrings. Yet the moment I received one destined for that third left finger, the others disappeared. It seems small and … More The Road To Mrs #2

Long Distance Sisters

The relationship between siblings cannot be replaced by any other connection – there’s something about sharing childhood and DNA that makes it stronger than anything I’ve come across. It survives through all phases of life from irritating toddler, to needy pre-teen, to angsty teenager, to adulthood. It develops into something special and deep, that no … More Long Distance Sisters

The Road To Mrs…

On the 3rd July 2016 we went on the first holiday since moving up north – 8 months after our last trip to the continent. We set off early to drive to Northern France, ready for sun, wine, and camping. It was also the day that my lovely other half would propose. Whilst we’ve been … More The Road To Mrs…

My Only Regret

For 3 years now, I’ve been saying my one regret in life is trying rowing when I was at university. I fell in love with the sport, became super fit, and thrived on the competition that drove me to the gym or the water 6 days a week. My heartache comes from the fact that … More My Only Regret

Moving On Up

It’s been around 2 weeks since I moved up permanently to the Peak District. Took my life and transported it 200 miles north to a new home, new job, and new surroundings. It’s safe to say it’s been a bit crazy – two days in Ikea, lots of self-built storage, learning new roads and train … More Moving On Up

Bathing Bliss

Yes that’s right – this is a post about baths. For some, it’s purely hygienic. For others, it’s a weird soup of luke-warm water. For me, it’s a haven of tranquillity, my little warm bubble, an oasis of calm in my own home. Quite frankly, it’s a lifesaver. The act of taking a bath may … More Bathing Bliss

The Next Big Chapter

So 2015 was a pretty interesting one, and also one of the toughest mentally I can remember having to deal with. There was nothing particularly traumatic that occurred, but I discovered towards the end of the year that I’d been building up a huge amount of sub-conscious stress and anxiety. This led to panic attacks, … More The Next Big Chapter

A Solo Weekend

Solo travel, particularly for 20-something year old women, seems to be gaining popularity. World of Wanderlust is a remarkable example of someone who sold everything, packed up, and travelled the world by herself. I’m never going to do that, but it’s still inspiring, and I can relate. I’ve always enjoyed getting out there and getting … More A Solo Weekend

Breaking the Hiatus

It would appear I’ve had a 6 week blogging hiatus. This has not necessarily been deliberate – just one of those things that happens when life gets exciting and busy. Looks like it’s time for a bit of a self-indulgent update! My 3 month job has been extended to 6 months, which fits in with … More Breaking the Hiatus