Reprioritising

When something tragic occurs in our lives or our loved ones’ lives or on our local news channels, people often hear the over-exhausted phrase – “It really puts things into perspective, doesn’t it?” Am I right? It’s like we’re automatically programmed to think that instantly, until half an hour later it wears off and we’re…

The Christmas Checklist

Christmas Markets  Every year without fail I go to the famous German markets in Manchester (more than once)! They truly are the best…and it’s not like I’m biased at all. Now, this is essential to getting you into the holiday spirit. There are stalls that cater for absolutely everyone – food, drinks, homemade and unique…

A Bedroom Tidy That Took An Unexpected Turn…

Usually just before Christmas every year, I have an epic clear out, overturning every nook and cranny in my room.  Things that I don’t need but couldn’t possibly part with are put away into loft storage and others that bare no significance at all anymore, are simply tossed. As I was emptying one of my…

Man-matics

Women are constantly battling and striving to understand the seemingly alien race of men. We see it in literature, film and even history, yet it seems there is no solution to the ongoing puzzles of the male psyche. Now, being an English-lit student as well as musician, film buff and Disney fan, I fall into…

That time I was on T.V.

Ok, so last night I appeared on Matt Edmonson’s new reality TV show, ‘Dress To Impress‘; think ‘Dinner Date‘ only instead of dinner it’s all about fashion. The show involves somebody being shopped for by 3 potential dates, hoping to impress with their pick of outfits. AND at the end of the programme, there is…

DIRECTION

Direction is something that I have come to look at as one of the most important things in life. Without it, we have no purpose and are hopelessly, simply lost. Many of us think we have direction, but are in fact just riding a current that is beyond our control. Others think they are heading…

Why Do We Care So Much What Other People Think?

Q- Who’s guilty? A- Everyone. Q- Why? A- Who the hell knows. I just can’t understand what it is in humans that makes us constantly seek approval from others in the things we do. One of my close friends always says, ‘Those who care don’t matter and those who matter don’t care’ but despite us…

Float to Survive

Give this RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) advertisement about surviving cold water a watch. What really struck a chord with me here was this idea that you have to fight your instincts of panicking and swimming hard. There is more chance of survival if you simply float and let the water carry you. As a…