Music is majorly important to me, I will always have some sort of music on whatever I’m doing. I’ll have the radio playing downstairs, my iPod on upstairs and something playing on my phone as I carry it around with me. It’s comforting and soothing. It picks me up, it helps me relax and sometimes with the right piece of music it can transport you off somewhere else. I have been practicing meditation more frequently and I think it’s starting to open up certain areas of my brain that have been neglected for years. There’s a creativity in there that … Continue reading Moved to the music
1. Wild – Reese Witherspoon plays Cheryl Strayed, the crazy woman who loses her Mum to cancer and decides that she has to walk over 1,000 miles to work through her grief. It’s based on a true story, the book is far better than the film (isn’t it always). I can watch this over and over, it fills me up with determination and makes me want to get off my backside and do something, mainly it makes me want to hike PCT. 2. Eat, Pray, Love – I will watch anything with Julia Roberts in it, because she is beautiful. … Continue reading My Top 5 Inspirational Films
Haworth is a beautiful, historic village nestled in to the outskirts of the Pennines. It is famous for its cobbled streets, olde world sweet shop, apothecary and of course it was the home of The Brontës from 1820 until 1861. The Brontë sisters, and their brother, were born in Thornton village, just along the road from where I grew up. This is where my love of the Brontës and Haworth stems from. I feel a connection with them and Brontë Country because to me they are of great importance, their history, and the imprint they have made on the world. … Continue reading The Brontës
‘Once A Year On Blackpool Sands’, 2020, (OAYOBS) is a beautiful portrayal of the relationship between Tommy and Eddy (played by Macauley Cooper and Kyle Brookes, respectively). Based on a true story, OAYOBS follows the hardships that were faced by … Continue reading Once A Year On Blackpool Sands
I already suffer with enough paranoia and guilt for absolutely no reason at all and therefore don’t need to be given any more by reading about how spending time on social media is stealing time away from being with my … Continue reading Enough with the family shaming!
“So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be really hard; we’re gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, every day. You … Continue reading We’re not getting married!
How are you sleeping? Do you pay much attention to your sleep? Do you have a routine? I am very much open to suggestions, please give me your ‘sleep advice’. I have a very strange relationship with sleep. It’s actually very much a love/hate relationship. I hate having to go to sleep but I also love sleeping. It’s very complicated. I love sleeping because that’s when I get to dream and my dreams are pretty awesome, most of the time, when I haven’t been watching anything to do with zombies. On the other hand, sleep robs me of my … Continue reading Zzzzzz…
and the guilt, worry, anxiety and major stress that comes with it! This post was inspired by talking to my lovely author friend and fellow blogger, Debbie Ioanna. We have very similar writing styles and it’s obvious that we see many things in the same way. Debbie suggested that we should do a collaboration on our respective blogs. Debbie has recently had her own little bundle of joy and mine ran out of joy about 5 years ago, so we thought we could have a bit of a ‘compare and contrast’ post based on baby versus teenager… here is my … Continue reading The joys of being a parent…
I see these really annoying posts all of the time on social media, generally Facebook. They are sponsored posts usually advertising to me because a friend of mine likes their page… Well, I haven’t liked your page so I don’t want to see your stupid article… anyway, the ones that really rile me are usually along the lines of… ‘10 reasons why your relationship is failing‘. ‘10 ways to stop your relationship from failing‘. ‘Follow these 10 simple rules to save your failing relationship‘. Right, I get it, the relationship market is a big seller, nobody wants to be alone, … Continue reading That’s your advice? Really…?
The Day of Dance in Saltaire is exactly what it says it is… An entire day dedicated to all things dance. From Morris to Ballroom, West African to Lancashire Step Clog. There’s something for everyone and it’s all aimed at beginners, so even if you’ve never danced a step you can still definitely join in. The dancing…. My first class of the day was Eastern European and Gypsy Rom Circle Dance. I had zero idea what this would entail and I was very nervous. Dancing is something I enjoy privately, usually in my kitchen whilst I’m cooking, and … Continue reading Day of Dance