HELLO AUTUMN & HYGGE

Whilst most are quick to lament the passing of summer, I have alway preferred the cool, crisp, bright mornings of Autumn to hazy summer days. Add in cosy afternoons wrapped up in thick woollen knits, bracing walks in the fresh air and the smells of log fires and bonfires and I am in heaven Recently…

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DIARY OF A LEAN IN 15 CONVERT

After: 1. almost a year of doing no exercise bar the sporadic (read three) 5km run; 2. three years of being on the (ahem slightly older) side of 30; 3. too much indulgence (mostly Marks and Spencer chocolate covered popcorn and chilli oil covered pizza both of which are my Achilles heel); and 4. a…

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A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEKEND & AN UNEXPECTED LIST TWIST

With work being very busy for the last few weeks, not to mention the arrival of a new puppy, I have been unable to post as much on my blog (which in fact has only drummed into me how much I enjoy writing it). I’ve also felt a little at sixes and sevens because of…

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JUNE’S THEME: PUPPY LOVE

Saturday was one of the happiest days of my life. For years I have aspired to have three things in my life that I’ve always, for some unknown reason, felt (rather irrationally, with no grounding whatsoever, and knowing full well that it is not the material things inline that count) will complete my life. The…

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Happiness Boosts

Sometimes a little pick me up, in the form of a little indulgence or a little extravagance, is just what I need to raise my happiness levels. Here are my current faves: Listening To: Pandolly Podcast The Times’ style columnist, Pandora Sykes, and Dolly Alderton have teamed up on this newΒ podcastΒ mulling over topics ranging from…

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A LITTLE OFF TRACK AND SNACKS

May was my Happiness Project’s month of effort. How have I got on? Not that well…

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F FOR EFFORT: SAY YES TO YOURSELF

Effort by its very definition is work. It might be enjoyable work but it is work. Sometimes it’s very easy, maybe so easy that it doesn’t even register. Sometimes it’s not. Sometimes it’s hard work. Sometimes it’s very hard work. Sometimes, whether you’re feeling ill, blue or tired, or if you are having an off…

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