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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21 WAYS TO MAKE MORE OF AN EFFORT IN UNDER 10 MINUTES

Starting in the April just gone and for 12 months I am giving each month theme. This is a word that is going to be my focus for that month. My theme for May is EFFORT. This means, as part of my Happiness Project, I am making a concerted effort to make more of an…

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PASSION SMASHSSION: FORGET FEELING BAD

I was having a conversation with a friend over a G&T at the weekend about the much bandied around phrase follow your passion.ย  It got me thinking as this phrase suggests: (1) everybody has a passion, a passion being something you are excitedly drawn towards to the exclusion of everything else, and (2) that you…

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WAKE UP TO MAKE UP

That was a short, sharp shock. Several months ago after realising I’d had the same beauty routine for years and years (and years*) I googled “make up tutorial” and up popped Lisa Eldridge. I am always it seems last to the party as her total number of followers on Instagramย exceeds 547,000 and afterย watching a few…

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MAY’S HAPPINESS PROJECT THEME: EFFORT

Saturday afternoon. I, for once recently, had a decent night’s sleep so I was feeling quite fresh and I was thinking about painting my nails. There was no reason for me not to paint them. I had the time, I had an emery board and I had a new nail polish (Essie’s Lounge Lover, if…

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WHY I STARTED BLOGGING & MY HAPPINESS PROJECT

I started a blog in February for two reasons. The first was that I’d just come back from a long weekend in Lisbon and had what I felt were lots of good tips that I wanted to pass onto others (it’s such an overlooked gem of a city; you can read the post here –…

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