3 Reasons to Kick-start Summer with Keto

Is anyone in the mood for summer? After an entire year of lockdown misery, I know I am! And not just summer, I am in the mood for life, for living, no more just existing! Unfortunately, however, the people in charge have other plans. Summer 2021 is, ostensibly, off the cards, as is our foreseeable…

How to Find Hope when All seems Lost!

Cruel! A word that sums up a year that has barely begun! Honestly, after the crazy year that was 2020, I wasn’t holding out too much hope for 2021. And it is probably just as well considering the circumstances… Despair A cancelled Christmas rolled into an endless stream of never-ending restrictions. We might get out…

3 Real Reasons Not to Follow the Crowd!

Conformity versus individuality? An issue that has been on my mind a lot lately. (And not just because I’ve got a framed Coco Chanel quote on my dressing table!) Maybe, it’s because I have a teenager who might have to deal with dilemmas related to peer pressure over the coming months and years. Or, maybe…

5 Unique New Year’s Resolutions for 2021

January! Ugh! January has never been a favourite month of mine! Too dark! Too cold! No more Christmas sparkle and joy! And, into the bargain, I usually end up battling a dose of good old fashioned flu before the month is out! This year, however, I haven’t had so much as a sniffle, which is…

3 Reasons Nostalgia is Necessary this Christmas!

Last week, I did something I haven’t done in… ooh… yonks! I watched an entire TV programme, which wasn’t Made In Chelsea (and, no, I am not at all embarrassed about that! 😐). So, why the sudden change in TV watching activity? Well, for the first time, in what seems like forever, a show dedicated…

5 Great Reasons to go Maximalist this Christmas (and from now on!)

As far back as I can remember, I’ve aspired to be a minimalist… Or, maybe more accurately, my husband has aspired for me to become a minimalist! 😐 But, alas, it never really happened… No matter how long I poured over the works of Marie Kondo… Not even dedicating a whole blog post to the…

5 Key Ways Lockdown 2.0 will Differ from Round 1

Somebody! Pinch me quick! Because I seriously need to wake up from this interminable nightmare! Who would have thought that eight months after the tentative first flight into pandemic paranoia, we’d be plunged back into lockdown?! And, yet, here we are – incredulous, despairing, frustrated – wondering when, or, indeed, if, we can finally kiss…

5 Surprising Things Lockdown Taught Me

At long last! The lockdown restrictions have been loosened! They haven’t gone away completely… And we still can’t relegate the whole Covid-19 calamity to the annals of History… (More’s the pity!) However, our schools and shops are gradually opening up and we can only live in hope that, before too long, we will slip back into our…

How to Escape the Lockdown Lows

So, here we are, many (I have lost count of the exact number!) weeks into our new existence in lockdown land. In some ways, it’s fine! An opportunity to step back from the rat race, to relax, to reassess our lives, to take stock of what is truly important. But in other ways, this new…