8 Things Introverts Wish Extroverts Knew

8 Things Introverts Wish Extroverts Knew

Throughout my childhood I was referred to as ‘quiet’ and/or ‘shy’ by strangers, friends and family members. It always bothered me, though I wasn’t quite sure why. I guess I had picked up on the negative connotations those words have: that there was something to be ashamed about if you didn’t have anything to say, […]

4 Days in Cordoba

4 days in Cordoba

If you thought my Malaga review was an excuse for a photo splurge, just you wait for this… But the 4 days in Cordoba I indulged in earlier this month is too good not to share! Trust me – once your page has finished loading you’ll totally thank me. Day 1         […]

2 Days in Malaga

2 Days in Malaga

So… I went to Malaga with my dad. I know what you’re thinking – Malaga? ‘Lads on tour’? Hear (read?) me out! I stumbled upon the beauty that is Malaga thanks to Hand Luggage Only and their captivating photography, showcasing some of Andalusia’s more hidden gems.   We also ventured further afield to Cordoba – […]

5 New Years Resolutions… For Your Skin

New Years Resolution

With the holiday season over and a long month ahead of ‘detoxes’ and ‘fresh starts’, it can be easy to forget our largest organ. Adults walk around with 2 square meters of skin (!) and it’s one of the first places to show the results of our overindulging. These are 5 new years resolutions that I’m […]

2015 in Review: Successes, Fails and Lessons

2015 in review

Firstly, let me wish you a very happy start to the new year (and sincere condolences if your hangover is as horrible as mine!) My 2015 went out with a bang – Christmas was one of my favourites ever (though I think I say that every year…) But now that it’s over, I’ve dived straight […]

Gluten Free Chocolate Yule Log

Gluten free chocolate yule log

I honestly think I get more excited for Christmas every year. Sure, as a kid I was excited for presents but the essence of Christmas – all the preparation, the lights, the tinsel… that is a recent obsession of mine. Example of unnecessary excitement: I nearly peed myself when my flatmate put the wreath up. […]

November in Review (+ December Goal)

November in review

How’s that for a catchy post title eh? … erm. Let’s dive in! Since setting the goal to journal every day I’ve actually kept to it pretty well. What keeps me at it is the ability to offload, think things out and record things I’m terrified I might forget. All in all, it’s like therapy for me! […]

6 Meditation Strategies for the Busiest Brains

Meditation strategies

  It’s one thing to make time for meditation a habit, it’s another to actually meditate. If you’ve integrated meditation into your routine, and you aren’t a monk… then you probably know what I’m on about. Of course, those thoughts will come and go (literally I remember some of mine from this morning: which of […]

How I Got Out of My Workout Rut

Workout Rut

As much as I don’t like to admit it, I’m a creature of habit. My workout ruts will come and go as the seasons do: they are inevitable and uncontrollable (at least at the time of writing. I’m sure Google and/or Elon Musk are working on it.) As the mornings grow darker and colder (and if […]