#24DaysofKindness: Day 7

My desk buddy revealed, in a passing comment, her favourite crisps. So I picked them up for her. See yesterday’s #DayofKindness.

Whoops. Skipped a day so it’s #24DaysofKindness Double Dose

I didn’t mean to overlook Day 4 – quite the opposite. I just got a bit eager beaver and ahead of myself. So… KINDNESS DOUBLE DOSE TIME. To catch up on Day 4:… Continue reading

#24DaysofKindness: Day 5

A positive mindset is a decision. We can choose to be open to all that’s ahead. Or we can close ourselves off and allow fear to consume us. Yes, it can be tough… Continue reading

#24DaysofKindness start here

It’s been a long, long time since I’ve had an advent calendar. And yet there’s no shortage of them out there. Beauty ones. Gin ones. Run-of-the-mill (shitty-tasting) chocolate ones. But there’s something very… Continue reading

The WEEKEND! And today’s word is…

FRIYAY! Lame. Cliché. But a pretty awesome portmanteau. I love it. Happy Friyay. (Oh, and don’t be a #BlackFriday sucker – do something more thoughtful. Check out what Braintree Clothing and 69b boutique are… Continue reading

Today’s word goes veggie. Or vegan.

A month or so ago I realised I was no longer vegetarian. (I’ve been so for over 20 years). Most of what I eat is, by coincidence, vegan. And less dairy has become… Continue reading

‘SCHLEP’. Quite fitting for Hump Day.

It might quite literally mean, ‘an uphill struggle’, but don’t let today’s #wordoftheday bring you down. We’re half way there folks. Friday is in sight.    

It’s Tuesday. Here’s a word for today.

Well, why not? Somnambulist. (How good is that?). I first came across this one while watching The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, a silent German horror film, at London’s Roundhouse. An awesome word and a… Continue reading

Why I’ve decided to create an Affirmation Wall

This idea came to be a few days ago. Motivational quotes come into our lives for moments. They arrive via social media more often than not. They’re something brands are borrowing to relate with audiences – and it… Continue reading

If you like old school stuff…

Paul Kalkbrenner just shared the 1st of 3 mash-up mixes – with a few tracks you might recognise. And the story behind why and how he did it is pretty inspiring. Listen or… Continue reading

Portal

After stepping through the mysterious portal, a whole new world unfolded. Like Alice in Wonderland, everything was new. Where to look first? What magical, otherworldly things would appear? How to ever get back?… Continue reading

What will Brighton be like in 50 years?

The sun is shining. A new-found feeling of excitement fills the air. Seagulls swoop over the warm waves, stealing chips from people just like they always have. And like nothing’s changed. One glance… Continue reading

Grandad and the stolen smokie (and other silly stories)

  “Uncle Charlie!”. I’d have belted that out had I known what was going on. Arbroath smokies are something else. Or at least I remember them being so – it’s been over 20… Continue reading

Dad’s the coolest, mum’s a goth

See? More about this here, here annnnnd here.

An angst-relieving anthem (or 12)

‘Life events’. Ahhh, man. Sometimes, they’re a real bitch. Thank goodness then, for running. For yoga, meditation… and music. Big, artery pumping MUSIC. Where would we be without it? Especially when superwoman stars like Sia… Continue reading

Current love: Volcanics – Josefine Hellström Hansson

Kinda dark, definitely deep, and very much moody – give it a listen. Image: marcovilla.

I’m keeping my yoga up over Christmas. Here’s why…

It’s probably, what? Six years? Maybe even 8 (yipes!) since I last practiced yoga. Why I stopped, or at least why I left it so long, I really don’t know. Well, I do.… Continue reading

More tschüss jewellery & festive packaging

Slowly, slowly I’m expanding tschüss’ collection of reclaimed sterling silver. There are a few new pieces now available n the shop and ahead of Christmas, you’ll find fresh, festive packaging – you can… Continue reading

Words worth remembering… forever

Dolly speaks the truth