Last year, I tried something a little different when it came to resolutions. I banned them. Instead, I picked a theme for my year. Now don’t laugh, but that theme was “hygge”. Yep, that nordic cult-of-cosy trend milked by everyone from interior designers to influencers — until chunky-as candles, fluffy rugs and highland cow prints trickled softly through to every chain store. Mainstream it now may be. But for me, the theme meant a year of ‘bedding down’ — appreciating home, family, friends and simple pleasures. Cuddles, a river view, home-cooked dinner. This year, I am again relishing the joy…
Imagine, as I often have since my Outlander obsession began, you could travel through time. Maybe not as far away as Scotland, or so far back in time as the 17th century, but just  to the time when you were just a little you. If that little person appeared in front of you today, staring wide-eyed at the tall, adult-looking human you've become, what would you say to them? While cleaning the other day I found a photo of myself, all brushed blonde bunchy pigtails and fash-uned up in a pair of too-big heels and on-trend giant sunglasses. It made…
As  I write this it's mid-September. Cosy-as blanket scarves are being swapped for their bright silken counterparts in the southern hemisphere, while on the top half of the planet, heeled sandals feel that first crunch of orange leaves underfoot - crumbling like gingerbread biscuits making an early appearance. It's around this time of year when panic can start setting in. That feeling that time has run away, and eloped with January’s list of goals. But when you think about it four months is a third of the year. Even at the beginning over October with 3 months left - that's…
The middle of the year can be tough – you’re right in the thick of major work projects, you may well be getting organised for EOFY and if you’re following this blog you’re likely to also be pursuing a bagload of other goals in fitness, health, family and home projects. Your January goals are written out in your best sharpie brush cursive, but you don’t feel like taking a peak just right now. Because being half way through the year, you really want to be able to tick off on more than two. Maybe your hopes for your side-hustle have…

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