I'm having a digital detox for a couple of days and the prospect scares me. I think I've got an unhealthy obsession with my phone.

I’m a little ashamed to admit that I think I’ve got a problem. I can’t seem to put down my phone. I know this isn’t a rarity because more and more of us are becoming addicted to the little world we hold in our hands. Usually, it wouldn’t worry me so much but I’m having a few days off work and going on a mini break with friends and I’m panicking about my blog. I’m worried that if I’m not posting, writing and constantly checking Facebook, Instagram and Twitter that when I get back all of my hard work will have gone to shit. DoRead More →

As a carer for my Mum who has early onset dementia, I'm always thinking of ways to help brighten up her home. I love this print from Created by Magic. Click through to take a look and get 15% off your order!

As I’ve written about previously, I’m a part-time carer for my Mum who has younger on-set dementia at 63. As well as daily caring life, I’m always trying to think of ways to keep her home bright and cheerful. Mum’s absolute favourite colour is pink, in all shade variations. From her bright pink shoes to baby pink toaster, it’s what puts a smile on her face which should always be the aim, in my humble opinion. When you’re caring for a family member who has dementia, all rhyme and reason go out of the window pretty quickly. The non-dementia version of my Mum probably wouldn’tRead More →

I used to tell myself I’d be in a ‘proper’ band when I lost enough weight because I simply couldn’t fathom being the frontwoman of a rock band feeling the way I did. I’ve fed myself that line since I was a teenager, I’m now 32. I’ve been varying degrees of weight since being a teenager, but even at my lightest, I still didn’t bite the bullet.  I’ve consciously tried to push those destructive thought patterns to the back of my mind over the past year, and it’s done me the world of good. You see, the ‘when I’m skinny’ narrative is a big stinkingRead More →

I was recently invited to a Cardiff blogger event at the Kiehl's store. Here are my thoughts on Midnight Recovery Concentrate and other Kiehls products.

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to a blogger event at the Kiehl’s store in Cardiff. As somewhat of a skincare nerd, I was extremely excited. I’d heard so much about Kiehl’s but had never tried them out. I also don’t get out much. I used to spend half my life in Cardiff city centre, then I moved to the suburbs of Whitchurch and now Victoria Park.  When I do wander into town, I’m always flabbergasted at how much everything is changing. Shops I didn’t even know existed, old shops I’m familiar with closed down and a shit tonne of cafes, bars, and restaurants.Read More →

I’m not a minimalist, far from it. I don’t think I have the capability to rotate the same five pairs of knickers or keep a note of how many items of clothes I own. Frankly, that shit would take up way too much brain power. However, I have a lot less stuff than ever before after adopting some loosely based ‘clearing my closet’ rules. I used to have a packed wardrobe full of barely worn clothes, shelves of shoes I couldn’t walk in and cupboards full of boxes with folded up clothes inside that I was planning on wearing ‘one day’. It was all gettingRead More →

My thoughts on Oktoberfest 2017 at Pati Pavilion in Swansea, Wales - Click through for more photos of beer and bratwurst

I bagged us a couple of tickets to the Patti Pavilion in Swansea for Oktoberfest 2017, which was held on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th of September. We went along on the Friday as I met Phil from work in Swansea. I’m not a big drinker, but I do enjoy a tipple here and there. I’m more of a gin and red wine girl, and many who’ve had the pleasure of my company after a glass of Rioja or a couple of G&T’s know I can’t handle my drink very well. I guess you could say I was most excited for some good food andRead More →

Self-Doubt kills our passion, so don't surrender to it. Click through to find out how and why I ignore my self-doubt and embrace my true self.

I’ve been fiddling around on Facebook for an hour, trying to think of something to write. Inspiration is a funny old thing, and what can appear to be a mentally slow day can quickly turn into an onslaught of motivational thought patterns, and eventually, a blog post. I’ve been pretty overwhelmed recently, which is all my own doing. Last night, after a ten hour day writing, editing, tweeting, Instagramming, promoting, replying to emails and generally being on, I turned my MacBook off. You’d think I’d breathe a sigh of relief, relax and unwind, but I just felt defeated. I felt like I had so muchRead More →