Balance. Ahhh, that elusive nirvana. I get asked all the time for tips on how to balance work, life and blogging, so I’ve put together my most valuable hard-learned lessons, genuinely time-saving tips and honest practicalities into one, single blog post instead of many wine-fuelled conversations. Disclaimer: Some of the links in this post contain affiliate links. If you buy an item after clicking on one, I receive a small commission at no extra cost… View Post

10 Ways to Beat Winter Blues

10 Ways to Beat Winter Blues

It’s cold, there isn’t much sunshine and I’m already getting sick of arriving places looking like I was dragged through a wet hedge backwards – repeatedly. So, I decided to pop together this blog post of 10 ways to beat winter blues – tried and true methods that help me to survive those Northern Hemisphere winters that never seem to end. {Disclaimer: post contains one clearly marked affiliate link.}  I love a good list. Especially… View Post

Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019 – a throwback to the year that …

Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019 – a throwback to the year that was.

First and foremost my blog is a journal. An online journal that has become a treasure box of memories, tips that I hope will be helpful and my online baby which has given me the impetus to learn a plethora of new skills. In that spirit, Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019! This little post is a throwback to the year that was. I always spend the last post of the year (< because I’m a rule breaker in… View Post

How to book cheap flights (so you can …

How to book cheap flights (so you can spend your money on holiday champagne at sunset instead)

Over the years I’ve bagged a fair few bargain flights; £20pp return to Italy, £33pp return to Valencia, a cracking package deal including a flights & 5-star hotel in Vienna for almost the same cost as just flights. I also realised that I’ve never written a post on just how to book cheap flights, even with the trips I’ve done over the years and tips that I’ve picked up. Flying business or first class is… View Post

12 books you must read as a freelancer or …

12 books you must read as a freelancer or small business owner

If you’re setting up a small, creative business, if you’re wanting to launch a side hustle and freelance or if you just want to upskill in your fulltime job or business, these are must-read books. If you have friends or family who are unhappy in their current jobs or even their current lives, give them a couple of these books as a present. They’ve all been inspirations, lifesavers and signposts for me at different points as… View Post