Why ‘me time’ matters

Try to do one thing each day that nourishes you. This was the takeaway message from a yoga event I attended this week at the Shard in London. The event, sponsored by California Walnuts, saw me and my good friend Sophie getting up at 5:30am to join a group of yogis for a 7am yoga [...]

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10 reasons I love London

It's really easy to take various elements of your life for granted. Whether it's your home, job, friends or even the city you live in, you can get so bogged down in day-to-day life that you stop seeing the wood for the trees. You may see the beauty in other places but overlook all of [...]

5 Little changes that could just make your life that little bit better

I often find myself naively drawn in by articles promising the secret of an infinitely better life: 5 steps to total mindfulness, 3 intense fat burning workouts, 10 steps to the perfect relationship, that sort of thing. Unsurprisingly, what I regularly find is that these articles just offer a series of commonsensical points, which often [...]

It’s like riding a bike

I had warned R that I couldn't remember the last time I'd ridden a bike. Ok that's not strictly true, there was the tandem we took out on my birthday the year before last, (which I crashed), and I vaguely recall cycling in Centre Parcs as an adult, although whether that trip was five or [...]

 War and Peace 

I started writing this post on Tuesday on my way back from work and it began something like this: 'Now I'm back to work and the weather has taken a turn for the chillier, following an unseasonably warm Christmas, it now really feels like January and that the New Year is truly here. And 2016 [...]

A run in the park: Learning to run cross country

This Saturday marked the first race in the cross country season. When the fixtures were initially announced R had coaxed me into signing up with the promise that it would be 'fun', when Saturday came around however, I was a little sceptical about how much fun it would actually be.

Runaway success: why not escape real life this weekend? 

When weekdays and weekends seem to get lost in a sea of work, weddings, exercise and life admin, it's all too easy to forget to set aside some time to relax and enjoy yourself with close friends, indulging in each other's company and allowing yourself to unwind. Last weekend, I took a step off the [...]