Solo travel: empowering not dangerous

The news of backpacker Grace Millane in New Zealand broke my heart. I got really upset about it and how her family have lost their daughter, how she won’t be able to return home to them and share all her stories of her travels. Her amazing adventure was cut short by a sick individual who thought he had the right to end her life. Her solo travels ended by a tragedy. Continue reading

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You don’t have to post it to prove it

Never has the phrase ‘Doing it for the gram’ been more real. In a world where we now rely on social media to check up on what others are doing, find out where the celebs are and get inspiration for decor, recipes and outfits, it’s no surprise we feel pressured to prove that we’re achieving things too; living our best lives and generally looking for validation of our choices.  Continue reading

Understanding Dementia

Tomorrow is my Grandma’s 89th birthday. As I’m settling down to watch Bake Off with Mum (bring on bread week!) I remembered how I would drive the 5 minutes to my Grandma’s house every Tuesday to watch it with her, a special time I’ll never forget. Now, she is in a lovely care home about 15 minutes from us, as her need for round the clock care became more prominent after her dementia diagnosis. It can be hard to grasp when someone doesn’t remember things, is confused easily and may not even know who you are, which is why I wanted to understand dementia more.
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Avoiding negativity and staying true to yourself

This week I have found myself spouting that old chestnut ‘life is too short’ on repeat to myself and to my best friends. Those 4 little words couldn’t be more true and it’s great to remind ourselves during periods of negativity, drama or stress that there really is so much more to life than silly spats and unnecessary negativity. Continue reading