One scorcher of a day at a time

There’s absolutely no doubt it’s summer now: I’ve got an insect bite on my elbow which is so itchy I could scream, I have tan lines on my feet where my sandals should be and I’m running out of summery enough clothes to wear. As a winter girl, I’m trying to make the best of it. I am admittedly loving that our weekends are full … Continue reading One scorcher of a day at a time

Life Lessons From My Younger Self – Lesson Three – Growing up is not all bad

It’s 2021, which explains the long hair. I’m wearing my favourite PJs from Fearne Cotton’s Cath Kidston collection. They’re covered in pictures of stars and flowers and paw prints and bumble bees and dinosaurs too. They’re super comfy, they make me smile and they’re my go-to on a cold winter’s evening after a long hot shower or for weekends away, whatever the season. I’ve got … Continue reading Life Lessons From My Younger Self – Lesson Three – Growing up is not all bad

Remember when rock was young

Coming to you wearing joggers, with a massive mug of tea in hand. It has been an incredible weekend full of live music, good food and wonderful people. I’m feeling grateful but also, admittedly, a little worn out – thank goodness it’s Sunday. Today’s been everything I’ve needed. I’m thanking past Bronwen for leaving the day free of plans. On Friday, I had the absolute … Continue reading Remember when rock was young

Life Lesson From My Younger Self – Lesson Two – My Truly Happy Place

It’s funny, normally when we think of children, we picture them moving through life at 100mph, never being able to focus on one thing for too long without getting bored. But when I think of little Bronwen, sat for hours in a chair reading a book or playing house, I remember I didn’t always have to be busy to be happy. From memory, I was … Continue reading Life Lesson From My Younger Self – Lesson Two – My Truly Happy Place

An overthinker’s guide to to-doing

Morning! Sunday again and blog post time!  I absolutely love Sundays. Especially, on a slow morning like this one, when I’m still feeling cosy at 10am, curled up on the sofa in my PJs.  The life-admin to-do list keeps growing, but I had more time on my hands this week, with less travel scheduled in for work, and that helped heaps. I actually got through … Continue reading An overthinker’s guide to to-doing

Life Lessons from my younger self – Lesson One – Be More Daring

In 2010 I was just finding my feet. I’d turned 16 but I was a little behind really. I was still very shy and I was scared of absolutely everything. Everything except performing, which I actually did more then, than I do now. Of course, I had no idea that my fear of life would actually be labeled as an anxiety disorder years later. I … Continue reading Life Lessons from my younger self – Lesson One – Be More Daring

Travelling With Butterflies

Back on home turf and reflecting on an incredible weekend away in Italy spent sticking a middle finger up at all of the thoughts that told me I couldn’t enjoy it. Travelling feels daunting to most of us regardless of our mental wellness. I think it’s natural. In advance, I worried about whether things would be awkward between me and the friend I was travelling … Continue reading Travelling With Butterflies

10 Reasons You Should Read More

One – Reading is for everyone. Okay, so you read one book by Dan Brown and you couldn’t handle the suspense, or decipher the intellectual gobbeldy-goop. I’d disagree with you when you said you didn’t enjoy it, but I wouldn’t judge you for it. Maybe you’ll say that means reading isn’t for you. Except there are millions of other books out there, all different. There’s … Continue reading 10 Reasons You Should Read More

28 years older and wiser-ish

Curled up on the sofa wondering how it’s been a whole week since my birthday already. My anxiety didn’t impact negatively on the day at all. In fact, it was absolutely lovely. And of course it was. I was surrounded by family, I woke up to cuddles with the cats and then got me some puppy cuddles too. I couldn’t have asked for a lovelier … Continue reading 28 years older and wiser-ish

Is Tidying Your Work or Study Space a Waste of Time?

For those of us whose moods are hugely influenced by our surroundings, creating a space which makes us feel positive can feel like the most important step towards being productive.  And yet, this can mean starting work, or picking up that next assignment that much later because we dedicate considerable time to tidying, music selecting and sometimes even heading elsewhere in search of that positive … Continue reading Is Tidying Your Work or Study Space a Waste of Time?