We’re all just figuring it out as we go

Up early today and packed for a few days away in the BEAUTIFUL Scottish Highlands with family. We’ve got a long drive ahead of us, but I’m in high spirits and looking forward to quality time with some of my nearest and dearest. I know the Highland air is going to do me so much good. We’re staying in Kinlochleven – a village that’s full … Continue reading We’re all just figuring it out as we go

All Storms Really Do Pass

Honestly? This week wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows. On Tuesday, returning to work after the bank holiday, I had a really rubbish brain day. My head was full of fluff and anxiety and everything felt difficult. I stumbled through, but by the end of it, I had a mighty tension headache and tears in my eyes. Luckily, I have some wonderful people around me who … Continue reading All Storms Really Do Pass

Kitten Neutering/Spaying – Our Experience

Searching online in the lead up to the kittens’ neutering op, I struggled to find an honest account of the whole experience anywhere. And so I’m writing this in the hope it helps a nervous new kitten-owner somewhere prepare. Before I say anything more though, I am no expert. This was simply our experience and from what I gather, all kittens are different and the … Continue reading Kitten Neutering/Spaying – Our Experience

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

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

Five Things I Wish I’d Known Before Getting Kittens

Number 1: They’re absolutely tiny, breakable and yet super adventurous. I was not prepared for just how fragile 8 week old kittens would seem. Everyone talks about how resilient cats are and to be fair, by the time these girls were three months old they seemed invincible, but in those first few weeks they didn’t seem resilient at all. They were tiny and delicate and … Continue reading Five Things I Wish I’d Known Before Getting Kittens

Overthinking is my superpower

A wise person recently told me that I need to learn to love and embrace my butterflies. To feel the butterflies and decide to gratefully accept the reminder that I’m feeling anxious and gently look after myself, instead of trying to bat them away at the first sign of trouble. And I’m getting there. This blog was created by a Bronwen who I still feel … Continue reading Overthinking is my superpower

This is not easy

Just thought I’d pop up today to point out the obvious – Christmas is not going to be as planned and whether you’re directly affected by the changes announced yesterday or not, the news we’re now hearing is not easy to receive. At the end of a year when we’re all feeling lonely, tired and mentally exhausted and many of us heartbroken after the loss … Continue reading This is not easy

I just don’t feel right

This will be my third try at a blog post. I’ve been trying and failing to write over the last few weeks: I had this grand idea that I’d start writing daily throughout this global pandemic. I was going to call the chapter ‘A blog a day to keep the blues at bay‘. But every time I put pen to paper (or started typing, but … Continue reading I just don’t feel right