If you’ve been following me on Facebook, you may have noticed that I’ve recently started The Fresh Life January Challenge facilitated by Alexa Freeman. 31 days to kick start a healthier lifestyle and reduce sugar and caffeine cravings. 7 days in and I already feel different. I thought as a 8-10 cup a day coffee addict, I’d find the caffeine withdrawal unbearable. So I decided to cut down gradually in December, but I’m now happily functioning on one cup a day and lots of herbal teas. In all honesty, I’m not missing it. Sugar though is another matter. I don’t miss… View Post

Last week I wrote about how underwhelmed I felt to achieve my resolutions for 2017. So for the year ahead I set out simple ideas about what I could do to make my everyday life ‘different’. Perhaps happier, perhaps healthier, perhaps just things that would make the world around me better too. Then I came across this Lousia May Alcott quote: “Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.” And thought, it was time to… View Post

I feel like it’s always nice to start the year with a fresh approach to things. So with that in mind, I decided to take another look at my capsule wardrobe for Winter 2018. I added some lovely things in Autumn after a visit to Rosy Penguin – and I was lucky enough to receive some lovely things for Christmas too. What is a capsule wardrobe? There are so many different approaches to capsule wardrobes, but I would really recommend starting out at un-fancy. Caroline has really hit the nail on the head for me. It’s not necessarily about having… View Post

It’s often difficult to find things to do with the kids in bad weather in Edinburgh. The museum is wonderful, swimming definitely has it’s merits, and soft play… it has it’s moments. So with cold weather and not a lot of daylight, I thought I’d share a few ideas of things you could try the January in Edinburgh with Kids. If you’re not from here there may well be comparable activities in your area too so hopefully this will give you some inspiration – and then Google is your friend! Parent’s Belaying Course Clip n’ Climb is hugely popular with… View Post

Over Christmas, I think the kid’s have been required to reflect on a lot of things. Many have been lucky enough to be asked repeatedly ‘What do you want do you want Father Christmas to bring?’  resulting in much pondering about what items should make the ‘list’. But actually, even CBeebies told a version of Dicken’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ – encouraging even the youngest of children to look beyond themselves. And of course, the story of the baby Jesus, born into poverty, often prompts adults to ask children to imagine what that situation must be like. It seems to me,… View Post