If you have a dog, I don’t need to explain anything. If you don’t, then read on 🙂 This is my precious little creature – meet Tara, my adorable, clever and beautiful eight-year-old yellow labrador retriever, my best friend, my baby, my sunshine. We take Tara with us everywhere we can and she is Read more


Four ways to a quieter mind

A familiar feeling: you have a looming deadline and need to knuckle down to study, work or finish that seemingly endless task, but your mind just doesn’t want to concentrate. Need to focus your mind quickly?  Here are my top tips: 1. Get up from your chair and make a cup of green tea. The Read more


Sunday summer longing

You can try very hard to be positive about winter and declare your love for all the countless cups of hot tea, wooly jumpers and snuggling by the wood burner, but seriously, it could be about three times shorter! On the positive side, you have to see the world in black and white sometimes so Read more


Winter longing

It’s easy to hate winter. Permanently numb fingers, red and runny nose, skin paler than pale, endless layers of clothing, dark cold days… I admit – I’ve always been a summer person. Growing up near a beautiful lake surrounded by lush forest, with sun-kissed cheeks, bare feet and not a care in the world, we Read more