Birthdays and Beautiful Things

July 25, 2018 | 7 Comments

It’s been quiet around here. Because I’ve been travelling. Working. Celebrating turning 39 years old. Thinking about my mum, who’s birthday it would have been yesterday. So it’s been a busy week in my brain, with not much clean white space in which to craft some words. But it’s been a blessed kind of busy.

Last week we FINALLY got curtains put up in our house. We moved into this house in March, and then we painted it in May and took all the old curtains down and have had NONE since then. I think the neighbours have really got tired of seeing me sprint naked from the bathroom to my bedroom cupboard. Continue Reading…


My Skin Hasn’t Looked this Good (with Infinite by Forever)

July 16, 2018 | 2 Comments

Written in collaboration with Forever Living

Did you know that kids can’t frown? I mean, they can make a cross face but when they try and wrinkle up their little foreheads, no lines appear whatsoever. I don’t know why this blew my mind when I discovered it recently, but it did. I guess I know that as we age, our skin gets less elastic, but I had no idea how springy and “non creasable” children’s skin was.

Anyway, this brings me to my own skin and how I look after it. I’ve written about botox before but I haven’t personally done it myself, even though I have no issue whatsoever with it (and I’m not ruling it out in the future, it just isn’t for me right now). What I do instead is go for microdermabrasion facials about every 6-8 weeks, and this really keeps my skin looking good. But besides that, I’ve realised that I haven’t been using skincare products that properly nourish my skin. I’ve been a bit lackadaisical considering that you only have one face, and it needs to last you!

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How to Have a Relaxing Holiday: My Top Tips

July 10, 2018 | 6 Comments

I’m back and feeling very relaxed. At least I was, until I saw the bills piled up in my inbox, and all the work emails started flooding in. But you know, I’m privileged to have work, so I’m counting all my lucky blessings, drinking down my (slightly gross) healthy smoothie and getting stuck into everything again.

While I tackle my inbox I’ve been thinking about how I finally cracked the whole “relaxing holiday” mission. Because often you go away, and you end up returning more frazzled than when you left. So here are some things that worked for me this holiday, while they’re still fresh in my mind.  Continue Reading…