After my post in January on feeling the blues, I’ve been trying to take stock and figure out the things that stress me out and I’ve been taking tiny steps to eliminate the triggers from my life, or find ways to deal with them if they won’t simply go away. Huge thanks to everyone who … More Styled vs Reality
What if the New Year, New You posts are freaking you out? My social media feeds are full of inspirational quotes to be healthier, happier, skinner, richer, to live a calmer, less stressful life. Laugh more, love more, just be more…. Well, what if you just find it all a bit difficult as it is, … More January blues, stress, depression? All of the above?
I am my fathers daughter through and through. We’re both hoarders, both skip rats and both love a Yorkie. He was a truck driver in his early career and I was always playing drivers mate, keeping him amused while my mam and sister slept on! When I grew up my Dad always did all the … More Cheerz Dad
We’ve all made dens from blankets and dining chairs on rainy days when we were children, and if you’re a parent you’ve more than likely built these again with your own budding builders. I think we need to teach our children from an early age about recycling, repurposing, upcycling and the best way to do … More Who doesn’t love a den?
Not normally one to write travel posts, but I’d forgotten how much I love London and I’m feeling inspired. It’s 15 years since my last visit for pleasure rather than business, which is unbelievable, but this time around we were taking our son for his first visit. A whole week away from my desk, no upcycling, no social … More Falling in love with London again
It’s that time of year again. It’s the Maker Faire UK at Life Science Centre in Newcastle. One of my favourite weekends of the year. A weekend full of crafters, coders, inventers, diy-ers and artists inspiring us to invent and create. Last year I was lucky enough to be a Maker there and took my … More Getting creative at the Maker Faire UK