An Ode to Coffee and the Hot Drink Industry

As the weather turns chillier, it’s the perfect excuse to snuggle up with a soft blanket, in front of the telly; your hands warming themselves on a mug of something hot and delicious. And although, this option is sometimes preferable to going out – I mean, it’s a lot cheaper than venturing outside, it’s warmer […]

Thoughts on giving ‘NaNoWriMo’ a go…

The concept of National Novel Writing Month has always intrigued me. I mean, the idea of writing a whole book (albeit a very rough first draft) in a month is slightly insane. But simultaneously, brilliant. I’ve been *trying* to write a book for the past year and a half-ish, and to be honest, I haven’t […]

So you’ve had a bad day?

The bad day. They are, let’s be honest, horrific. And we all have them, despite what social media would have us believe. We are NOT alone in the plight of the bad day, it’s an epidemic sweeping the nation. The whole world infact. And yes, admittedly my bad days are absolutely nothing compared to those […]

#worldmentalhealthday

I just wanted to post a little thought because today is World Mental Health Day and it really is astounding how many of us have suffered and continue to suffer with mental health issues. Mental health comes with a lot of automatic stigmas. ‘You’re unhinged! You’re mad! You’re pathetic!’ All of those thoughts went through […]

The importance of catching Z’s

The other day, whilst sat in the staff room, glugging back a hot milky coffee, thick with sugar, I overheard my colleague remark that he had gone to bed the night before at 8.30pm. Upon hearing this I immediately developed serious sleep envy because at that precise moment (hence the caffeine) I was lagging. A […]

Sometimes it’s ok not to know…

Working in a school, I’m surrounded by learning and teaching everyday. And sometimes for the children, the thought of not knowing the answer is sometimes an overwhelming one. ‘I don’t know miss!’  Some children are so laid back and lazy that not knowing the answer doesn’t bother them too much. But others, the eager-to-please-ones, the […]

It’s beginning to look a lot like Autumn.

I love Autumn. Always have, always will. Hands down, it is my very favourite of all the seasons. I mainly enjoy this season because I am reunited with scarves, oversized, granddad jumpers and all things woollen. Wool is my very favourite of materials. *Provided it’s the soft, as opposed to itchy kind* I love layering […]