Highlights of 2016

I thought I’d write a post about some of the positive things that happened in 2016 rather than focusing on the negatives. I was planning to list 10 positives as 10 is quite a nice number for a list. But I couldn’t think of 10, so here’s my list of my top seven highlights of 2016……

Being kind to myself

Today I’ve taken time to do something I haven’t done for a long time and have been kind to me. I blogged last year about my life events and how I wasn’t really okay. But I got less okay and at the beginning of December my GP signed me off for a month due to the…

Bloggers block 

Since I’ve started blogging again properly over the summer I’ve had loads of ideas about posts to write and reviews to do, but most of them haven’t happened. I’ve been suffering with the dreaded bloggers block. I’ve been getting quite frustrated by this as in the past when I’ve had a break between posts it’s…

It’s okay not to be okay

So, it’s no secret that I’ve had a tough time this year. But one of the things I’ve learnt is that it’s okay not to be okay sometimes. It’s coming up for nearly three months after the death of my mum and it’s not getting any easier. But the fact I’m sad about it is…

See ya later 20s….. Well, hello 30s!

Today is my 30th birthday!  I’m no longer a twenty something female and have joined the 30s club. I’m glad to see the back of my 20s after all of the events of the last few months, and see my 30s as a new start. But to be fair, my 20s weren’t all bad. I’ve…

Falling out of love with my Happiness Planner

You may remember me posting some time ago about how I was trying out a Happiness Planner to help me to be more mindful and record my thoughts and feelings.  I completed my first 100 day planner in early July and found that it really helped. This 100 day period covered the time immediately after the death…

What I’ve been up to

So last week I posted about why I haven’t blogged for so long, so this week I thought I’d let you know what I’ve been up to. It’s nothing overly exciting, but I’ve managed to have a fairly normal week for the first time since March. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not been totally normal,…

My Pen Y Fan Adventure

I’ve finally done it. At the age of 29yrs and 8 months I’ve climbed a mountain. And not just any mountain, I made it up Pen Y Fan!  Back in 2014 I decided to create a 30 before I’m 30 list, inspired by my friend who did 40 fabulous things in her 40th birthday year….

Hang Fire Southern Kitchen

I’ve been wanting to go to Hang Fire ever since they turned up on the Cardiff food scene, but unfortunately, it was never to be as we were never in the right place at the right time. But, our luck has changed now that the lovely Hang Fire ladies have found themselves a permanent home…

Happiness Planner – 27 days in

I mentioned my Happiness Planner in my recent post on my 2016 Goals update, and wanted to write a bit more about it. I’ve scheduled this post in advance, so on the day of writing this I am on day 27 of using it. I found out about the Happiness Planner on social media when…

2016 Goals update

I can’t believe it is April already! In January I posted about My goals for 2016 and it’s about time I gave you an update on how I’m doing with them. This year has been a bit of a rollercoaster to be honest. It’s had highs, and big lows, but has mostly felt like I’ve been…

The Corran, Laugharne 

The Corran Resort and Spa is a lovely little retreat just outside of Laugharne. We found it completely by chance as we were looking for a spa break to spend our Christmas money on (yes, we’ve reached the point where we get joint Christmas presents after nearly 9 years together – a notion alien to…