Green Juice

As I touched on in my post Is It February So Soon?, my main focus this month is to be on my overall health and well-being. I am much like any other 32 year old woman, I'm sure, in the sense that I want to improve my own general fitness and how I look in a bikini—not for any superficial reason, but for my own confidence and to know I'm looking after myself. Time passes quickly, and I want to live a … [Read more...]

New York: Hotel Booked

Yesterday, I booked our hotel for New York, and the feeling is not only exciting but also so surreal! I have always wanted to visit New York, but, for some reason, it was something I just didn't get round to doing; it felt like an unnecessary extravagance (which, I suppose, it is!) and I told myself I couldn't afford to do it (which wasn't entirely true!). But then I woke up one morning and asked … [Read more...]

France: A Dream, A Past Reality, and a Future

France has been a dream of mine for so long. Initially, it was a pipe dream; something I wanted but never really explored in my mind to any significant degree. But then, in 2012, it became a reality when my family and I made the decision to sell everything we owned and travel Europe—first stop France. And of course, we fell in love with it, with everything... The culture, the landscape, the … [Read more...]

French Toast Mornings

When we become mummies, we quickly learn to think of everybody else first, to prioritise others' needs and feelings, and to take control of the little things that need doing, whether laundry, day-to-day chores, or cooking. We become the carers in the family unit, and that is something that is a sudden and dramatic change that doesn't seem to want to revert at any point. We reason that you can't … [Read more...]

Udemy: My Portal to Teaching

Even writing the title to this entry caused butterflies to burst into life in the pit of my stomach... Teaching. It was always my dream career as a child: I wanted to grow up to be an English teacher or work in the book publishing field, and then after work I wanted to go home to two little girls and a house filled with cats! It is something that crops up in conversation with my eldest daughter … [Read more...]

Inspired

I work alongside so many different people, all from different backgrounds, all walking different paths, pursuing unique goals, and all holding unusual dreams. The one thing they tend to have in common is their pursuit of education; the vast majority of them are students. But as far as who they are as people, this is something I rarely ever uncover. In some ways, it is completely irrelevant to my … [Read more...]

One Teaspoon of Turmeric A Day…

Yesterday was February 2nd, Imbolc, and the second day into my Be Selfish, Get Healthy month. Unfortunately, it hasn't started in the best way considering I am suffering with a chest infection and chronic cough, which is no fun at all. This means I am out of the gym, unable to work out, and it's so beyond frustrating. But there are always other ways and means of working on your body and health … [Read more...]

Is It February So Soon?

How quickly the first month of 2016 has flown, and already we find ourselves in February. Here, February has descended with bitter-cold winds but gloriously bright sunshine. It is the perfect combination of Winter and Spring—very apt when considering tomorrow is Imbolc; the halfway point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. In some ways, I can't help but wonder if I spent my … [Read more...]