Thames and Severn Canal Path, Sapperton

Thereโ€™s nothing I love more than a long walk in the countryside; I find it’s a great way for me to clear my mind while getting some excercise. I’ve already been on a hike this year and for plenty of walks around Arboretums and gardens, which is something I hope to do more of as the weather gets warmer. Thankfully Aaron shares my love of nature walks, so last weekend we decided to walk part of the Thames and Severn Canal Path, near Sapperton, which is a route I have walked countless times before. We used to go blackberry picking Read More…

Unconventional movies to watch this Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone or, if you don’t celebrate it, Happy Thursday! One day closer to the weekend. ๐Ÿ˜Š Personally it’s never been a holiday I’ve put much time into, but when Aaron suggested we have a movie night in watching horror movies, I couldn’t say no. I’ll find any excuse to watch a horror movie to be honest, haha. So without further ado, here’s my list of unconventional movies to watch this Valentine’s Day. My Bloody Valentine (1981) A classic slasher movie with a Valentine’s Day theme. My Bloody Valentine tells the story of Harry Warden, a miner who Read More…

Ideas to help improve mental health

In last month’s #beechat, guest hosted by the lovely Duncan of Tales of a Bearded Man, we talked about the January Blues and how we try to combat them. There were many great ideas to help improve your mental health brought up and it got me thinking about my own mental wellbeing. I think it’s safe to say we all have bad days, however for those who struggle with their mental health, honestly, it can feel even more difficult. Especially this time of year. The holiday period is over and many of us are getting back to normality again. So Read More…

Favourite TV shows to binge watch

A cosy night in with Netflix or Sky box sets, and some snacks (can’t forget snacks!), is one of my favourite ways to unwind after a stressful day. Whether that’s discovering a new TV show or watching one of my favourites (Buffy the Vampire Slayer is my go to when I need cheering up). I love getting invested in the lives and storylines of various characters. Maybe a little too invested in some cases! So, with that in mind, here are some of my favourite tv shows and some I’ve been binge watching recently. Favourite TV shows to binge watch Read More…

Weekly Self Care Routine

At the end of last year I wrote about how I wanted to go into 2019 focusing more on myself, to discover who I am again and be more open about how I’m feeling and my mental health. My main goal this past month has been introducing more self care into my daily and weekly routines, which I’d like to share with you. ๐Ÿ˜Š First, what is self care? To me self care is making time to take care of yourself, your health (both physical and mental) and to help you feel better. Whether that’s by relaxing you, cheering you Read More…

Favourite things to do on a snowy day

The first snow fall of the season always seems so magical to me. It reminds of childhood snow days where we’d build snowmen, make snow angels and have a snowball fight with our friends. Even as an adult I enjoy watching the snowfall from my office window and feeling childlike excitement when it settles on the ground. I don’t like it so much when I have to drive home in it though. But with the temperature hitting below freezing and snow covering much of the UK this week. I’ve been thinking about my favourite things to do on a snowy Read More…