Day Hiking Essentials

If you’d told me five years ago that I’d enjoy hiking, I wouldn’t have believed you. I was never an outdoorsy type, sure I enjoyed short walks around my home town and the surrounding villages, but longer walks or hiking didn’t seem appealing to me. That was until my first mountain hike, it was tough(!) but the feeling I had once we all reached the top was amazing. Since that trip hiking has become something I really enjoy doing and my road trip to the Scottish Highlands strengthened my love of camping and the outdoors even more. Walking, especially in Read More…

What’s in my makeup bag?

Before moving out of my flat I knew I needed to declutter my belongings; one because I was moving from a flat to a single bedroom, and two because I find owning less ‘stuff’ makes me feel less anxious or overwhelmed. Does anyone else find that or is it just me? So after decluttering and organising my jewellery collection, I decided the next item should be my makeup collection, especially streamlining my makeup bag. As always I took everything out of my boxes and bags, then categorised the items before purging. So, what’s in my makeup bag? Honestly there were Read More…

Thames and Severn Canal Path, Sapperton

Thereā€™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. šŸ˜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…