How Hobbies Can Benefit Mental Health *

AD, GIFTED | Setting aside time for ourselves and being able to focus on activities we enjoy can be difficult. There always seems to be something more precedent that we feel we need to do instead – which is often true. Whether that’s because we’re working or studying full-time, family commitments, or something else, it can become increasingly harder to get some much needed “me time”. This is why finding a hobby you enjoy can Read More…

What My Parents Taught Me About Relationships

This blog post is in collaboration with 13 other great bloggers who have been posting related content on each of their blogs, over the past couple of weeks. You can find out more about who has been taking part at the end of this post. What My Parents Taught Me About Relationships For many of us, our parents (or guardians) are our first teachers. We grow up watching them, learning from them, and seeing how Read More…

Spending 24 Hours in Birmingham *

AD | Even though I only live an hour away from Birmingham (on a good journey), it’s not somewhere I’ve explored much of, besides its music venues and shopping streets. And of course their well known Christmas markets. So I was interested to see what other tourist attractions the city had to offer, but with only 24 hours in Birmingham, I knew we had to use our time wisely. We decided to travel to Birmingham Read More…

Stay at Home Date Night Ideas *

AD | If you’re in a long term relationship you may find yourselves getting into a routine. Get up, go to work, come home, eat dinner, relax, and then its off to bed; sound familiar? You may find there aren’t enough hours in the day and struggle to spend time together. But, you should try to make time. Its true that date nights (or days) with your partner can not only strengthen your relationship but Read More…

What I Love About Winter

Winter and I have a love-hate relationship. While I enjoy the crisp frosty mornings, picturesque snow fall, and curling up on a rainy day, I also really feel the cold. Which isn’t a great combination when I do have to go outside and brave the elements. Or when my colleagues turn the fans on in the office! Yes, even in Winter. Typically the Winter season in the UK tends to be wet, cold, and windy, Read More…