Ten things helping me feel better

How are you? Here in the UK we’re out of lockdown but things are still feeling pretty heavy for a lot of the people that I’m talking to. So I thought l’d share some things that have been helping me. These haven’t been a magic fix of course. There have still been moments of frustration [read more]

Understanding your child’s behaviour during COVID-19

Have you noticed that your child’s behaviour has changed recently? Maybe they are more irritable, angry, or frustrated. Are they acting out to get your attention? Maybe they seem quieter or more withdrawn than usual or perhaps they’ve regressed and have started sucking their thumb, being more clingy or wanting to sleep in your bed? [read more]

I’m not naive, I know I’m in a bubble right now

This blog is not the one I intended to write. It’s not my life on lockdown diary which I’m sure you’ve been waiting for with bated breath! Nope, sorry. What happened instead is I sat down at my laptop and realised I felt calmer than I had for a long time….calm in the middle of [read more]

Week two of life on lockdown…how was it for you?

Somehow my week flew by. I’m not entirely sure what I spent the time doing and I must confess that I didn’t follow enough of my own advice from my last blog post.    I mainly wore grubby activewear, whilst doing a serious amount of comfort eating.  But, I did listen to Chris Evans on [read more]

Life on lockdown: musings from week one…

My head has been all over the place, as I’m sure it has been for many of you too.  It doesn’t matter whether life was good, bad or mediocre…most of us are now in the same boat; united by the fact that life as we knew it has suddenly changed! For the last week I’ve [read more]

Hobbies, classes and activities (St Albans)

Confession alert…I don’t really have a hobby.  Aside from reading, writing and wellbeing; my interests largely revolve around food, drink and socialising!  I just don’t seem to have found my ‘thing’ yet.  Lack of time, lack of passion, lack of skill or just too many excuses!  I’m sure you are all busy bees filling your time…but, [read more]

An A-Z of date ideas (St Albans)

Whether it’s a long-overdue date night without the kids, a first date or a double date with friends…we hope you find some inspiration here in our A-Z of date ideas, in and around St Albans. ******************** Admire some artwork at one of these St Albans based Art Galleries – Gallery Rouge, Whitewall Galleries, or Nude [read more]

Book review | The Darkest Secret by Alex Marwood

The novel we discussed at September’s book club was ‘The Darkest Secret’ – written by Alex Marwood; the author of bestseller ‘The Wicked Girls’ and ‘The Killer Next Door’ (which is being adapted for film.) On a quick digression, Alex Marwood is actually not a real person. The author’s real name is Serena Mackesy and she first became [read more]