Breathe. That's the best advice I received this past month. Not 'meditate', not 'yoga', not 'take time out', not 'de-stress'. Just. Breathe. Because, somewhere along the way, life becomes so strangling that it feels your very breath has been cut off. That's been me this past ... Read More about Just don’t ask me how I am… I may not tell you the truth
Today, in the middle of an awful day, I caught a whiff of 4711 – the simple eau de cologne that my grandmother-in-law used to wear every single day. And it made me feel calmer. More focussed. Less like the world was crashing around me. For a minute, it even made me smile... something that I have not ... Read More about On handling life and its pitchforks, one scented memory at a time
I almost didn't do a gift guide on the blog this time. Have been running it on Instagram for a while (you can check out all the bits and bobs on my feed here), but then a whole lot of you wrote in and asked for more. And there is nothing I love more about this medium than listening to actual ... Read More about The ULTIMATE gift guide to end all gift guides!
Six years back, when I was making the jump from fully paid employment to striking it out on my own as a blogger, my biggest worry was: Would I still be able to afford my books? Sounds daft but when you go through one book in two nights, and can live without food but not reading material, it does ... Read More about What are you reading today?
California has become the first State in the USofA to ban beauty products tested on animals. The California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, which comes into effect on January 1, 2020, will make it illegal for companies to sell any beauty product in the State if any component has been tested on ... Read More about California becomes the first State to ban beauty products tested on animals