Book Club 2020: Shakti, Rajorshi Chakraborti

Book Club 2020: Shakti, Rajorshi Chakraborti

Oh my lord, where to start with this one. It took me ages to finish, and I really wanted to finish this book sooner rather than later. Shakti, by the author’s own admission, is a weird book. Its rambling narrative covers merely days but stretches…

Book Club 2020: Grown Ups – Marian Keyes

Book Club 2020: Grown Ups – Marian Keyes

I’d only read one other Marian Keyes novel before turning page 1 of Grown Ups, so in the interest of ‘research’ and ‘diligence’ lol, I headed over to her website www.mariankeyes.com. Turns out lady has written MANY books! Which makes me excited as I adored…

Book Club 2020: Kingdomtide – Rye Curtis

Book Club 2020: Kingdomtide – Rye Curtis

I’m just going to say it – Kingdomtide is easily the best book I’ve read in the past 12 months. The synopsis on its own grabbed me on a purely superficial level; plane crash, sole elderly survivor, remote wilderness, female park ranger, a man wanted…

Your Best Period Ever – My 3 Must-Have Products

Your Best Period Ever – My 3 Must-Have Products

This post may have been around 27 years in the making but I’m pretty sure I’ve finally figured out how to make my monthly period as ‘minimally disruptive’ as possible. (That was actually a really hard sentence to construct as it doesn’t really work saying…

Black Friday Bliss: One-Stop Shopping online at TheMarket

Black Friday Bliss: One-Stop Shopping online at TheMarket

I first fell in love with the phenomena that is Black Friday when I spent six years living in the states.  Our eldest son was born on the Sunday before Thanksgiving and I was up-and-at-em 5 days later on Black Friday to hit the awesome…

Facing Facts – Change Hurts.

Facing Facts – Change Hurts.

This post has been kicking around in my head for a while. Fuelled by my body getting used to it’s ‘new normal’ over the past few months, I’ve been thinking a lot about what change means in my life and how I’ve finally been able…

Part 1: Making my mental health and wellbeing a priority

Part 1: Making my mental health and wellbeing a priority

I was listening to a podcast about stress the other day whilst driving. As with other episodes I have listened to also published by the uber-empire that is Gwynnie Paltrow’s GOOP, I found myself waiting (wanting?) to hit that cringe-worthy moment, which would spell the…

Beauty Review:  Dermapen 4 – My BEST skin ever

Beauty Review: Dermapen 4 – My BEST skin ever

One month exactly until I hit the ‘magic’ milestone that is 40 years old, and I’m sliding in to that big birthday with skin that I’m in love with right now. The past 12 months have definitely seen an increased investment in time, money and…

Beauty Review – Dermalogica ProSkin 60 Facial

Beauty Review – Dermalogica ProSkin 60 Facial

In 2018 there is no shortage of ways to spend your money when it comes to beauty treatments.   In fact, deciding on which treatment is right for you and identifying a professional salon or clinic can easily make the whole exercise fall into the too-hard-basket…

Fitbit Versa: My Winter #Fitspo

Fitbit Versa: My Winter #Fitspo

Nevermind how truthful such statements might be, I’ve never been one to live and die by mantras such as; Summer bodies are made in winter. The facts are, the gym and I aren’t ever going to be friends and my natural inclination to hibernate during…