June 2016 | Happiness Highlights

June was a month filled with highs and lows, but writing my Happiness Highlights allowed me to focus on the positive and appreciate each passing day, whatever the case may be. #1: Indulging in my favourite treat, a Chinese takeaway (char siu fried rice). #2: Family coming together to support one another following a bereavement. #3: Despite some doubts, not […]

May 2016 | Happiness Highlights

You might have been wondering whether I’d jumped into a DeLorean time machine recently, since that would provide a reasonable explanation for 1) My absence, and, 2) Writing about May in July. Unfortunately though, the actual reason is far less exciting, so in an effort to now catch up on blogging, here are my happiness highlights from the month […]

March 2016 | Happiness Highlights

Since we are fast approaching the end of another month, I thought that I would find some time to share my happiness highlights from March. You know what they say, better late than never! #1: To welcome in the start of a new month I created a week long ‘to-do’ list with multiple tasks to complete each […]

February 2016 | Happiness Highlights

#1: New month = New positivity. February is one of my favourite months of year and there are plenty of good times ahead! #2: HAPPY GROUNDHOG DAY! Today I started a new job and after reaching the final sentence in my first assignment, I lost all of my work. After resigning myself to the fact that I […]

Lifestyle | 25 Things To Do During The Festive Period

Confession: I love Christmas – and since it’s exactly one month until Christmas day, our home has been a hive of activity, as the process of unboxing decorations and transforming the various rooms has begun. I will be sharing some of my activities throughout December but, in the meantime, here are 25 suggestions for things that you can do […]

Lifestyle | The Independent Guide To Walt Disney World 2016 Review

This time 2 months ago I was midway through my 10th family vacation in Orlando, Florida – the happiest place on Earth. It’s fair to say that as the sky in Britain has turned 50 shades of grey and there has been enough rain to fill an ocean, I’ve experienced a spell of the vacation blues. I absolutely […]

Lifestyle | Fun Ways To Celebrate World Kindness Day

         There are so many things that we have to be thankful for: friends, family, jobs and even pets but it’s so easy to get wrapped up in our busy lives and take the people that we see every day for granted. World Kindness Day (13th Nov) acts as a reminder to pause, count […]

Lifestyle | #TBT: Forgotten Hobbies & Unfinished Projects

Last week, I was sorting through some of my storage units from childhood that are currently in the garage and on doing so, I unearthed an old sketchbook, which had just one single painting in it. It’s funny how one piece of artwork can bring back a flood of memories, I was around 14 years old when […]

Motivational Monday | Remember To Look Up

I have touched upon a similar topic previously for Motivational Monday in my Beauty is Everywhere and Pleased to Meet You blog posts, explaining things in our lives that we should take the time to appreciate, including anything from a beautiful sunset, a quiet ‘me’ moment and even a complete stranger adding brightness to our day. We are all so connected but what does […]