I Have a Confession to Make: I am an Addict

Gonna to have to face it I’m addicted to books!  Books have that easy-going, take-me-to-bed quality for me.  They can take me on a journey when I’m snuggled up comfortably at home, make me laugh out loud or make me cry.  Whatever makes me keep reading, anything that I can complete must have elements which…

Funny Adverts – Hit or Miss?

Sting in the Tail Cyclist’s Lip Balm. This goes on my face right? As a female cyclist I am much amused by the use of text and images in advertising. Here’s another: I don’t need to point out the obvious! At least the picture editor had the good sense to edit out the flat tyres…

Why do we have New Year’s Resolutions?

Some thoughts on Goal Setting with Rebecca Norton from Sense of Direction, Life Coach and Wellness Walk Leader. Many of us set goals at this time of year but statistics show that 80% of people have given up on their goal by February!  So how do you make it to being one of the 20%…

Less is More and More is Less this Christmas

I’ve been thinking about a lot about meanings lately. The Charity, Refuge have produced some brilliantly effective copy this year,  producing poems which read equally well from bottom to top, turning meanings on their head.  I found the hidden messages in them both powerful and moving.  Life is full of riddles and complexities.  The perfect…

Salsa in Sheffield

There is a thriving salsa scene. This blog just gets more random every day!

Curious About Calke – A Day Out at Calke Abbey near Derby

Calke is not a place for the faint-hearted surrounded as it is by death, beady eyes, horns and feathers. There are also a few sad echoes of the last throes of human life in this somewhat dark and cavernous place. Impossibly large to make a home, the most recent inhabitants retreated to small apartments within the whole.

Copenhagen – Swimming in the North Sea

You can’t really beat a day at the beach on a bright sunny day.  Just north of Copenhagen there are some really cool spots like Bellevue beach at Klampenborg and it is safe too as you only get waist deep.  This is mostly a place known to locals and it was great to see dads…

Copenhagen in Winter – Crafting Inspiration

Visit Copenhagen in winter for a wonderful place to get ideas for your Christmas crafting. Denmark is ahead of the game on the Christmas market front. Before you get loaded up on glogg…