Are you open to new windows of opportunity?

As I was drinking my early cup of coffee, looking over the lake this morning a bird flew into the living room. With floor length windows on one side the bird in a frenzy flew against them again and again to try and get out, banging his head, fluttering furiously away from me in my attempts to guide … [Read more...]

13 great books to make you laugh or cry.

If you're like me, you love reading but never get enough time to read very much! So if you're stuck for some last minute Christmas gift ideas or need a Christmas Santa idea for yourself, I thought it would be a good idea to put together a list of 13 great books to make you laugh or cry - books that … [Read more...]

Bring Back The Milkman I say

I don't know about you, but I sometime long for the days when we'd hear the rattle of milk bottles at around 4.30am in the morning. Of course we wouldn't get up, we'd just blissfully turn over to sleep for another couple of hours knowing that it was only the milkman delivering fresh, creamy milk … [Read more...]

A perfect fit trench coat to make all your worries disappear.

Today Don't sweat the small stuff Just be you.Do you have days when you just feel like you've given up on the will to live? It might be because of niggling worries that overtake you, or a big setback or just a fed-upness that won't go away. Lots of little things can put me into the 'oh crikey … [Read more...]

10 lovely ideas for Mother’s Day

Mother's day comes twice a year for me. Once when I appreciate all that my Mum has done for me on the British date which is in March, and then again a couple of months later in Australia when I'm the one being acknowledged on Mothering Sunday in May.I feel very blessed.I realise that not … [Read more...]

20 Days to a better you – Day 1 – Dance in the rain, don’t wait for the rain to pass

 20 Days to a better you - Day 1 I'm on holiday in Europe at the moment, and this post was written and scheduled before I left. Hope you like it :)It's raining, it's pouring, the old man may be snoring, but I'm not!In my tangerine dressing gown and pink fluffy slippers (not a pretty … [Read more...]

Learning to exhale in Europe

I was keyed up with a mixture of anticipation, excitement and anxiousness as we set off on our European adventure.Don't ask me why, maybe it's my age. But anyway, let's say I was worrying about lots of little things.Out of the comfort zone and into adventureAnd I realise that I'd … [Read more...]

Inspiring Quotes from ProBlogger Darren Rowse to help you Release Your Mojo!

When I arrived in Australia 5 years ago, I struggled to get any freelance writing work. It seemed as if my world was caving in  because throughout our nomadic existence moving around the world following Dave's career and work projects, the one thread that always held me together was writing.I … [Read more...]

How to stop feeling anxious and conquer the cold sweating monster

I'm at the skin cancer clinic having my moles checked.No big deal, you might say, but I've been here before and the Pavlov's Dog syndrome has struck, and memories from last year are flooding back.In fact the memory of a cancerous melanoma ("Help It's a Melanoma") that was spotted and removed … [Read more...]

November Giveaways

Where has the last month gone, Lifestylers? Have you all been as busy as we have?I'm wondering if you've done your Christmas shopping yet? I haven't!On the subject of gifts, I'm about to contact the Lifestyle Fifty, October Giveaway winners, so if you entered the competition (which is now … [Read more...]