• Record Collection

    My Record Collection

    Hands up if you’ve got a vinyl player (waving hands) and a record collection. I have one because I like retro things and I love the sound it produces. No, it’s not better than modern technology but it’s different, in a good way. I got my record player last year and playing records from back when I was a teen has brought back so many fun memories. The other month, I went to the record fair in Leeds Kirkgate Market with Michelle and managed to triple my record collection, and more. If I had the budget, I’d go a lot more often. I found a couple for a very cheap pound…

  • WellbeingWednesday

    How I Take Care of My Wellbeing

    Last week, I went to a wellbeing event at The Body Shop and it was such a good evening. They invited Phoenix, a Health and Wellbeing charity who talked us through some easy exercises we can all do at work and at home if stress (good or bad) is creeping up on us. They also gave us hand and back massages and I feel like this is something I should do more of. My body felt like jelly the next day but in a good way, totally relaxed and that’s only from a short session. Kim who works at The Body Shop and also recently launched Keep Real, talked to…

  • What's in my gym bag

    What’s in my Gym Bag

    I feel like I live in my gym bag. Most days I go to the gym, before work or during the lunch hour. I also cycle to work which means I can’t bring the biggest gym bag to fit it all. My Kånken bag is a life saviour: it’s the perfect size to fit everything I need but I have to think carefully how I pack it all. This picture only shows a snapshot of what I bring but it didn’t all fit in one shot 🙂 Anyway, whilst I’m being fitness good, I thought I’d share what my little Kånken bag is carrying around to make my healthy and active…

  • Flamingo Stationary

    Flamingo Stationary Wishlist

    So, I don’t think anyone’s missed I love flamingos and have at least one item in each room featuring this pink bird. I can’t say for sure when my love for them started but it’s safe to say that the world has caught on. Latest to release a whole collection of flamingo themed products is Paperchase. As if my love for stationary wasn’t there already, Glamingo is amazing and I wouldn’t mind getting my claws on some of these. 1. I’ve already got one of these water bottles at work but it’s getting old and dull. 50p in Primark on the sales. I think it’s time for an update and this cup…

  • Books I've Read

    Books I’ve Read January to March

    March is already over. I thought time was going quick when we’d managed to get through January but now it’s getting a bit scary how fast this year is going. Sadly, my reading pace isn’t at all as fast as time goes by. I was hoping to have finished reading these three books in January but it’s taken me three months. I’m still on track for reaching 12 books at the end of my year goal so not too upset with myself. Anyways, here are my thoughts on the books I’ve read so far. A Good and Happy Child – Justin Evans This is a book I most likely wouldn’t…