Theatre review: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ ‬

I love children, their banter, their irreverence and their enthusiasm and there was plenty of enthusiasm as they waited for the opening of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾. Total age range in Tuesday night’s audience at the MAC with plenty of young teenagers who appeared to be engrossed. I queried who was […]

Beauty bitch: Herald Heritage! Leighton Denny Expert Nails Review

Despite 12+ hours a day typing and countless others at home doing mummy duties and household chores most days, I really do try to keep my nails well-manicured, because often they are the first thing people see after your face and a great manicure can seamlessly pull your look together. Personally, I am big fan […]

Monday Mindfulness: Children’s mindfulness

Children’s mindfulness. I have had the privilege of coaching, nurturing and teaching kids lots of beautiful mindfulness techniques over the years but today I thought I’d let my blog do the talking through video. Mindfulness for kids teaches calmness, concentration, focus, anxiety, sleepless nights, panic attacks, accepting grief, old wounds , progress to success , […]

Rehearsals underway for The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 at The Mac

Teenagers of the eighties will all remember this secret diary of a loveable loser who can’t catch a break.  Hilariously captured in his notebook, adolescence doesn’t offer much for our Adrian. His parents’ crumbling marriage, spots and bullies, his unrequited love for Pandora, and the erratic behaviour of his dog – his teenage world is […]

Beauty bitch: Howe good are these organic and vegan products?

As I age, I have become much more aware and better educated about what goes into (and onto) my body and skin. And despite technological advances in skincare, sometimes it is the most simple and natural products which have me most excited. I really love local companies and brands emerging too, so I was delighted […]

Monday Mindfulness: How are you going to mindfully change you?

How are you going to mindfully change you? We fear change because we fear the unknown and we don’t like fear because of the unexpected emotions and feelings it draws out in us. We all dislike uncomfortable feelings and dreaded emotions but sometimes it’s necessary to go through the pain and discomfort in order to […]

Monday Mindfulness: Why do we listen to others opinions?

I have to say on my mindfulness journey I have learned so much about life, living and me! Here are a few things I have learned: I've definitely become calmer, more relaxed, can cope with stress an awful lot better, am more accepting of life and things that happen. I've learned to appreciate the small […]

Monday Mindfulness: Holiday from what?

Holiday from what? Funny I'm on holiday at the moment with my kids and it's absolutely wonderful. We got excited weeks before we went when choosing the apartment and where we wanted to go, see and what we could do while we were there. Experiences, memories, time. To me that's what life's about; experiences, memories […]