International Women’s Day 2019

Every year there is the same inevitable and rather tiresome backlash that takes place around International Women’s Day, and this year was no different… “Why should I celebrate International Women’s Day when there’s no International Men’s Day?!” Firstly, there is an International Men’s Day, taking place annually on 19th November. The purpose of this day... Continue Reading →

January/Winter Gratitude

I have found January to be a very exciting yet overwhelming month, with starting a new job, marathon training, buying my first little flat (!!!), a variety of volunteering commitments, financial struggles (new flat = permanently in the -£ for the next 86 years), etc. Like many others, I have found myself counting down the... Continue Reading →

My Thoughts on Veganuary

I’ve read multiple articles recently referring to Veganuary* as ‘the latest trend’, ‘a celebrity fad’, ‘great for a New Year detox’ etc. This irritates me for obvious reasons, and in honour of my fourth year of Veganuary, I felt compelled to delve into this further. I think Veganuary is a fantastic campaign, and a fantastic... Continue Reading →

2018 Review and Self-Reflection

I’m going to keep this post short and sweet as no doubt you have read 86 million ‘2018 self-reflection’ blogs already! 2018 was a weird but wonderful year, and I wanted to share some of my highlights/poignant moments, because it’s important to celebrate success and not shy away from it. January I began training for... Continue Reading →

Volunteering with Crisis at Christmas

For the second year running, over Christmas, I volunteered at Crisis, a charity which provides immediate help for homeless people over the festive period. Over the past couple of months, I have been encouraging friends and family to volunteer with me, or at their local centre. There were a few lovely people (thank you!) who... Continue Reading →

My Top Three Podcasts of 2018

In the listening versus reading debate, I am far more partial to the latter - thus finding a podcast that truly engages me can be quite a task. That being said, there are so many fantastic podcasts out there. Here are three of the best, in no particular order (that’s a lie as number one... Continue Reading →

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