On an autumnal afternoon in Oxford, my mother & I were wandering around Waterstones, browsing the gorgeous stacks of books before we visited the Ashmolean. Taking a book down from one of the shelves, my mother noted the beautiful cover and read the blurb aloud to me. It sounded idyllic. As I was telling her … More Three Summers Review | Books
After planning our wedding for a year, we got married in May on one of the most magical days of my life. Although I woke up at 3:30am on the day, with an upset stomach (which I think may have been nerves!) and stressed all morning about whether I’d be well enough to attend my … More We Got Married! | News
I’ve been looking for an opportunity to fundraise for a charity close to my heart for a while now. But when it came along combined with something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time, I couldn’t say no! That’s not to say I’m absolutely terrified. It is the world’s fastest seated zipline, after … More Ziplining for Noah’s Ark Charity
I’ve always used writing when I’m in a bit of a low spot. Whether I’ve had a bad day, I’m feeling overwhelmed or my confidence needs a boost, writing always helps me to get clear on exactly how I’m feeling. … More 5 Writing Techniques for Confidence
For me, NetGalley is the gift that keeps on giving. I’ve requested some brilliant books in the past and none have let me down. I was looking for something meaty to get my teeth into over the winter months and when I saw Colm Toibin’s latest novel pop up, I requested a copy straight away. … More The Magician | Books
With the dreaded C-word still around, I haven’t travelled abroad this year and it’s really had an effect on me. Looking forward to escaping everyday life for a while and discovering somewhere new always gives me a little boost, but this year, I’ve found myself just plodding along, doing the same old thing, day in, … More Hotel du Lac Review | Books
A few weeks ago, my mam & I took a trip to the Cotswolds for the weekend.
We haven’t been abroad since the pandemic kicked in and we fancied seeing a new part of the UK that neither of us had been to before.
So, we packed up the car on a warm, autumnal morning and headed to the Cotswolds.
… More A Long Autumnal Weekend in the Cotswolds
I was misdiagnosed by three different doctors at the same practice. Osteosarcoma is a rare disease and it’s easily missed so I don’t blame them at all. But if that last doctor hadn’t sent me for an x-ray, I might not be here now. … More What I Learned from Having Childhood Cancer
Interviews can be so nerve-wracking and the uncertainty of what’s about to unfold can send your brain into overdrive.
Today, I want to share with you the best way to prepare for an interview. … More The Best Way to Prepare for a Job Interview
I’ve spoken to clients in the past who have a big problem with confidence when they’re going into a new job. Recently, I chatted to Grace from @empoweredmillennialgirl and we talked about misconceptions when it comes to confidence. One of those is that confident people can go into any situation without any fear. But that … More How to Start a New Job Confidently