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 | 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 | Travel
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 | Cancer Tips
It’s been a while since I read a book that got me thinking as much as this one did. I picked it up in one of my favourite bookshops – Griffin Books in Penarth – as a Saturday morning treat, after hearing plenty of great things about it. Beautiful, heart-rending and real, Trio whisked me … More Trio | Books
A lot of the time, we’re held back by the things we tell ourselves and it takes a lot to get out of the habit of that. So let me start by telling you why it’s so important. All the things you do on a day to day basis – driving to work, brushing your … More How to Quiet Your Inner Critic | Confidence
Your body language is so important – you might not even realise just HOW important. Let me tell you how vital your body language is when you want to show you that you’re an assertive person: 93% of your communication is non verbal. 93% of your communication is made up of things that you might … More Change Your Body Language To Become More Confident | Confidence
One of my other resolutions for this year is to read 30 books – I read 26 last year & I fancied a bit of a challenge – and my very first book of 2021 was one that I absolutely whizzed through. Ya know one of those books that you think about all day until you get to read it again? Yep, this is one of those.
It is, of course, The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. … More The Midnight Library | Books
Getting into a more positive mindset can help you to develop your confidence. Here’s why: Negative self-talk & a fixed mindset will bring your confidence down Let’s unpack that for a mo, shall we? The way you talk to yourself has a HUGE impact on your confidence. Why? Because it’s like having someone following you … More Why Thinking Positively is Key in Building your Confidence | Confidence
When you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, your whole world feels like it’s been flipped on its head. Your priorities have suddenly changed, all your plans are up in the air and you feel like you don’t know your left from your right. I was diagnosed with cancer at 14 and people used to ask me … More How to Stay Positive When You’re Going Through Cancer Treatment | Cancer Tips