The AWA Hotel – Koh Chang, Thailand

I’m not known as a person who likes to repeat experiences, even in going to the same location twice but there is something about Koh Chang which has nestled its way into my heart and makes me want to visit again. I never thought that I would become a great lover of thailand and its…

Spend a Whirlwind Weekend Creating Brilliant Moments in Scotland

When I first visited Scotland, it was not somewhere I had ever wanted to go but from the moment I stood in the grounds of Edinburgh Castle, looking out across the city and afar, I began to be genuinely interested in this beautiful country. I had been invited by the Scottish Tourism Board to spend…

Creating a New Mental Framework. Finding a New Way to Live

The framework with which we are given, by our parents and society, does not necessarily mean that this is the framework which we need to live by for ourselves or necessarily needs to be the framework to live within for our whole lives. Developing a conscious mental framework can be one of the most challenging…

Living a Life Full of Colour

How does a person forget themselves, forget what makes them feel colourful and whole? I think when we get too caught up in the mind, we shut down our own colour and sometimes its helpful to be reminded of who we are, in a place which connects us with our self and reminds us of…

Indulge Yourself with a Trip to Edinburgh This Autumn

Wondering what to do and where to go this autumn for a long weekend or a short mid-week break, then look no further than Edinburgh, Scotland. If you’re desire to solo travel – then Edinburgh is a great place to do so – as the city sits right on the doorstep of the train station….

Why a Short Break Sorts Out the Soul (for a bit anyway!)

Oh my… how I love long distant adventure. There is nothing like getting on a plane and arriving somewhere exotic, far away, which has taken over 8 hours (of floating around in the blue, with wisps of white) to arrive. Those feelings of cramp in the legs. The joy of eating a three course meal…

From Southend on Sea to Cirque du Soliel – Dare to Dream

  Sometimes the unconventional becomes conventional. The run of the mill which for many is mundane, for the few is full of movement, difference and appreciation. Today I’m going to write about the importance of daring to dream and how to encourage your children and yourself to do so. 25 year old Connor Stringer is…

The Big Sing Presents: The Greatest Showman Medley

Feeling the vibration of singing resonating through my heart, I immediately felt both joyful and emotional as I sat in the alto section of the singing community – next to a complete stranger. The friend I’d come with a soprano and so situated somewhere different. The woman by the side of me had moved her…

Figuring Out That Being OK Is Sometimes Good Enough…

Today I was reminded of this statement, as I made my way down to the Southend Shoreline for my first September swim. The morning had started out cloudy, a tinge of mist hovering over the water, as a light wind caused kiss curls to flick their way across the estuary. I’d not been down there…