Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be. – Abraham Lincoln Happiness is the universal feeling we all aspire to experience more of, yet, we can be an angry, moody, depressed bunch, can’t we? The science of happiness tells us that being happy is, indeed, a choice. But if you’re still struggling to make lemonade when life hands you lemons, maybe you just need a little motivation. Here are 7 reasons why you should be happy right now. 1. There are people in your life who love and depend on you. Who are the most … Continue reading 7 REASONS TO BE HAPPY


1. Go for a walk in your local woods and marvel at the changing colours of the leaves 2. Pick some conkers and play the game with your loved ones 3. Get up before dawn and go on a mini sunrise photo shoot 4. Toast marshmallows on an open fire 5. Host a fireworks/bonfire night party 6. Create a den in your living room and have a movie night with popcorn and sweet snacks 7. Go on a guided ghost walk 8. Carve a pumpkin 9. Learn how to make toffee apples 10. Dig out your welly boots and find … Continue reading 20 THINGS TO DO IN AUTUMN


It’s finally the time to pack up my bags and fly off on another adventure. This time, we’re heading to Amsterdam. Day One: Our first day in Amsterdam was a big one. It took us over an hour to walk to the centre and after waking up at 2 in the morning, we were not happy about this. The first thing I did when we got there was to find a canal and take a picture, because you haven’t been to Amsterdam if you haven’t had a canal picture. Amsterdam has more than one hundred kilometres of canals, about 90 … Continue reading TRAVEL DIARIES – AMSTERDAM


I’M FEELING 22! I am officially 22 years old and I couldn’t feel better. I have seen a lot of posts about “things I have learned in so many years” and so I thought I would jump on the band wagon. Adulting is a giant teachable moment and mot of my experiences have come from the past couple years, and so, without further ado, here are 22 things I’ve learned in 22 years. Family is everything. Family is there for you when no one else is. If you don’t have a good family then you find one that works for … Continue reading 22 THINGS I’VE LEARNT IN 22 YEARS


This morning my mum and I got up and went into town to get our nails done. I’d like to say I was getting my nails done so I had ‘birthday nails’ but in actual fact, I had chipped one of my nails about 4 days ago and it was driving me mad. Decided to go for a neutral pink with pink glitter on my ring fingers. After having our nails done, we popped into Castello Lounge for a spot of lunch and bought some birthday balloons ready for tomorrow. Later on, Liam and I drove to Corby as Liam … Continue reading PREPARATIONS AND DATE NIGHT


It is obvious that life isn’t always easy, and we are presented with numerous challenges each day. Whether it is what exam to study for next, what paper to cram in before the deadline or the endless thoughts about that one person who left you heartbroken, there are so many thoughts and decisions that could cause stress and sadness. Sometimes it is hard to imagine staying positive when there are so many things that can bring you down, but it is possible. Focus on the positives. I know it’s so easy to list all the things that went wrong today, … Continue reading IF YOU NEED A POSITIVE REMINDER