How to Feel Festive in 5 Inexpensive Steps

There's just 2 weeks until Christmas, so it really is time to be feeling those festive vibes. If a hectic work schedule and last minute shopping has left you feeling less than magical, here are 5 ways to get the feels without spending lots of money on Christmas activities. 1. Create a Cosy Space to … Continue reading How to Feel Festive in 5 Inexpensive Steps

Christmas at Dunham Massey

I’m a massive Christmas fan and always looking for magical, festive things to do in December, so I was so excited to be able to preview Dunham Massey’s Christmas Trail. The National Trust property is based in Greater Manchester, and for the second year running they have created an after-dark illuminated experience through their deer … Continue reading Christmas at Dunham Massey

Apple & Blackberry Christmas Cobbler

It’s never too early for Christmas food, and making this tasty Christmas Cobbler definitely got me in the festive spirit. Not only does it look good enough for a Christmas Day dessert, the added cinnamon means it’s full of festive flavour too! It’s such a simple pudding to make, so there’s literally no downside to … Continue reading Apple & Blackberry Christmas Cobbler

10 Amazing Live Stage Shows You Can Watch in your Own Home

I’m a big fan of the theatre, but as ticket prices seem to be getting more and more expensive, and my time is also quite limited, I find that I can’t justify going as much as I’d like. So I’m very happy to have a collection of DVD stage musical live recordings. They are one … Continue reading 10 Amazing Live Stage Shows You Can Watch in your Own Home

3 Card Games You Didn’t Know You Needed in Your Life

Best 3 card games

This year I’ve been playing and discovering a lot of games, and have developed a particular love for quirky card-based games. They’re great because they’re (usually) portable, simple to play with quick-to-learn rules and therefore very low maintenance for group gatherings. There are so many fun options out there, not just your standard deck of cards, … Continue reading 3 Card Games You Didn’t Know You Needed in Your Life

Why Taking a Career Risk Can Be a Good Thing

Why career risks can be good

One of my New Year’s resolutions in January was to take a career risk. I was fairly happy in my job of 5 years, but also dissatisfied for many reasons, not least the lack of progression opportunities open to me. I’d held myself back from making a big change for a while, because of the … Continue reading Why Taking a Career Risk Can Be a Good Thing