Book Review – ‘Spark: How exercise will improve the performance of your brain’ by John J. Ratey and Eric Hagerman

Published by Quercus. First published 2009. Kindle edition. Other editions have the title: ‘Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain’ – this is the same book. I chose to read this book because it was recommended on another blog, and it looked interesting and relevant to me, especially as I have been …

June 2017 Challenge – Cut Internet Procrastination

In June 2017, I challenged myself to cut down on the amount of time I was wasting on the internet. I was aware that this was adding up to a significant amount of time. These are the rules I set myself: Check and blitz emails 3 times a day maximum, after mealtimes. Check Facebook once …

Alternative Uses for Cosmetic Products You are Not Going to Use

Do you have half-used perfumes, makeup, hair products and other cosmetic products that you are not going to use, for whatever reason? Maybe the product is years out of date, maybe you don’t like the scent, or the product doesn’t work for you. You’d love to clear some space and get these half-used products out …

Evaluation – October 2018 Blogging and Piano Practice Challenge

This month, I challenged myself to: Write and post at least one blog post each day. Practise solo piano for 45 minutes each day. I did really well with these challenges. I wrote a blog post every single day – although I knew that I would be away on one day, and it would be …