Organisation and Productivity

Setting ‘Micro Tasks’ for Improved Productivity

Each morning (or sometimes the evening before), I write up a to-do list for the day. I list all the tasks I would like to achieve, in roughly the order of priority. Lately, some common items I have added to my to do list include, ‘blog promotion’, ‘blog improvements’ and ‘tidy’. What is the problem …

The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris
Book Reviews

Book Review – The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris by Jenny Colgan (No Spoilers) Plus Book Giveaway!

First published in 2013 by Sphere. Paperback, 440 pages. ‘The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris’ is the 4th book I have read by Jenny Colgan, and I have enjoyed them all without exception. This is a gorgeous story, and it paints such an atmospheric picture with its descriptions of Paris and Parisian life. I am …

Mental Health and Wellbeing Monthly Challenges

March 2019 Challenge – Practising Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness

My challenges: 1 hour of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) study and/or practice each day. (And putting the techniques into practice throughout my day.) 1 guided meditation or mindfulness exercise each day. Why did I choose these challenges? I had a lot of different ideas for my challenges this month. I chose these because I …

Crafts Creative Hacks Sustainable Living

What To Do With Those Little Ribbons You Cut Off Your Clothes

You know the ribbons I’m talking about. The ones that are sewn inside the shoulders of your tops, cardigans and jumpers, and in the waistband of skirts. They are meant to help your clothes stay on the hanger, and take the weight of the garment to save the fabric from stretching. But I’d be interested …