• How to be more present and mindful while travelling

    As we sat at home last Friday night, glass of wine in hand, we found ourselves flicking through our photo album from our 2015 European road trip. I know, I know, the thought of a photo album that isn’t online seems crazy these days! But there’s something so lovely about holding a physical album and pouring back through the old memories. As we turned each page more memories came flooding back to us and we began sharing stories and reminiscing. But there were a few pictures from our long weekend in Milan that really struck a nerve with me as I remembered the way we felt  at that particular time…

  • Our travel highlights from 2018

    As 2018 is almost behind us, I thought it would be nice to take a look back over some of our travel highlight from the year just gone – especially with so much to look forward to in the year ahead! It’s been such a busy year that it was almost too hard to pull together the highlights, but there were a few particular getaways that stood out to me. And here they are!   1. Edinburgh, Scotland – February We kick-started the year with a last minute trip to Edinburgh. You can read about the whole weekend in my post ‘how to spend a budget weekend in Edinburgh’, but the…

  • What 2019 has in store for us!

    It’s fair to say that 2018 got off to a pretty emotional start and has certainly had its ups and downs throughout. But now, as we approach the end of the year, I’m feeling optimistic and excited about what 2019 has in store for us! And I often hear people say that you don’t need to wait until the New Year to make a change. And of course that’s true. But what better time to start fresh that a brand new year, full of possibility. We’ve already got some very exciting plans on the way and I want 2019 to be the year I fall head over heels in love…

  • 7 simple ways to mentally declutter and feel calm

    If you’re anything like me you’ll often find yourself over-thinking, trying to juggle thousands of thoughts and sometimes just becoming stressed because of it. But if you know how to clear your mind, you’ll probably find that you’re more productive and that you can quieten down the noise inside your brain. So below is a list of 7 simple ways you can mentally declutter and get on with your day! Breathe When it comes to clearing your mind, never underestimate the importance of stopping to take a breath. There are a number of breathing techniques out there to help you relax, but even just taking a few deep breaths can…