We have been in lockdown in the UK for about 3 weeks now. Aside from live sessions and filming videos for the children I work with, I have been using my two weeks of Easter holiday to try and be creative. This has also given me a chance to work my way through the anxiety … More What I have been doing during lockdown (UK)
Ok, I have been meaning to post this for a few weeks but I got distracted by the global pandemic, and I am only now catching up. Forgive me? 17th March 2020 As a Northern Irish lass living in England, I like to celebrate St Patricks Day as a way to connect with home. During … More How I celebrated St Patricks Day
Now there are many things that I love about Jon but my favourite has got to be when he pokes his head around the door and says, “Jeeesssss, I have an idea…” He then pauses and tries to look very innocent. These ideas, without fail, will either make me belly laugh or they will challenge me … More The Graceless Living PODCAST
Yes, I am actually doing it, I am taking to the streets, forests, rivers wherever my feet will take me and I am giving bird watching a go. However, before I even step out of the door there are a few things that I need to know first. So I went off in search for … More Before I start bird watching…
A trip that was two years in the making, magic that lasts a lifetime.. This was our first visit to Harry Potter World and it was simply incredible. I loved the entire experience; from the moment we arrived in the car park to dancing around in the gift shop. I just had to squee with … More Go and visit Harry Potter World!
There was much cooking, walking and writing done here. I haven’t spent too much time in Wales but I throughly enjoyed my quick weekend trip. We decided to go just after New Years and it was beautifully quiet; a picturesque Welsh countryside. There was a mist hanging in the air and a wind that could … More A Welsh Weekend
2020, new year, new…well we’ve all eye rolled at the rest. It is a natural reaction at this time of year to begin to reminisce and think about (what’s the current social media craze, ah, yes the decade photos) the past 10 years, to get back into writing, eating right, give your liver a rest, … More So…Bird watching anyone?
There are some experiences in life that I just wouldn’t have if it wasn’t for the obscure hobbies of my partner. This weekend happened to be one of them. The other half and I traveled up to Leicester and had a first class fine dining experience on a stunning heritage railway that hosts the Charnwood … More First: Dinner on a steam train
So I turned a quarter of a century a week ago and my best friend wrote me a “live by list” for the next twenty five years of my life. Not only do I agree with her list but I also want to actively do something about it. Before I get into that, here is … More The live by list.
It was May when we received the phone call offering us tickets to Wimbledon. It wasn’t a hard decision and once we knew we could have the time off everything was set into motion. We booked the train and paid for the tickets.