A New Life

Yesterday, I was on my lunch break. My phone rang, it was my big brother. “You have another nephew!” Charlie Matthew Cook was born at 12:13pm on the 16th October 2017 weighing 7.10lbs. He’s perfect. Charlie is my second nephew; before him, my niece, Ellie whose now 8 and my eldest nephew, Alfie, Charlie’s big brother…

Are we there yet?

So, it’s 26 days until I move to Australia for a year with my boyfriend and we cannot WAIT. All I keep asking myself is why aren’t we there yet?! I’m watching the time go by at work, counting down the days and wishing the next 26 days would fly over. But there’s part of me…

Parents

As a teenager, I made my Mum and Dad’s life hell. I was obnoxious, rude; just a complete brat really. I didn’t appreciate anything my parents did for me and honestly, they did everything for me. I suppose that most women were nightmares when they were teenagers. There’s so many hormones flying around and you think…

Achievement

There are days where I kick myself for not being where I want to be in life and not doing what I’ve wanted to do from a young age. Holly Willoughby is one of Britain’s most loved television presenters. I had the pleasure of meeting her when I did work experience on the television show,…

Respect your Elders

I was food shopping last week and putting items in my basket without even looking up from my phone. As I went to join the cue, I bumped into someone; I looked up. It was an old man who I’d say was in his 80s. He was shaking; I gathered he had Parkinson’s disease. “I’m so sorry” I…

Self love

It’s difficult to take time out for yourself. This is something I struggled with doing at University and struggle with even more now that I’m working a 9-5 full time job as a Meetings and Events Coordinator. It’s easy to start resenting yourself a bit when you don’t make a point of taking time out…

Why not?

When/if you finally decide to stop conforming to the 9-5 life, you can find the most adventurous version of yourself. A fresh Monday morning in April, my phone rang, it was Dion, my boyfriend. I thought *did he forget his lunch?*, why else would he be ringing me when he’s at work and I’m at work. I…