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Why You Need to Read Eat Up by Ruby Tandoh Immediately

I often wrongly assume that everybody I speak to will know who Ruby Tandoh is. Do you ever do that? Love and respect somebody you’ve never met so much that you imagine everybody else in the country must feel the same way about her? I’ve confused friends, family, unsuspecting colleagues and strangers in the street by yammering on about Ruby without first giving her context, because I’m so used to her that I forget she might sometimes need it. I’m trying to work on that, and so will remind you at this point that Ruby Tandoh first came into the public eye as a contestant on the Great British Bake Off. Back in its BBC glory days, Ruby didn’t win but came pretty damn close and had me (and my Mum, if I remember correctly) fall a bit in love with her in the process. She’s since turned out to be a bit of a legend, all in all. Her social media presence has a huge focus on mental health and the importance of looking …

The Power of 10 Minutes

I’ve got a little something I want to share with you. It’s a teenie tiny life hack that has made a huge difference to my flat. It hasn’t solved everything, but it’s taking me closer to the ‘I-have-my-shit-at-least-semi-together’ ideal. When I was making my new years resolutions for 2018, becoming better at doing little jobs around the house featured heavily: “Cleaning mirrors, dusting bookshelves, reorganising drawers. These are the little ten minute jobs that I tend to ignore until I’ve ignored them for too long and they loom larger and more time consuming for being left. 2018 will be the year I see that something needs doing and just do it. I hope.” And guys, I’ve only gone and bloody succeeded. Ten minute jobs? Completed them mate. All of them. As and when they happen. I’ve just started.. well.. doing it. ‘Just do it’ – far from revolutionary, I know, but it’s taken me from domestic disaster to almost normal adult human being in a very short space of time. Here’s how it goes down: …

New Years Resolutions for 2018

FYI: This post is filled with pictures of all of my favourite memories and people from 2017. Many of them are unrelated to what’s going on in the text, I just wanted to litter it with good vibes to look back on. It’s been another great year.  This year is rare in that I suddenly have a lot of goals that I want to carry with me into the next one. I’m not usually one for specific aspirations or mirror messages and mood boards. I like to just get through the day unscathed, you know? However, I’ve gotten my arse into gear in a lot of ways this year. I finally moved back out of my Mum’s place and into a gorgeous flat with Tom. I’m posting on this blog consistently three times a week and treating it like the second job it is. I started volunteering with older people and I’m about to start volunteering with kids, too. I started a podcast. I’m suddenly living what actually is beginning to feel like a full …