Day 21 – No more cakes and ale?

Ok, so I have always been a little on the chunky side. As a baby, my christening gown (worn by several generations of my family) was held together at the back with a safety pin. When I was younger, being the biggest one in the family/group/class really bugged me and as a result I have…

Day 17 – The little things

It really is the little things that make all the difference. Despite my initial (natural!) pessimism, I must admit I am feeling more positive this year. And oddly enough, reminding myself that I am supposed to be feeling positive seems to be the biggest factor. While driving to work, I’m choosing music that will put a…

Day 13 – The Colour of Happiness.

During the hours spent scrolling through my instagram account (my usual guilty pleasure), stalking accounts like @comedowntothewoods and @thisstyle_rocks I had major interior-design-envy. And while I am not brave enough for dark walls in my already dark lounge just yet, I can’t help but be jealous of their homes. But more importantly, I noticed that…

Day 8 – More to life.

There is more to life than money. This is something Mr M always tells me, and something that I am finally starting to believe. I have always been driven career-wise and have measured my success on the size of the salary I received. However, while visiting friends this weekend, I began to question just how…

Day 4 – Always look on the bright side of life.

I am not a naturally positive person. Pessimism comes far more naturally to me than any remote shred of optimism and I frequently suffer from bouts of anxiety or, as I describe them to Mr M, an intense feeling of “down”. I am the person who frets over the smallest problem, who is in tears…

Day 1 – Happy New Year?

So here we are – it is officially day one of my year of me. So, a quick update: Thanks to our general laziness and lack of organisation, New Year’s Eve for us consisted of watching some films on the sofa with a bottle of prosecco, essentially waiting for the clock to hit midnight so…

Ring-a-ding

So here we are: it is the prime engagement-announcement time of year and normally this doesn’t warrant more than the raising of an eyebrow from me. However, this year has been different. Not because I wasn’t happy for the various couples in question (completely the opposite – I love them all and I cannot wait…