• beauty,  Intentional Living,  Sustainability

    My Cruelty-Free Skincare Routine |AD

    For the last few years I have been working hard to ensure that I have a cruelty-free skincare routine and today I’ll share my favourite products with you. Let’s be real, there are millions of skincare products out there, all promising instant results to reduce wrinkles, eradicate blemishes and give us glowy skin and they all have amazing advertising campaigns to draw us in. Have you ever stopped to think about the impact your skincare products could be having on animals? Unfortunately lots of companies still test their products on animals before they hit the shelf. Today I’m here to help you pick through this minefield and suggest to you…

  • Intentional Living,  Monthly Favourites

    Things To Do In Lockdown

    How’s everyone finding things? Are you struggling to find things to do in lockdown? On a scale of crawling the walls to embracing life as a recluse I’d say I sit somewhere in the middle. I’m very happy to stay indoors at the moment and have only left my house twice in eight weeks ( and no I’m not even shielding). However I am of course really missing seeing my loved ones. I’m very lucky that I can work from home, I don’t have children to homeschool and that we’ve been able to get food deliveries so I haven’t needed to venture out. Today I thought I’d share some things…

  • How to support small businesses and freelancers
    Intentional Living

    How To Support Small Businesses and Freelancers

    Today I thought I would put together a list of ways you can support small businesses and freelancers from your home during this difficult time. I’m sure it hasn’t escaped your notice that we are nearing a full lock down, and this time looks uncertain for businesses. Unfortunately, for lots of small businesses and freelancers it will be very difficult to survive financially in the current climate. However there are things you can do to support independents to keep their business ticking over. Buy a Gift Voucher from a Small Business This situation is really taking it’s toll on the leisure and hospitality industries and it will be difficult for…

  • Reasons to stay alive bank of bad days
    Intentional Living,  Uncategorized

    Reasons To Stay Alive Play Review |AD

    *Please note the subjects discussed in this blog post/ book and play may be triggering for some audiences* The Book That Started It All Matt Haig’s Reasons to Stay Alive is one of my favourite books I’ve read this year. So last week when I was invited down to The Crucible by Sheffield Theatres to see the stage adaptation, I jumped at the chance.* For those of you that don’t know, Matt Haig is a successful author who has written many novels and also self help/ guide books. Reasons To Stay Alive falls into the latter category. When Matt was 24 he suffered a breakdown in Ibiza during the 90’s…

  • feminists don't wear pink
    Books,  Intentional Living

    Feminists Don’t Wear Pink Review | AD

    Feminists Don’t Wear Pink. How many times have you heard ridiculous statements like these? Even in 2019 there are still sweeping statements thrown about which suggests feminism is just about burning your bra and hating men. However it’s about much more than that. We’re over a 100 years on from women getting the vote and we may not have suffragettes anymore, but feminism is no less important, as there is still inequality in various forms throughout society. Luckily for us, women like Scarlett Curtis are here to pave the way for every modern day feminist. The Book That Started It All Feminists Don’t Wear Pink And Other Lies is the…