The Key To Happiness?

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I love a good “TED Talks” video on YouTube. For those of you that have never watched these videos, they’re basically powerful speeches and people spreading their skills, ideas and knowledge. They always help me when I’m feeling demotivated or down.

Recently I watched a TED Talks video and couldn’t stop thinking about it. I couldn’t shake off everything the lady had said in the video. I’m always open to learning new coping mechanisms; I’m good at overthinking and I’m also anxious a lot. I’ll try anything these days to get me through life, but this is something I wanted to share with you all, because if it benefits me, it can benefit you too…  Continue reading “The Key To Happiness?”

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Seeking the Good in the world

I could sit here and type away about how unpleasant the world is with everything that’s happening. I could go on, we all could. I can hold my hands up and say that I’ve been frightened. Frightened to hang about in large crowds and very weary of my surroundings. The whole situation quite simply confuses me and I am no longer stressing myself out trying to make sense of it, or life in general if I’m honest. I’m not here to speak about politics, I wouldn’t say I’m educated enough to be able to have a strong enough opinion, but one thing I do know is that the world is a very crooked place. When these terror attacks occur, it puts everyone in a state of fear. It’s hard to get away from the situation when it’s plastered over the media and everyone’s speaking about it. If you’re like me, it can start really messing with your head. Overthinking is one of the things I do best and I noticed a definite change in my mood when the Manchester Bombings sadly took place. I couldn’t shake it out of my mind for a good few days. I couldn’t see anything positive in it; there’s nothing good about innocent people losing their lives.

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Our Mission To Help Jamaica

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I recently posted about our recent experience with helping the children of Boscobel Primary school in Jamaica on a holiday earlier in the year.

You can read the blog here: Boscobel Primary, Jamaica. Can you help?

This is a follow up post because we’ve had a lot of love and support since I wrote the blog post. My phone was going crazy when I posted it. It reached people in the UK, Ireland, Canada, United States, Jamaica, Vietnam and Denmark!

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Boscobel Primary, Jamaica. Can you help?

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My holiday to Jamaica was chock-full of amazing, crazy experiences and I am in the middle of writing a separate blog post about it, but I just wanted to share an uplifting experience that definitely opened my eyes and is worth sharing.

In the lead up to Jamaica, my dad had been gathering football tops together as he wanted to find some Jamaican children playing football and hand them out to them. With the help of others, we managed to accumulate a bulk of  Padnell Rovers kits which were kindly donated by the club secretary, Damian Ray, and Portsmouth FC tops from ourselves and others, in company with a few pairs of football boots, medals and a football.

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Getting into a fitness routine…

So after pigging out over the Christmas holidays and not doing a single day of exercise, I decided it’s time to get back into a serious fitness routine. ‘5 months is enough time to get your summer bod’ is what I thought, until a last minute booking to Jamaica shortened that to 5 weeks!! I won’t be where I wanna be, but I most definitely want to feel more comfortable out there.


I cancelled my old gym membership because I wasn’t sticking to it. I enjoyed going and felt so much more energised but my life had no routine so I was wasting money. I work different shift patterns too so trying to fit it around everything in my unorganised hectic life was a task.

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