The Nerdy Pleasure of Collecting Snow Globes

4 Minute Read Apart from a few extra pounds, the only thing in life I collect in life are Snow Globes. I’ve always loved a bit of tat and a mooching around a souvenir shop is a favourite parts of any holiday. Whilst friends sip Pina Coladas and watch beautiful…

Real People Doing Stuff: Pauline – Emigrating To Australia

Meet PAULINE…she’s a Scottish cat-mummy, DIY-loving, marketer, who, along with her husband and 14-year-old son EMIGRATED  to Australia four years ago. Why did you emigrate? I spent some years in Australia in the 1990s and moved back to Scotland ‘for two years’ in 2000, with my new Aussie hubby in tow…and…

Real People Doing Stuff: Louise  – Wild Swimming

4 Minute Read Meet LOUISE…she’s a Shepherd-Pie-making, red-wine-drinking, mum of two who juggles managing and editing Stepps on the Level, a community magazine, lecturing in journalism to young adults and…WILD SWIMMING. What is Wild Swimming? Well when I was young it used to just be called plain old swimming! Nowadays…

Random Thoughts During A Facial

2 MINUTE READ Does anyone else suffer from endless Random Thoughts during a facial or massage making it nigh on impossible to relax during a Relaxation Treatment? Here’s how a recent facial went down with me… The Lovely Therapist: “Just lie down, shut your eyes and relax.” Me: “Ok”  Lie down, shut…

Being Ginger…and 12 Lovable Things About Redheads

4 MINUTE READ My name is Jill and I am a GINGER. There, said it. You might not know it if you were looking at me – over the years my hair has morphed from Neon Ginger to sorta Auburn Ginger + I have succumbed to societal pressure and had…

I’ve Blogged for One Year and Made ZERO…but Love It Anyway

5 MINUTE READ If you are a regular blog reader or a big social media user you’ll probably have come across posts with titles along the lines of…. WOW! How I Made £5000 in my first Month of Blogging!! Or I Gave up My Horrible Job and Now Make $200k…

9 Perfect Moments To Shout CHEERS!!

4 MINUTE READ If you are a regular Google-er or Daily Mail reader (Guilty M’lud) you’ll know that if we adopt a more Mediterranean Lifestyle – eat fish with fresh vegetables, pluck olives from trees and enjoy a glass of wine every day – we’ll all live to 104ish. Equally,…