As the clocks go back, my secrets for a good night’s sleep

Feeling a little tired today? Me too. Not only did the clocks go forward yesterday, depriving us of an hour's sleep, but I've just finished a stretch of night shifts (9pm-9am, in case you were wondering). Sleep has never been that big an issue for me, I used to wake up at 5am and stay …

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Horse riding has become my most healing hobby

Sitting down to write this post made me wince with pain. No, this blog isn’t that much of a chore... I’ve been horse riding for the first time in months and, although my body hurts like hell, my mind feels calmer than ever. Increasingly, horses are being used for mindfulness - proving especially effective for …

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Pisco Sours Masterclass – How to make a cocktail with just three ingredients

If you're an alcohol aficionado like me,  you might be looking to branch out from your usual gin and tonic or vodka, lime and soda. Recently, I discovered Pisco, a super easy spirit which turns into a cocktail when mixed with just three other ingredients. Pisco, a brandy, is strong and tastes a lot like …

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World Book Day: is buying an e-reader worth it? Kobo Aura One review

Recently, I've developed an overwhelming guilt about reading. I find the time to watch Netflix, read the papers and doss about on my phone - but, for some reason, I can never find the time to finish a book. The last one I finished was for this blog and, before that, I hadn't completed a book …

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