The Power of No: How learning to say ‘no’ will improve your life

Sorry Elton, but 'no' actually seems to be the hardest word. It's not easy being negative, feeling like you are letting somebody down, refusing to help them out. I hate saying 'no' - to friends inviting me somewhere, to work when I always want to impress, but most of all I hate saying 'no' when my health … Continue reading The Power of No: How learning to say ‘no’ will improve your life

What’s in a name? The Rise of Personalisation

Personality drives everything these days. Think of the best bloggers, influencers - they’re successful because they have a brand, an identity. Can you imagine Zoella being called Sally? No, her name is synonymous with her YouTube channel and blog. And, if you're a blogger reading this - or just if you were born post-1990 - … Continue reading What’s in a name? The Rise of Personalisation

The importance of positivity: brighten up your home with pretty prints

We all know how annoying it is to be in a foul mood and for somebody to give the well-meaning advice: “stay positive”,”cheer up”, “it’ll all be okay in the end”. And we all know how it feels to be stuck in a rut. A day where nothing works out: you make a mistake at … Continue reading The importance of positivity: brighten up your home with pretty prints

Why, where and how to register to vote for the 2017 General Election

Please, please, please, please, please - if you do anything today, sign up to vote. WHEN IS THE DEADLINE? Your deadline to register online is 23.59 GMT on Monday 22 May. So GET ON IT, it really doesn’t take long. https://twitter.com/YourVote_UK/status/862300096691658752 HOW DO I VOTE And, if you don’t do it online, you can fill out … Continue reading Why, where and how to register to vote for the 2017 General Election

If you’re always running late, you’re actually quite rude

We’ve all got that one friend. https://giphy.com/gifs/disney-alice-in-wonderland-late-dZd2D5Da1954I   They’re late for everything. They'll bluster in hours after the social event, perhaps with an apology, sometimes (frustratingly) not. Even when you invite them an hour before everybody else, they’re still late. You end up eating your dinner before they even arrive and always feel silly for … Continue reading If you’re always running late, you’re actually quite rude