#focusfebruary

Do you ever feel part of a grand detective adventure? I have a great love for detective stories and adventures. From the famous Five and Nancey Drew to Midsomer Murders getting me through university revision to the plethora of films and stories that now fill my watchlist and to ‘Vera’, my new found favourite which in…

Investment Piece

I spent the whole of today thinking about finances. Well, when I say thinking I mean first I was checking, then surprised by a bill (in the not so good way), then worrying, then calm came and just now an insta-friend announced a no spend month… and so here I am back thinking about money!…

Lights

I’m in post-show slump house is a mess props and script are still in their spot by the door I feel like they belong there now and I have this alter-ego that now needs not to speak again words that won’t make sense anymore phrases that need to be unremembered people I won’t see three evenings…

BIG

This year I chose to focus. In focussing I was enabled to have big adventures.  If you read much of this blog, you will know I have a passion about being fearless. I think too many of us live from a place for fear and it dictates our attitides and behaviours.  In 2017 I have…

Family

They say you can’t choose your family. I don’t think that’s entirely true. It just depends on how you define the word. As someone who moved away from my parental home at 18, finding family, where I am, has been important to me. I never thought I’d be in Kent. The plan was Birmingham, Kent…

What to do when it rains

September has finally arrived, bags are being packed and new wardrobes unveiled as Autumn slides into view. Much as I like the colour palette that will begin to shade the countryside, I am not ready for the darker evenings and cooler weather. It has been a funny old summer too, days have started out promising and ended with…

Footloose & Fancy-Free

Fancy-Free Walks Sitting outside my house in this beautiful Bank Holiday weather, I wondered if I can get another walk in before the school term starts again! I remembered about the walk I took at the beginning of the month. I love getting outside, but sometimes it seems too much work to plan a walk,…

Am I Fearless?

Yesterday Karen from Love Your Camera hosted a Creative Skills Swap Day at the Alexander Centre in town! It was a day of flower crown making (a new skill for most of us)., vision boarding, chocolate strawberry eating, instagram stories, and getting to know each others creative passions and life stories.   So, are you fearless?…

REASONS TO DRIVE WITHOUT A SATNAV

The evening before as I began to get pre-holiday joy, I concocted a rather marvellous (well I thought so) and yet awfully risky plan! I remembered the holidays of old, where I would sit in the front seat of dads old Ford Avenger reading off directions to him from a piece of paper he’d tacked to the dashboard. This memory evoked such a nostalgia in me that I decided I’d start my digital detox from the moment I left the house!

Exploring New Opportunities

A couple of months ago, I wrote my first post for The Rising Blog which you can read here. In it, I mentioned that I took hold of new opportunities. One of them was to join Kent Outdoor Explorers, through meetup.com At that point, I had not actually plucked up the courage to attend one of…