Taking the filter off and listening

Doesn’t it look beautiful? This was taken this morning at the park I live close to. There is no filter on it – just a crisp, hazy, dewy field in all its glory. I took three photos this morning. The one above and these two:                   Again, no filters have been applied – this is what the world looks like. Sometimes I get so wrapped up in making things ‘perfect’ that I forget just how stunning my surroundings actually are. I spent some time this morning, just walking. I wrapped up in my big coat, scarf and gloves, left my house and just walked. I needed to go into town for some bits and normally i would drive but today I decided to walk. It takes half an hour to walk into my town...

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The Body Coach 90 day SSS plan – My Story

When I turned 31 this year, something changed. I don’t know why and I don’t know how, but I woke up on my 31st birthday and decided it was time to make a decision about my body and my health. That morning I did a Hiit training session and tagged Joe Wicks – The Body Coach – in my tweet. He replied with birthday wishes and acknowledged the hiit session I had done and this gave me a little spark of encouragement because I had been following his Instagram and Twitter account for some time and really enjoyed his whole ethos around food and fitness. The following day I went shopping and bought new workout clothes, a water bottle, a motivational workout diary and meal planner. I was all ideas but no focus, no actual knowledge of what I was doing. I looked at the 90 day...

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A Whole New World

One of the things I love about being a writer, is when an idea sparks and you cannot control where it takes you. The idea begins to unfold at such a speed that you cannot get the words down on the page quick enough and it becomes a frantic mess of scribbles and drawings. This happened to me last night and I was up until 3am getting the basics of this idea down on paper. It felt incredible. But the thing that impressed me the most was the fact that I think I had this idea about five years ago and it has been sitting in the back of my subconscious all that time, waiting for the right time to step forward again. I have heard before when authors have had this happen, but this is a first for me. About five years ago, one evening in my old house, I had a spark of an...

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Discovering who I am – my life coaching experience

  It is no secret that I have a lot going on in my life. If you follow me on any of my socials, you will know that alongside writing books I am also a mum to a 10 year old, am overhauling my health and fitness with The Body Coach fitness program and am studying full time at university for a degree in Early Childhood. There’s a lot going on. A couple of months ago I started to feel the strain of it all. At the time I was also working at a school on the days that I was not on campus and juggling everything had become tiresome and, at times, impossible. I was no longer enjoying any of the things I was doing, merely rushing through everything to complete tasks and get the job done. That isn’t any way to live. Writing is my whole life. I absolutely...

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Summer holidays & YouTube

Hi everyone, I hope you are well? I cannot believe the summer holidays are over. As of 8am tomorrow morning we will officially be back to school and back into a routine. Don’t get me wrong, I have absolutely loved spending time with my daughter and our friends and family and finding new places to explore and visit, but I have to be honest, I do struggle with the lack of routine during the summer break. During the half terms, I can sort of manage because its only for a week – two max – and then things revert back to normality. But when it is six whole weeks – sometimes even longer – it can feel a little bit like all the days merge into one and towards the end of the summer holidays you can usually find me wandering the streets saying...

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Welcome to my new Website

            Hello and welcome to my new website! Do yo like it? I haven’t blogged properly for nearly two years. How crazy is that? I have written the odd blog post and have written plenty for other websites – mostly for The Romaniacs – but my own blog has been neglected as a result of a hectic lifestyle and no time. Whilst my life is still hectic and I still don’t have very much spare time, I am going to try and blog here at least once a month, just to keep things ticking over. I want to keep in touch with everyone and I think it is important to try and keep that contact open – so I will try my best. I have recently launched my YouTube channel. I think it is easier – and more current – to...

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