I’ll let you in on a secret: I never actually wanted to be a mum. I’m delighted to be one now, of course. But pre-motherhood, my fear of long-term interrupted sleep had me running for the hills. I’m a girl who loves – no, needs – her sleep. (I can feel my nearest and dearest nodding along ...

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Have you ever felt like you have to put on different personality masks according to who you are with? Do you often come away from social occasions feeling more depleted than uplifted? Join the club! I often wonder if the people around me can see my imaginary ‘Queen of Awkward-Land’ crown. Socialising has always tended ...

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Life as an expat is rich and wonderful, and living in France for the last thirteen years has broadened my horizons more than I even could have imagined. I’ve learned how to be autonomous and very resourceful, and of course become adept at navigating a whole new language and surprisingly different culture. But, since I adore ...

My anti-consumerist soul takes issue with unboxing videos, and most especially with the word ‘haul’. So it made eminent sense for me to make this, erm, unboxing video of my Living Libations… haul. Allow me to explain. My consumption of Living Libations products is in no way throwaway. I lovingly savour every drop of these beautiful ...

Is this incredibly nutritious supergreen growing right under your nose? I’m willing to bet that it is! Purslane is so good for you and it’s abundant and readily available. A superfood that doesn’t have to be harvested on top of a sacred Peruvian mountain, dried, ground into a powder, and then shipped halfway across the planet? ...

Up until now, I’ve been parenting instinctually. (Or, making it up as I go along, if you prefer!) But yesterday I entered a black hole of opinions: the Facebook mum groups. I was looking for some guidance with sleep patterns, but came away from my scrolling feeling grubby. The ‘my way or the highway’ mentality ...

What is ‘home’ to you? Is it where you spent your childhood, or is it ‘where the heart is’? For my partner, it is without a doubt where he spent his childhood. He could never conceive of losing sight of where he grew up; it’s a place that is interwoven into his personality. I’m certainly ...

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Today I enjoyed feeling a remarkable emotion: serenity. In the middle of an early-morning voiceover session, I noticed feeling peaceful and poised. And everything – thoughts, words and deeds – flowed from this deep well of peace. I can’t fully express how satisfying this moment was, but I certainly look forward to feeling serenity more ...

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