How to survive January

Let’s face it January is a rubbish time, it’s dark, cold and statistically (and unfortunately) is the most depressing month of the year. It’s the time when you still have at least two weeks to go until payday, and all the glitz, glamour and fun of Christmas seems like a lifetime ago. But January can be survived, trust me, here’s how… Read More

“Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn’t come from a store.” — Dr. Seuss

It was my birthday recently and the long suffering “Sarz First” took me to see the Grinch, voiced wonderfully by Benedict Cumberbatch.  Anyway, we were most definitely the oldest people in the movie theatre, of which we had the whole first third to ourselves.  Acres of space.  Of course we were mindful of our fellow… Read More

7 things to do this autumn…

Misty mornings and bonfires herald the autumn (or fall depending on where you are in the northern hemisphere).  The smell of squashed fruit and the final grass cut of the year hangs heavy in the air.  But what can you do this season?  Here are some of my favourite things to do in these colourful… Read More

Making everyday life special…

It occurred to me that there are people that go through life saving the best china and clothes for special occasions, and covering their couches in protective plastic. Whilst I’m talking in a literal sense for some, others I’m speaking metaphorically. Regardless, we all have things that we’re saving for a rainy day or until… Read More