We are survivors

Survivors Recently I went out to dinner with some old friends. Now in our late forties to early sixties, we’d all met when we joined the National Childbirth Trust in the 1990’s. Over the years we’d supported each other through childbirth, teething, tantrums, first days at school, exams, first days at university, more exams and … More We are survivors

Rebuilding your nest after the children have left

The three transitioning stages of an empty nest There are three transitioning stages involved in moving to an empty nest : Shock Pulling yourself together It’s OK ….and I can make it even better The first stage is the Shock Stage. This happens straight after your kids leave home for the first time. Your life … More Rebuilding your nest after the children have left

Sipping Champagne and dining at St. Pancras

Searcy’s Champagne bar at St. Pancras is famously the longest in Europe. Situated on the Grand Terrace of the Upper Concourse in St Pancras International Station, it has became a must-visit  London destination. Enjoy the grandeur and panoramic views of this magnificent station while you sip your drink. For an impressive dining experience, head to The Gilbert Scott via … More Sipping Champagne and dining at St. Pancras

Bucket list apps

There are a number of phone apps available where you can share your bucket list with other people. Some appear more useful than others. iWish App The iWish app has over twelve hundred bucket list ideas. They are categorised as Travel, Places, Wellness, Sport, Learn, Career, Relationships and Wealth. Each category has suggestions for things … More Bucket list apps

Try it for 30 days

Somethings you want to try involve work towards achieving goals. But how do you know you’ll like it? Well, you’ll never know unless you try. So why not start small and commit to trying something for 30 days. One month. And if you don’t like it, you can stop. Start by thinking about something you’ve … More Try it for 30 days

Bao – a short film that tugs the heart strings

Bao is a tale of a woman whose steamed bun comes to life. Premiering before the Incredibles 2, it is written and directed by Domee Shi, the first female director of a Pixar short film. Domee Shi told  Carina Hsieh of Cosmopolitan that she wanted to tell the universal stories of food bringing family together and of overprotective parents learning to let go of their … More Bao – a short film that tugs the heart strings

Make visiting UNESCO sites part of your mission

UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. It adopted the  Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage  in 1972. UNESCO places to visit Some places of natural heritage … More Make visiting UNESCO sites part of your mission