My Reset and Refresh Cleanse

My Reset and Refresh Cleanse

On Monday 20th June, I started out on a 21-day cleanse led by Michelle Burrows, my kickboxing coach. Michelle had previously chatted about how much she has benefitted from doing the cleanse herself over the years and how she was considering running it as a programme. After some excitement from our group, she sent out [...]

Food for… Stress

Food for… Stress

Hello my little lightbulbs! How’s your week been? With most exams over and summer getting well underway I’m hoping that you’re feeling good, and after our food for motivation post, motivated! It seems quite fitting for the time of year to talk about stress as it can be a time for a lot of pressure [...]

Beeston Castle

Beeston Castle

Last Sunday I headed out to Beeston Castle with the famalam. My work-life balance has been absolutely shocking lately and it was absolutely essential for me to get out and not think about teaching and lesson plans for a while. With my Tudor Gothic module coming to an end, I was craving some Gothic vibes; [...]

Prioritising Self: March’s Top Cafes for Mindfulness

Prioritising Self: March’s Top Cafes for Mindfulness

Hello, my little lightbulbs! I hope that you’re doing well and feeling good and grounded in yourself. I, personally, haven’t felt so grounded lately; the three-job-boomerang has left me feeling a little bit whiplashed, disorientated and out of sorts. To reconnect I’ve been prioritising activities that make me feel happy: spending time outside in nature, brain-dumping [...]

Sengan-en: Where Japanese History, Nature and Sweet Potatoes Mash Together

Sengan-en: Where Japanese History, Nature and Sweet Potatoes Mash Together

A volcano, historical Japanese estate, sapphire blue ocean, UNESCO museum, a cute Starbucks…. Sengan-en has it all.  I visited this feudal estate, built in 1658 by Shimadzu Mitsuisha of the Shimadzu clan, before Ste went back to the UK. It was recommended by my awesome friend and Kagoshima connoisseur, Lydia. Her recommendations are consistently brilliant [...]