Day 10 No Complaints Challenge

(This post is a few days late. Apologies ma chéries) Small failures. Today I had a minor setback with the no complaining thing… We are in gorgeous Amsterdam, my favourite city in Europe (and possibly the world) when the stress and pressure of overseas travel with your family kicked in as I knew it would.… Continue reading Day 10 No Complaints Challenge


Day 5 No Complaints Challange

I am not sore, I am not sore, I am not sore. BIG smile! That is my new mantra as I enter the second day after an intense workout. Most gym goers know this as painful period where all your muscles are screaming and cursing your existence. Getting through the workout without complaining wasn’t so… Continue reading Day 5 No Complaints Challange


Day 2 and Day 3 No Complaints Challange

Day 3 and I’m going strong! Not without a few minor hiccups of course because if anything can go wrong ever it will be now for sure but its a good test of character and will power if I can just remain calm and not let it get to me. It’s only 3 days in… Continue reading Day 2 and Day 3 No Complaints Challange


21 Day No Complaints Challenge

Could you go an entire 21 days without complaining or vocalising a single negative thought? Well that is what I am about to attempt. I have compeleted this challenge twice before, several years ago now, after reading an article about a book that focuses on how word choice determines thought choice, which determines emotions and actions.… Continue reading 21 Day No Complaints Challenge

Micro Pleasures · Rants

Don’t let the grey world stop you from shining

It’s been a particularly rough 2 weeks for me and I can’t quite pin point why. After rather grandiously claiming to all my friends that I am trying to view life more positively and glass-half-full I sort of let myself tumble into a spiral of sadness. I suppose it’s a mixture of feeling a lack… Continue reading Don’t let the grey world stop you from shining

Micro Pleasures

Micro Pleasure: Midweek Coffee Dates

I love cosy, eclectic cafés. I love coffee with friends. And I especially love joining the two on a school night for a midweek mini break. I find few things as soul calming and palette cleansing from a rough week as coffee and great conversation with my favourite people. Wednesdays were made for leaving work and spending… Continue reading Micro Pleasure: Midweek Coffee Dates

Micro Pleasures · Rants

On Summer Rain and Peanuts Comics

There is nothing so gloomy as London rain on the first day of summer. Whenever I think of rain I involuntarily think of Peanuts comics. Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the gang, always seems to understand whatever mood I’m in and somehow that makes me feel happier about it. The crazy thing is I used to love… Continue reading On Summer Rain and Peanuts Comics