My Burlesque Journey

In 2012 I made a rash decision in the middle of the night. I signed up for a Burlesque course. That year Miss Gigi Jolie was born and five years on I have emerged from her as a body confidence revolutionary! More than its definition Burlesuqe is more than its definition: ‘an absurd or comically exaggerated…

7 Reasons Why International Women’s Day is Important

Let me start by saying that I do not consider myself to be a feminist. This may be controversial but let me explain. I feel strongly that equality does what it says on the tin. Equal rights between genders. In other words in order for women to be equal to men we must treat them…

My Fitness Journey – Progress Report

Since being inspired to move my body a little more than walking and sleeping I have been tracking my progress. On January 7 2017 I did my first exercise class in so many years (I don’t include yoga in this) as I started my journey of fitness with HIIT boot camps with Helen Turrell of…

My Plank Challenge

Since I have been attending Helen Turrell’s BodyHIIT45 on a Saturday morning I have found myself feeling fitter and slimmer!  But I find myself needing to keep the momentum going during the week. Because I work I simply do not have the energy before or after to go to any other classes (I was trying…

Welcome to my world!

What is this all about I hear you ask? Well, this blog is about stuff and things mostly.  Things like recipes for great quick and healthy eats, crafting with felt particularly making felt flowers, my cats, my love of coffee and hopefully things that will make you smile in this messy thing we call life. Also…

Celebrate the selfie!

I was walking back to the office in London the other day and I noticed a girl take a selfie as she walked past me.  After taking the photo her smile brimmed from ear to ear at the result, and I thought how brilliant it was that this simple act could bring so much confidence and…

Why I am suddenly inspired to get fit…

In no other time in my life have I ever, I repeat ever, had any desire, inclination or real determination to get fit or to regularly exercise. I have dabbled.  I hired a personal trainer once.  I only kept paying him because he was easy on the eye! I once tried to get into shape…

The Body Confidence Revolution – A Letter

A letter to my body Dear body, Thank you.  Thank you for holding me, comforting me when my mind was in turmoil.  Thank you for keeping going through the pain, ailments thrown at you, germs, aches, and through the awful diets I put you through.  Yes, you complained and eventually I listened. You are phenomenal. …

Detoxing – through hell and out the other side

  Whose idea is it to detox? I’d like to know because right now I have a few choice words for that person.  Obviously, I have taken the responsibility to put myself through this hell, so the choice words should be for me, after all I wouldn’t jump off a cliff blah blah… So, you…