Spruced up oat cookies

Day 38 – Getting my bake on When I got home from work this afternoon I had a strong craving for something sweet, some muffins, some cake or some cookies, so I decided to raid the kitchen and see what I could rustle up whilst trying to keep it moderately healthy. After some deliberation I…

Travel is good for the soul

Day 35 – Things to look forward to and a moment to look back Part 1 Today marks 70 years since the D-Day landings in Normandy and leaves the world united to remember those who fought for their country and those who unfortunately lost their lives… They shall grow not old, as we that are…

Guilt free, life after uni

Day 34 – “Because I can do what I want” For the last few days I’ve had a strange feeling that I’m missing something, that I’ve forgotten to do something, that feeling that something isn’t quite right. Then it hit me, it’s calmness, it’s not being stressed and it’s a sense of freedom from the…

Another Stepping Stone is back, what’s new?

Back and ready to roll! It’s been a long time since I sat down to write anything apart from essays and revision notes, but today marks a new month and three days since I finished university. I started this space about two years ago now because I wanted somewhere to share my experiences as a…

Flowers and my Mum really do brighten up the day – 100 days of happiness

Today marks the official start of British Summer Time, the start of lighter evenings, dreams of summer and the hope for a family BBQ that doesn’t include thick jumpers and raincoats. It’s the time of year where all the daffodils, the forget-me-nots, the pansies and the primroses are everywhere, the sweet fragrance of Spring is…

Tea and Cake makes everything great – 100 days of happiness

Like yesterday, happiness has been found in food, but this time tea and home-made cake at a lovely cosy tea room new to town with my Mum. Oh the joys of being home. Sometimes it amazes me what tea and good company can do to our mood. As soon as I saw the “Monsterberg” (Batten-berg)…

Canterbury on a crisp Sunday morning

This morning I was up bright and early, not quite fresh as a daisy but awake, the sun was shining and the time had come to walk to the train station and say goodbye to my best friend,  as it was such a beautiful morning I decided to wander back through the park and take a…

Introducing Purple Day – 100 days of happiness

Today marks one week until Purple Day, my reason to be happy today, the day that aims to raise awareness about epilepsy, to move away from the stigma that far too often comes with epilepsy, to help both children and adults feel like they are not alone, to help their friends and family understand and…

Travel Blues – 100 days of happiness

I’m happy that I’ve had so many opportunities to travel before and during university. From my point of view, university is really the best time to travel, a month holiday at Christmas, a month at Easter and 3-4 months in the Summer,  it really is the perfect time to go out there and explore. I…

Graduation Invitations, just another way to scare final year students.

To start with, obviously my reason to be happy today is because I just booked my graduation tickets and will be OFFICIALLY graduating 17th July in Canterbury Cathedral, (yes I know, very fancy!) BUT, whilst this is very exciting, it’s also very daunting, for the last four years of my life I have being working…

Food is good for the soul – 100 days of happiness

Over the last few days I’ve been finding the time to get back to baking and cooking some delicious foods. I’m made wholemeal bread with walnuts and mixed seeds, I’ve made a healthy version of flapjack that are yummy scrummy yet have no sugar and I’ve being playing around with salads. Since I started, even…