I have been asked to consider this question this week. What is happiness? I describe the feeling of happiness as a sense of contentment. If asked, "are you happy?" I would answer, "yes" because in my day to day life, the percentage of things that are lovely are higher than the percentage of things that … Continue reading What is happiness?
In my line of work, as in many others, setting goals and targets is a common occurrence. I have literally delivered training on setting SMART goals etc in relation to planning work for children. It is not much of a leap to apply it to fitness and nutrition. However, as with nutrition, just because you … Continue reading Step One – Teeny Tiny Targets
This week I’ve been taken away from my usual world as I had to accompany my class on their residential trip. It was only 2 nights away, but those days are extremely long and you’re never off duty. Last Monday I started Step One, which I will explain in more detail later. But of course, … Continue reading Beige Food
This is probably the most common motivation tip that people start with for all things health and fitness. I’ve put “find your why” on my to do list many a time. However, can I really truly grasp it? No. Not really. I can think of loads of reasons why I want to be healthier and … Continue reading Find your why
I’m not even going to write the word as I am sick of hearing it. But I am going to document my thoughts about the “lock-down” so far. School closed last Friday, but it was the Wednesday preceding it that we were all eerily sat round a computer monitor, waiting for the news we were … Continue reading The first week
Bonus points if you can comment and tell me where "here Hare, here" comes from! I love this cushion and I loved making it even more as it combined drawing and art with sewing - win win. For the Make do and Mend evening, I was asked to donate a raffle prize, so this is … Continue reading Here hare here – raffle prize cushion
In what accidentally seems to be shaping up as a year of charity, I was very eager to help when an email popped up from Charlotte inviting me to help at her fundraising evening. Charlotte was raising money for Marie Curie in honour of her mother. She decided to host an evening at my local … Continue reading Make do and Mend charity evening
The lunacy of this outfit reflects my freshly ignited passion for sewing that I'm going through at the moment. Hazel is totally dissing all the dresses I make for her, but she was happy with the foxy hoodie, so I embarked on making her another one. This time instead of using my stash, I … Continue reading I have excellent taste. Monkeys, zebra print and hot pink faux fur hoodie.
I was delighted to get my hands on Tilly Walnes' new book, Stretch. It didn't disappoint. I have sewn a fair bit of jersey before and as a person with poor fitting skills, I prefer stretch fabrics. I don't get on well with my overlocker so I liked that part of the book. Much like … Continue reading Totally chillin in our #stella hoodies and #internationalwomensday