Downright Dreamy Bumper Sticker

One of my New Years resolutions every year is to read more. I mean, I already read quiteeee a fair amount but there is definitely time in the day I waste on crap like Facebook or pinching my fat in the mirror that could definitely be spent broadening my mind and calming my senses. So…

Andorra! 25th Country Celebrations

***** 25th Country Alert****** Andorra is the 25th country I have officially visited. Chin chin! (I say ‘officially’ because fleeting airport visits and stepping off the passerelle to touch the ground doesn’t count) I’ve swapped sky scrapers and smog for mountain air and rum hot chocolates. My morning views of the pollution-blackened exterior of the…

Baby, It’s A Bookshop Barge

Today I feel I am Charlie Bucket. At the beginning of January I felt like his old decrepit grandparents sitting upright in bed and eating cabbage soup for dinner being as dull as a beige polo shirt but now I am vibrant, prosperous young Charlie with his golden ticket. Only mine doesn’t allow me an endless…

First Sign Of Madness: Talking To Your Own Reflection

How often do you have a conversation with yourself in the mirror? Like actually look into your own eyes and have a chat like they’re your pal you haven’t seen in a while, showing genuine interest and care in what they have to say. Probably never right? This is why people struggle to make decisions…

Jan-you-not-uary

How vile is January? Does anyone else feel like all of a sudden every ounce of joy and happiness has just been torn from their lives in some sick post Christmas emotional burglary? Because I do. This is the first full winter I have spent in England for three years and this past week I…

A Touch Of Honesty

Hi Friends Firstly, let me start off by saying that I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Years spent doing whatever it is that makes you happy, being with your family or friends, listening to dreadful Christmas music or eating copious amounts of high-calorie goods. Secondly, my sincerest apologies for being extremely…

Chill Out

Hey Friends! I’m getting pretty lazy with my blog aren’t I? In fact, it seems I’m getting a bit lazy with life at the moment, not sure whether it’s just because it’s too cold to move and get out of bed or whether it’s because I’ve had THEE most annoying lingering cold/cough for literally a…

Merry Little Life

It’s beginning to look at like Christmassssss, evrrrrrr’ywhere we gooooo. So I am literally Mrs Clause when it comes to Christmas and I don’t even care that I am annoyingly festive and merry. I do have a good reason to be though given that I had a few years where Christmas was an absolute shambles…

Oooh Friend

So despite the fact that I woke up feeling like death, not even death warmed up because it’s so cold in my flat I can see my breath, I’ve had a pretty good last few days. When I was living in Australia my ex and I used to rent out our spare rooms to backpackers…

My Life Intentions

The amount of times a week my eyes roll back into my head with sheer boredom, I cross my arms more times than I can count and I sigh enough to fill up a hot air balloon. Charlotte fun fact: I have had over 10 jobs, I’m only 20. So it is a common theme…

What Can Happen In A Year

It’s crazy how much can happen in a year isn’t it? I started 2017 with completelllly different expectations, ideas and goals and it’s incredible how little control we really have over our lives and the paths they take. This time last year I was backpacking around South East Asia, yearning to be settled and feel a stronger sense of worth and belonging….

Humanity Over Hospitality

Hey friends! I’m sorry I’ve been a little quieter recently, I’ve been working my butt off doing all these fancy shmancy events and they’re always in the evenings so I don’t often have time to sit down and write something. But I have a morning to myself today… hurrah! And usually I’d be sweating it…