The Perfect Gym Playlist

* This is a paid for advertorial* After taking a large portion of last year off due to injury and home renovations I’ve recently got back into the gym, working out several times a week – both with my trainer – and solo and I’m feeling so much better for it. There are a few…

Manchester: Where to eat & what to do

Manchester is a wonderful city. There’s so many different things to see and do, everyone is friendly and in just a short walk you can go from the eclectic small cafes and bars in the Northern Quarter to the up and coming Ancoats, to the chic boutiques on King Street and sophisticated restaurants of Spinningfields….

Last Minute Christmas Gifts for Men

As Christmas grows ever closer (I can’t believe it’s Christmas day in one week) I don’t know about you but I’m feeling quite disorganised with my present shopping, so I’ve put together a small gift guide for the men in your life, whether you need ideas or you just need one last item to finish…

Why I decided to go back on antidepressants

I’ve never really talked about mental health on here, but I thought it might be time to talk about it. 1 in 4 people in the UK suffer from mental health problems each year, and as the title suggests I am one of those. My journey starts back in 2014 when the stress of losing…

A Few Goals for 2018

I think I’ve done the same titled blog post every year so instead of New Years Resolutions 2018, I’ve aptly named it a few goals. I personally like New Year’s resolutions as I kind of see the New Year as a time to reflect on the past year and reset ready for the new one,…

2017: A Year in Review

2017 has been a funny old year. It’s probably been one of the most turbulent of my adult life, but as we approach the end I’m feeling much more positive about the year that lies ahead. A New Job I’d been very unhappy in my job towards the end of 2016, I didn’t feel appreciated,…

Finding the joy in blogging again

Blogging has taken a back seat over the last three months, as you can probably tell. I last posted at the beginning the end of January. In truth, a lot of things have happened in the last three months. I’m struggling even now to figure out what day of the week or even what month…