Kate

Posts by this author:

Oh The Places You’ll Go by Dr Seuss. An old friend gave me this book when I was about 19 and told me to ‘look for the deeper meaning’. I sat, curled up on my bed, a little lost in life and reached for this book. There are so many beautiful quotes, which really can act as a little ‘How To Do Life’ reminds – things like “Those who mater don’t mind, and those who mind don’t matter” or one of my particular favourites  “You’re off to great places, today is your day! Your mountain is waiting – so get on your way!”. It’s a beautiful book and one of the most thoughtful gifts I’ve received – I’ve since given it to some of the most special people in my life, and I always revert to this when I come a little unstuck in my life…

View Post

There’s something just so very special about this city. Maybe it’s because its where I met nearly all of my best friends, maybe it’s because its where I came to mend a broken heart after one of the worst years of my life – or maybe it’s because it was the first place I ever lived where I truly felt like I was home. 

View Post

Every May/June, I get restless. I usually channel this restlessness into a list of things I want to do in the summer. Kind of a summer-to-do list; mainly because I’m a sucker for the satisfaction of putting a thick red line through an item once it’s complete.

View Post

After years of a chronic fear of flying, I’ve always envied people who had the ability to travel the world, care-free – hopping onto planes and jumping from hostel to hostel without the constant fear of ‘oh god I will die on this plane and if I don’t, I’ll definitely get murdered or Bridget-Jones-style imprisoned somehow despite not committing any crimes!’…

View Post

After watching David Attenborough’s Blue Planet, and finally being made to see the devastation that we, as humans, are having on the planet we call home, I decided that this year I wanted to try a little bit harder to make a difference.Whilst I can’t go totally off grid and live in a wooden hut on a commune, I became aware that there were some small changes I could undertake in order to make sure that I was doing my bit, even if it was only a very little bit!

View Post

So I slipped out of my regular routine of posing my recent reads, so there’s a double whammy of book-related-goodness this month. Hurrah!

View Post

I struggle with my body image. I’m ashamed to say I have had many days where my entire mood has plummeted because I’ve looked in the full-length mirror (rather than the face mirror) before I’ve walked out of the door. I dread when the photos start being snapped at family events, because I know I’m going to see a ‘real’ picture where I’m off guard, not breathing in, and not a picture of what I like to think I look like, that’s been orchestrated to be taken from about 20 ft above my head to give the illusion that I have a chin [singular]…

View Post

Hello YOU. It has been ever such a long while since I posted on here… It’s strange really, I have loads of posts, with photos, queued and ready to go. I have a Buffer subscription that is gathering dust. I have notebooks filled with good post ideas, pretty much prime and ready to be written up. There’s no real writers block, or any discernible reason why I just haven’t been… bothered. I’ve been up – I travelled Sardinia on a solo kayaking holiday (more on that later!), and I’ve equally been down, I lost someone really special to me. It’s just all been so … hectic! I love blogging, but I like it as my online diary, that I’m fortunate enough to have a few people read from time to time; sometimes life isn’t that thrilling and sometimes its just all too much to share. One of my best friends…

View Post