The Christmas Day Anti-Climax: 6 Tips to help you avoid the ‘Festive Slump’

Is it just me or does Christmas Day feel like a bit of an anti-climax?  For weeks we have been fretting, planning, cooking, cleaning, chopping, wrapping, flapping and then all of a sudden it’s all over.  Done. Finished. Huge effort has been put in to ensure that everything is festive and perfect, so it shouldContinue reading “The Christmas Day Anti-Climax: 6 Tips to help you avoid the ‘Festive Slump’”

Christmas TV Crackers!

Why hello there fellow 2020 survivors, how the devil are you doing? We hope that you’re okay and keeping your spirits up (or at least drinking them, like we are). It’s been a tough 10 months and it now feels as though our Christmas bubble has been well and truly popped. With most of theContinue reading “Christmas TV Crackers!”

Alexa – Virtual Friend or Foe?

Do you have Amazon’s Digital Assistant, Alexa, lurking somewhere in your home? Was she a ‘fad’ gadget present that seems to have become a strange, virtual member of the family? Do you inadvertently find yourself having conversations with her by mistake? Do you treat her like a slave and find yourself feeling guilty about itContinue reading “Alexa – Virtual Friend or Foe?”

King Kong: Why do so many dog toys fail to pass the wag test?

Darth Vader, Supreme Commander of the Imperial Fleet and Dark Lord of the Sith, lay motionless on the floor. His end was swift and brutal. No mercy was shown by his assailant, a 4 year old Springer Spaniel called Bradley. Another dog toy bites the dust. When you decide to buy a puppy or giveContinue reading “King Kong: Why do so many dog toys fail to pass the wag test?”

Toxic Friends: Time to spring clean your dysfunctional relationships?

As many as 8 out of 10 people have got one … I’ve got one right now! They can give you a feeling of dread when their name pops up on your phone. They can leave you feeling emotionally drained as you deal with their life dramas, but they don’t give a shit about yours.Continue reading “Toxic Friends: Time to spring clean your dysfunctional relationships?”

It’s Time to Take Your Chill Pill

I can overthink things, clench my jaw until it hurts, grind my teeth, talk in my sleep, sense knots in my stomach, feel anxious and sometimes overwhelmed.  Luckily, not all at the same time mind you, but it will be an extremely rare day not to feel at least one of these sensations.  You knowContinue reading “It’s Time to Take Your Chill Pill”