An escape to the country: Our treehouse babymoon

With a tendency towards minimalism and a love of the great outdoors, it is perhaps unsurprising that one of my longer standing whims (if that's not too much of an oxymoron?) has been to stay in a treehouse. This desire was finally realised last week, when R and I headed to Wales for three nights [...]

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Stepping up

I have been wearing my Jawbone Up for just over a month now, so I figured it was a good point to make an initial review. Anyone who has found themselves going from a to b with me over the past 6 weeks will know that walking has become my mode of transport of choice. [...]

Step to it!

Last year David Sedaris wrote an essay, published in The New Yorker, entitled 'Stepping Out', in which he reflected on his relationship with his Fitbit. In his inimitable style, Sedaris described how the acquisition of this little watch-like pedometer turned walking from a hobby into a competitive sport and then into an obsession. With his [...]

30? I’ll take that.

If you had asked me two weeks ago how I felt about turning 30 the response would have been less than positive. It's so easy to get hung up on the idea of a number; a target by which we believe that certain arbitrary goals should have been reached. In the dying days of my [...]

Luxurious long weekends

I've been feeling a bit end of term-ish and rather exhausted lately, despite the vast amount of things I still need to achieve before I finish work for Christmas. Therefore it was heavenly to be able to take some time out this week and to enjoy a long weekend away in Yorkshire. With the physical [...]

Guilty pleasures (that are actually good for you)

After Monday's rather sombre post I wanted to follow up with something a little cheerier. As is often the case when you are feeling a bit low it is nice to indulge in a few guilty pleasures. Since Sunday I have been enjoying a few of my favourite things and realised that while these are [...]

The pursuit of happiness

I wanted to write one last post before I leave the US so I'm writing this while sitting in my favourite spot, looking out onto the Hudson, sun on my back, iced coffee in hand. I thought I'd write a top ten of things to do in New York based on my last three, perfect [...]