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Book Review: ‘The Instant’ by Amy Liptrot

The Instant details Liptrot's travels to Berlin, where she decides to spend the year working and adventuring.

Earth Day 2022: Small Ways You Can Make A Difference

Everyone knows now about climate change and the environmental impact of our industrialised, consumerist society, and many people want to make a difference. But it can often feel too overwhelming to know where to start.

Best Books For Decluttering

I have talked a lot about decluttering, simplifying and minimalism before on the blog, and it seems that since I started a major decluttering of mine and my family's belongings and lifestyle around 5 or so years ago, there has been an explosion of content creators and authors catching on to this topic.

Should you take your side-hustle full-time?

It sometimes feels like it has to be one thing or the other: that you must either work in a 9-5 role or you should aim to earn enough from your side-gig to walk away from the daily grind.

How To Declutter Sustainably

Decluttering has become really popular with the growth of minimalism blogs, YouTube capsule wardrobe audits and Marie Kondo asking us all to question if an item 'sparks joy'.

What to Read, Watch and Do this International Women’s Day

Ideas for great books to read, series' to watch, and ways to get involved this International Women's Day #Breakthebias

Book Review: ‘Walking the Invisible’ by Michael Stewart

Book 9 of my reading challenge is Walking the Invisible by Michael Stewart, a non-fiction book about the Brontë family, but with a twist.

Book Review: The Weekend by Charlotte Wood

The story centres around three older women who gather at the holiday home of a good friend to clear the house following her death, and to spend Christmas together for one last time.

LGBT+ History Month & Tales of The City

Maupin created loveable, memorable characters such as Michael ‘Mouse’ Tolliver, the irrepressible homosexual man looking for love, and Mary-Ann Singleton, an uptight Midwesterner who arrives on the scene and slowly begins to unwind amongst the more open and relaxed atmosphere of the Bay Area. 

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