Life

Sweeping it under the carpet: mental health in the workplace

Every single one of my closest friends has been affected in some way by mental health issues, so to say it’s something close my heart would be an understatement. This year’s World Mental Health Day is focused on mental health in the workplace. Having worked in a toxic work environment I have a whole loadContinue Reading “Sweeping it under the carpet: mental health in the workplace”

Food

how to survive your first week of Slimming World

It’s been a week since I once again darkened the doorway of a Slimming World group. The first week’s weigh-in is arguably the scariest, as the expectations are so high. I’ve seen people lose RIDICULOUS weight in their first week, but I’ve also seen people lose bugger all. You don’t know until you’re on theContinue Reading “how to survive your first week of Slimming World”

Fitness Running

the spicy bean runs – 400m isn’t all that far

Recently, I started a fitness programme on Runkeeper. I bit the bullet and parted with £25 of my hard earned cash to upgrade to Runkeeper Go. Mainly I wanted to be able to use the fitness plans, but it’s cool to get more data too. I’m all about that data and them graphs. It’s reallyContinue Reading “the spicy bean runs – 400m isn’t all that far”

Adventures Canada

the CN Tower: to go up or stay firmly on the ground?

Toronto boasts an iconic skyline because of one of the tallest structures on the planet – the CN Tower. Originally intended primarily as a communications tower for the vast sprawl of a city and beyond, the tower has become something of a tourist trap as well. Over 2 million people visit every year, but it’sContinue Reading “the CN Tower: to go up or stay firmly on the ground?”

Adventures Canada

my trip to Niagara Falls: to be reminded of our place in nature

Okay, spoiler alert: Niagara falls is INCREDIBLE. I’m talking about the falls themselves, not all the gubbins around them. If you’re an entertainment kind of person, then there is plenty to do, but I myself am a bit of a stick in the mud. I don’t really like casinos or gift shops or amusement parks.Continue Reading “my trip to Niagara Falls: to be reminded of our place in nature”