DRIVING TESTS AND SETBACKS

Driving Tests And Setbacks

“Today is the day!” I wished to myself. “I’m going to smash this test and pass with flying colours!”     I didn’t. In fact, it was the complete opposite. In spectacular style. “I am sorry to inform you that you have failed…” I felt completely dejected. Tears pricked my eyes yet stubbornly refused to […]

STORY CORNER: A NEW SHORE (A POEM)

Story Corner: A New Shore (A Poem)

I step over warm golden sand, And gingerly dip in my toe Into the turquoise water. It’s numbingly cold, But in it I resolve to go.   Its temperature feels like icicles, Their daggers stop my heart. But from this familiar comforting shore, I must surely, for my own sake, depart.   For I have […]

ABANDONED YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION YET???

Abandoned your new year's resolution yet??

So it’s the 9th January 2017. Christmas and New Year’s has flown by in the blink of an eye. Which leads me to questions you probably have heard again and again during this time of year. Did you make a New Year’s resolution? If yes… Are you still persevering with it or have you admitted […]

10 INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES BY LEONARDO DA VINCI (VIDEO)

10 Inspirational Quotes By Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci was an amazing man who accomplished such great and varied things! Here are 10 of my favourite inspirational quotes by him. Do you have any favourite inspirational quotes by Leonardo da Vinci? If so, please add them in the comments section below. Pictures by GraphicStock Music: ‘Midnight City Music’ by Mikael Manvelyan […]

15 QUOTES ON PERSEVERANCE

Don't quit - the power of perseverance lies within you. Keep trying!

Perseverance is hard, grating and gruelling. It is a test sent to plague us. You might be all pumped up and ready and rearing to start something. Your enthusiasm levels are at maximum capacity and then some! But then gradually, over time, it starts to peter out. It just feels too hard, too tedious, too […]

RESISTING THE LURE OF LAZINESS

Cartoon Devil

Well it’s past midnight here in London. I’ve had a long day, have to get up early and I’m fighting to keep my eyes open. My eyelids seem to be getting heavier every minute. I have actually been deliberating whether I should in fact write this post I have only just started, or just give […]

THE POWER OF PERSEVERANCE WITH EXERCISE

Sporty female doing physical exercise in gym

Exercise. When it comes to it, I’m not a big fan. At all. It doesn’t float my boat. It’s hard, sweaty and reduces you to looking like a hot mess! To be absolutely honest, I’d much rather be eating something delicious or have my head buried in an engrossing book, than put my body through […]

THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF MAKING BANANA CAKE

A monster, angry that it can't make banana cake?

I cracked it! I really thought I’d cracked it! I have been attempting to make this cake since late 2012 from the first time they aired ‘Gran Hotel’ on Sky Arts (a really great Spanish drama series). Fast forward to last week. Surely the ninth banana cake HAD to be the charm? Nope. Just another […]

RIDING THROUGH STORMS

You've got to ride through it to rise above it.

Stormy sky

It can happen so quickly. One minute you are surrounded by clear blue skies, not a cloud in sight. The sunshine is warm on your skin, and the gentle breeze playfully caresses your face. Life feels good. Really good. The next minute, PANDEMONIUM. The sky darkens, clouds materialise and become thick and heavy, the once […]

THE RESOLUTION GAME (PART 2)

New Year Fireworks

So, from reading Part 1, have you spotted any mistakes? 1. Wanting to change for others This is futile and attempts for this reason usually just ends in frustration, guilt and feelings of failure. Why? As much as we love others who we are trying to change for, it is just not enough incentive. In […]