House Sitting at Home

House Sitting

I’ve just completed a two-week house sitting stint at my old family home, but because my family still live there I was, essentially, house sitting at home… Exotic. Here’s how to win when house sitting for family. Act Like King or Queen of the Manor If your family home is five times the size (or even just a bit bigger) than you current abode, make the most of it by spreading out, strutting your stuff, and lording it over your imaginary subjects. Really go to…

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Hotel or B&B?

Luxury B&B Glastonbury

Having just returned from a mini-break to Tetbury and Glastonbury, where I sampled both a luxury hotel and a top-notch B&B, I had to ask myself which I preferred. Location aside, which can affect things like pricing, parking, and room size (they can’t just knock down the building next door and extend, y’know) there really is a whole world of difference between these two types of accommodation. And for the main part I think it comes down to a ‘feeling’ and personal preference rather than…

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Getting Back on the Metaphorical Horse

That good old metaphorical horse, eh? Well I’m back on it in terms of travelling and exploring after about a year and a half of trying to shoe-horn myself back into a ‘normal’ life. Everyone is different and everyone is on their own journey. Even if you don’t understand or agree with someone else’s path, it’s their business and their decision. I have been guilty of trying to change someone else’s plans, and have also been on the receiving end of this. But I’ve learned…

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The Art of Gratitude and Appreciation


Want to know how to really change your life? Well, it’s easy – all you need is gratitude and appreciation. Due to our culture (particularly in the West), social conditioning, and many years of practice, it’s really easy to default to a negative or pessimistic way of thinking. Quite often, without even realising it, we moan and complain our way through each day. And this constant barrage of negativity really does have a big impact on our outlook on life. So what can we do?…

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