Dogs are for Life Not Just Lockdown – Top Tips on Taking on a Dog

Lockdown has done many things to us as a nation. We have started working from home when we never thought we would, we have dabbled in home schooling we probably know the local woods better than we ever thought we would and many of us have decided to get a dog. With the idea of holidays becoming less and less common, and being outdoors in the UK all year more and more normal it makes sense. However, a lot of people are taking on a dig without really thinking about it. So here are some top tips and general help about taking on a pooch!


Is Online Fine, or Just Making Do?

Covid has pushed us all online even more than we were before. Millions of people had never done a video call before March 2020 and now they are zooming with family and friends on a weekly basis. The same goes for working from home via online tool, online learning and more. So is it a good thing? Are we going to keep some of these behaviours going after Covid-19 goes away…assuming it will eventually?

Being Grown Up and Planning for the Worst

When we hit 18, we think we are grown up, when we hit 25 we think we were still a kid at 18. This cycle continues and perhaps always will until we are literally in our 90s. but there are times in live when we do have to admit we need to do “grown up” things whether we feel grown up or not. When we get married, have kids or buy a house we do need to make provisions for those who will be left behind if something happens to us. It is a very depressing though and one of the really bad things about growing up. Doing what we want is great, choosing our own holidays, building a career, being a parent…all great, but the reality that we could pop our clogs and the fact we need to take that seriously is boring at best and terrifying at worst. But it doesn’t have to be that bad, if we just embrace it and get it all done there is actually a feeling of tranquillity that comes with this type of planning, so here is what you need to think about.


There is No place Like Home – now more than ever

Whether we like it or not most of us have spent more time in our homes than we ever thoughts we would. While there are some heroic folk out there working on the frontline that would probably love some time at home the vast majority of us have been locked down or choosing to stay in for a long time now. We have become very familiar with our homes and many of the good and bad bits we may not have noticed. So with another few weeks of lockdown and the possibility of more to come what can we do with our homes to make them better ?!


5 Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem

If you struggle with your own self-doubt, like I do, then this could be down to having low self-esteem. This is how you feel about yourself, or the opinion you have about yourself, and can really affect your mood, and your mentality. Everyone has times when they feel a bit low or find it hard to believe in themselves, but sometimes this can become a long term situation and lead to low self-esteem.

What is Self-Esteem?
I'd describe self-esteem as your own inner voice – it's the voice that tells you whether you are good enough to do something, or achieve something, but it can also be the voice that stops you from doing these things too. Self-esteem is actually all about how we value ourselves, and what we are capable of. And how we talk to ourselves has a profound effect on how we habitually feel, including our self-esteem.