One of my favourite Saturday rituals is the arrival of Yoni Freedhoff's Saturday Stories email. The noted dietician and blogger takes a break from his usual health topics and sends out a recommended reading list from a variety of publications. I've been bookmarking my favourites for years now, and with a few of my additions, … Continue reading 7 Articles You Simply Must Read
An easy mistake to make, surely? As you plan for the party on Sunday, you forget that your mother's birthday is actually on Saturday, and so you wake up in a complete panic at 5am on Saturday. Such fun. When you're aiming the cake, the prosecco and the guests for Sunday it just slips your … Continue reading How to forget someone’s birthday despite organising it.
Living in a city means that every hour of your day seems to be taken up with something hugely important! Perhaps this is why the majority of us get home from work and cook up a prepackaged meal or order take away. We know these meals aren’t healthy for us but at the end of … Continue reading Cooking simply in the city
My name is Jennifer, and I have just returned home from the most incredible experience of my life. Many know, as written in my previous blog post, that I was working on Moria Refugee Camp for one month. I was able to write about my first impressions and did intend to blog about my experiences often … Continue reading Why I struggle to write about Moria, and why I want to go back.
Monday 23rd January 2017: First impressions on Moria Camp It was yesterday that I started work in Moria Refugee Camp, and yesterday that I decided to write about it. Moria is the camp in which refugees are received, interviewed, and either granted refugee status or sent back home. The vast majority of these people are legitimately … Continue reading Welcome to Moria
Sarah* stands out to me immediately and I tell her as much. Something about the moment I look at her. The wind catches her hair and sweeps it back as she gazes out at the water sipping her coffee. She is a woman in her 50s with sharp features and flowing red hair. Her appearance … Continue reading Coffee on the Pier: Unplanned Encounters
If you are only going to focus on one aspect of beauty in your daily routine make it your skin. Not only will beautiful skin make you look flawless and healthy, it will also save you time as you won’t have to use so much concealer/foundation etc on a daily basis. I personally take skincare … Continue reading Why you don’t have to live with acne
Oh, you know me. I’m the one with a tonne of Facebook friends. I’ve lived in several cities and have umpteen friendship groups. I am an acquaintance to literally hundreds of people, but am I really that good of a friend? I left home when I started university in Hull at age 18. Then … Continue reading Am I failing at friendship?
It is no secret to those anywhere near me that I have become a little obsessed with oil Natural oils are good for the skin and, as I have wavy hair, they are essential frizz tamers as well! The thing I love most about them is that I don't risk putting something on my very … Continue reading Simply the Best Oils for your Skin and Hair
De Casa a Cuarto From a house to a room Viviendo con mi abuelita Living with my Grandma Bienvenidos a mi primer blog biligüe, y a mi nuevo estilo de vida – en la casa de mi abuelita! ¿Porque vivimos con mi abuela? Pues por varias razones – el primer siendo que necesitamos ahorrar mucho. … Continue reading Living Simply with my Grandma