Will Having a Child Make Me Happier?

Will Having a Child Make Me Happier?

So I wrote a blog about 10 months ago about whether children make you happier. It looks like I’m going to discover the answer for myself… I’m due to have a baby girl in November! I’m pretty apprehensive about it. In just over a year I will have gone from being...
How To Survive Your Daily Commute

How To Survive Your Daily Commute

If I ever get ahead of myself, and start thinking how well I am managing to keep calm and happy in this crazy city, all I need to do is take the tube in rush hour. 20 minutes of having people barging past me, pushing their backpacks into my face as I try to find a...
In Praise Of Italy

In Praise Of Italy

I spent my honeymoon in Italy. I chose it because I have a strong attachment to the country – I first went there when I was 21, and spent a lot of time riding around on the back of vespas with handsome young men. Then I returned in 2012, following a difficult...
Why We Should Include People

Why We Should Include People

Recently I was excluded from a group of friends. I know… this shouldn’t happen to an adult woman! It’s a boring story, which isn’t worth repeating, but basically I annoyed someone in the group and got knocked off the social media distribution. It was an...
Silence is Golden

Silence is Golden

I’ve just come back from a 10-day silent meditation course. I did my first one in 2012, and it was the best thing I have ever done – I don’t say that lightly. I’ve since done five of them, as well as an 8-day course and the odd 1-day course. People often ask me...