How to Build the Best Productive Morning Routine

Listen on Spotify. You know what it’s like. Your alarm blares and jerks you out of sleep and you realise you’ve overslept. You dash through your morning ablutions and grab a cereal bar as you run out of the door, harassed and on a mission to get to your morning meeting on time. Wouldn’t itContinue reading “How to Build the Best Productive Morning Routine”

Fabric in Sewing: What You Need to Know

Listen on Spotify. I love watching the Great British Sewing Bee. As the show recently returned to our screens for an eighth series, I thought I’d write about sewing as it can be a fun and relaxing hobby. Over the years of watching the show, I’ve gathered that one of the most important decisions youContinue reading “Fabric in Sewing: What You Need to Know”

22 Cooking Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Listen on Spotify. Cooking can be equal parts challenging and rewarding. Indeed, it can be challenging even if you’ve been honing your skills for a while. As a result, you might still be making some common mistakes. Whether you have a habit of under salting water when cooking pasta or forgetting to read the entireContinue reading “22 Cooking Mistakes and How to Avoid Them”

Toxic Productivity and How to Combat It

Listen on Spotify. Our society places much value on the concept of productivity. It sometimes discounts the importance of rest, relaxation, and rewarding ourselves for reaching reasonable goals. Toxic behaviours are ones that negatively impact your life, goals, and overall wellbeing. One such behaviour that has been rearing its ugly head since the advent ofContinue reading “Toxic Productivity and How to Combat It”

Wild Garlic and How to Grow It

Listen on Spotify. Wild garlic is a favourite springtime treat for many people. It is a bulbous, leafy green plant native to Britain. Early shoots start to appear in mid-February, and it flowers in April. It flourishes in woodland, usually near a water source. It has become a popular ingredient in recent years. It signalsContinue reading “Wild Garlic and How to Grow It”

Calligraphy for Beginners: What You Need to Know

Listen on Spotify. Writing has been an essential part of human life for around 8000 years. Characters were created to record experiences, events, and thoughts. It was often a sign of status and privilege to have the ability to write. Despite the advent of digital technology, handwriting remains vital. For example, in most cases, contractsContinue reading “Calligraphy for Beginners: What You Need to Know”

Beautiful, Vibrant Roses: Fantastic Varieties  

Listen on Spotify. When you’re looking to cultivate a colourful garden, few flowers can offer as much variety as the rose. Horticulturalists continue to bring us more vibrant roses as well as ones of an unusual hue. You can thus depend on roses to add brilliance to your garden. Don’t worry if you like aContinue reading “Beautiful, Vibrant Roses: Fantastic Varieties  “

Useful Drawing Techniques to Help You Get Started

Listen on Spotify. In highly competitive business environments, it’s important to stand out. Taking up a creative hobby can bring out your creativity and give you a better sense of perspective. That will help you gauge how others experience things and how they’re feeling. One of the best creative hobbies you can engage in isContinue reading “Useful Drawing Techniques to Help You Get Started”

Helpful Tips for Novice Piano Players to Get You Started

Listen to this post here. When you’re new to playing the piano, it’s essential to follow some basic principles if you want to be successful. It’s easy to go down a rabbit hole and get lost in learning different techniques from books that end up not working for you. What you do at the startContinue reading “Helpful Tips for Novice Piano Players to Get You Started”

12 Great Benefits of Playing an Instrument (and Some Drawbacks Too)

Listen on Spotify. Are you searching for a hobby that will also mean you can acquire a new skill? Why not learn to play an instrument? After all, the Bard himself described music as the food of love in Twelfth Night. What greater motivation could you want? Playing an instrument not only serves to nourishContinue reading “12 Great Benefits of Playing an Instrument (and Some Drawbacks Too)”