World Smile Day – Could you Compliment a Random Stranger?

I love to people watch, as do most of us I think. During a recent trip to Long Beach California, my husband and I were taking a breather in the shade. I was checking out this lady who was facing the other way talking on her phone. Her long hair covered her face but she … Continue reading World Smile Day – Could you Compliment a Random Stranger?

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How I Successfully Gave Up Smoking – 9 Tips for You

Disclaimer: All thoughts and experiences are my own. I am not a doctor or health care professional and am not offering medical advice. Please always consult a qualified and recognised health care practitioner for advice if you are suffering from any medical condition.   This post was originally posted for Stoptober, the annual NHS campaign … Continue reading How I Successfully Gave Up Smoking – 9 Tips for You

Natural Born Carers and Healers

I've recently written about a series of books I've read by Debbie Johnson called the Comfort Food Cafe. The owner of the cafe and matriarch of Budbury is called Cherie Moon. I don't know about you but when I'm reading I can often identify certain character traits with people I know in real life. My … Continue reading Natural Born Carers and Healers

How To Give To Charity On a Budget – The Penny Jar Project

I came across this event set up by Martin P Foster on Facebook last year. It is a worldwide ongoing project.  You can start and finish whenever you want. It's such a simple way of being able to donate a little to charity without noticing that you are spending any money.   It would be wonderful … Continue reading How To Give To Charity On a Budget – The Penny Jar Project

How to Give to Charity For Free or On A Budget

There are numerous charity appeals all year round,  especially noticeable at Christmas. It can be difficult to choose who to support particularly when your own budget is being stretched, but here are some easy ways that you can give for free or very cheaply to help those in need all year round: * Give your … Continue reading How to Give to Charity For Free or On A Budget