Every Friday on Lightly We Go I’ll be sharing my suggestions for cost-effective destinations and attractions. By ‘cost-effective’ I don’t necessarily mean dirt-cheap, but that you’ll get your money’s worth out of your visit. As part of these posts I’m introducing a series of ‘5 things to do in…’ featuring various towns and cities around the UK and potentially Europe, too. One of the aims of this series is to encourage readers to explore their local area and support nearby independent businesses – partly inspired by Alice’s lovely post about all the ‘staycation’ trips she’d like to take around the country. So, to start with, I’m sharing 5 things to get up to in Norwich, featuring my favourite Instagram shots of my ‘fine city.’
It’s so strange to think that this time last year I was preparing to leave for university. It’s an understatement to say I was pretty nervous about the whole thing, and I wasn’t really sure how best to prepare for this major life-change. Over the next eight weeks or so I’ll be helping all you new students through the process of preparing, packing and moving away to university in my Freshers’ Guide. It’s designed so can have the best start to your uni career as possible! At the end of each post there’ll be a piece of downloadable material to help support you in your preparations, so be sure to stick around. First up, I’m breaking down the weeks between getting your results and place at university to moving into your accommodation or starting your classes, if you’re choosing to stay at home. There’s a lot to do in what is a relatively short space of time, so it’s good to have some idea in advance of what to expect, so you can best prepare.
The one realisation I am constantly returning to as I undertake the #PrettyHeathyProject is how when learning to live a healthier lifestyle everything comes down to choice. Working out how to navigate this seemingly endless array of decisions can be pretty daunting, and it’s easy to see why so many people revert back into old habits. But it isn’t impossible! Here are three ways to support making healthier food choices.
The name came to me in the dark, a little ironically. I don’t know where from, but I know it’s here to stay. Meet – or perhaps get newly acquainted with – this blog: Lightly We Go.
I said some months ago that this summer would involve some experimentation and potential big blog changes. Since that time I’ve introduced the #PrettyHealthyProject and started up my on my bookshelf series. I also wrote about my old summer onehundred projects. Having realised that many of my posts weren’t reader-focused enough, I knew that I had to start moving away from posts that were only about me.
There’s a lot of talk in the ‘wellness’ world about the importance of creating routines. A quick search brings up endless blogposts on becoming a ‘morning person’ or ways to improve your evening. I am not discounting the importance of waking up well, improving sleep quality or supporting productivity through habit and practice. For me, the important thing is figuring out routines that work for you.
Last week, a male stranger made a comment about me as I walked down my city’s streets. I have received far worse comments than this particular one, but the way in which the man in question asserted his clear sense of power over me left me shaken. As a way of reasserting some control and ownership over the situation I took to social media, posting on Twitter about what had just happened. Within forty-eight hours I’d received nearly one hundred abusive comments in response. Today, I’m not going to go into the details about what happened or what was said. Instead I just want to write something, because right now I’m nervous.