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Getting older but getting fitter.

I’m a big believer in personal velocity; the idea that we all reach our true peak at a time unique to us. The world may tell us that our physical peak is in our youth, while the sexual peak for … Read More

What am I good at? (Or, starting a podcast…)

A few things have converged in recent weeks that have had the combined effect of making me look closely at what’s next for me, in terms of how I make a living. It’s the time of year for setting performance … Read More

How to live a longer life.

Ok, so the title of this post is a tiny bit misleading… It should really be called “How to feel as though you’re living a longer life.’ Because I’m going to let you into a trick that I use. And … Read More

Margot and Barbara blog: Trakke bumbag is perfect for travelling and outdoor adventures.

Trakke bag review.

On our recent trip to Copenhagen, I spent a lot of time people-watching. The city is awash with stylish people and minimalist style is really popular; pared-down clothes, neutral colour palettes and lots of New Balance trainers to cope with … Read More

A black and white portrait of Elizabeth from Margot & Barbara blog

An Ordinary Blogger.

The United Nations projects that the global population will reach 7.325 billion people next month. 7.325 billion people. Out of that number, there’s a large number for whom the key needs for life – food, safety, shelter, family – are … Read More

Mary Oliver quote

A ’40 by 40 List’ with a difference.

It’s my birthday on Saturday. I shall be 39. One tiny little year until 4o appears. Ordinarily, by this point, I’d be frothing at the mouth and panicking about my life disappearing before my eyes without any kind of accomplishment. … Read More

Apple tree

Life, lately…

Hello! It has been rather a while since I was here. A combination of tech breakdown (RIP beloved MacBook Pro) and lack of time has left this little blog rather dusty. So, this is just a short post to give … Read More

Six things my mum taught me.

In honour of Mothering Sunday, I thought I would do a little post about my mum. It’s difficult to summarise a relationship as important as the one you have with your mother, regardless of whether it’s a good or bad … Read More

Lyndon: A Special Request

I’m fortunate to be friends with many amazing people. People who have seen me through the darkest of times and made me laugh during the good ones. One of them is Lyndon Marquis. I’ve known Lyndon since I made the … Read More

Yorkshire hamper giveaway

Hamper Giveaway with Inntravel.

It’s Yorkshire Day and that means my first giveaway! I’m incredibly proud of being from Yorkshire. We have everything from bustling cities to tranquil countryside. We’ve got Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and National Parks, heritage coastline, miles of National … Read More

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