World happiness report

Following on from telling you about what I think are just a few of the key influences to happiness, I thought I’d share some more of the radio programme experience I had recently. In the second week of the programme the presenter wanted to talk about The World Happiness Report which is a landmark survey of the state of global happiness. The World Happiness Report 2018, ranks 156 countries by their happiness levels. It often has a particular view point depending on what’s topical at the time and this year the main focus was on migration within and between countries. Continue reading

April already?

I know it’s a cliche – but where has the time gone? I can’t believe it’s been 7 months since I started this journey and I can’t believe so much has happened. So, after my underwear debacle on day 1 things did indeed get better – thank goodness! In some part due to me liberating myself from the anxiety around being so OLD. I’ve found that nobody cares how old I am, or what I’m wearing or whether I had time to stick a bit of make up on or not – and that’s fabulous! I have felt free to revert back to my own particular brand of hippiness except I’m leaving out the patchouli oil these days and going for a slightly less eye watering pong from Lush called Karma (of course!)

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First day, first blog!

 So, here I am – first day of University, and as a mature student, something I’ve been waiting to experience for a very long time. I’m excited!

Mature students have a raft of things going on in their heads that students straight from A levels – hopefully – don’t have to think about. For me it was walking the dog, feeding the menagerie we live with, making breakfast for and getting youngest child off to school and that’s on top of having the right stuff, wearing not too embarrassing clothes and finding the right building.  Continue reading