Amsterfam: Two Raisin Swirls and a Pear

From London to Amsterdam with three kids

A national holiday in a new country is like staying over at someone’s house for the first time. You know how you roll out of bed, but how do other people roll? Do they get dressed…

7 min

Finding Your State of Flow

Or, how to get your groove on with day-to-day activities so they only ever bring you pleasure and lasting satisfaction

A couple of weeks ago, I woke up on a Saturday morning to an empty calendar. The clock said 9.30 am. I began to make a mental list of to-dos, categorising my various life and work admin…

5 min

Pocket Money

Setting realistic expectations for children

There are clearly advantages and disadvantages to giving children pocket money. Advantages could include the ability to learn how to budget from a young age and save up for something they might like to purchase. Disadvantages…

4 min

Beauty is Skin Deep

Establishing a good daily skincare routine + advice on what products to use

It almost goes without saying how important protecting your skin and treating it well is. Not only is this good for your health and sense of wellbeing, it will also mean you look great/fresh/well slept and…

6 min


It’s time to update how we define and measure intelligence in our modern world

When we think of measuring intelligence we could be forgiven for instantly referring to or thinking of IQ scores. An ‘intelligence quotient’ is derived by dividing a persons ‘mental age’ score, from a standardised IQ test,…

6 min

The True Meaning of Hygge

When popular culture gets it wrong

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve most likely seen or heard the word ‘Hygge’ at some point over the last 18 months. But in case you haven’t, Hygge is a Danish word for cozy, intimate,…

3 min