Enjoyable Life

Whether it’s our innovative book club, arts and culture, hobbies and crafts, holidays, travel and adventure or the latest movie review – these pages are here to help you learn how you can indulge in and appreciate life’s more enjoyable facets.

Big Little Trip: A Mother and Daughter Travel Adventure

Part 5 – Costa Rica, Pura Vida

Lisa has spent almost a decade juggling her career as a television producer with single motherhood, she is now taking a year out to go backpacking around Latin America with her nine-year-old daughter, Lily. You can…

9 min

Book Review: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Something for the weekend

I’ve always been drawn to stories of people, especially children. overcoming situations of adversity. So when I stumbled upon a synopsis of ‘The Glass Castle’, I immediately added it to my list of things to read…

3 min

Opulence and Poverty

A week in California

I’m writing this through bleary eyes after a rubbish 2-3 hrs of sleep due to jet-lag. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining – getting to spend a week in Los Angeles and Huntington Beach in…

6 min

How to Make Your Own Lavender Balm

Get creative and save money

One of the many reasons I was drawn to aromatherapy was to play and experiment with making my own products so as to avoid using synthetic chemicals where possible.  A simple example I wanted to share…

2 min

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

A Life Loved Book Club

Hello and welcome to the second instalment of our book club! I hope you enjoyed the first book, and that Margaret Atwood took you on a journey of distopian discovery with her popular novel, The Handmaid’s Tale….

2 min

Drummer Grrrls

Because drumming is not just reserved for boys

In 1992, I was sixteen years old. The alternative rock subgenre ‘grunge’ had emerged in Seattle, Washington during the mid-late eighties and had finally made its way across the water. I was ready to embrace it….

4 min

Big Little Trip: A Mother and Daughter Travel Adventure

Part 4: Deepest, darkest Peru

Hello, it’s Lily here 🙂 I am the ‘little’ in @biglittletrip I am nine-years-old and am travelling with my mum for a year all around Latin America.  Mum has asked me to write this next post…

7 min

A Life Loved in Letters

The joy of the handwritten letter

One of life’s most simple pleasures is receiving a handwritten note from friends or family; it’s a luxury that is free to send but such a precious gift to receive. How wonderful it is to be…

4 min

It’s Good To Be Board

The beauty of board games

As I’m typing this, tensions in my house are running a little high. It’s fair to say that Son, The Hottie and I are all pretty competitive people so tonight’s been a bit fraught. But we’ve…

4 min