I interviewed Sting at The Lowry in Manchester for the premiere of his musical, The Last Ship, on behalf of the Manchester Evening News’ What’s On Guide. 

It was great to get the opportunity to chat to Sting who was incredibly lovely and the musical itself was thrilling. I hope you enjoy my interview.

Reclaiming your attention – setting better boundaries with tech 

Reclaiming your attention – setting better boundaries with tech 

In this day and age, it's safe to say that the majority of us clock up some pretty hefty amounts of screen time each day. Many of us stare at computers at work, only do the same with our phones in our free time. In a bid to improve my overall wellbeing, I recently...

Life lately #11

Life lately #11

Hello! It's been a few weeks since I last had the chance to write. In all honesty, I don't have anything massively exciting to report. I feel like life goes through seasons of action and seasons of reflection, and since the start of the year it has been a season of...

Life lately #10

Life lately #10

Wow, is January nearly over already? 2023 has been good so far. I’ve felt a sense of peace and alignment return to me, which is perhaps a result of some of my New Year’s resolutions.  The main ones were to stop agreeing to things that I don’t mean, as a form of...

Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway – the book that changed my life 

Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway – the book that changed my life 

We all have that one influential book that changed our lives, and for me, it’s Feel the Fear And Do It Anyway by Dr Susan Jeffers. This book does what it says on the tin. During a time when I suffered debilitating bouts of anxiety while at university, this book...

100 quotes, sayings and affirmations

100 quotes, sayings and affirmations

With it being a fresh New Year, a sprinkling of light and wisdom never goes amiss, especially as many of us will be hoping to make positive changes in our lives around this time of year. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know I’m partial to a good quote or saying...

Life lately #9

Life lately #9

It’s not long at all before we turn the page on the chapter that was 2022. Looking back on the year, it could not be more different from the year I had previously. Largely because I moved from the bedazzling Dubai back to the British countryside.  I’m someone who...

Life lately #8

Life lately #8

It's hard to believe that there are just five weeks left of 2022 - this year felt like it has flown by. Moreover, that Christmas is right around the corner. This year, I am grateful to get to spend the festive season with my parents, having not been able to due to...

Life Lately #7

Life Lately #7

This 'life lately' instalment is long overdue. For whatever reason, the compulsion to write had just passed me by until now.  It has been an interesting few months. I feel like summer came and went in the blink of an eye, as is often the case here in Britain.  I am...

Life lately #6

Life lately #6

What a wonderful month July was. Some of its sun-drenched moments were the stuff of dreams, exactly what we romanticise British summertime to be about. The month's main highlight being a long-overdue trip to Cornwall, specifically my home village. I feel like the...

Life lately #5

Life lately #5

It goes without saying that it's such a wonderful time of year. This month I have been reflecting on my time since I got back to the UK and how much I have enjoyed being back. I get asked all the time if I miss life in Dubai and even I am surprised that the answer is...

Life lately #4

Life lately #4

I feel like I am well and truly settled back in the UK now. It feels good to be immersed in greenery and nature once again having been away from these things for so long whilst out in Dubai. During the entirety of my time out there, I never got the chance to visit...

Why you should move to Dubai

Why you should move to Dubai

Thinking of shaking life up a bit? In need of a change? If so then making a move to Dubai in 2o22 is a good option. When it comes to living and working in Dubai, making the move relatively easy to set up. That's not to mention that as a destination, Dubai has much to...

Life lately #3

Life lately #3

It feels great to be back in the UK in time for spring. I had attempted to plan my return to correspond with the arrival of the warmer weather. Although it was still pretty cold when I first got back, it finally seems as though the feeling of spring is well and truly...

Why Brits should consider moving to Dubai

Why Brits should consider moving to Dubai

Are you considering making a big life change in 2022? If moving to another country is an idea that you have been mulling then I say, why not? Why not make this the year that you simply go for it? Moving to Dubai was one of the best decisions I ever made, for a...

My top 10 travel essentials

My top 10 travel essentials

When it comes to travel essentials, there are number of go-to items in my arsenal that pretty much come with me on every trip without exception. If any of the items mentioned in the video are of particular interest to you, the full list is below! Happy travels!...

Life lately #2

Life lately #2

At the blink of an eye it's 'life lately' time of the month once again. I am back in Blighty in time for the spring - though it admittedly it is taking some time to adjust to the mild British spring weather and I have been spending a lot of time bundled up in knitwear...

Dubai life – 10 things I missed about the UK

Dubai life – 10 things I missed about the UK

Dubai is a fantastic place to live - be it for a few years or something longer term. From the ambitious international crowd of expats, a lively restaurant and nightlife scene to its expansive stretch of coastline where beach days aplenty can be enjoyed. It's safe to...

My experience with sensory deprivation / flotation therapy

My experience with sensory deprivation / flotation therapy

Despite its scary sounding name, sensory deprivation is something that I have been wanting to try for quite some time. Also known as flotation therapy, it involves floating in a pod to induce a deep and intense state of meditation. Sensory deprivation is said to have...

Life lately #1

Life lately #1

Oh how time flies. Can anyone else hardly believe that we are already midway through March? I had initially pledged to myself that I would do a 'life lately' roundup each month this year but as I'm only now posting the first instalment, so you can draw your own...

10 Life lessons from a twenty-something

10 Life lessons from a twenty-something

Another year older. Hopefully a bit wiser. Today is my birthday and I am finally at the stage of life where I stop divulging my exact age – at least not on the internet. Many moons ago, at the age of 25, I thought I was terribly old and put a lot of self-induced...