Posts by KatieP

“The knowledge that you have emerged wiser and stronger from setbacks means that you are, ever after, secure in your ability to survive.

“You will never truly know yourself, or the strength of your relationships, until both have been tested by adversity. Such knowledge is a true gift, for all that it is painfully won, and it has been worth more than any qualification I ever earned.”

#wisdominheels – J K Rowling

“The knowledge that you have emerged wiser and stronger from setbacks means that you are, ever after, secure in your ability to survive. “You will never truly know yourself, or the strength of your relationships, until both have been tested by adversity. Such knowledge is a true gift, for all that it is painfully won, and it has been worth more than any qualification I ever earned.”

10 COMMANDMENTS FOR A HAPPIER SISTERHOOD

WOMEN get an incredibly tough deal, in this world, at times. So it makes sense for us to stick together right? We all know this (or most of us do) yet how many of us can say we do this? Like really? How many of us can say, “sure, I know how to be a good sister!” I mean, honestly, can you? From a young age, we are taught that

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COULD YOUR ‘FLAW’ ACTUALLY BE A STRENGTH?

TODAY I thought I’d try something different. (Cos you know it’s always good to shake things up a little.) So here I am, with less of the good ol’ written word and more of the spoken stuff! Otherwise known as a vlog. Here I am talking about something personal. Here I am talking about something that has embarrassed me for many years. Here I am talking about how it’s finally

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10 THINGS I LEARNED FROM STAYING IN A GYPSY CARAVAN

BACK in May, I achieved a lifelong dream. To stay in a gypsy caravan, and marvel at the romance of it all. *sighs* You can read all about it here, about how much we loved it as a family and see how beautiful these gypsy caravans really are, but for now I want to talk about what I learned from staying in one. Because make no mistake, it was a

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WHAT KIND OF WOMAN DO YOU WANT TO BE?

THE other day a friend asked me this belter of a question. And it stopped me in my tracks. It’s not often that I am lost for words (as those who know me will testify!) but it was such a brilliant question, that I couldn’t actually answer it. I mean, can you? Try now for a second and see if you can do it. Read the question again and see

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A VISIT TO WELEDA & THEIR BEAUTIFUL GARDENS

LAST week I spent a rather lovely day at Weleda HQ (UK). Which basically means I got to mooch around some of the most beautiful gardens I have ever seen and play with fabulous skin care products. Sounds heavenly huh? And indeed it was. But I warn you, if you’re not into flowers and plants and the like, you might want to pop by another day because this post is

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MY TOP TEN ROMANTIC DESTINATIONS

I’M a sucker for love and romance. Aren’t we all? But one thing I’ve noticed since becoming a parent, is that often, romance comes way down the at bottom of the list of our priorities. It’s not that we don’t love our partners. It’s just that life gets in the way of us finding time to celebrate that love, spice things up a bit or appreciate each other. It’s rubbish

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A THANK YOU TO MY MUM – BECAUSE #MUMSKNOWBEST

AS a teenager I thought I knew it all. You could even say, I was quite the handful. I had plenty of runs in with my Mum over the years as I battled for independence and a yearning to grow up fast. I wanted to run before I could walk, which looking back now, must have been so painful for my Mum. (Sorry, Mum!) But guess what? I didn’t know

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