Mental Health Self Care

What is Summertime SADness?

My closest friends know that summer-me is grumpy-me: I can’t tolerate the heat, I withdraw into myself, and grow grumpy and irritable as well as starting to doubt not only myself, but everything around me. However, the moment it rains my mood brightens almost instantly. Come winter I have energy to spare, and a bright …

Continue Reading
Life Seasonal Summer

35 Ways to Beat Summer Heat

By the time I finished writing these ideas, I kid you not, I had semantic satiation of the word “cool”. That just goes to show just how great these ideas and life hacks are for uh, cooling you down. Growing up in Sydney, I’ve experienced my fair share of hot summers, and learned from a …

Continue Reading
Life

Using Essential Oils to Repel Insects

Part of my morning commute to work involves a 20 minute walk from Glasgow Central, and a few Fridays ago, despite it only being 20C at the time (8:30am) by the time I reached the office, I collapsed into my chair and declared myself the worst Australian ever. I was clearly born in the wrong …

Continue Reading
Fashion Life Style

Shopping: Slogan Sun Hats

We may not get much sun here in Scotland so in Summer we tend to jump on a flight and take holidays wherever the sun is shining, and the cocktails are icy-cold!

This season, sun hats are big and bold and have a lot to say for themselves. Style these hats with a classic, retro swimsuit for a day on the beach, or with a maxi dress with some oversized shades if you’re in the mood for a picnic instead.

Continue Reading