When you get a book you can’t put down, but also never want to end, you know you’ve found a good’un...
In which I discover I have 'comparison-itis'...
Happy New Year! It's that time of year again where promises are made, trainers are dusted off and wine is left untouched for a month... but why do we have to make resolutions every year?
Anyone who has surfed a couple of times will be familiar with the way surfing can make you feel calm, relaxed and let go of all the things you were worrying about back on land. But what about using the ocean to practice mindfulness?
Although it feels like a lifetime ago now, I'm still looking back at our holiday to Barbados and the unforgettable experiences we had there. But there was one thing that cast a dark cloud over the trip... beach plastic.
We've just come back from a week in Barbados and the island took my breath away. The people were super chilled and friendly, the beaches were beautiful, there's surf and - best of all - we spotted turtles!
Armed with gardening gloves and bags for life, this weekend we took part in our first beach clean, organised by Surfers Against Sewage in Hove.
At this moment in time, I feel like we'd be hard pressed to find someone in society who wasn't aware of the plastic problem, or climate change. And as adults, it's easy for us to find out how to cut down our consumption and make small changes in our lives. But how do children feel about it all?
If I called you an activist, would you be proud or feel like I'd just offended you?
Last night, another television documentary opened our eyes to the sheer scale of the plastic pollution facing our planet. And it was tough viewing...