This is an essential list I feel have been life-changers for me. No, not the obvious: children, partners, friends, career etc but a list of the essentials JUST FOR ME: the things that have helped my health, well being and happiness.
The world was swept up in the wonderment of the recent Royal Wedding as two young people clearly in love, married one another in front of billions. A modern fairytale: the Prince and Future King marrying his Cinderella. Even if 'Cinders', was a highly educated, wealthy, upper middle class non-Royal, it nonetheless marked a new era for the Royals.
I've got a somewhat turbulent relationship with swimming if I'm honest. Like so many awkward adolescent girls growing up, I dreaded school swimming lessons and resorted to that old friend, or enemy as is often the case: my period, most weeks as a get out clause. I also had good reason.
Something strange has happened. Something drastic, mind boggling, deeply upsetting (well for me anyway, not for my husband). My (actively encouraged) Mummy's Boy has become a Daddy's Boy.