How to turn around a bad day

Bad days are funny old things. They can sneak up on us unexpectedly or build up from an unfortunate chain of events. Maybe you forgot your train card, meaning you were late for work; scratched the side of the car; or received some bad news which altered the whole course of your day.

While you can’t control everything in life, you can control how you react to unfortunate events. As a teenager I remember my mum telling me this and thinking that she couldn’t possibly understand what I was going through – but she was so right! While I’m still trying to master it, I’ve found that a good book, a healthy meal and a few minutes of relaxation always help to turn my mood around when everything seems to be against me.

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Weekend entertaining wish list 

Make the most of the long Summer evenings and invite your loved ones over for an after work drink, BBQ dinner or Sunday afternoon cheese platter on the deck. Entertain in style with these homeware essentials.

For tips on how to create the ultimate tablescape platter, take a look at this article.

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Five apps to help boost your happiness and health

New year, same you. It doesn’t matter if you’re a chronic goal-setter (hello, that’s me!), or take a more laid back approach to the upcoming year. Whatever the case, there’s always room for increased happiness and productivity, improved mental health and fitness, and even greater wine knowledge. Here are five of my go-to apps which promise to do just that.

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