The Power of Positive Thinking: 7 Steps to Happy

At a recent training day we had a session where we each gave certain people post it notes with feedback on. To my suprise I received multiple notes saying how inspired they were by my positivity. I was so honoured, and it got me thinking about what effect that has on me, others and how…

Ditching Meat

So there is lots more CO2 that goes into the production of meat compared to veg. This is mostly in transport: farm-slaughter-butcher-shop compared to field-distributer-shop but also in the production of food for the animals and we don’t need to talk about the methane they emit too! I am pretty much a carnivore though so…

The Wails of Whales

The recent story about the whales beaching in New Zealand has got to me a bit this weekend. No-one knows what causes them to beach but there are a number of theories out there, from suicide to the Benz. What I find astonishing, is that there are a few cases where whale beaching have happened…

Choosing Wisely – Fresh Produce

We are all busy. It’s so easy to just pop to the supermarket and grab the first thing you see. But do you know what you’re buying? If you went to that farm would you be happy with what you saw? These were the questions I had. I knew that there were various accreditations that…

Taking Control

Hi everyone! Up until now I’ve been a pretty rubbish blogger. Hardly any posts and all so long after they actually happened that some of the high at the time had worn off. This year though, I’m taking control. I have evaluated what I enjoy in life, what I’m passionate about, and as a result…

Trekking & Trade Winds is now on Social Media

Just a quick one today to let you know about my social media accounts, which will keep you up to date with my baby adventures. Hopefully you’ll see something that sparks your own adventures! Instagram @trektradewinds Twitter @trektradewind I set them up in the wrong order I think and they have different character limits!

Brussels

I did not spend enough time in Brussels so this is in no way a thorough account and I absolutely want to go back! I arrived about lunchtime and my train back to the UK was at 7pm. When I got there lunch was highest on my agenda so I wandered in a popular looking direction away…

Welcome

Hello & Welcome! I am looking forward to 2016 massively! In March I am going to Costa Rica and in May I have a weekend in Amsterdam booked to make the most of the UK bank holidays. Posts about these trips will be winding there way onto here in due course. In the meantime, I’m…