• Personal,  Travel

    Does Anyone Need A Travel Bucket List?

    Away back in 2012 I wrote a blog post about a travel bucket list. This was at a time when travel was still high on my list of priorities and a huge part of my life plan. Then came the autism diagnosis, debt and health issues for everyone in my household (meaning travel insurance is a bloody nightmare) and travelling was suddenly not on my radar. Then I started tidying up old posts and republishing them here on RockPaperSpirit and I came across the travel bucket list post from 2012. To be honest, I had forgotten that I had ever wanted to do some of these. Here they are: 1)…

  • Lifestyle,  Personal

    Chocolate Free In 2018!

    One of the things on my 40 Before 40 List is doing a chocolate fast for charity. I think it’s about time I stop talking about it and just do it. That’s why I am giving up chocolate in 2018 for the National Autistic Society. It’s been two years now since my gorgeous wee boy Luke was diagnosed with autism. It’s been full of ups and downs but ultimately the diagnosis has been a positive step and has helped us to move forward, get some much needed support and to plan for our future. The National Autistic Society have been an invaluable source of support for us. Because of their…

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    Beauty,  Personal

    The Perfume Blogger

    The first item I opted to tackle on my 40 Before 40 List was number 30, “Start a Niche Blog” and so on 24th May 2017, I launched my very niche site, The Perfume Blogger. Something many people don’t realise about me is that I used to run a kitchen-table perfumery. I called it Fairytale Fragrances. My creations were based on the different scents associated with my favourite folk tales. For example, Cinderella’s fragrance was Glass Slipper and had notes of pumpkin, champagne and a shake of magic wand (that’s an aldehyde called Iso E Super, for those not involved in perfumery). It wasn’t fancy. It was just me messing…

  • Personal,  Travel

    Lacey's Travel Bucket List

    A few days ago, I read a blog by The Rebel Chick about her travel bucket list.  It made interesting reading.  I love to read about people’s dreams and plans.  What could be better?  It’s like taking a walk around inside someone’s imagination and seeing what’s there.  And when it’s about different parts of the world?  Yeah, I’m a sucker for that kind of thing. I thought to myself, what would be on my own travel bucket list?  Well, I started to make my list, then realised that it’s not so much a travel bucket list.  Just a bucket list.  Because travelling was been a big part of my life…