Welcome!

Hi everyone Thanks for reading my blog, Inflate Your Nostrils. Not a very appealing term is it? nor attractive really.....When I meditate, I inhale deeply (which helps.....) and being born with a somewhat 'bulbous" nasal attribute, I feel them inflating while I'm meditating....No, not like a parachute behind a landing jet...come on now...... I’ve discovered, …

Meditation is not witchcraft or for lunatics!

So, a few days ago, I came across this little shop selling incense sticks and Tibetan singing bowls etc. and I was like a moth to a flame! Loving all things meditation and alternative, this shop owner and I had such great chat about The Himalayas, buddha and being peaceful etc.  I regularly do meditation …

When life gives you lemons….

I am working my way through this amazing book called The five-minute writer by Margaret Geraghty. It’s essentially a book full of writing exercises to teach you about characterisation, plotting, editing, seeing the world differently and interpreting it in a much more readable way. The exercises are brilliant.  This one exercise today has really got …

Find your magic

I’m having a really interesting few weeks. Inadvertently I’d like to add. There’s been a shift in my psyche. Let me explain.  There is a wonderful book for writers called The Artists Way by Julia Cameron. It’s essentially a workbook for drawing out your creativity. Through several exercises and recommendations, chapter by chapter, the intention …

The Sunshine Blogger Award!!

So, purely by accident I discovered, via Twitter, this morning that my blog inflateyournostrils.com has been nominated, by a fellow blogger, for an award called Sunshine Blogger. This award basically recognises blogs that bring joy and happiness to your world via the blogging scene. When I discovered this, I literally froze musical-statue-esque in my chair …

Online dating #2: Swipe right for s***

Hi everyone.... So it’s been a good few months since I last wrote my blog. Alot has happened. Work, family, my health and of course *drum roll* the dating. Because it’s just SO funny and unbelieveable I’ll discuss the dating first. Pull up a chair, get a coffee…… So….I’ve had some near misses. And some …

The Deluge

“I’m overwhelmed”… That’s a term often thrown about in the wrong context. I’ve heard girls use it when their best friend comes out of a dressing room looking incredible, “I’m overwhelmed how amazing you look!” (come on! Your friend is beautiful! Have you had Roy Orbison’s glasses on all this time?!) I’ve heard it from …