Hello there and welcome to Give Me Something Good, a lifestyle blog celebrating good things. As we embark on life with sometimes weary eyes, it’s hard to see the silver linings to the grey clouds. ‘This too shall pass’ my grandma used to say. But in the midst of the struggle, the day to day monotony and the tiredness that life brings there will undoubtedly be good things. Things that challenge us yet strengthen us, things that drown us yet save us. Things that we didn’t know we would see without really going there. So welcome, get comfortable and share with us some of the things that make life good again, share with us some light.

Good Days: taking a baby to a festival!

Glastonbury is a place, a small town in the south of England. I remember going there aged 17 to see a band play with some friends and it was unassuming, from what I can remember. But that was probably because I was 17 and in a pub with real life boys and didn’t get ID’d. […]

July 20, 2017

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Wren Dorothy Rae Mitchell

On the 28th of April at 7.32am a wondrous thing happened. We welcomed our little bird into the world. Fresh skin, new breaths, brand new eyes looking at a brand new world. She was born on the bathroom floor of our house and has met us where we are, turned our world sideways and upside […]

July 18, 2017

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40 weeks.

As I have documented on this blog before, I am well aware that fertility and pregnancy is a subject seldom thought about for some and a mind boggling difficult subject for others. The road to getting there for us was documented somewhat briefly here but I also didn’t want to turn this blog into a pregnancy blog, not […]

April 16, 2017

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Good Music Monday #3

I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve shared a Good Music Monday playlist! So long in fact that I even have #4 brewing even before publishing #3! So here goes… enjoy this one, it’s a cracker of mainly pop hits. So in no particular order (shuffle is your friend with this one)… Good […]

March 6, 2017

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Good Books #1

Hello again! I write today in a midst of pregnancy joys and aches and pains but alas, the tiny human grows on and all of that is a blog for another time. Today, I’m emerging from the depths of blog tumbleweed to start a new feature that just might encourage me to finish the ever growing […]

February 12, 2017

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Mini Mitchell

Sorry for the silence on the blog front but we are so delighted to share with you that we are expecting a tiny human in April! I wanted to write a little message about this journey so far and how when things don’t work out the way we had planned that there is a light […]

November 27, 2016

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Good Days: cycling in the Peak District!

Sometimes you get days which are just plain old bad days. Maybe some bad news, maybe a bad vibe, bad conversations, bad feelings, bad outlook. So that being said, it’s worthwhile celebrating Good Days. Lee and I had one the other day. As I said in my previous post, I love the holidays but what I really […]

August 15, 2016

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Good Music Monday #2

I love the holidays, don’t get me wrong; they’re a true joy. But the lack of routine can be quite unsettling and I am missing my short commute where I get to listen to my choice of music. In an attempt to create time and space for music in the holidays, I’ve created a new […]

August 1, 2016

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3 Good Things About…

 …Shopping Independent Whilst holidaying at Center Parcs earlier this year, this sign assaulted my eyes and was a stark reminder of the corporate world taking over. Let’s face it, when you’re trying to have a middle class time prancing around smelling of chlorine you don’t want that forest vibe being interrupted by corporate nonsense. (Sure there’s some […]

July 31, 2016

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Thoughts on 30.

We are good at making plans. For ourselves, for the future. When I was a teenager, spotty but bright eyed and no idea what was ahead, I made plans. Not intentionally, but they were there, lurking in my subconscious, paving the way to potential celebration or disappointment. I made plans for my life; who would […]

June 29, 2016

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