Dusty the golden and well-being

Dusty was the best thing about 2020. This is our 6 month old golden retriever (although these photos are older).


The best thing about these cold winter mornings is waking up to his little fluffy face!

I really appreciated Autumn and Winter last year. I’d usually hibernate and never take in all of the crispy leaves, wet rainy days, high winds and grey skies but I’ve fully embraced it since having Dusty and it’s done wonders for my mental health.

When I’m out now I always think ‘look up’. I’m obsessed with pretty skies and having a beach so close is the perfect opportunity to indulge in these.

Also Dusty loves the beach where he can have a good old dig, jump around in the sea and do zoomies on the sand!

I know lots of you probably don’t have a dog to walk but I really recommend starting your day with a walk. I never used to be able to get up to 10,000 steps a day and often wondered how it was possible. I just get up that extra bit early and enjoy the quiet mornings with Dusty.

Also if you struggle with the darker mornings like I do. I definitely recommend a lumie light lamp. I’ve had it for 4 months and it’s been such a great purchase for me.


I set my alarm and the light gradually comes on half an hour before my set time. So much nicer waking up this way than with a horrible phone jingle 🤣

Big love,

Becci and Dusty