My August Must Haves For The Family

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Hasn't it been a funny old summer.  The weather seems to have a complete mind of it's own leaving us confused about what to...

52 Weeks Of Gratitude #1

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I've been following Polly's Gratitude lists over at The Enchanted Pixie for a while now, and I love they way she takes a moment each...

How To Live A Balanced Lifestyle

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I don't know about you, but I'm always thinking of ways to live a more balanced lifestyle.  Sometimes it's about thinking out of the...

#TTT Chocolate Cravings Again?

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Hello everyone.  Thanks for stopping by last week and catching up with my weight loss update.  I really appreciate all the support your giving...

The Art Of Being Successful (AND Being Admired For It)

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With watching the recent Olympics and observing successful people I've been intrigued by what makes some of them likeable and others are well, just...

Celebrating Shopping Local in Nottingham

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Nottingham is an incredibly unique city in that it is brimming with independently owned shops and businesses.  In some areas,  you will probably find...

Thunder

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This is my first attempt at joining in with Sara's #ThePrompt.  This week I was feeling brave and here's my take on 'Thunder'.  I'd love to...

An Open Letter To First Year University Students #StudentLife

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Dear Students, This letter has been going around in my head for a while and I've finally decided it's time to put it out there....

I Feel A Little Bit Sorry For Ed Miliband

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Dear old Ed Miliband took a real bashing over the so called Mansion Tax from Myleene Klass this week on ITV's, The Agenda.  Myleene...

Tips For Planning The Perfect Christmas (For Busy People)

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The festive season will be with us before we know it so it seemed the perfect time to share my top tips for planning...

Things to Consider Before Moving with your Kids to Another Country

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Moving to a new country with your family can be thrilling and fun, but also hectic and nerve wracking. So even though you loved...

Top Gifts and Gadgets From Amazon for Christmas

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Amazon has been dominating the list of online retailers for a few years now so there's no doubt it's going to be the first...

Stop Smoking Near My Kids!

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It's time for a bit of a rant, it doesn't happen often, but something got mine and my husband's goat this week and something...

How To Plan The Perfect Christmas

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Christmas is such an amazing time of year don't you think?  I love all the present buying (even though I can't say I'm too...

Tips For Enjoying A Romantic Holiday

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Whether you are going on a romantic holiday or not, there should alway be time for romance while you are away.  Going on holiday...

Tips For Creating A Calm Home + Amy Victoria Diffusers

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Our house is a very busy house, and maintaining a sense of calm in it is one of my constant challenges.  I'm determined to...

Love is……

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My dear Geeky Husband puts up with a lot from his pregnant wife.  Here's my 'love is' list from him.  It's everything I think...

The Perfect Afternoon Tea at Eden Hall Spa

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You will already have guessed if you are a regular reader of my blog that I am a huge fan of Eden Hall Spa...

A Very Sad Easter

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On Saturday night I headed off to bed at the usual time.  The bank holiday weekend weather had taken a bit of a turn...

Why Creative People Need A Digital Detox Holiday

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Lately I've been thinking that I really need a digital detox holiday. As a blogger I aspire to be a creative and inspirational writer....

The Meaning Of Dreams With Silentnight

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Over the last few weeks I've been taking a more mindful approach to getting ready for bed and getting off to sleep.  Good restful...

5 Ways To Set Personal Boundaries

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Personal boundaries have become more important to me recently.  Due to my daughter's activity schedule, once a week I have to spend time with...

6 Things to Keep Your Children Busy in a Small Garden

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6 Things to Keep Your Children Busy in a Small Garden is a Collaborative Post Children have a lot of energy. They like running around...

Figuring Out The Changes I Need To Make

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Hello everyone.  I hope Monday is treating you well so far.  Did you read a post I wrote a few weeks ago about how...

Getting Families Active With Soreen

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Over the summer, Princess and I were invited to a very special sports event hosted by Soreen.  We are huge fans of Soreen Malt...

Rediscovering Family Fun at Rushcliffe Country Park

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Rushcliffe Country Park is definitely our favourite place to take the kids near to our home, but it dawned on us today that we...

Are You a Good Energy Shopper?

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Just recently I was introduced to Ofgem's Be An Energy Shopper website.  Have you heard of it?  I'm ashamed to say I didn't know...

Can We Have More Flexible Jobs Please? #HireMeMyWay #FlexibleHiring

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Flexible jobs or part time jobs are really difficult to come by, but rather ironically around half of UK employees work flexibly or part...

Bringing You a Little Happiness With a Dose of Nostalgia

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Hello lovely readers! How are you feeling today?  I really hope you are feeling full of the joys of spring.  Sadly, with the British...

Trends for Summer 2020

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Written in collaboration with Mary Johnson If you have had the time to go through your closet and arrived at the decision that it’s time...