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Hello lovely readers.  Thanks so much for stopping by for the second edition of the travel and lifestyle round up.  If it’s your first time here, you can catch up on what was making a splash in January in this post.  We’ll be right here when you get back, so please feel free to stop by and have a browse. Well, it’s fair to say that January literally flew by.  Was it the same for you?  It’s blowing my mind that we are over 1/12th of the way through the

This post has been rattling around in my head for a while now, and I was keen to get people’s thoughts on this particular topic too.  I was originally going to call this post ‘the joys of being pregnant at 21’, but I didn’t want you all to think I was encouraging 21 year olds to run out and have kids.  I decided that talking about ‘when is a good age to have a baby’ might be a better angle. I was actually 21 when I was pregnant with my

There’s a few products on the market at the moment that have caught my attention, so I wanted to start the year with a new feature for you.  I’m going to share with you the best products for making family travel and life easier in 2018.  I really hope you enjoy it so without further ado I’m going to kick off with some shoes, well sandals to be precise, but I know there is a lot of you out there that love footwear in all it’s guises so here goes:

I don’t know how to admit this to you readers, but something happened over Christmas, and I’m really embarrassed to admit it.  As you all have probably realised by now, I work from home.  Last year I managed to turn our little box room into a home office, and I was so excited to have somewhere I could work and store all my papers.  I felt organised and on top of my game.  It was the best feeling of all. When my eldest came back from Uni for the holiday,

Hello lovely readers.  Thanks so much for stopping by, especially at such a busy time of year.  I thought I’d share with you my top tips for feeling gorgeous and prepared for the festive party season today.  For many of us the Christmas parties and events are well under way and getting ready for these can give us a much needed boost at this time of year.  When it’s dark and cold outside, a little bit of Christmas sparkle can go a very long way to lifting our spirits. Get

As you might already know, I’m a huge fan of the Eden Hall Spa Day.  When I was given the opportunity to go and find out what the Comfort Blanket treatment was all about, I literally couldn’t refuse.  Doesn’t it sound like the perfect way to fgive the mind and body a boost already? My Eden Hall spa day was very well timed.  I had spent the previous weekend in Hamburg with my 3 year old daughter on a really fun city break.  We had a fantastic time, but I did

I really appreciate not being in an office anymore, so today I wanted to share some working from home tips with you all.  My days of being sat in an office, 9 to 5 are over, and I don’t miss the sterile environment one bit.  All those grey desks cramped into a tiny space and the noise that went with it used to drive me crackers to tell you the truth.  Don’t get me wrong, people had to go about their daily tasks, but the constant interruptions, telephone calls and

The summer isn’t just about going on holiday and spending time on the beach.  It’s also about making the most of the sunshine at home.  Follow these simple ideas to add a little luxury into your life this summer and enjoy that holiday feeling the whole season. Book A Spa Day Why not treat yourself to an indulgent spa day plus a relaxing treatment.  It’s the perfect way to unwind and there’s nothing more decadent than spending the day moving from hot tub to sauna and chilling out in your robe.

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 get on top of this in time for Christmas.  One thing that seems to add to our house stress levels is the clutter and ambience.  Daddy is a bit of a stress head anyway, and trying to keep everything calm is a real challenge.  The girls can often disturb the calm in the house too by emptying a container of toys of the floor or just

September has bought many changes to this household, and the one that is the most exciting for me is that I finally have a home office and boy has it been a long time coming. With teen moving out to go to university, his little sisters have moved in and taken over his room (which at the moment is a blessing and a curse).  This has meant that the box room can now be used as a home office for me.  I moved in quicker than you can say ‘spare

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 box or turning a situation on it’s head to make it fit your lifestyle better.  We are about to embark on a new phase of our lives, and I can feel some lifestyle changes becoming imminent as a result. My 4 year old daughter has just started reception, and next week we are going to be faced with the school run head on.  These last two weeks

Whether you are going on a romantic holiday or not, there should alway be time for romance while you are away.  Going on holiday is such a special time for any couple.  Whether, like me you have children, or you haven’t reached that stage yet, it’s a time when you should be able to focus  on each other without the distractions of day to day life.  It’s a time you really should be able to enjoy each other’s company as well as the destination you are visiting.

Autumn can be a very beautiful time of year, when the days are crisp and the sky is blue and clear.  It’s very much a changing season when the trees and plants that were once bright and green turn to reds, browns and golden yellows.  We can also find ourselves changing with it as the days get shorter, and the temperature gets a little colder.  We can find ourselves losing a little motivation, not going out as much and letting the cold wet days get to us more than they should.

A date night in our house was long over due.  Daddy and I spend a lot of time at our computers which is sadly the downside of being me being a blogger and my husband being a software engineer.  It felt like we were due to spend sometime nurturing our relationship. Now that autumn is here, TV gets a whole lot better and one of our favourite shows started on ABC this weekend.  We are huge Once Upon A Time fans, and have followed each series since it began.

Best Sofa to Buy For Your Personality Choosing the best sofa for your home is a big decision and one you need to spend some getting right. Buying large sofas for the family should be a relatively easy, exciting experience. But, more often than not, the process of purchasing a couch is much more frustrating than it needs to be, especially when you go into a furniture store instead of purchasing online. Before you start looking through endless online images, Pinterest boards or visiting sofa showrooms like Multiyork take a

A while ago I wrote a series of posts called Thinking Thin.  They documented the success of my weight loss journey over 2/3 months.  Then I fell of the wagon.  Familiar with anyone?  It was directly related to incidents in my life that affected my confidence and self esteem, and it’s taken me a long time to bounce back. Since writing the last post, the wagon well and truly left the station partly due to lack of organisation and partly due to state of mind.  It’s such a viscous circle

You’ve read those posts haven’t you?  The ones that tell you to follow your dreams, be who you want to be and that you’re the master of your own destiny.  They pop up all over the place every new year, well written and crafted words to inspire and motivate, right? Don’t get me wrong, there are some great posts out there in the ‘new you’ genre,  but chasing your dreams or making significant life change isn’t a simple process. You’re not going to wake up one day and be a (insert

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