Home Renovation Lust Haves

•Sponsored Post• I have shared before that we are currently renting, with plans to buy in the near future. Over the past year or so I have been following home accounts on Instagram, including that of a good friend, and I have definitely come around to Ed’s idea of buying somewhere that we can renovate to really make it our own. Taking things slowly has given me a proper chance...

A Tranquil Afternoon at Sculpture by the Lakes

•Press Visit• Last Friday, I was invited along for my first press event since lockdown began back in March. The trip was organised by Darren Northeast PR and Bournemouth Bloggers, and was a chance for me to safely get used to visiting local attractions again, as lockdown restrictions begin to ease. Sculpture by the Lakes is a total hidden gem, situated just outside of Dorchester, and within a 45 minute...

Experiencing a Virtual Skin Consultation with Lush Bournemouth

•Press Experience• Last week I was invited to trial a new service offered by Lush Bournemouth. Although their shops have reopened, with the relaxation of lockdown regulations, it is not possible to offer some of the face to face services at this time, so the team have taken their consultations online, offering virtual skin consultations for those who would like to find out a little more about the products Lush...

Coping with Social Anxiety as Lockdown Eases

Here’s the thing, I think I have coped so well with my anxiety up until this point because actually, all my fears, my worries and concerns that I had before Covid-19 hit were suddenly shared by the majority when lockdown started. Suddenly it wasn’t weird or abnormal to not want to go out and be around people, it was celebrated as being the right thing. In fact, the government told...

Books I Have Been Reading Since Lockdown

I haven’t written one of these posts in a long while, so I thought I would share with you some of the books that I have been reading during lockdown. I actually went to our local library a few days before lockdown started, as I knew that the libraries would be closing imminently and I wanted to be stocked up. The librarian was really lenient with the amount of books...

Things to Consider When Registering as Self Employed

•Sponsored post• I first registered as self-employed when I was in my early twenties and struggling to find a job in the wedding industry which would work around my two young children. I had no idea what I was doing, no business plan and no real idea of how I would succeed. Long story short, my business never got off the ground and I ended up closing it and going...

My Thoughts on the iPhone 11 Pro Max

About a month into lockdown, I managed to get myself a slightly early upgrade on my phone contract and finally got my hands on the iPhone 11 Pro Max. I knew that I wanted a big phone, having become accustomed to the iPhone 8 Plus, so the 11 Pro Max was the obvious choice, when looking to upgrade only 6 months prior to Apple’s new release. With smartphone contracts so...

Planning a Post Lockdown UK Spa Break

Sponsored Post  Although I don’t tend to travel many times a year, I do enjoy exploring new places and the escapism a holiday brings. One of the strangest things about the current pandemic is the effect it has had on travel. So far, Ed and I have missed out on a trip to Santorini in May and a weekend away in Amsterdam, which we were due to go on for...

The 3 Jumpsuit Styles I’m Currently Loving

•Sponsored post featuring gifted clothing•  I admit, I have had a bit of a love hate relationship with jumpsuits and playsuits in the past. On the one hand, they are so easy to throw on and can look stylish with minimal effort required. On the other hand, they can be an absolute nightmare when you’ve had one too many cocktails and are attempting to go to the toilet. I have...

Five Blogs You Should Read Right Now

Although my blog covers a whole range of topics, I don’t tend to specialise in one area above the others. In some ways this ‘jack of all trades’ persona has made it harder to stand out and to gain a following, without a specific niche, but I also love how much freedom I have in what I want to write about. Today I thought I would share with you some...