Why Should You Choose a Caravan Holiday in 2019?

While most people’s thoughts are currently focused on Christmas and the New Year, now is also the perfect time to start thinking about your holiday plans for the year ahead! 2019 will be here before you know it, and after the festivities of the Christmas period have ended, you will want something else to look forward to, right? No matter when or where you choose to go, holidays present the...

Acknowledging Grief at Christmas

Losing a loved one at any time of year is hard but there is something about December and the anticipation that Christmas brings that made the death of my beloved Grandad seventeen years ago today seem all the more devastating. My grandad had cancer of the oesophagus, which attacked hard and fast and left him, at the end of his life, unable to eat, drink or even swallow. Seeing such...

Mummy Mondays – Encouraging Good Oral Hygiene Early

I have always been quite nervous about going to the dentist. I had to have several fillings, teeth taken out and a brace fitted as a child and it has made me wary about going for check ups. I don’t want this fear to be passed onto the children, but I also want to do everything I can to ensure they have good oral hygiene to hopefully prevent issues with...

5 Things I Love About December

I know, I know, Christmas is all I can talk about lately but, as a huge fan of the festive season, I wanted to share the five things I love about December. I have mentioned in the past that I suffer with my mental health, and I have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which means that I find autumn and winter hard as the days get shorter and the weather can...

Beauty – How Painful is an Epilator?

I think my pain threshold is generally quite high. I have given birth to three children, had nine tattoos and regularly have my eyebrows waxed. I had heard that epilating was really painful, but how bad could it really be? Recently I was sent the Silk-epil 9 SensoSmart epilator from Braun and I decided to put it to the test and find out the answer to the question how painful...

Wedding Wednesday – Behind the Bride – Beccy

This week’s Behind the Bride is with Beccy from Raucous by Nature! Hi Beccy, first of all, congratulations on your marriage! When was the big day? We got married on May 4th 2013. The other half is a big Star Wars fan.  Tell me a bit about yourself and your partner. When and where did you first meet? We actually met online – on a dating website. He mentioned a...

Mummy Mondays – Our First Real Christmas Tree

I think it is probably clear by now that I am a huge fan of Christmas. I start getting excited as soon as Halloween is over and I always without fail have my tree up by December 1st. This year, I was fortunate enough to be sent a Christmas tree from The Christmas Forest and it was extra exciting for me as it was actually my first ever real Christmas...

A New Forest NativiTEA at The Bell Inn

I never used to be a big fan of afternoon tea but lately I am a complete convert. There is something so cosy about an afternoon tea at this time of year, enjoyed with friends and good conversation so I was delighted to be invited along with the Bournemouth Bloggers to the launch event for The Bell Inn’s festive NativiTEA. The Bell Inn is situated in the heart of the...

Style – Winning at Twinning this Winter with Debenhams

The temperature has significantly dropped over the past week or so and our family days out at the weekends have required layering up to keep ourselves warm. When Debenhams got in touch with me to ask if I would like to collaborate with them on their mini-me outerwear campaign I was really excited as it meant a lovely warm winter coat to wrap myself up in plus it was the...

Wedding Wednesday – The Five Planning Tools for Brides to Be

Wedding planning can be a stressful time. It can be difficult to know what to do first, when to book suppliers and where to go for inspiration. Having worked in the wedding industry previously, with first hand experience planning weddings, I wanted to share with you five planning tools for brides to be. These are where I go and tools I use for inspiration, guidance and advice when it comes...