All Change! 

It feels like I’ve not blogged in forever. As I mentioned previously, everything pretty much changed in my life around the same time so I’ve been taking a bit of time out to transition and try and get everything straight again before concentrating on my writing.  In the past few weeks I’ve left my stressful, full time job and started a new job which is much calmer, much more ‘me’...

Our Wedding Invites – The Wedding Parcel 

As soon as we started planning a destination wedding abroad, I knew that I wanted passport style invites for our guests. Luckily Ed agreed they looked pretty cool so, once our wedding was booked and confirmed, I got straight on the Internet to search for a company to make the invites for us.  I struggled a fair bit to find someone affordable, especially based in the UK and not stipulating...

I’m 26 with 2 kids and I Wouldn’t Change a Thing 

When I was younger, like most people, I would think about the future and how I saw things panning out for me. I imagined the man of my dreams coming along and whisking me off my feet, marrying me in some grand wedding before settling down and having four kids, all alongside a glittering career.  Turns out, like a lot of people, my life didn’t quite go to plan… When...

Why Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful” Perfectly Sums up my Mental Illness 

“Every day is so wonderful then suddenly, it’s hard to breathe”… Having suffered from depression since I was twelve, you could say I’ve had some time to ponder how it makes me feel. The thing that I find most difficult, even as someone who is fairly good with words, is trying to get other people to understand how this illness makes you feel. A lot of the time I just...

All Fired Up – Pottery Painting Cafe – Review 

For my sister’s birthday the weekend before last, we went to All Fired Up in Bournemouth town centre to paint some pottery. Having been there before, we knew what to expect, and we weren’t disappointed. The cafe provides the perfect base for friends/families to come and relax, paint something and have food and drink if they want.  It is advisable to book, especially for a Saturday as when we got there...

Happy Valentine’s Day! 

I’ll admit it, I am a total sucker for Valentine’s Day. I am a romantic person so naturally I love any excuse to bring out the hearts and flowers.  Since I met Ed, we have begun a little tradition where he surprises me with an activity for valentines. Last year he took me horse riding, my first time, and I loved it. It was the sweetest thing anyone has ever...

Soap & Glory Lipstick Review – Perfect Day

I am one of those girls who find a lipstick shade that works for them and sticks with it, never experimenting for fear of looking silly. I do occasionally go for a bright red lip on a night out, but inevitably it ends up with me looking like a vampire who just had a sneaky snack halfway through the evening.  Before my sister’s birthday last weekend, I decided enough was...

Learning About Neal’s Yard 

One of my best friends Kirsty is a representative for Neal’s Yard and, as I’ve mentioned before, this is not something I know much about. I’m a little ashamed to say I have never really thought or cared much about using natural beauty products before but as Kirsty is a friend, I went along last Friday when she helped her friend Hayley launch herself as a representative into the business. ...