Our Easter in County Durham 

So, last week I decided on the spur of the moment to join my mum and sister on a trip up north to spend Easter with my brother and his wife at their home in Chester-Le-Street, County Durham.  We set off at 4.30am on Friday morning and didn’t arrive until 1.30pm – lonnnnng journey! We went to the local park that afternoon. They had a mini fairground, which the children...

Budget Date Night Ideas 

So it turns out that going from full time to self employed at the same time as saving for a wedding means not having very much cash for anything else.  I’m a firm believer that it’s important to still find some quality time as a couple, especially when there are children involved.        Last night my mum kindly had the children overnight so that Ed and I were...

Wedding Planning – 18 Months to Go! 

So, having booked our wedding and sent out our invites to friends and family, there isn’t too much to do for a while as the wedding isn’t until next September and, with a destination wedding, there’s actually a lot less planning involved when you use a wedding planning company.    So far we’ve put together a spreadsheet of all the things we need to plan, book and buy and by...

Muay Thai Beginner Course Review 

Last year I tried out something a little different. I took a beginners course in Muay Thai with my sister. I was expecting to find it difficult but in fact, it was really fun and although challenging in places, we found this was good to keep us on our toes and it also really helped to keep us both in shape. Although it doesn’t look like it, boxing requires effort...

Carb Overload 

So, whilst I’ve been ill this past week, I’ve not been making the most sensible of food choices. As Ed has been unwell too, we haven’t felt much like cooking and we definitely haven’t felt like eating healthily. Instead, this past week seems to have been a complete carb fest, looking back on my food pictures (please tell me I’m not the only one who can’t start eating without taking...

Soap & Glory Lipstick Review – The Missing Pink 

So as you may remember from my previous lipstick review, I tend to play it safe a little when choosing lipsticks. However, after the success of Perfect Day, I decided to trust in the brand to find a new everyday lip colour and came across The Missing Pink.                    This is the perfect shade of pink. Not too subtle but not too bright and in your...