Foodie Friday – My Favourite Comfort Meals 

So with colder weather approaching (hopefully anyway, being pregnant in heat is so not fun), I’m turning my mind to cosy nights in and what better way to feel toasty and warm than some yummy comfort foods. Here are my favourites: Sausage and Mash with Onion Gravy  This one is a bit cliche but I do love a good plate piled high with fluffy mash and some sausages, covered in...

Beauty – A Little Pre-Baby Pampering 

It may come as no surprise to regular readers, but my favourite local beauty salon is Hi-Therapies in Charminster, Bournemouth. I’ve been going there for a couple of years now and I always book in when I am in need of a pamper, usually when a special occasion is coming up.  With the birth of the baby looming ever closer, I wanted to have a little me time before my...

Wedding Wednesday – Lusting over Wedding Dresses

As I’m currently resembling a small whale (being 37 weeks pregnant will do that to you), I’m in no position to be wedding dress shopping right now.  In fact, I’ve decided not to even start until the end of February/beginning of March, to give me enough time to get my body back following giving birth. I want to feel comfortable and confident when I go wedding dress shopping and I...

Pregnancy – My Baby Shower

On Sunday I had my baby shower at a local hotel – The Cottonwood Boutique along Bournemouth seafront. As I’m a bit of a control freak when it comes to planning events (I guess it comes with the job description), I had planned everything down to the last detail.  On the day I arrived an hour before the start time with my mum, sister, sister in law and daughter to...

Monday Musings – Why I’m planning to Breastfeed 

With the baby due in just a few weeks now, we are almost completely ready for his arrival and have planned to some extent for him being here.  One of the decisions that was fairly easy for me was whether to bottle or breastfeed. I know there are huge debates out there on which is best, and this post really isn’t one of them. I am bringing no scientific evidence...

Foodie Friday – Why We Meal Plan 

I know, I know, I’ve missed the last couple of Foodie Friday posts *mentally slaps wrist*. I’ve been eating a lot of the same things lately and haven’t found the motivation to post.  However, I mentioned in a previous post that we buy our meat monthly from the local butcher, rather than buying meat at the supermarket. One of the main benefits of doing this, other than the reduced cost,...

Beauty – Post Baby Pamper Wishlist 

I swear I can’t go a post without mentioning my imminent labour… with under 4 weeks to go now you can’t really blame me and at least there’s now an end in sight! With baby’s arrival now so close, I’m looking ahead to when my body’s my own again and the products that would make me feel a bit more me (if only I had the spare money floating around...

Wedding Wednesday – Sit Down with a Supplier – Hillview Flowers 

Today’s Sit Down with a Supplier is with the lovely Danielle from Hillview Flowers based in Bournemouth, Dorset. I’ve met Danielle several times through work and loved having a catch up.  Hi Danielle, can you please explain what your company does?  My company offers all aspects of floristry, specialising in weddings and events. What are your top tips for couples? Top tips for couples when its comes to flowers is...

Pregnancy Diary – 36 Weeks 

So here I am, one week away from ‘term’, when it’s deemed safe for baby to arrive. After a few false alarms with awful braxton hicks, I’ve been worrying about baby coming too early but now, I’m worried for a whole other reason.  Now I’m getting nervous for the birth. In a way I’m like ‘bring it on’ – I know labour and child birth hurts, but it’s a pain...

Monday Musings – What We’re Watching this Autumn 

Although Autumn is the worst month statistically for those suffering with depression (Seasonal Affective Disorder especially is commonly worse as the days get shorter and the weather gets colder), I actually quite like it as a season.  I’m not a huge summer fan and the cosy nights in and Christmas shopping online really appeals to me more than heading off to the beach, avoiding wasps and getting sunburnt in places...