Food & Fitness Friday – What I Eat in a Day 

I often read posts from others where they say what exercise they do, they go over their fitness goals, but you don’t really see what it is they actually eat to get where they are. I’m by no means at the stage I want to be just yet, but I am feeling happier and healthier on a day to day basis and am starting to see results so I thought...

Beauty – A Beautiful Mother’s Day Gift 

On Sunday my eldest two children woke me up to a plate of bacon sandwiches (very much appreciated after drinking a few glasses of wine at our party the night before) and a huge gift bag filled with presents.  I was so grateful for such a thoughtful gift (although seeing a bottle of my favourite wine made my tummy flip a little), and I was most eager to discover the...

Wedding Wednesday – Behind the Bride – Maddy 

This week I’m chatting with the lovely Maddy from The Speed Bump about her recent wedding!  First of all, congratulations on your marriage! When was the big day? Thank you! The big day was on December 18th 2016. Tell me a bit about yourself and your partner. When and where did you first meet? We met through a theatre group. It’s quite funny, I was 13 and had just joined...

Mummy Mondays – Am I Coping with Three Children? 

It’s a Wednesday morning. I’m lying in bed feeding 5 month old Benjamin before I have to get up for the school run. Four year old Carly is lying next to me in the bed where she joined us at around 4am. Six year old Cameron comes in and clambers onto the bed excitably trying to engage with his baby brother, knocking him off my boob as he does so....

Food & Fitness Friday – A Pretty Muddy Challenge 

My best friend Kirsty has always motivated me in my fitness goals. I met her back when she was my fitness instructor and she helped me lose the baby weight for baby one and baby two.  By baby three she had moved on from her classes and now write a blog and runs a YouTube channel alongside working with natural beauty products.  I’ve been struggling to motivate myself this time...

Our Stroll Through the Deep Dark Wood – The Gruffalo Spotter Adventure at Moors Valley 

I am a huge fan of The Gruffalo, it’s one of my favourite books to read to the children and one of the only ones I find easy to get into the characters when reading out loud.  The children also love the story and Carly was absolutely ecstatic when I told her we were heading off to Moors Valley to meet the Gruffalo and go on the Interactive Gruffalo Trail! ...

Beauty – John Frieda Hair Care for Highlighted Hair

Having run out of conditioner (seriously, how does conditioner run out so much quicker than shampoo), I wanted to find a new one specially for highlighted blonde hair as I want my hair looking as good as possible in preparation for my hen, birthday and the wedding.  I came across the John Frieda range whilst doing the weekly food shop, and I managed to get a 3 for £10 offer,...

Wedding Wednesday – Saying Yes to the Dress 

With just over five months to go until our Santorini wedding, I was running out of time to find my wedding dress especially if I needed to order a dress in.  Fortunately I found my dress in the second shop I went in at the weekend and, as it was off the rack, I was able to take it away the same day.  With the experience still fresh in my...

Mummy Mondays – Benjamin at 5 Months Old 

I feel like such a bad mummy. I realised that since his one month update, I haven’t written much about Benjamin’s development on the blog at all. He turned five months on Saturday and although it’s a cliché, I don’t know where the time has gone! It seems like only a few weeks ago that I had him and now he’s nearly half a year old, it’s crazy!  Teething  Benjamin...

Food & Fitness Friday – 5 Things I’ve Done this Week to Reduce Bloating 

So the big day is finally *almost* upon us. I’m going wedding dress shopping tomorrow, and it’s something I’ve been building myself up for as I’m still not body confident following the birth of my third child back in October. I can’t put it off any longer though, with less than six months to go until the big day, I’m not leaving myself much time to find a dress!  So,...