Mummy Mondays – Dove Baby Range for Sensitive Skin Review

I’ve suffered from sensitive skin since I was a child. I used to have eczema, and it still flares up from time to time. When it comes to the children, and Benjamin especially, I try and find products that are sensitive enough for their young skin.  I’ve only ever used water wipes with Benjamin, as I don’t like the added ingredients other brands put in, and I’ve made sure not...

Food & Fitness Friday – Taco Bell Poole VIP Launch 

Ed and I are huge fans of Mexican food. When it comes to eating out, it’s generally a battle inside my head whether to pick Indian or Mexican, and lately Mexican has been winning.  I’m a big fan of Chiquitos, and I’m waiting with baited breath for the new Las Iguanas to be finished being built at the BH2 Leisure complex in Bournemouth but I actually didn’t realise that Taco...

Beauty – Sanctuary Bubble Sheet Mask Review 

I am a big fan of sanctuary products, and loved discovering more of the range over Christmas with my advent calendar. When I did my big Boots birthday beauty haul last week I was intrigued by their latest product – the charcoal bubble sheet mask. It was free when spending £10 or more on sanctuary products so I happily bought the charcoal thermal mask that I loved from the calendar...

Wedding Wednesday – Behind the Bride – Becki 

This week I have been speaking with Becki from The Mum from Brum about her lovely wedding on a tight budget. First of all, congratulations on your marriage! When was the big day? We got married in December 2013 – it was Friday the 13th and it rained. A lot. Tell me a bit about yourself and your partner. When and where did you first meet?  Hubby and I met...

Why Workplace Bullying is Never Ok

I’m pretty lucky, my current job, which I’m on maternity leave from is fairly relaxed. The work isn’t easy as such but it’s definitely less stressful and pressured than my last job at a very corporate brand new hotel. When I was at my desk I would have things to do, and then when I left I wouldn’t need to think about those things until I returned again the next...

Mummy Mondays – Baby-Led Weaning with Nuby UK

We had been planning on baby led weaning Benjamin at 6 months, even before he was born. I had gone down the more traditional route with the older two and started them on purees at around 4 months, but this time round I wanted to give baby led weaning a shot.  To prepare I read lots of other blogs on the subject, I bought myself the baby led weaning cookbook...

My Big Boots Beauty Birthday Haul

I’ve mentioned before that I find it hard to treat myself generally, however, for my birthday I was very fortunate to get a fair amount of birthday money and I decided that, as well as getting some new summer clothes, I would stock up on some beauty favourites and use the opportunity to try out some new products.  So, what did I buy?  Pearl Drops Pure White Whitening Treatment x...

Wedding Wednesday – Planning the Perfect Hen Weekend 

So, last weekend a few of my closest friends and female family members celebrated my hen and seriously, it was incredible. I tend to overthink things, build them up too much and then feel totally anticlimactic when they don’t live up to my expectations.  This didn’t happen. Every single part of the weekend was just as I hoped it would be, not to say things didn’t go slightly astray from...

28 Things I’ve Learnt in My 28 Years 

So today is my birthday (I may have mentioned it…). Nearing the end of my twenties, I’ve learnt a few things along the way. What better time than a birthday to reflect on the lessons life has taught me?  1. Quality beats quantity  I may not have that many friends, but the ones I do have are pretty blooming brilliant, it has to be said. I celebrated my hen last...

My Monthly Plans – May 

I’m writing this from my bed, where I’m recovering from my absolutely amazing but totally tiring hen weekend (I do also have a small self inflicted hangover, which is stopping me from getting up and enjoying the bank holiday Monday rain).  April, like most months this year, flew by, and my birthday month has come round quicker than ever. I’m really excited for this month as it begins with my...