Mummy Mondays – Baby Nails Standard Mixed Pack Review 

One of the hardest parts of motherhood, for me at least, has always been trying to cut the nails of a squirming baby who seems intent on having a finger cut off.  Baby scissors, although cuter looking than standard nail scissors, still resemble a weapon when holding your wriggly bundle of joy. I try and avoid cutting Benjamin’s nails as much as possible, but when his favourite game is grabbing...

A Little Father’s Day Message for Ed 

I wanted to write a post today, because I don’t think I show Ed how much I appreciate him. It’s easy to live day to day, when you’re in a relationship, where you get by, without showing somebody how much they mean to you. It’s easy to take somebody for granted, to not let them know how you really feel.  Father’s Day is a hard one since having children myself....

Food & Fitness Friday – Coming to Terms with My Post Baby Body 

This is one of the hardest posts I’ve ever written. I feel silly even typing that, but it’s true. I’ve bared my deepest darkest thoughts in posts on my blog, talking about depression, anxiety and abuse, and yet it’s a post about my post baby body which has me hovering over the publish button.  I’ve managed to lose my baby weight since having my third baby back in October last...

Beauty – The Ugly Face of Beauty 

I had planned to write a post about my ongoing hunt for the best foundation. It was going to fairly lighthearted, but something happened last week which I wanted to write about, that I felt was important to bring to light.  If you read my post last week you’ll know that the Revlon Colorstay had left a lot to be desired and I didn’t think it was the right foundation...

Wedding Wednesday – Our Santorini Wedding – 11 Weeks to Go

How is it already less than three months to go until our wedding? Time is going by so quickly and I’m actually panicking a little about things we haven’t done yet.  The main advancement this week has been contact from our wedding coordinator in Santorini. We had been made aware that they don’t start plans until a few months prior to the wedding, but I still found it hard not...

My Thoughts on the Olympus PEN E-PL8 

I had planned to write a post back at the start of the year with my thoughts about the Olympus PEN E-PL7, but then through a series of events I ended up upgrading to the E-PL8 last month. The two cameras are ultimately very similar, with the main addition to the latest model being the video editing features. I love both cameras, but will focus on the E-PL8 for the...

Mummy Mondays – Teether Baby & Child Clothing Review

I’m a bit of a creature of habit when it comes to buying clothes for the kids. I usually end up in Sainsbury’s when they have their 25% sale on TU clothing and I stock up. Don’t get me wrong, their clothes are brilliant and I have had no issues with the quality, but I have noticed that the children end up wearing the same as lots of other children....

Food & Fitness Friday – llaollao Natural Frozen Yogurt Flagship Store Opening in Bournemouth 

If, like me, you love something cold and delicious as soon as summer rolls around but you feel guilty eating all the ice cream, you’ll be pleased to know that popular overseas frozen yogurt franchise llaollao is opening their flagship store in Bournemouth tomorrow!  The company, which focuses on incorporating as many fresh and natural ingredients as possible into their frozen treats, are hugely popular in Europe and Asia and...

Food & Fitness Friday – Celebrating Father’s Day with bakerdays – Review & Giveaway 

Ed is notoriously hard to buy gifts for. With his birthday only a couple of weeks away, and Father’s Day just beforehand, I was struggling for ideas of what I could get him from the children.  Fortunately, bakerdays got in contact and offered to send us one of their signature letterbox cakes for Father’s Day. I hadn’t previously heard of bakerdays but I was sold by the concept of getting...

Beauty – Revlon Colorstay Foundation Review 

Like many other women, I’m on the hunt for the holy grail of foundations. I’ve not got a huge budget when it comes to makeup, so as much as I’d love the high end brands I can’t justify the cost.  When I saw that Revlon’s Colorstay was apparently a dupe for the Ester Lauder Doublewear foundation I figured I had nothing to lose. I had picked up a sample of...