Beauty – My Pre-Holiday Boots Haul 

As you may have gathered by now, I’m a huge fan of highstreet favourite Boots and I make all my beauty purchases from there. I’ve previously posted my money saving tips and other hauls, and I generally am a huge fan.  Just before we headed out to Santorini, I had a little splurge on some beauty bits and I wanted to share them.   Razors  I always buy these razors...

Wedding Wednesday – Behind the Bride – Emma 

By the time you’re reading this, I will be in sunny Santorini, preparing to get married myself. For this week’s Behind the Bride I wanted to speak with a special friend about her own wedding.  I met Emma when she photographed my first wedding, and I have kept in touch since as she’s such a lovely, laid back and down to earth girl.  As a wedding photographer herself, at Emma...

Keeping my Stress & Anxiety in Check with Thrive 

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I am living with depression and anxiety. I’ve had depression since I was twelve and have come to terms with it to a certain extent but my anxiety was only diagnosed in the last few months.  I first realised something was up when I was pregnant with Benjamin. I became convinced that something was wrong with my pregnancy. I was on edge...

Mummy Mondays – How to Blitz Nits & Other Nasties with Mumsnet 

Nits – the taboo subject which plagues those with nursery and school age children. One of the things I dislike is how parents seem intent to shame those who have the misfortune of having them. School parenting forums are rife with accusatory posts and boasts of how their children are ‘nit free’.  The witch hunt approach is not helpful, we should be building each other up, not tearing each other...

Food & Fitness Friday – My Post Baby Weight Loss 

I’ve already covered some of my weight loss techniques in my breastfeeding alongside weight loss post but I wanted to share the end result.  When I was pregnant with Benjamin, I went up to around 12 stone. After I gave birth, I was around 11 stone and feeling very self conscious with how my body shape had changed during my third pregnancy.  When I had Carly back in 2012, I...

Beauty – The L’Oréal Full Restore Range 

Since having Benjamin, like a lot of mums, I’ve suffered from post partum hair loss. Clumps of hair will come out in the shower and it’s made me feel quite anxious.  With the wedding coming up, I was getting very disheartened by how broken my hair was looking. I was also fed up with getting product build up, which was leaving my hair not only looking damaged but also greasy...

Wedding Wednesday – Our Santorini Wedding – One Week to Go!

I want to be more positive in this update, I really do, and I will be mostly but yet again we’ve had issues and stress from our wedding planners.  The latest saga was to do with an additional piece of legal paperwork we were told we would need, which would have caused huge issues and additional costs to have obtained in time to fly out. I spoke to solicitors and...

Mummy Mondays – Benjamin at 10 Months 

I have a 10 month old baby! It seems crazy that just over 10 months ago Benjamin was still inside me as I can’t imagine our life without him, but at the same time these last ten months have gone by in a blur.  Benjamin had his developmental check up a couple of weeks ago and, apart from the health visitor upsetting me by telling me I should no longer...

Mummy Mondays – The Milk Genie from Pumpables Review 

One of the things I thought about when I set myself the goal of breastfeeding Benjamin until a year old, having struggled to make it to six months with his older sister, was how I would still be able to go out and live my life around feeding. One of the things I found frustrating when breastfeeding my older two was how limiting it was at times.  Expressing is not...

Food & Fitness Friday – Where to Get the Best Cocktails in Bournemouth 

I’m a huge fan of a nice cold glass of Prosecco or Sauvignon Blanc but there’s something about summer which just makes me want to throw caution to the wind and order a cocktail. My all time favourite has to be a frozen strawberry margarita, but I’m also partial to a pornstar martini or the classic cosmopolitan.  If you’re visiting Bournemouth this summer, heading over for a hen do or...