Food & Fitness Friday – My Favourite Autumn Meals 

I can’t be the only one who was totally excited last week, when autumn officially started?  Although my depression has always tended to be worse during the colder months (blame those grey, dull skies), there’s such a sense of excitement when the leaves start to fall. There’s so much going on over the next few months for our family, and I’m feeling very positive.  One of the things I love...

My September Beauty Favourites 

I don’t usually write ‘favourites’ posts as I tend to just focus on more in-depth reviews, but with everything that’s gone on this month, getting married and then going straight into a brand new routine with Ed’s new job and the kids starting at school, it’s been fairly hectic and I’ve not found the time to sit down and write reviews of anything other than the Estée Lauder foundation.  I...

Wedding Wednesday – Behind the Bride – Katy 

For this week’s Behind the Bride, Katy from Katy Kicker shares her wedding day.  First of all, congratulations on your marriage! When was the big day? We got married on the 4th of June 2011. Feels like a lifetime ago now!  Tell me a bit about yourself and your partner. When and where did you first meet? My husband and I met when we worked together. He made a few funny...

My CBT Journey – Sessions 1-3 

I’ve mentioned in passing my anxiety diagnosis, but I’ve not focused too much on it until now – not because I was ashamed, but because I didn’t really understand very much about it. I didn’t really know much about my own illness, so I didn’t feel I was able to go into any real detail about it here.  Since I was diagnosed, I’ve come across so many people who have...

Mummy Mondays – How it Feels to Share Your Child 

I’ve put off writing this post for so long. I’ve previously talked about my daughter going to her dad’s house, but I haven’t really gone into too much detail about how it actually feels to share your child with an ex partner.  Going in to this, I’m aware that there are so many different situations out there when it comes to separated and divorced families, and I am by no...

Beauty – Estée Lauder Doublewear Review 

Before we flew out to Santorini I had been incredibly indecisive over whether or not to splash out and treat myself to the Estée Lauder Doublewear foundation.  I’d worn it for my first wedding, and it was hands down the most long lasting foundation I ever had on my face as well as having beautiful coverage. However, at just over £30 a bottle, it’s incredibly pricey for somebody like me,...

Wedding Wednesday – The Perfect Gift with Personalised Gifts Shop

I can’t believe how long ago our wedding seems already! Although it’s sad that it’s all over, I’m enjoying relaxing a little now we are married. The lead up to our big day was fairly stressful – a combination of issues with our wedding planning company and getting married in a country I’d never been to meant that I was constantly worried what could go wrong or that I might...

An Incredible Intergalactic Birthday 

Last week marked seven years since I became a mummy, as my eldest son Cameron had his seventh birthday.  Amongst a vast amount of Lego, because what seven year old doesn’t love Lego, one of his favourite gifts was a book from the makers of Lost my Name (rebranded as Wonderbly).  Cameron absolutely loved The Incredible Intergallatic Journey Home because it was personalised to be all about him! From the...

Mummy Mondays – Benjamin at 11 Months 

I’m not even going to go there, but 11 months… what?! Next month my baby boy turns one (which is absolutely mental), but for now, here’s an update on what he’s been achieving over the last month… Moving  Benjamin is still refusing to walk, despite us having caught him on more than one occasion stood completely unaided, only to plop back onto his bottom as soon as he realised we...

A Letter to my 18 Year Old Self on Her Birthday 

Emma, stop what you’re doing for a minute and listen. Right now you may feel a little overwhelmed, like things are going too fast, but in reality, this is nothing compared to the rollercoaster you’ll be getting on in a couple of years. Trust me, I’ve got a decade on you!  Yes, it may seem like life is too much right now, like you totally get what the Rembrandts were...