5 Last Minute Ways to Celebrate the New Year

Every year you plan to be prepared for New Year’s Eve, to celebrate in the most awesome way, and every year you end up slumped on the sofa with a lukewarm glass of sparkling wine watching the fireworks on TV. Sometimes it’s the nights which aren’t carefully laid out in advance that are the most memorable so don’t worry if you’ve left it a bit late, there’s still time to...

My Goals for 2018 – Lifestyle

It’s that time of the year again when everyone starts laying out their New Years resolutions and the cynical amongst us roll their eyes and scoff at the idea of ‘starting afresh’ and ‘turning a new page’. What’s wrong with using this new year as an excuse to make some changes to how you want things to be? When it comes to my life, its always been a bit of...

Merry Christmas Everybody!

Eeeek, it’s Christmas!! Well, obviously. I’m not sure if anybody actually reads blogs on Christmas Day, I would guess not… but I just wanted to wish all of my readers a very merry Christmas! I’ve scheduled posts in advance for over the Christmas period so that I can take a much needed break off with my family at this time. I hope you are all enjoying this very special day...

Foodie Friday – Level8 Festive Afternoon Tea – The Bournemouth Bloggers Christmas Meet-Up

Something very exciting happened last month. The lovely girl who ran Bournemouth Bloggers, Freya, announced she was moving to London and she handed the day to day running of the network over to myself. I have some really exciting ideas for the group going into 2018 but first of all I wanted to meet up with some of the members for a chance to chat about what they want from...

Style – Beating the Winter Blues with LOTD

I’ve been stuck in a bit of a style rut for a while. Although I’ve been wanting some new clothes for some time now, I tend to restock the kids’ wardrobes before my own. When Manchester based clothing company LOTD (Look of the Day) contacted me asking if I would be interested in collaborating on a post, I headed straight onto their site to see what I would like to...

Wedding Wednesday – Behind the Bride – Jenna

This week I have been chatting to Jenna from Then There were Three about her wedding. Hi Jenna! First of all, congratulations on your marriage! When was the big day?  The big day was on the 23rd of October 2015. Tell me a bit about yourself and your partner. When and where did you first meet? A friend messaged me in 2013 asking if I was seeing anyone which I...

My CBT Journey – Sessions 7-10

So something huge has happened, I have finished my ten sessions of CBT and I actually feel that my anxiety is so much more settled than it was when I started a few months ago at the end of summer. My therapist actually suggested she sign me off during session nine, as I was so much happier, had been overcoming all my obstacles and the whole process seemed to draw...

Mummy Mondays – Christmas Traditions for our Children

I’ve always loved Christmas – it’s such a brilliant time of the year where everybody come together and worries are temporarily forgotten. Since becoming a Mum, Christmas has become even better. These days the run up to Christmas for me involves watching Arthur Christmas on repeat, putting together a gingerbread house (that none of our family even like eating because the kids like decorating it with sweets) and stuffing a...

5 Things to Do This Weekend to Make You Excited for Christmas

So, we’re halfway through December already. If you’re anything like me, you peaked a little early with the Christmas preparations and your Christmas cheer is a little lacking… Here are 5 things to do this weekend to give your Christmas spirit it’s second wind! Go for Festive Drinks Ok, so festive drinks are pretty much the same as non-festive drinks if you aren’t a mulled wine fan like myself, but...