5 Things I’ve been Doing to Mentally Prepare Myself for Our Long Haul Flight

Ok, so you may have heard me saying that I’m more than a little nervous for our trip to Mexico next week, as I am claustrophobic and the idea of being stuck on a plane that I can’t get off of for 11 hours each way fills me with dread. You may ask why on earth, if I feel so strongly about this, would we decide to go to Mexico...

Beauty – Pre-Holiday Beauty Checklist

So, we go on honeymoon a week today (in case you‘ve somehow missed me talking about it in almost every post over the last few weeks). It’s safe to say I’m pretty excited (but nervous too, as I’m not a good flyer). To help me relax, and to be confident out in Mexico, I’ve been having a bit of a pre-honeymoon pamper and I’ve put together a checklist for anybody...

Wedding Wednesday – Finding the Perfect Wedding Gift Online

Wedding season is almost upon us once more, and with it comes the worry of what to buy as a gift for the happy couple. I absolutely love weddings, having worked as a wedding & events coordinator previously, but I haven’t actually ended up as a guest to many. For our wedding, we used a gift list service, but if the couple don’t have one in place, it can be...

Planning Parties with Paperless Post

I only ever really send a card through the post if I’m not able to see the recipient on their special occasion. Stamps are so expensive these days, and when we sent out our wedding invites last year I was shocked how the costs added up, and we spent a small fortune just letting people know about our celebration. We are a family who love a good party – Ed...

Mummy Mondays – Starting a Spring/Summer Wardrobe with La Coqueta

I don’t want to jinx anything, but it seems like Spring is finally coming around, and the weather is starting to warm up. The lighter, brighter days have got me dreaming of summer, and our very first cruise with the children this July. We are heading off to Northern Europe with MSC, and I am excited but a little apprehensive as well as this type of a holiday is all...

Testing Out the Odeon Experience with Bh2 Leisure

On Sunday, myself and Louise were invited along to Odeon at Bh2 Leisure to see the new Peter Rabbit film and experience the service that puts Odeon ahead of their competitors when it comes to a visit to the cinema. Louise’s little boy hadn’t been to the cinema before, but Carly was quick to put him at ease, chatting away on the car journey. When we arrived at the cinema,...

Beauty – My New Age-Delaying Skincare Saviours from sk:n

With my 29th birthday fast approaching, and the rather scary realisation that I’m almost in my thirties now, I’ve been making an effort with my skincare more. Gone are the days I would whip off my makeup with a face wipe and call it a day, now my bedtime and morning skincare routine is a little more complex. Over the past few weeks I’ve been using two of the bestsellers...

Wedding Wednesday – Behind the Bride – Sarah

This week’s Behind the Bride is with Sarah, of Whimsical Mumblings. Hi Sarah, first of all, congratulations on your marriage! When was the big day? Thank you! We got married on 27th August 2016! It was a beautiful sunny day! Tell me a bit about yourself and your partner. When and where did you first meet? It’s not some beautifully romantic, rom-com inspired story I’m afraid. We had heard about...

Mummy Mondays – Changing Things Up with the Mia Tui Jennie

I have a confession to make. Ever since summer last year, we’ve been using a Primark beach bag in place of a proper changing bag. Seriously. It’s old, it’s pretty smelly these days, and it looks absolutely ridiculous, especially when you’re lugging it around in the depths of winter. I knew I needed a change (pun intentional). When Mia Tui, whose excellent Matilda-Mae handbag was featured in my Mother’s Day...