Wedding Wednesday – Behind the Bride – Gemma

This week for the Behind the Bride series, I have been talking with Gemma, who blogs at Yorkshire Mum of Four. Hi Gemma, first of all, congratulations on your marriage! When was the big day? We got married in May 2017. Tell me a bit about yourself and your partner. When and where did you first meet? Craig is a lorry driver, he loves gaming and reading comics. I enjoy looking at...

Experiencing the Solent Forts – Unique Luxury Hotels out at Sea

There are certain moments in blogging which stand out for me. When I set up my very first blog seven years ago, when I first collaborated with a brand, going self hosted, registering as self-employed and then there are opportunities like the one I experienced yesterday. I was invited to join a few other bloggers on a day out with Solent Forts to experience their luxury hotels first hand and...

Planning a Trip to Disneyland Paris with Children over Christmas

Those who know me will know that I am a big Disney fan. I have always loved the magic of Disney, and I have been fortunate enough to have gone to Disneyland Paris quite a few times throughout my childhood. I have also been able to take my own children to Disney a few times in recent years and let me tell you, Disney with kids is a whole new...

Foodie Friday – Quick and Easy Lunch Ideas for Freelancers

I wasn’t entirely sure about the title for this post. I don’t think you have to be a freelancer to enjoy the lunch ideas I am sharing, but equally I think you do need to either work from home, or work somewhere with access to cooking facilities in order to create the lunches so I figured I would stick with it… I am by no means at all a good...

Beauty – Are Primark Nails Worthy of the Hype?

I have a confession to make, one that probably isn’t surprising for anybody who watches my instagram stories and often sees the state of my nails on a daily basis. I am a nail biter. I try really hard not to bite them, but when I get stressed out (which seems to be all the time lately) I resort to biting them and, as a result, my nails are very...

Travel – The Unexpected Costs of Cruising

I don’t know why, but I hesitated to post this as I was a little concerned about any potential backlash for what is essentially quite a negative post about cruising. The cruising community seems quite tight knit, and the general consensus seems to be that cruising is amazing, and I felt that saying anything to go against this might not be taken too well. But, as always, I want to...

Creating a Canvas Print with Tesco Photo

I am a huge fan of photos. I love taking them, being in them (if prepared!) and looking back through them to get a little hit of nostalgia. Which is why, when I was offered to try out the photo printing services with Tesco, I jumped at the chance. I decided to create one of their photo canvases, as we only actually have one canvas up on display currently in...

Mummy Mondays – The Ultimate Girly Gift Guide with GirlZone

I don’t know why but every year I really struggle when it comes to gift ideas for the children’s friends. With two of them in school now, there are generally lots of party invites throughout the year and each time I end up panic buying something from the supermarket the day before. This year I am really trying to think ahead and put together a stash of gifts for both...

Foodie Friday – Quick & Simple Family Meals with a Halogen Oven

I’ve put together something a little different for you this week. Although I enjoy going out and visiting lots of local restaurants, I am also a big fan of eating together at home as a family. Luckily Ed’s job allows him to be home with us early enough for us all to eat together and, as the weather gets colder, I am looking forward to lots of comforting meals to...

Beauty – Celebrating the Launch of Temple Spa at the Bluewater Spa in Bournemouth with Sunny Bird PR

I am a huge fan of a good spa day but, with the three young children, I don’t get the chance to enjoy them very often. I was really pleased to be invited along to an event at the Connaught Hotel’s Bluewater Spa to celebrate their partnership with leading beauty skincare brand Temple Spa. My sister has previously stayed at the hotel and said how lovely it is there, but...