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...

Wedding Wednesday – Behind the Bride – Becca

This week I am joined by the lovely Becca from Becca Blogs it Out. Hi Becca, first of all, congratulations on your marriage! When was the big day? It’s been a while! We got married on New Year’s Eve in 2012.  Tell me a bit about yourself and your partner. When and where did you first meet? I’m Becca, I’m 34 and my husband, Karl is 35. We’ve been together...

What I’ve Learnt About SEO Through Blogging 

Before I started blogging, I didn’t really know anything about SEO. In fact, I wasn’t even entirely sure what the letters stood for. For anyone still in the dark, SEO stands for Search Engine Optimisation, which is basically all the backend work that goes on when putting together a blog post to ensure it ranks high in search engines, and allows for your post to do as well as it...

5 Reasons I Love Having Friends Who Blog 

When I first started blogging back in 2011, I was part of a big online group with lots of other girls who had also recently set up blogs. It was lovely to feel such a sense of community and I must admit, I struggled a bit when it came to setting up this blog in 2015 as I didn’t really know anybody else who was blogging at the time. Over...

Style – Trying to Regain My Clothing Confidence

Last week I made a rather large ASOS order. It was jam packed full of clothes for the new season, and I was really excited when the parcel was delivered, as I had picked a few things that would help update my autumn/winter wardrobe. I tried the clothes on at my mum’s house, so that she could help me decide on what suited me as Ed was away. One by...

Wedding Wednesday – Celebrating Our First Wedding Anniversary in Devon

Last Sunday marked a year since Ed and I got married in beautiful Santorini. Although we would have absolutely loved to have gone back for our anniversary, the dates just didn’t work out for us with Ed going back to work the next day, so instead we had booked a little weekend away in the UK so that we still had some time as just the two of us to...

Trying out Virtual Reality with Centre VR

In case you haven’t realised by now from reading my blog, I am the least likely person to enjoy anything to do with gaming. I haven’t owned any kind of gaming equipment since I had the Wii Fit and my mini PS2 (it was pink, so cliche). Although I did enjoy the odd game of Spyro and 40 Winks (such a fun game), I will be the first to put...

Mummy Mondays – Back to School, Back to Basics with ACE

Well, that’s it. The summer holidays have drawn to a close. Ed goes back today and the children are back tomorrow after one final inset day. The break this year has been quite jam packed, but we’ve also had some chilled out days at home to rest too. It’s been lovely, but I can’t deny I am looking forward to getting back into a routine. One of the things I...