Tips for Driving Safely This Winter

As the temperatures continue to dip closer to freezing and snow threatens, it is important to remember how to drive safely this winter. There are several things you can do to prevent accidents and breakdowns over the winter months. It is also important to remember to book your MOT as soon as possible to give you peace of mind that your vehicle is in proper working order and complies to...

Marriage After Divorce – Lessons Learnt From A First Marriage

When I married Ed in September 2017, it wasn’t the first time I had been a bride. I was married to someone else a few years before and it didn’t work out. I feel that there is a bit of a stigma around getting married more than once, especially for somebody my age, so I wanted to confront the taboo around the breakdown of a marriage and discuss the positives...

5 Ways You Can Transform Your Garden

I am quite possibly one of the least green fingered people I know. My mum has always loved getting out into the garden and transforming the space with different plants and flowers, tending to them during the year so that her garden always looks lovely. I am the sort of person who will be given a plant and before the week is out, that plant is no longer. When we...

Benjamin at 2 Years – An Update

Benjamin turned two back in October and I realised I hadn’t posted an update in awhile so thought it would be nice to catch you up with how he’s developing. If you are interested in following his journey, you can see regular updates from when he was born. Here’s what’s been going on in his life lately. Moving  Benjamin confidently climbs up and down stairs, will run around and walk...

5 Tips for Moving House with Young Children

Since having my first child eight years ago, I have moved house a grand total of six times! That’s a lot of moving around in a relatively short period of time and I have managed to pick up a fair bit of experience over the years. If you are planning on moving house with young children, these are the five tips I have learnt along the way. Get Them Involved ...

Hosting My First Dinner Party with La Belle Assiette and Jilly’s Kithchen UK

Something incredibly exciting happened last week. I hosted my first dinner party for friends and I felt like a proper grown up. I had been talking about having a dinner party to Ed since we moved in two years ago but we never got around to it. After La Belle Assiette, an online private chef company, got in touch asking if I would be interested in hosting a validation dinner...

Finding the Perfect Gift for Valentine’s Day

The most romantic date in the calendar is almost upon us and, whether you love or hate Valentine’s Day, it’s hard to avoid the love hearts filling the shops over the next few weeks. I have put together this post to provide inspiration for finding the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day, whether you are looking for something traditional, quirky or practical, there’s something for everyone! Couple’s Romantic Joining Heart Keyring...

Marking National Handwriting Day with STABILO

Today, 23rd January, is National Handwriting Day (no, I wasn’t aware either until the lovely people at STABILO got in touch). With three young children, two of which are currently at school, I am keen to celebrate how important handwriting still is, even in this tech-savvy world we live in, so I have written this post, marking National Handwriting Day with STABILO to share the reasons why I am encouraging...

3 Items to Add to Your Desk to Make it More Personal

Many of us spend the majority of our working day at our desk, whether in an office or at home. It can be easy to feel frustrated and a little trapped in the same environment day after day but it is possible to make your desk feel more welcoming. I recently got a new desk and it’s been lovely setting it up and adding personal touches. Here are 3 items...