5 Methods to Combat Depression & Generalised Anxiety

I make no secret of the fact that I live with a mental illness. My first episode of depression happened when I was twelve years old. I was going through a lot at the time including the death of my beloved grandad, and I really struggled to cope with all the strong emotions I was feeling. Talking therapies helped at the time and I have used them when I have...

A Morning of Total Relaxation at the Christchurch Harbour Hotel

Isn’t January a bit of a rubbish month? Who decided to make the first month after the Christmas break last for what seems like forever? Couldn’t we have a nice short month like February to ease us back into things? Fortunately I was invited along with some of the Bournemouth Bloggers to the Christchurch Harbour Hotel for a morning of relaxation in their brilliant HarSpa, which has recently had its...

Wedding Dress Styles: How To Make Sure Your Dress Is Completely You

How can a bride ever make their big dress decision?  Most girls dream about their big day for as long as they can remember.  Then when it comes around to it, it can end up being a lot more work than imagined.  Choosing a dress turns out to be a mammoth task, with the huge amount and range of wedding dress styles out there today.  The best thing to do...

Getting into Gear for the New Year with Beautify

At the start of a new year I always feel so motivated. I write out my goals for the year and I want to get straight into action and start achieving them. Then January seems to drag on and on and that motivation starts ebbing away. Working from home is brilliant but it is also really difficult when the weather is cold and all you feel like doing is curling...

How Do You Make Friends as an Adult? The Google Search I Was Ashamed Of Making

Somebody new has started coming to the messy play class I attend with Benjamin each week. Her son is only a few months older than Benjamin and she has daughters who are the same ages as Cameron and Carly. I know all this because we sat and spoke for a little while during the class today. However, I would never have had the confidence to strike up the conversation myself....

Portrait Photography: Why You Should Invest In Professional Family Photos

There is no denying that there is something very special about portrait photography, that a smartphone just can’t capture.  The high quality and the setting play a role in this, yes. But really it is the people, the families, the beautiful children, that make portrait photographs so magical.  Going to a studio for portrait photography is an experience in itself too. It’s a chance for all the family to get...

5 Reasons Why Popcorn Shed is My New Favourite Snack

Yes, I know, January is meant to be all about jumping back on the health wagon and limiting carbs and calories in a bid to get that elusive bikini body for the summer but this year I am avoiding that. Sure, I am making healthier choices, eating a few less cakes and a few more vegetables but generally speaking I follow the mindset of a little of what you fancy...

Prioritising Pampering in January

The buzz word of 2018 was self-care but, unlike some fads, the self-care trend is one that is worth sticking with as we enter 2019. Self-care can mean different things to different people but, generally speaking, it is about taking care of yourself. One way to do this is to take time to pamper yourself and, if ever there was a month which needed extra pampering, it would be January...

3 Reasons Why You Should Spend New Year in Disneyland Paris

If you follow me on social media, you won’t have been able to miss the fact that my family and I spent a few days over the new year in Disneyland Paris. Disneyland has been my happy place since I first went as a child and, although I can’t afford to go as often as I would like now I have children of my own, I absolutely love to go...