Mother’s Day at Lush Bournemouth

•Press event• Last week I headed over to an exclusive Bournemouth Bloggers event at Lush in Bournemouth for a showcase of their Valentine’s and Mother’s Day ranges. It was a great chance to get the knowledgeable staff to themselves and have the whole place to ourselves to explore and get hands on with the ranges. I have attended a few previous events at Lush in Bournemouth, and I knew it...

Styling up High Waisted Jeans

Sponsored Post  If you are a regular reader, you may remember I mentioned my main goal for 2020 was to work on finding ‘myself’ including working on my own personal style. Although I am now in my thirties, and a mum of three, I don’t want these things to define me or my style. I am consciously trying to work with clothes that highlight the areas of my body I...

Experiencing the Renaissance Treatment at Lush Spa Poole

•Press Visit• As much as I attempt to practise self-care, lately I have had a lot going on behind the scenes at home and it has left me feeling stressed out and overtired. Fortunately I had been invited along to the Lush Spa in Poole to experience their new treatment, Renaissance prior to its launch this Friday 14th February across the Lush Spas in the UK. It came at a...

A Valentine’s Day Makeup Look with No7

•Features gifted items• Whether you love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is almost upon us and love is in the air. I am a big fan of Valentine’s, personally, and am looking forward to celebrating the day with Ed, even if we are just staying in and having a meal and some wine this year. I have been playing around with some makeup that was sent to me from...

How Flexible Working Allowed Me to Return to Work

A couple of years ago I wrote a post about how I wanted to go back to work, but that it didn’t make financial sense for me to do so. Following the birth of my youngest son, I just couldn’t afford to pay for the nursery fees it would incur to return to my previous job as an event coordinator at a local hotel, even part time. I made the...

What to Expect from a Smear Test

Last Friday I had a pretty packed agenda for my day off. Amongst the swimming lesson, big food shop and house tidy was an appointment at my local doctors surgery for a smear test. I had received the letter inviting me along around Christmas and had booked up straight away for the next suitable appointment. I know for some people smear tests (also known as cervical screening) can be a...

Winter Morning & Evening Skincare Regimes

•Features gifted items• With all the dark mornings and gloomy weather, winter can be tough on your skin and leave you feeling less than glowing. I have been making a conscious effort to work harder on maintaining a skincare regime, and have recently been sent across some brilliant products that I now swear by, so I thought I would put together a little post to let you in on my...

Why We Need to Stop Talking Down to Older People

I am ashamed to say that, until last year, discrimination towards older people was something that I hadn’t really put much thought into. It wasn’t something that really affected me personally, as a woman approaching her thirties, and I just really didn’t have much experience of it directly. Then, whilst away in Somerset with my family, I happened to come across an older gentleman who had fallen off the pavement...

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas 2020

Features gifted items  Valentine’s Day, love it or hate it, right? I am firmly in camp love it, but I can totally see why it sometimes comes across as completely over the top. I have put together this gift guide, with the help of some lovely brands, to give alternative gift ideas for those who want to celebrate, whilst avoiding cliches. For those who need some TLC… Life can be...

Dinner with the Girls at Schpoons & Forx

•Gifted meal• It is not often I get the chance to have a girls night out these days so, when I was invited along to the Schpoons & Forx restaurant at the Hilton in Bournemouth with several of the other Bournemouth Bloggers, it was a nice chance to have a proper catch up over dinner and drinks. Those who have read the blog for a long time may know that...