Trying Out the New Lunch Menu at India Cottage in Ringwood

Press Invite  A few weeks ago I was invited along with the Bournemouth Bloggers to try out the new lunchtime menu at India Cottage in Ringwood high street. Not a lot of Indian restaurants open for lunch, at least not locally, so I was excited to hear about the express menu available at India Cottage, providing the same delicious flavours that they are known for, in a condensed lunchtime menu,...

Experiencing a Missed Miscarriage and Surgical Termination of Pregnancy

I toyed with not writing this post because, let’s face it, it’s incredibly raw and personal. But then I remembered why I started writing a blog all those years ago, and how much it helped to get out in words the emotions when going through difficult or stressful life events (like when my first marriage ended or when we bought a house that needed renovating). So, here I am, writing...

5 Things You Business Just Cannot Succeed Without

Contributed Collaborative Post  Building a business to the point where it’s successful is no easy task. Indeed, there are several things every thriving business just cannot succeed without. Read on to find out what they are. A Good Product The first thing your business cannot do without is a good product. The issue is that many business people are confused about a good product. They tend to think a good...

Preparing Your Family And Home For A New Baby

Contributed Collaborative Post  If you have recently found out you’re expecting a new baby then there could be many things flying around your head. If you already have children you might panic that they won’t have enough of your time with a newborn around. Having more than one child is all about time management and it can be done. The most important thing to remember is not to burn yourself out,...

How Hiking can Boost Wellness

Contributed Collaborative Post Health has been a focus for lots of us so far this decade, in terms of physical fitness and our mental well-being, as the sport perfectly balances stimulation and restfulness. Suitable for most abilities and completely free, hiking is something that almost everyone can enjoy. Discover how this simple activity helps to boost wellness and how you can get started. 1. Better Physical Fitness Walking is a...

Tips for Designing a Functional His & Hers Bathroom

Contributed Collaborative Post A ‘his & hers’ bathroom allows two people to make use of the same bathroom space at the same time. It’s great for reducing waiting times, especially during the early morning rush. A bathroom of this kind will usually include two separate sinks, placed side by side. However, the concept might extend further, with different parts of the room being devoted to different members of the household....

How To Create a Stargazing Sanctuary

Contributed Collaborative Post The UK is extremely lucky for the incredible night skies we get to enjoy all year round. While many of us might rightfully begrudge the cloudy skies that often dampen the potential of a night’s stargazing, the clear skies we do get are all the more worth it. Our national parks are naturally the best places to go for getting the least-obstructed view, but what if you...

Looking After Your Mental Health During Divorce

Contributed Collaborative Post Divorce is a challenging and emotionally taxing process that can significantly impact your mental health. The process can be long, draining, and stressful – often leaving individuals feeling overwhelmed. Trying to keep it all together, especially if there are children involved, can be really difficult, so here are a few things to remember to keep looking after your mental health. Professional Support Engaging with professionals can provide...

Embracing Your Style: Your Rules, Your Way

Contributed Collaborative Post Ever felt like you’re just wearing what everyone else is, ticking the boxes of the latest trends rather than actually loving what you’ve got on? If yes, it’s time to break free! Finding and owning your personal style is one heck of a liberating move. Trust me, it’s not about tossing every fashion mag out the window but more about figuring out which bits of those trends...