How I Am Beating the January Blues

I have made no secret of the fact that I suffer with my mental health. I was first diagnosed with depression when I was twelve, and my doctor confirmed I had generalised anxiety disorder following Benjamin’s birth three three years ago. I have been taking antidepressants for my anxiety and low mood for just over a year, and they definitely help even out my emotions and give me the boost...

The Bargain IKEA Buy That is Saving Us a Fortune

Recently I headed over to our local IKEA, in Southampton, to pick up a new table for our lounge. It was only my second visit to IKEA, which surprises a lot of people as it seems to be a hugely popular shop these days. I wasn’t impressed initially as getting into the shop on a Sunday seemed to be a complete and utter mission (later found out that this was...

Trying Sri Lankan Food at The Coconut Tree in Bournemouth

•Review visit• Last week, myself and some of the other Bournemouth Bloggers headed into Bournemouth for a meal at the newly opened The Coconut Tree, situated in Old Christchurch Road. I wasn’t really sure what to expect, having never been in one of their restaurants, or having tried Sri Lankan food before. I was the last to arrive and the other girls were already enjoying a ‘coco-tail’ from the extensive...

Trying out Recipes from a Pinch of Nom

One of my goals for the new year is to eat healthier and move more, and in a bid to make a positive start, I bought myself the Pinch of Nom recipe book on Amazon. I have heard so many positive things about Pinch of Nom, and have followed the account across social media so that I get some ideas, but having a physical cookbook has always helped me to...

Alternative Valentine’s Day Ideas

•collaborative post• I don’t know about you but I love Valentine’s Day. Ed and I tend to make a big deal about it, and he usually surprises me each year with something fun for us to do. Since having Benjamin and our family growing to five, we have had to tone things down a little but it is still nice to make some proper plans to celebrate the day. If...

Achieving Your Organisational Goal of 2020

•collaborative post• So, it’s January, you made that New Year’s resolution and now you are already panicking about how you are going to keep it up past the first month. You aren’t alone – January 12th has been fondly named ‘Quitters Day’ as it is the day you are statistically most likely to fail on your goals, after less than two weeks. If one of your resolutions was to be...

Kick Starting January with Activewear from J5 Fashion

Sponsored post  We are now a week into January, what feels like the longest month, and the time for resolutions to be made, and quite often broken. Whether you have made a goal to be more active, or whether you are just looking for some comfy clothing for chilling out in front of Netflix this January, J5 Fashion, a wholesale fashion website who supply to some of the biggest retail...

Planning Your Wedding – First Steps

One of the main things I miss about being a wedding coordinator is the initial planning stages. I loved nothing more than meeting with newly engaged couples, who were taking their first steps with their wedding planning. The excitement, the seemingly limitless options, it was intoxicating, and what led me to prefer weddings over other events in the first place. Although I don’t plan weddings any longer, I have experience...