The Importance of Caring for Your Staff During Covid-19

I found myself compelled to write this post because I have seen how so many businesses have gone about things the wrong way when it comes to the current coronavirus pandemic. There are the businesses who panicked, jumped the gun and fired their staff before the government announced plans to help. There are those who acted selfishly, even when their own fortunes could have made such a difference to the...

How to Make Your Business Look More Professional

Contributed Collaborative post One of the best things about living in the modern world is that it’s never been easier to start your own business. Indeed, with just a few hours, you can be up and running! But of course, while it’s true that starting a business couldn’t be easier, that doesn’t mean that finding success will be easy. Far from it. One area that many new business owners fall...

Dressing for Me During Lockdown

•Sponsored post• Lockdown is tough, right? Although I have just about started to get used to this ‘new normal’ and settled into a routine, it is still a strain on your mental health to have to stay indoors for an extended period of time. I have found a few things have helped me to feel in control whilst at home during lockdown, and one of those things is how I...

My Lockdown Birthday

Last weekend I celebrated turning thirty-one in a way I never expected, and it was actually pretty amazing, despite lockdown. I wanted to write a little something about the day, in case anybody is feeling a bit rubbish about having a birthday during this time, to reassure that it can still be a good birthday, just a little different to how you may have envisioned it before. Food Ok, so...

Learning to Love Myself During Lockdown

I recently finished my counselling sessions (over the phone) and one of the main things my therapist noted was how much happier and at peace I seemed with myself. I have battled with crippling insecurity and low self-esteem for years, ever since I was sexually abused when I was younger, and it has been a long journey to learn to love myself again. I never would have thought it would...

How Lockdown has Brought My Family Closer Together

Five weeks in and I feel like I have finally become used to this ‘new normal’ of life in lockdown in the UK. My routine has adjusted and my mental health is a lot better than I thought it would be. I am working from home alongside homeschooling the children, and I am taking care of my health and fitness more than I was before. I know we are very...

Over 30s Style with FemmeLuxe

•Features gifted items• This weekend I am turning thirty one, effectively entering the ‘over thirties’ category, something which would have terrified me a few years ago, I won’t lie. Now, especially with everything going on in the world at the moment, turning another year older is something I consider a blessing rather than a curse. I am not afraid of getting older anymore, but I have been trying to work...

My Post Lockdown Fantasy

So I’m sure you have had this fantasy during lockdown, of the first people you will see, the first meal you will eat out and the first place you will travel to once the government lifts the current restrictions? Although I am coping better than I thought I would, obviously nobody wants lockdown to continue forever, and I have been thinking about what I want to do once I can...

Earn Money From Your Blog with Blogging Networks

Sponsored post  A few years ago I took the plunge and registered as self-employed, effectively taking my blog full time. Although I have since returned to work part time alongside writing, the income I make through blogging is still really important to me and my family, especially at this time when everything is so uncertain. Making money from blogging is not something which comes instantly, but it is possible with...

How You Can Help Support Local Charities During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has hit everybody hard over the past couple of months but the charity sector is one which has been hit particularly hard since the government imposed lockdown resulted in the closure of all charity shops across the UK. With limited grants available, and government funding in the industry spread thin, it is more important than ever for charities to receive donations from the public.  If you are...