Wardrobe Staples – The Black Blazer

•Sponsored Post• I have been trying to sort through my wardrobe over the past few weeks, to try and declutter. I have so many clothes and barely wear a lot of them, so it is definitely time for a clear out. I have been meaning to start a capsule wardrobe for a long time, having fewer clothes that can be worn in different ways to limit the need to buy...

Hair and Beauty Treatments Post Lockdown

Last week I finally managed to have my haircut and highlighted at Elite in Winton, having booked my appointment tentatively before the lift on restrictions had even been announced. I decided to book for mid July, to give things a chance to settle a little after the salons initially reopened, and I am glad that I did as it meant that my hairdresser had the chance to get used to...

Small Gestures of Kindness You Can Do Today

Collaborative Post Although lockdown is now easing, at least in most parts of England, it is still a stressful time, with plenty of external pressures on many people. I know I have struggled, at times, to cope with all the changes and this ‘new normal’ that we now face. It is important now, more than ever, to be kind to others and to show compassion for how they may be...

Celebrating a 30th Birthday with an Afternoon Tea

•Features press samples• Having celebrated both Ed’s 40th and my own birthday during lockdown, I have started getting used to socially distant celebrations. At the weekend, my brother turned thirty. Originally, we had all planned to go up to County Durham, where he and his wife live with their little girl, but it wasn’t possible, so instead we planned a little celebration over video call, to wish him a happy...

Beauty Products I Have Been Using During Lockdown

•Features press samples• Being at home a lot due to lockdown, I have had more time for self-care, which for me includes taking care of my skin and hair, whilst I have been unable to go out to beauty salons and hairdressers. I am fortunate that I get sent press samples from beauty brands from time to time, as part of my role as a blogger, so some of the...

Charity Shop Finds

If you have read my blog for awhile, you will know that I have been working for a local charity (Prama) since last September, and I love it. I mainly run their social media accounts, whilst also working on marketing and general admin as well. The charity have several shops across Dorset, and I really enjoyed visiting them to take photos for the website and social media before lockdown. Our...

Planning For Future Travel

Collaborative Contributed Post  Although travel is not something that many people can do yet, or even feel comfortable doing, it can still be fun to pass some time by thinking about and planning some travel for when Covid-19 is under control. This could be exploring new places in your own country or finding amazing spots that you would like to visit abroad. Having this time to plan will give you...

Positive Changes to My Life Since Lockdown

I think it is safe to say that nobody would have wished for the events of the past few months. 2020 has, on the whole, been a complete catastrophe from the start, and we are only just halfway into it. Having said that, I am trying to see the positives in any situation, and there have been some unexpected silver linings from lockdown. These are the positive changes to my...

The Tech That I Recommend to Everyone

•Collaborative Post• I make no secret of the fact that I love a good gadget. I am not your typical technology fan, but I am obsessed with anything that can make life a bit easier, or more enjoyable. I am pretty sensible with money, so I don’t make any big tech purchases without doing my research and making sure what I am buying is a good investment first. Today I...

Why Santorini is Top of My Travel Bucket List

Although travelling abroad is not something I would feel comfortable or confident doing just yet, I have been spending some of lockdown reassessing my travel bucket list, looking ahead to a time post Covid-19 when hopefully travel will return to at least some semblance of normal. Topping my list for international travel is Santorini. I have only been once before but it’s safe to say it made an impact, and...