Mummy Mondays – Updating Carly’s Bedroom with Aspace

When we moved into our house eighteen months ago, Carly was only just four, and she was still very much into her character bedding. Her favourite film at the time was Inside Out, but she’s since grown out of it, and I’d been meaning to replace her duvet cover for awhile when the team at Aspace got in touch offering to send over their new Chloe duvet cover set for...

Celebrating World Gin Day with Ginjams

Last Saturday was World Gin Day. Now, if you regularly read the blog you’ll know that I am not the biggest of gin fans, much preferring a glass of wine or prosecco. However, when Ginjams in Westbourne invited the Bournemouth Bloggers along on the Sunday for a private gin tasting to celebrate the occasion, I thought I would give it a go. I had, after all, previously been to the...

5 Things We Did in the Lake District 

As you may have read at the start of the week when I discussed why I find family breaks away so important, last week we spent a few days in the Lake District for half term. We stayed in a lovely holiday park called Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat, and we managed to fit a fair bit in. Packing for a break in the UK is always a struggle, you never...

Style – Preparing for Summer with Lunar Shoes

I don’t want to jinx anything, but summer seems to be finally here and the sunshine we’ve been having here in England has had me reaching for the sandals. I was recently sent a pair of Lollyfox sandals by the lovely people at Lunar Shoes, and when they arrived I wasted no time in trying them on and having a little impromptu photo shoot in the back garden. There is...

Wedding Wednesday – Behind the Bride – Sarah

This week’s Behind the Bride is with Sarah from Kippers and Curtains. Hi Sarah. First of all, congratulations on your marriage! When was the big day? Thank you. We got married on June 6th, 2015. Tell me a bit about yourself and your partner. When and where did you first meet? My name is Sarah and my husband is Lee. We met in the September of 1997, I was 16...

Style – My Shoot with Fordtography 

When I booked for Kaye Ford, who shoots people (in the photography sense rather than the wanted by the police sense) as guest speaker at the Bournemouth Bloggers May Meetup, I knew I had to fit in a session with her as her images are always totally stunning. Without trying to sound like a total fan girl, and failing massively, I was really nervous in the lead up to the...

Wedding Wednesday – What I Wish People Told Me Before my Wedding 

When I got married last September, it was actually my second wedding. Although I would never have planned to have a failed first marriage, getting married a second time was actually nice in the sense that I knew what to expect from the day, and had a better idea of what actually mattered in the long term. Ideally you don’t want to have to go through what I did to...

Tips for Going Self Employed as a Blogger

I’ve been planning on writing this post for a few weeks and never get round to it because, ironically, I now have a fair few collaborative and sponsored posts that I feel I need to prioritise, meaning that some of my more off the cuff posts have been pushed to the back of the queue. See, although I have been blogging now for over seven years, it wasn’t until the...

Mummy Mondays – The Importance of Family Breaks

Last week, over half term, we took the children away for a family ‘staycation’ to the beautiful Lake District. It was a pretty last minute decision, as Ed and I have already had one holiday this year (our honeymoon to Mexico), and we have our very first cruise as a family coming up at the end of next month. The main reason we ended up going away is that I...