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...

5 Things to Do on Your Next Visit to Newcastle

When I was around twenty, my brother moved up to Newcastle to attend the university there and, since meeting a girl there who is now his wife, he hasn’t moved back down. The couple have since moved a little further out, into County Durham, with their gorgeous daughter Isla, but we try and visit as often as possible, and tend to still head into Newcastle when we are up there...

5 Things I Loved about the Secrets Playa Mujeres Hotel in Cancun, Mexico

A couple of weeks ago, Ed and I headed off on the very long journey to Cancun in Mexico for our honeymoon. We flew with Thomas Cook and stayed at the absolutely incredible adults only Secrets resort in Playa Mujeres. Our week long stay was simply amazing, and if it wasn’t for my intense fear of long haul flights and the anxiety attack I experienced on our flight back home,...

5 Things I Have Planned to Celebrate My Birthday

I turn 29 in just under a month’s time on May 2nd. This birthday seems quite significant as it marks the last year of my twenties, and I am feeling a little apprehensive. For this reason, and the fact that I always love to spread my birthday out for as long as physically possible, I am celebrating across two weeks. There is another reason. Ed has a martial arts course...

5 Things I’ve been Doing to Mentally Prepare Myself for Our Long Haul Flight

Ok, so you may have heard me saying that I’m more than a little nervous for our trip to Mexico next week, as I am claustrophobic and the idea of being stuck on a plane that I can’t get off of for 11 hours each way fills me with dread. You may ask why on earth, if I feel so strongly about this, would we decide to go to Mexico...

5 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self

Hindsight is a wonderful thing isn’t it? You can look back on past mistakes and wish you had done differently, or you can realise that actually, everything both good and bad happens for a reason and move on from the past. Don’t get me wrong, I get that it’s sometimes easier said than done to do this, but through my CBT sessions, I have realised how damaging it can be...

5 Things I’m Doing to be More Healthy

With just six weeks to go until we fly out to Mexico for our honeymoon, I have been making a conscious effort to try and be more healthy, having lapsed over the past couple of months. I don’t want to lose a lot of weight, but it would be nice to get a bit more in shape and to feel confident whilst spending the majority of our week away in...

5 Tips for Starting a Bullet Journal

I tried, and failed, to make a bullet journal a couple of years ago. One of the main hurdles I faced was that I went into things all guns blazing and didn’t take time to plan it out first. You don’t need to be an amazing artist to create a bullet journal, but it is a good idea to know what you want from your journal, and to prepare your...

Five Things to Do Right Now to Declutter 

I don’t know what it is about January, but the fresh start to the year seems to make me want to get rid of all the clutter and start anew. A couple of weeks ago I spoke about how to feel more productive this month, and one of the suggestions was to declutter. Decluttering your home is something which has grown in popularity over the past few years, with some...

5 Things to Do to Kick Start Your Blog in 2018 

How are we almost two weeks into 2018 already? I feel like this year is going to go by in a flash just like 2017 did. This year I am determined to focus on my blog. I am fortunate enough to be at home with Benjamin still, so I have plenty of time to work on improving my writing and photography skills further this year. Today I wanted to share with...