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...

What I’ve Been Reading this Month – March

I have had another busy month, having been working hard and scheduling posts in ready for whilst we are away in Mexico. I have managed to fit in some reading though. The Daily Struggles of Archie Adams (Aged 2 & 1/4) I’ve been meaning to read this book for ages, but didn’t get around to it before now. As we are going away without the children soon, I thought I...

Planning Parties with Paperless Post

I only ever really send a card through the post if I’m not able to see the recipient on their special occasion. Stamps are so expensive these days, and when we sent out our wedding invites last year I was shocked how the costs added up, and we spent a small fortune just letting people know about our celebration. We are a family who love a good party – Ed...

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...

Wedding Wednesday – Behind the Bride – Emma-Louise

This week’s Behind the Bride is with… me! I thought it would be fun to answer the questions I usually ask other brides, now I have had a few months to reflect on our own wedding day! When was the big day? Our wedding was on 2nd September 2017, in sunny Santorini! I can’t believe it will be six months since our wedding on Friday, it has flown by! Tell...

What I’ve Been Reading this Month – February

I didn’t manage quite as many books this month, but I have had quite a hectic one, starting freelance work, and working harder than ever on my blog after registering as a self-employed! I did fit in some reading in the bath and before bedtime, and I really got into both books I did read, which were completely different to each other! The Sister – Louise Jensen I started reading...

Creating a Work Environment which Works for Me

This month marked an important milestone for me. I started freelance work for a company, and registered as self employed. The shift from stay at home mum, to working from home hasn’t been too momentous, as I had already set up an area of my house as an office to work on my blog. Although my freelance work is largely social media, and can be done anywhere, I do try...

The Greatest Showman is my Greatest Motivation

It’s been a long week… Having handed in my notice during my maternity leave, I haven’t worked (apart from the long hours I put into my blog) since a week before Benjamin was born. This week I started freelance work for a local PR firm. This week two of my three children also spent a couple of days each off school unwell. I also had a very full social diary...