My 2017 Year in Review

The other day I had one of those lovely little videos pop up on Facebook, the ones where they put together a selection of your best moments from the previous year and it reminded me to put this post together. 2017 has been a fairly eventful year for our little family. I gained a niece and a nephew early on in the year, had a couple of lovely holidays, and of course got married! The year seems to have gone by much faster than...

My Monthly Plans – December

It’s December – wooo! I’m not gonna lie, december is by far my favourite month of the entire year. I am a big Christmas fan, and I love all the excitement this month brings, especially now I have children. I managed to finish my Christmas shopping and wrapping last weekend, which is a first for me, so now I’m all ready for a month full of festive fun and time...

Finding my Inner Beauty

It probably doesn’t come as a surprise to you that I’m a very ‘girly’ girl. I love makeup and skincare. I enjoy dressing up and making myself look nice, but I’ve been feeling insecure lately, I’ve been comparing myself to others and I have felt rubbish about myself and my appearance because of this. I love the beauty industry, and this post isn’t about turning my back on it, but...

My CBT Journey – Sessions 4-6 

So I’ve been really bad and not written any notes from sessions 4 and 5, which happened prior to a long break from CBT whilst my therapist was on holiday. Therefore I’ve had to write this focusing on what I can remember from the sessions. Session 4 looked at my homework from the previous week. I think we were only meant to look at it for part of the session,...

What We’ve been Watching on Netflix  

Ed and I are your typical old married couple, even though the wedding was only a couple of months ago. Since having Benjamin, we are generally tucked up in bed at an embarrassingly early time.  For this reason, Netflix has been our best friend lately and we regularly binge watch box sets or get addicted to the latest series to watch of an evening. Here’s what we’ve been watching lately… ...

Mummy Mondays – Why Working from Home Works for Me 

Recently, whilst on my maternity leave, I handed in my notice at work. I’ve mentioned before how hard a decision this was for me, and that perhaps it might not have been my first choice had childcare not been an issue.  However, having had a few weeks to reflect, I’ve come to terms with my situation and, although still lonely during the week, I’m feeling a lot more positive about...

5 Things I’ve Done Which Have Pushed My Limits 

I’m a bit of a scaredy cat when it comes to a lot of things. I hate theme parks in general (apart from Disneyland because Disneyland is incredible and in a whole league of its own) mainly because I am a huge baby when it comes to big ‘scary’ rides.  I avoid a lot of situations because of my anxiety these days, and it takes a lot to push myself...

My Monthly Plans – November

Eek, its November and with it comes cosy nights under the duvet, comfort food and lots of Christmas shopping!  After getting married in Santorini at the end of summer, I’ve been counting down the days until our blessing and reception back home and I’m so excited it’s finally here!  We have a bit of a slower, more chilled out month ahead and I’m looking forward to some quality time with...

Keeping it Local for the Bournemouth Bloggers Event at Koh Lounge 

On Saturday, I went along to the Bournemouth Bloggers event, held at the Koh Lounge. I had been looking forward to having a night out and meeting local bloggers, most of them for the very first time.  It was also a special night for me as I had helped Freya, who runs Bournemouth Bloggers, with the goody bags for the event and so I guess I felt I had something...

5 Things – Bloggers Who Inspire Me 

You may have noticed that my Food & Fitness Friday series has been struggling a little lately. I love food, and I do enjoy keeping fit, but I found that I was trying too hard to think of something to write about each week for that topic and so I decided rather than to stop it entirely, I would add in a new feature for Fridays where I discuss 5...