Our Christmas Traditions as a Family

•Features gifted items• For me, the beginning of December marks the start of our Christmas countdown. Our Christmas traditions, as a family, have grown and developed over the past few years, and now I feel like we do some set things every year, without fail. It’s nice to have these traditions, which the children get used to and look forward to, and I am excited to share them with my...

Why I’m Not a Fan of Black Friday in the UK

Let me start by saying, I understand the origin of Black Friday, and I have nothing against how it started out, in America. What I have an issue with is how it has become something massive over here in England, where it is neither relevant or necessary for not only one day of sales, but now an entire fortnight of promised ‘savings’. These are some of the reasons why I...

A Little Pre-Christmas Catch Up…

Ahhh I feel like it’s forever since I have written a chatty, catch-up style post but I figured now was as good a time as any. With the end of November in sight, and the majority of people I know already with their tree up, or planning it for next weekend, I am feeling fairly festive. I have been attending some Christmas events, with more to come over the coming...

How I Am Fighting my Fears

•Sponsored post• I have always been a bit of a nervous person but, when I was diagnosed with anxiety a few years ago, just after my third child was born, things went from bad to worse and at one point I wasn’t able to do much at all without feeling panicky. I have had Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) twice over the past couple of years, through the NHS, and I...

Remembering my Grandad

•Features gifted items• If you’ve lost a loved one, you’ll know that although the rawness of your grief may lessen slightly over time, it never truly goes away. My grandad passed away after battling cancer of the oesophagus when I was twelve years old, which is eighteen years ago this year, which feels crazy. I miss him all the time, but especially around Christmas as he died on 12th and...

The Reason I Stopped Faking My Orgasms & Why You Should Too

Let me start by saying please, please look away if you are reading this mum, nan etc. I do not want to embarrass you or myself but honestly, this is such a taboo topic and one that needs to be discussed more openly. When I was a teenager, when I started having sex, I thought every woman had orgasms and that they were really easy to achieve. I had seen...

5 Things I Have Learnt Since Returning to Office Work

•Sponsored Post• As you may already know, back in September I started a new job for a local charity, working in their head office as a Business Support Administrator. Now, you may be confused what this job title means, as I was initially when applying for the job, however it soon became clear. Business Support basically means that for me, no two days are the same. I am literally supporting...

How To Focus on the Positives this Autumn

I have mentioned before that I suffer with my mental health, especially at this time of year as I have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which is affected by the shorter days and lack of natural sunlight. I find it incredibly hard in general to think positively, and I tend to have a negative mindset. I am trying to make a conscious effort to focus on the positives more, as it...

The Humble Roast, and Why My Husband is the Best

Ok, I know this post is gonna come across as both super braggy (autocorrect kept changing that to baggy haha), and super lame at the same time, but I don’t care. I have had relationships before where I couldn’t be myself, didn’t get to open up completely to that person and ultimately, as a result, stopped myself from being who I am for large portions of my life. When I...

Working Out Why I’m Not Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

•Sponsored post• With three young children, it’s hardly surprising that I don’t get a perfect nights sleep most nights. However, it isn’t actually the children keeping me up, but myself. Once the children go to bed, I am generally pretty good at getting up to bed soon after but then I ruin it by turning on Netflix, writing blog posts or swiping through social media channels and, before I know...