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...

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...

Beauty – Makeup & Skincare for a Long Haul Flight

I promise I will stop banging on about Mexico and our honeymoon soon, but today I wanted to share with you the makeup and skincare I took along in my hand luggage to help make me look and feel a bit more human after the long haul flight. Now, I want to start by saying that I fully intended to take photos for this post before we went, thus having...

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,...

Style – Keeping Cool & Covered Up in Mexico with Miss Tunica

You may have seen my previous post, talking about the essentials I packed to take with me to Mexico. In addition to these, I also had with me a very lovely cover up, which had been gifted to me by the people at Miss Tunica. This Nikki tunic, comes in a variety of shades, including the one I went for which is called Hot Maroon, and is a brilliant bright...

Travel Tips for a Long Haul Flight as a Nervous Flyer

I talked about my fear of flying prior to our honeymoon, and listed the steps I had taken in order to combat the anxiety I was feeling about the long haul flight that was necessary for us to get to and from Mexico. Having now returned, I wanted to discuss what actually helped on those flights, and how important the kindness shown by members of staff on the return flight...

Beauty – The Perfect Perfume for a Beach Holiday – Escada Sorbetto Rosso

I don’t know about you, but when I go away on a special holiday, I like to take along a new perfume, something that will become a signature scent for the trip. Something which will have the power to take me back afterwards, with just a spritz. This has happened with Ghost Sweetheart Forever, which I took along to Santorini, and now makes me remember the brilliant blue skies and...

Style – Holiday Essentials with Matalan

As a mum of three, I can sometimes get so caught up in buying clothes for the kids that I push my own needs aside. When it does come to clothing for me, I need to find items which are affordable and will stand the test of time, whilst still being stylish – not much to ask for then. Luckily, Matalan tick all the boxes when it comes to their...

Mummy Mondays – Why We Opted for a Child-Free Honeymoon

With just a few days left until we fly to Mexico for our honeymoon, the reality that we are leaving our children behind whilst we go has started to hit me. I have gone away without the older two before, and have spent a night away here and there from Benjamin in his almost 18 months of being around, but it’s always a bittersweet moment when it comes to actually...

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...