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...

Beauty – Pre-Holiday Beauty Checklist

So, we go on honeymoon a week today (in case you‘ve somehow missed me talking about it in almost every post over the last few weeks). It’s safe to say I’m pretty excited (but nervous too, as I’m not a good flyer). To help me relax, and to be confident out in Mexico, I’ve been having a bit of a pre-honeymoon pamper and I’ve put together a checklist for anybody...

Wedding Wednesday – Santorini – The Dream Wedding Destination

Destination2, who specialise in luxury travel, are asking where would be the perfect destination for your wedding or honeymoon abroad, a campaign I can definitely get on board with having recently got married in Santorini. I always dreamt of getting married abroad. I’ve suffered from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) in the past, and the promise of guaranteed sun and blue skies on our wedding day was incredibly alluring. When looking...

Style – Planning my Honeymoon Wardrobe

We fly to Mexico in just over a month, which you probably already know as I haven’t shut up about it since we booked our honeymoon just after Christmas. I have started buying a few new bits, and getting some trusty summer wardrobe staples out of storage in preparation and today I wanted to share with you some items I will be packing to take with me on that long...