Style – Trying to Regain My Clothing Confidence

Last week I made a rather large ASOS order. It was jam packed full of clothes for the new season, and I was really excited when the parcel was delivered, as I had picked a few things that would help update my autumn/winter wardrobe. I tried the clothes on at my mum’s house, so that she could help me decide on what suited me as Ed was away. One by...

Wedding Wednesday – Celebrating Our First Wedding Anniversary in Devon

Last Sunday marked a year since Ed and I got married in beautiful Santorini. Although we would have absolutely loved to have gone back for our anniversary, the dates just didn’t work out for us with Ed going back to work the next day, so instead we had booked a little weekend away in the UK so that we still had some time as just the two of us to...

Trying out Virtual Reality with Centre VR

In case you haven’t realised by now from reading my blog, I am the least likely person to enjoy anything to do with gaming. I haven’t owned any kind of gaming equipment since I had the Wii Fit and my mini PS2 (it was pink, so cliche). Although I did enjoy the odd game of Spyro and 40 Winks (such a fun game), I will be the first to put...

Mummy Mondays – Back to School, Back to Basics with ACE

Well, that’s it. The summer holidays have drawn to a close. Ed goes back today and the children are back tomorrow after one final inset day. The break this year has been quite jam packed, but we’ve also had some chilled out days at home to rest too. It’s been lovely, but I can’t deny I am looking forward to getting back into a routine. One of the things I...

Cocktails at Cosy Club

On Wednesday I spent a day working at a local social media management company. By the end of the day I was absolutely shattered, and didn’t overly feel like doing anything other than crawling home to bed to sleep. However, I had been invited along by the lovely people at Cosy Club to attend a cocktail masterclass event with some of the the other Bournemouth Bloggers. I hadn’t actually been...

Beauty – The Importance of Self Care for Mums

As a mum, it can be easy to prioritise everyone else and their needs. It is sometimes hard to remember to take care of yourself, but it is so important to practise self care as often as possible. After all, you are of no use to anybody if you burn yourself out by failing to rest and take care of yourself regularly. I wanted to share with you some of...

Wedding Wednesday – Behind the Bride – Fiona

This week’s Behind the Bride is with the lovely Fiona, from Dorset Mums, who I have had the pleasure of meeting this summer. Hello Fiona, so when was the big day? 17 September 2011. Tell me a bit about yourself and your partner. When and where did you first meet? We first met in summer 2009 on Poole Quay when we were crewing for different pleasure boat companies.  After work many...

The Importance of Reigniting the Spark After Kids

Ok, so I seriously hesitated before hitting publish on this post. Sex is just something you are programmed to not talk about, isn’t it? But it was the fact that the subject is still considered taboo, even in today’s forward thinking society that pushed me to come out of my comfort zone and write about a topic which is actually quite close to my heart. Before I go any further,...

Mummy Mondays – Educational Gift Ideas from Laurence King Publishers

I have loved the range of books, games and activity sets from Laurence King ever since I started working with them on a review basis last year. They are passionate about quality, and every single item I have received from them has been incredibly durable, managing to stay looking good even with my heavy handed children around. We were recently sent two new releases, the Who Owns these Bones book...

Mummy Mondays – Preparing for Back to School with Find Me a Gift

The summer holidays seem to have gone by in a bit of blur. We have managed to fit a fair amount in, and it’s been lovely to have Ed around now he is a teacher and gets the summer off. The children go back next week, and Find Me a Gift very kindly sent over some of their back to school essentials to help prepare us all for the start...