My New Year’s Resolutions for 2019

I know, I know, New Year’s Resolutions are a bit marmite. I am firmly in the love camp, however. I really enjoying sitting down and reflecting on the previous year and looking at how I can build on for the year ahead professionally and personally. For anybody interested, these are my New Year’s Resolutions for 2019, a little late as I got caught up in a Disney bubble…. Continue Improving...

Foodie Friday – Festive Meal Ideas Between Christmas & New Year

It’s the time of year where you just can’t face yet another meal based around leftover turkey and are fed up of grazing on chocolate, cheese and crisps. Rather than reaching for the snacks again or resorting to yet another turkey sandwich for dinner tonight, why not put together one of the following festive meal ideas for between Christmas and New Year? There’s a mixture of ideas with varying levels...

A Christmas Afternoon Tea at Haskins

So, we all know by now how much I love Christmas. It is by far my favourite time of year and I am always up for a Christmas themed event so when the lovely Alice at Liz Lean PR got in touch with me and asked if the Bournemouth Bloggers would like to have our Christmas meet-up at Haskins Garden Centre I knew it would be the perfect place to...

Beauty – My Thoughts on the Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation & Concealer

I have been using Estee Lauder’s Doublewear for the past year or so and on the whole I loved how it made my skin look. Unlike lots of the cheaper alternatives available on the high street, Doublewear actually gave a mostly flawless finish, didn’t oxidise throughout the day and result in the dreaded tide marks around my face and I felt like it made me look like me but better....

A Night at The Panto – Sleeping Beauty at the Pavilion in Bournemouth

Last night I was very kindly invited along to the press night performance of Sleeping Beauty at the Pavilion theatre in Bournemouth. Going to the pantomime has become a bit of a family tradition over the past few years. Although we usually go on New Year’s Day, it was nice to attend a little earlier than usual this year and of course I am really grateful to have been able...

Mummy Mondays – Carol Concerts & Christmas Jumper Days – Why I’ll Be Skipping the Mum Guilt Next Christmas

Christmas is always going to be a hectic time. With three children, two of school age, this time of year throws up a whole host of extra things to add to the diary and desperately try to remember. The school run in the cold and rain is not fun. Add in a million and one things you need to remember before you leave the house and it is a nightmare....

5 Things I Love About Hilton at the Ageas Bowl

It is not often that Ed and I are able to get away for a night without the children. We’ve both been so busy over the past couple of months and haven’t had a chance to go on date nights and prioritise our relationship so I was really excited to be invited to Hilton at the Ageas Bowl for an overnight stay with Ed last Friday night. The stay was...

Finding the Right Workspace to Work for You

Working from home, it can be hard to motivate myself with all the distractions around me. It can be easy to put replying to emails off in favour of putting a load of washing on or taking a break to watch an episode of Friends which turns into three episodes and suddenly it’s lunch time. I have found that having a dedicated space in the house to work from really...

Style – Sportswear that Works for Me

As a busy mum of three working from home, life can sometimes feel like a never ending cycle of school runs, emails and packed lunches. It can be difficult to fit in exercise, although I know how important it is for both your body and mind. Sometimes I have to physically force myself to workout but I always feel so much better afterwards. When Matalan got in touch asking if...