5 Things I’ve Been Loving Lately

•Features gifted items• I haven’t put together one of these posts in ages, so I thought what better time than at the start of the school holidays when the kids, and Ed, are off school and I have a bit more time on my hands to enjoy those things I have been loving lately. NOW CDs I was recently sent over two new CDs from the NOW Music collection. Both...

5 Methods to Combat Depression & Generalised Anxiety

I make no secret of the fact that I live with a mental illness. My first episode of depression happened when I was twelve years old. I was going through a lot at the time including the death of my beloved grandad, and I really struggled to cope with all the strong emotions I was feeling. Talking therapies helped at the time and I have used them when I have...

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...

5 Things I Love About December

I know, I know, Christmas is all I can talk about lately but, as a huge fan of the festive season, I wanted to share the five things I love about December. I have mentioned in the past that I suffer with my mental health, and I have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which means that I find autumn and winter hard as the days get shorter and the weather can...

5 Things I’m Looking Forward to This Autumn

You may have noticed by now that I have been more than a little excited about autumn over the past few weeks. Autumn is a strange one for me. It is one of my favourite seasons, with the beautiful colours of nature, the fun events (Halloween and Bonfire night personal favourites), the cosy knits and excuse to wear boots with everything and the promise of Christmas just around the corner....

5 Things I Want to Achieve By 2019

I always put together resolutions at the start of the year. I feel like it grounds me, and reminds me of what I would like to achieve. I know that most people forget about their resolutions as the months go by, I know I did, but you don’t need to wait until the next new year to complete the goals you set for the year. With just under six months...

5 Things to See and Do at The Shire Hall Museum in Dorchester

On Sunday I headed over to the Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum with Ed and the kids, arranged by the lovely people over at Jelly Rock PR, a local PR company. The museum, which is situated in the High Street of Dorchester, is open daily between 10am and 5pm and provides a fun and educational day out for adults and children alike. We really enjoyed our time at the museum,...

5 Things – I Vlogged my Daily Life for a Week and This is What I Discovered

Last week I did something I hadn’t done in a long time. I videoed my daily life with the plan of creating a weekly vlog. Unfortunately, my laptop got a virus and I didn’t get round to uploading it… but anyway, I learnt a few things about myself during my week in front of the lens… I Struggle to Talk in Public I have anxiety and, although I can just...