Relaxing and unwinding doesn’t feature much in my life these days. As a busy Mum-of-two and freelance writer & blogger I don’t get a lot of ‘me-time’, because I always feel as though something needs doing in order to prevent me from sitting down and chilling out. So when The Malvern Spa in Worcestershire asked myself and a friend if we would like to experience a relaxing pampering day…

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I have been invited to take part in the superb campaign by Luxury Flooring – ‘A Week on my Feet’. This has been inspired by the Instagram account ‘I Have This Thing With Floors’ whereby people share photographs of themselves standing on different and interesting flooring. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know that I like a photo (or several) of my feet and the floor I’m…

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Saturday 30th July 2016 was a wonderful sunny day down in Hertfordshire. It was a particularly special day in the calendar because my lovely little Sister got married! They created a magical wedding day that was relaxed, laid back and informal and yet extremely beautiful and stylish too. They made their guests feel very welcome in a rural village-hall setting filled with floral bunting hanging from…

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I don’t usually use the word ‘epic’. After all, I’m 37 and a Mum of two; epic therefore doesn’t normally feature in my vocabulary. But – on this occasion – it feels like the ONLY word to best describe the last 12 months. The last year has seen a lot of change in our lives, as a family of four. We’ve moved house to Worcester (over 100 miles…

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When I left my HR Business Partner role after the birth of my twins one of the toughest parts of making that decision was giving up a good salary. I had always earned my own income and contributed half towards the mortgage, bills, food and holidays, as well as owning my own car and enjoying shopping for home decor and clothes. I loved being stylish and wearing the…

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As I sit here and type out this blog post, my Sister is currently at home frantically preparing for her wedding in just 4 days time. Bless her. It’s that week before, mad-build-up to your big day that makes you feel incredibly giddy with excitement and yet stressed out to the max because you are so worried that you don’t forget anything. The wedding is going to be…

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Our summer holidays have officially begun. And, (to be honest), I don’t really know where the last school term went…it seemed to whizz by. But it’s been and gone now and the school holidays have arrived. 6 weeks of not having to be anywhere; no preschool run or routine! The twins attend the preschool of a local primary school and so they mirror their timetable; meaning…

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Oh my goodness, the last 4+ months have been nothing short of FULL ON. It all started around March-time with my Cousins hen party in Chester, followed swiftly by her wedding in Malta. Then I have had a few blogging conferences, a Christening in Leeds, a week away on a family holiday in Greece, my Sister’s hen party in Birmingham, a trip to Bicester to arrange…

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This years BritMums Live 2016 weekend clashed with my two Nephew’s Christening in Leeds. So, like the mad-woman that I am, I thought that I would attempt to do both of them in the one weekend. I dashed away from the blogging event in London late on Saturday afternoon to meet Hubby and the twins half-way as they were en-route to Yorkshire on Saturday evening. After I jumped into the car…

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