Returning to work after maternity leave

Lifestyle March 26, 2017

It seems like only yesterday I walked out of the office and started my maternity leave, full of excitement for the next chapter I had ahead of me. That was 13 months ago, a long time when you say it out loud. Yet here I am, sat here with my work bag packed, my lunch made, my clothes freshly ironed, ready for my first day back in work tomorrow.

Dubai – Our Holiday In Photos

Travel March 9, 2017

I had always hoped I would be in a position to give Max the same experiences I had when it came to travelling and having already been to Orlando and Dubai before he’s 9 months old he’s quickly racking up the stamps in his passport.

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray – Dubai – Review

Travel March 4, 2017

Opening it’s doors for the first time in 2011 the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is a five-star luxury hotel on the iconic Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. Every inch of this hotel inspires awe and delight and sets the bar for luxury within Dubai. From the moment you step into the lobby you’ll note that the hotel is lavishly decorated and showcases magnificent hand painted ceilings, crafted marble, stunning chandeliers and breathtaking works of art.

Quick And Easy Ways To Transform Your Home

Lifestyle February 13, 2017

I’m someone who is forever on the go when it comes to home decor. As soon as I have decorated one room I’m already looking at the next room I can spruce up. I have endless ideas in my head but not enough time to spend days on end putting them into action.

Lifestyle April 28, 2017

Gift ideas for Father’s Day

They say a girls first love is their dad – and for me that’s true! Growing up I remember how hard my dad worked to provide for his family, striving to give us the life he wasn’t lucky enough to have himself growing up. He’s kind, gentle, funny, honest and loving and I consider myself very lucky to have him. I knew I wanted the father of my children to be every inch the man my dad was.

Beauty, Reviews April 26, 2017

Frezyderm Baby Bath and Shampoo

Bathtime is a pretty big deal in our house, you could actually go as far to say it’s the main event of the day! No matter how tired and grouchy Max is getting, as soon as we pop him in the big tub full of warm H2O his little face lights up, the whinging stops and the splashing begins.

Lifestyle April 24, 2017

Dementia Awareness Week 14th – 20th May 2017

Dementia is overwhelming, not only for the people who have it, but also for their caregivers and families. I’ve experienced first hand the strain that having a relative with dementia can put on their loved ones. My nan was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease back in 2001 and the speed of her decline was frightening.

Travel April 21, 2017

Top Orlando rollercoasters not to be missed

I remember my first ever rollercoaster experience like it was yesterday. It was 1996 and I was 13 years old. My mum had convinced me to join her and my sister on one of their favourite rides, Kumba at Busch Gardens, Orlando. I wasn’t what you’d call a thrill seeker and my nerves were steadily building as we waited in line.

Lifestyle April 18, 2017

Is It OK To Dress A Boy In Leggings?

When Max was born I couldn’t wait to go tiny clothes shopping and as soon as I could walk (those damn stitches) I hit the shops, armed with the husbands debit card and was hell bent on doing some serious spending. But as I went from store to store I noticed something, I couldn’t miss it actually as it was glaringly obvious.

Lifestyle April 13, 2017

A trip to the bluebell woods

As most parents do, we’re keen to pass on our childhood memories to Max, so when the sun was shining this morning we grabbed the camera, hopped into the car and headed to our nearest bluebell woods about 30 minutes drive away. However Lady Luck wasn’t quite on our side.

Lifestyle April 5, 2017

Why private health insurance is a great idea for your family

Here in the UK we’re lucky enough to receive health care free of charge through the National Health Service (NHS), but sometimes this care may not be accessible right when you need it, be that due to waitlists or various other reasons. Did you know that a staggering 3.3 million people were on the NHS waiting list at the end of 2015?

Beauty, Lifestyle April 4, 2017

Postnatal Hair Loss – The Struggle Is Real

It’s an unexpected and cruel twist of fate. You’re in the throws of adjusting to life with a new baby. Your extended beauty routine has been flung out of the window and has been downgraded to some dry shampoo, a mum-bun and a dab of blusher at best. So imagine the horror when your hair decides to have a mind of its own, go off the rails and start falling out!

Max April 1, 2017

Max – 10 Months Old

Another month and another update. I can’t quite believe it but we’re no longer in single figures and my darling Maxy Moo you are now 10 months old! We’re hurtling towards your 1st birthday at a rate of knots and before we know it we’ll have a one year old on our hands! Time is going too fast.