Adam always tells me to look for the positive in every day, no matter how small it may be. And this week I managed to do just that. Spring finally decided to show up and we’ve just had a week of blue skies and warm temperatures. This has meant we’ve been able to get outside and enjoy the sun, and it’s done wonders for my sanity!
The lovely people at Amara recently invited me to a swanky London loft apartment to spend the morning with them, talking all things interiors. I’ve mentioned before but we’ve recently purchased a new family home and we’re due to move in imminently. My days are spent flicking through interior magazines and scrolling through Pinterest looking for inspiration, so to attend an intimate event with a well respected brand like Amara couldn’t have been better timed.
The modern day ‘diamond’ (or other precious metal/stone equivalent) ring actually had fairly humble beginnings. Ancient Egyptians have been found buried with wire wrapped around their ‘ring’ finger, perhaps one of the first instances of using this finger specifically for rings.
A growing family is a magical thing, but it can certainly impinge on space in the home – who knew how much stuff all these tiny humans of ours actually needed?! Lack of space is a common problem for many parents, particularly when you have one child already, but fear not, as you don’t have to move to a bigger property to find more space.
This house move has been a dream of ours for sometime now and over the last few years we’ve been meticulously working on building up our credit rating, in order to be in the best possible position when it came down to the point of applying for our mortgage. It took time, planning and a lot of patience but all the hard work paid off when we got the go ahead to purchase our dream home.
The red double decker buses that criss-cross London are one of the most iconic sights of London. Many of these red buses serve as hop-on-hop-off buses, meaning you can view the sights of London whilst travelling in style. It’s a great way to take the weight off your feet for a while, all whilst learning a thing or two about London’s history as you go.
Almost a third of all the UK’s clothing ends up in landfill, equating to 350,000 tonnes a year!! FAMTA is a recycling charity initiative which aims to reduce clothing waste, whilst helping vulnerable children in Lebanon displaced by the war and families in crisis in the UK & Ireland.
With Mother’s Day fast approaching it’s time to show some love to all the amazing mums out there. Even though it’s more of a ‘novelty’ day, it is still a great excuse to show your matriarch how much you appreciate the years of care, wisdom and expenditure she gave you. My mum carried me for 9 months, throughout a blistering summer, endured a 32 hour labour, put up with my teenage tantrums and gave me countless ‘pre-payday’ loans – the least she deserves is a little gift and a cheesy card.
I realise I’ve been a little quiet on here recently. Life seems so busy, and I’ve neglected this little online space of mine. Towards the end of 2017 I started to feel a bit lost with my blog and it took a back seat. For 2018 though I want to get back into writing on here regularly, whether that be family updates, travel highlights, fashion posts, brand collaborations or just general chit chat.
I’m not one for fancy resolutions each year because lets be honest, I almost certainly don’t stick to them. This year I’ve decided to set myself some little goals, more personal ones, and I’m hoping the fact that they are personal to me will help keep me more motivated.