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Jo Wiggins

Travel December 19, 2017

The best destinations to grab some winter sun

For some people, getting a fix of vitamin D purely in the summer months simply isn’t enough. So where’s could you spend Christmas on the beach? Where’s hot in January and February when you haven’t seen the sun for months? Where are the best winter sun destinations when the British winter has well and truly kicked in?

Travel December 18, 2017

Cancun – 2018 Travel Guide

Cancun will always hold special memories for me as it’s where we spent our honeymoon in 2013. We had a blissful 2 weeks recovering from all the wedding mayhem and I’ll be honest, we didn’t venture far from our sun-beds the whole time. As much as this was just what we needed at the time, I can’t help but think we missed out on all wonders that Cancun has to offer.

Lifestyle December 14, 2017

Christmas decorations – My 2017 top picks

When it’s time to deck your house for Christmas, it’s okay to want to be the most festive house on the street or stay subtle with just a bit of cheer here and there. But whatever approach you choose, you want to make sure you pick beautiful Christmas decorations that will last for years to come.

Travel December 10, 2017

Bluestone National Park – Wales – Review

Max is a well travelled little boy but this was our first UK break as a family of three and it exceeded our expectations. It was nice to get back to basics and explore all the beauty that Wales has to offer. Our days were packed with fun activities and our evenings were spent relaxing in our cosy lodge.

Lifestyle November 22, 2017

The best UK Christmas Markets

Christmas is inching closer by the day and it won’t be long until you’re popping up the Christmas tree and cleaning up the mess made by your devilish elf-on-the-shelf. But Christmas hasn’t fully begun until you attend some Christmas markets, although sometimes it can be a struggle to find the best ones.

Lifestyle October 24, 2017

Kicking the habit this Stoptober

One person who has decided to quit is my husband, Adam. Like me he’s smoked on average 10 cigarettes a day since his teens. He’s also tried, and failed, to quit a few times before. However after recently being diagnosed with MS he decided that now is most definitely the right time to kick the habit once and for all. He knew he couldn’t do it without support though and his decision to quit coincided perfectly with Stoptober.

Lifestyle October 12, 2017

Grey and copper home accessories inspiration

My whole house is painted in various shades of grey, with each room featuring different coloured accessories. The bathroom has aqua accessories, our bedroom pastel yellow and the hallway a lovely navy shade. When we had our conservatory and kitchen painted grey a few months ago I was keen to keep up with the latest trend and opted for grey and copper accessories.

Lifestyle October 2, 2017

Christmas Gift Ideas For A Two Year Old

I know, I know, it’s only September and I’m already talking about the ‘C’ word! You may think I’m mad but I’m determined to be organised this year. I always leave it to the last minute to get my Christmas presents sorted, meaning I’m always battling the crowds of equally disorganised people, and that’s no good for my stress levels.

Lifestyle September 28, 2017

Paradise Wildlife Park – Review

Paradise Wildlife Park features many favourite animals from meerkats to big cats and a few friends from down under. You’ll also find zebras, wolves, penguins and much more. There are viewing rooms and raised walkways around the big cat enclosures offering a range of viewing positions, and we managed to get the perfect spot to watch the cheetah feeding display.

Lifestyle September 27, 2017

How to make your wedding as perfect as possible

Our wedding ceremony is something that so many of us look forward to, but which can be so easily underwhelming, disappointing or even embarrassing if not properly planned. We all want to have that romantic and idyllic wedding day that we will remember for the rest of our lives, for all of the right reasons.