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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.