Category Life

SPONSORED POST: Time travelling with Ikea (Yep, really)

OK, this post today is a little bonkers granted but I really do think you’re going to enjoy it. And if nothing else, well it may just get you thinking about stuff like life and the universe, which can only be a good thing right?! Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see a glimpse into your future? Or to be hypnotised? Well, shortly, in a little

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Birchbox review: Truly ‘beauty-full’ post

I DON’T know about you but nothing puts a spring in my step more than some lovely post. You know, not bills and the like (obviously) but fabulous post that makes you as giddy as a kipper. Birchbox is a company that provides such happy post, which not only leaves you feeling great but also helps you to look fantastic too. How? Well besides the actual experience of receiving something

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Five reasons the ‘Terrible Twos’ aren’t SO terrible

IT’S the age that fills parents the world over with sheer and utter dread.  The ‘Terrible Twos’, so terrible that they’ve actually been called terrible! I mean you can’t get more terrifying an age than that can you?! Besides the teenage years – which thankfully for me as a mum are miles away in the foreseeable future – it is this age, this ‘terrible’ age, that we all come to

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SPONSORED POST: Smart women celebrate brains (as well as beauty)

AS women we may still be judged on our looks, but it’s our intelligence, wit, kindness and charm that will take us places. Yes, it’s great to look and feel our best, but there has to be substance to back up our style, there has to be more to us all than just meets the eye. Otherwise, well, what on earth is the point?! Intelligence, knowledge and wisdom are all

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Finally, I can now use my ‘proper’ camera (kind of)

I LOVE photography and I adore taking snazzy images so you can imagine my delight when my husband gave me a very swanky (and expensive) camera for Christmas a few years ago. I’ve used it loads since then. It’s travelled to Florence and Rome, captured Elsie as a newborn, snapped our loved up friends on their wedding days and more besides. But here’s the thing. Besides pressing the button and

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Five reasons to visit Florence

YESTERDAY I was looking through some old holiday photographs and I started to think about all the incredible places that I’ve visited which have a special place in my heart. I’ve been very fortunate to have seen as much of the world as I have (although there’s still so much more I NEED to see!) but when it comes to those places that I will remember fondly forever, I’ve got

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A letter to phone calls: Why I hate speaking on the phone

  Dear phone calls, I’ve struggled with you over the years. And I’ve done my best to fall in love with you, like you even. But it’s time to admit that well, in all honesty, I just don’t like you very much. In fact – please don’t be hurt by this – but I actually like you very little. I don’t know why. To be fair, it’s not like I

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Five common mistakes men make when it comes to love

WHEN it comes to love, it takes two to tango, as they say. Therefore, in the interest of equality, I think it’s only fair to point out the mistakes that men make when it comes to matters of the heart, as I did with the women last week. After all, we’re all in this together right?! Ladies, I am sure many of you will find yourself nodding along in agreement

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