Holiday In Peace By Taking Care Of Your Money First

Who doesn’t love a good holiday? While going on holiday is one of life’s greatest pleasures and joys, it is often true that they can also be imbued with a little stress. The cause of this stress can vary, but a particularly common one is money. Holidays, after all, cost money (sometimes quite a lot), and the last thing you want when you’re trying to relax is to have to worry about the financial side of things. If you are keen to holiday without over-worrying about your money, take a look at the following. Package Holidays Versus Backpacking As it happens, if you have the right approach you can easily … [Read more…]

Keeping That Family Feeling In Hard Times

A lot of the time we don’t feel like we fit in. As adults, we know what to do about it, and we know whether it’s true or not, but as kids we can never be sure. So when you’re missing out on the family feeling, or feel like one of your children is, remind them how well you all work together. If you’re a mother, you’ll know how hard it is to keep on top of all your children’s feelings, but honestly, you wouldn’t have it any other way. Here’s a few ideas on keeping your family feeling loved and cared for in the tougher times of our lives. … [Read more…]

The Kids Actual Christmas Wish List

The girls have made their wish lists, which I then added into my Amazon Wishlist section because I can’t keep track of the bits of paper. Hopefully if you’re stuck for ideas this might help! This year P seems to have made a jump in terms of what she is interested in, where once where ponies were Dan TDM (youtuber) now reside. I’m going to start with her list. Poppy Poppy is a huge FNAF fan, so a tee was on her list, as well as a Dan TDM plush and tee, she also has a STEAM gift card on her list. Simple and she will be really happy with … [Read more…]

Top 5 Tips to Quit Smoking

Quitting smoking can be a challenge for many of us and it’s sometimes nice to be able to get some quick and easy tips. There are a few things that could help you on your way to being cigarette free for good.  Top 5 Tips to Quit Smoking  Look at the periods during the day when you tend to smoke. Prepare for that by having minty gum, a book, or some hard boiled sweeties – something to keep you occupied during your normal habit routine. Treat yourself to a new perfume – if you no longer smoke you’ll be able to smell the perfume properly – and so can people around you. Bonus. … [Read more…]

Where did all my hair go?

I think, if I am honest three kids has really taken its toll on my hair. I used to have really thick flowing locks, 3 kids and 10 years later it is a shadow of its former self. Over the years I have opted for a lot of deep conditioning treatments, sprays, oils and lotions. I have noticed a huge improvement but does that mean my hair is better? Not really. I do have pink hair now though. When you bleach or dye your hair you have to take even better care of it. A lot of time between sessions, a lot of deep conditioning. I think stress has had … [Read more…]

Eat the Cheese, Fuck that Person.

I am not suggesting you eat the cheese if you are lactose intolerant, vegan, or anything else that may mean the cheese would be harmful to your beliefs or health. Also, I have written ‘person’, as a nod to they because gender pronouns matter – and I try to be inclusive. However, the entire message of this post is – stop living ‘less than’. (Which is funny considering in my opening lines I was giving all the options to not eat the cheese). Maybe I should have written cake. I digress. I have for a very long time been of the mind that – what is the worst that can … [Read more…]

Stop Hurting Yourself.

I was watching a short video earlier, you know the type on Facebook – three minutes of emotional trauma that leaves you questioning your whole life. This particular one, had best friends read each other their ‘bad’ thoughts about themselves. From back fat to being ugly. It was emotional, to hear women read out what they perceived to be their flaws. At the end, one of the women said she was damaging herself. I’ve rolled that around in my mind for a few hours now, and it occurred to me – I damage myself too. I have probably inflicted more deep cuts to myself than anyone else ever has, and … [Read more…]

Visiting the Midlands as a Family: Where to Go

Visiting the Midlands as a Family: Where to Go Neither North nor South, the Midlands is a unique part of the country and one which is full of rich, diverse sights and attractions. Sadly, this area is often passed over by people looking to book holidays or days out in England. Yet while the Midlands doesn’t offer a stunning coastline or a capital city, there are still plenty of opportunities for excitement and adventure right here, close to home. If you are looking for the perfect location for a family day trip or an afternoon excursion, there is no need to travel to far-flung destinations in search of somewhere to … [Read more…]

Making Your Windows a Focal Point

Windows are already fairly beautiful by themselves. Letting all that glorious day light in, keeping your rooms bright and airy. If you’re like me, you probably like to watch the rain race down the windowpane too. However, they are primed and ready to be dressed up! Making Your Windows a Focal Point Greenery, small plants. If you haven’t got the time to keep them alive you can get a great choice of fake ones. The green bring some life to the windows, flourish in the light and look very homely. A positive quote. Often people look out of their windows during a pensive time. If this sounds like you, invest … [Read more…]