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…]

Top Tips for Successfully Growing Soft Fruit

Top Tips for Successfully Growing Soft Fruit Dependant on the seasons, soft fruit can be grown by almost anyone. It doesn’t matter how big or small your garden may be, as long as you have the essential tools and the time to dedicate to your project, you’re good to go. It’s always such as rewarding project to undertake, especially when you’re left with deliciously fresh, soft fruit that you can proudly say you grew on your own. Not only that, you’re able to save yourself some money too, which is always a bonus! There are a few key tips to remember to ensure your soft fruit is able to flourish … [Read more…]

Pinterest Perfect Wedding

Something that we knew was important to us was the photographer at the wedding. We are very, very lucky to have an amazing photographer as a friend (Sarah Debnam). Giving the photographer a lot to work with really helps. Now-a-days people want more interesting photographs and not just the standard group shots. The decor plays a huge part in this. The colour scheme and the lighting will have an amazing and lasting impact on your photos and they should be something you can look back on for years. The rest of the post will focus on how to get your Pinterest Perfect Wedding. Very early in my own wedding planning I … [Read more…]

Choosing a Wedding Venue in Birmingham

I got married last October and one of the things I spent countless hours Googling was ‘wedding venue Birmingham‘ trying to find somewhere that I thought would work for us and our guests. We knew that because we were having a smaller than average day, that getting a great deal on a venue would be difficult. We managed to get our list down to around 30 people. Here are a few things to look for when choosing your ideal venue: What does your ideal day look like? Large with all the trimmings or smaller and more intimate? Be sure to use the drop down menus on the venue locator on … [Read more…]

Put Insomnia To Rest

Consistently not getting enough sleep can have devastating effects in the long run from premature aging to loss of work productivity to a low immune system. Such a condition is known as insomnia and is generally down to one of two factors – physical pain or discomfort making it hard to rest, or mental stress as a result of work or trauma. Fortunately there are many ways of beating insomnia, although not all strategies will work for everyone. Here are just a few measures that could help you get a good night’s sleep once and for all.   Buy a better bed Your bed or mattress could be too uncomfortable … [Read more…]