May News 2019

three images. 1 - a young woman blowing out candles on a birthday cake with a young girl. 2. a young girl holding on to a tree. 3. A home made foil fish.

Here is my news for the month of May 2019. It has been a quiet month, but I still have a bit of news to share! Weight loss I have managed to lose 9.5lbs this month so I am really pleased. My goal for the month was to lose 6lbs or more. I didn’t weigh in last week as my training and assessment clashed with my weight watcher meeting. Losing weight is never easy (in my experience anyway!)  but I[Read more]

Formal Dresses for Every Wedding You Will Attend This Summer (#AD)

Bride and groom in the summer

We’ve all been there. You receive an invitation to your mum’s brother’s daughter’s best friend’s wedding. You glance over the invitation and see at the bottom “black tie.” You swiftly make your way to your closet and after the initial panic over not having a formal dress to wear, you start to think about what kind of dress you’ll buy. You have two options: you can go to a department store and spend hours trying on formal dresses with no[Read more]

A nod to the 90s! (#AD)

A record, a cassette tape and the Spice Girls

A decade to remember Being born in 1980, the 1990s hold a lot of memories for me as I went through all of the transitions of growing up. I left a small village primary school and went to a much larger high school in a nearby town. I moved in with my Great Nana who was an absolute superstar and I said a sad goodbye to the same beautiful Great Nana who unfortunately passed away two years later. It was[Read more]

Avengers End Game and more reviews

Welcome to my monthly movie feature! I am a big movie fan and I have a monthly cinema card. This means I can visit my local cinema as many times a month as time will allow, so I thought that I would give my thoughts on the films which I have watched each month. However, this is just my opinion! Avengers: End Game The long awaited follow up to the fantastic Avengers: The Infinity Stones, which left us on a massive[Read more]

June idea list

Pad and pen. Chalk board with thought bubble drawn on and a light bulb in the bubble indicating an idea

Welcome to the June Idea List. If you are new to the blog you can read all about the Idea List and the accompanying Facebook group here. I hope you find it useful and if you join in, I would love to hear how you get on.                 Saturday 1st: Purchase all of your needed occasion cards for July.  Sunday 2nd: Organise your card storage and gift storage. Monday 3rd: Clean all of your remote controls[Read more]

Q is for Quotidian: Relationship A-Z

A calendar to illustrate occurring every day

Do what you did in the beginning of a relationship and there won’t be an end – Unknown The definition of the word Quotidian is ‘occurring every day’. In a good and happy relationship, there are a number of little things which should occur every day to keep the relationship strong and happy, so this seemed a good fit for the letter Q. Affection Showing your partner that you care is so important and easily achieved in small simple ways[Read more]

6 Quick and Easy Ways to Update Your Decor

Living room decor - a blue wall with white sofa and several items of wall art

Sometimes the smallest changes can make the biggest impact. The perfect time to refresh your home furnishings is any time, with or without a big home renovation budget. Here are six simple ways to modernise your space.   A fresh coat of paint (or wallpaper!) Any room can be instantly refreshed with a coat of paint. It’s almost shocking how much of an effect this can have! Brighten up the room with a trendy colour, mute a wild wall with[Read more]

P is for Priority: Relationship A-Z

Marking off a checklist to indicate priorities

When someone truly cares about you, they make an effort, not an excuse – unknown Something that I often hear from people who are in relationships, is that they always feel like they are the last priority with their partner and I think that it is really sad. If you are in a committed relationship, you should always be a top priority to your partner, just as they should be your first priority too. That is not to say that[Read more]

9 things I’ve learnt since home educating

Pencils for decoration and a girl wearing black outside in a wood

.I have now been home educating FJ for three months and I have learned a number of things since we began. I wanted to share these with you, especially if you are considering homeschooling your own children. When we first started this journey, I was terrified that I may have been making the wrong decision. We all love our children so much and in the back of my mind, I kept thinking, what if I am making the wrong decision[Read more]

How to Make Friends as an Adult

Adult friends sitting in the woods having a picnic with their dog

Making friends as an adult is something that I have struggled with a lot in my life and in fact, I still do. Regular blog readers will know how complex I find this area to be. I think that it is really difficult if you do not learn those social skills as a child and even harder if you work from home or are a stay at home mum, as your opportunities to meet people are so much more limited.[Read more]