If you have been following me over on social media, you will know that we have just returned from a mini break to Shrewsbury. We planned our break at the beginning of the year, but I know some people start thinking of their summer travel plans at Easter.

Staycation Inspiration

Many people look to head abroad to Europe in the summer, and holiday in popular destinations like Spain or the Canary Islands. Or even opt for long haul like ourselves, as we are going to Mexico in August. However, I thought I would share with you some of the possibilities of a break right here in the UK.… Continue reading

I had all good intentions of joining in with Little Loves last week, but when it came to it I just couldn’t engage my brain and write. It has been a challenging few weeks for me, yet I know that everything will work out completely fine in the end. This is why I love Little Loves, focusing on the little things that have made me smile over the past few weeks.

Little Loves

Read

I have read not one, but two books over the past few weeks. I had all good intentions  of reading the Matt Haig book that everybody seems to be reading at the moment.… Continue reading

It’s difficult to find anywhere that hasn’t been touched by tourism these days. Even in the remotest of places, tourism has still taken away some of the charm of the place. Finding somewhere truly authentic and traditional is a struggle, but it’s not impossible. If you’re looking for a quaint village getaway, France is one of the best places for it. There are still plenty of old villages that still retain their traditional charm, and below  are some of the best.

Traditional French Towns

Villefranche

Villefranche is a great little fishing village on the coast of France that has plenty to offer all year round.… Continue reading

Katie has just celebrated 6 years of being involved with Beavers, Cubs and now Scouts. Half of her life collecting badges, attending weekly meetings, wearing her uniform with pride, and camping. Camps are a huge part of Katie’s scouting journey, from the 1 night stays in comfortable lodges when she was a Beaver, to longer stays under canvas now she is a Scout.

Scout Camp

Camp has given her the freedom to grow, to do activities that she would never have the chance to do otherwise. To learn how to cook and be independent, how to be part of a team, and also work independently.… Continue reading

I was very kindly tagged by the lovely Stevie over at A Cornish Mum, to answer 20 random facts about myself.

Bistrot Pierre at Stokton Heath

When was the last time you cried ?

That is an easy one, as it was around 4.30pm on Tuesday. It has been a challenging and emotional week for me, and I have cried more times than usual. I am an emotional person and I tend to cry when I am sad, angry, upset, even happy. I even cried at the end of The Greatest Showman.

If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself ?Continue reading

Another 2 weeks seem to have gone in a flash, and it’s time for Little Loves again. A chance to look back at our last fortnight, and focus on the positive things that have happened.

Little Loves

Read

I am still reading Hens Reunited by Lucy Diamond.  I needed something a little less heavy after Eleanor Oliphant, and this is perfect. I will probably finish it this weekend, and I think I’ll make a start on the Matt Haig book that everybody is talking about. My Mum managed to pick it up in a charity shop for only a pound.

Lucy Diamond - Hens Reunited

Watched

Katie had a sleepover at her friends last weekend, so the husband and teen watched Black Panther at the cinema (which meant I had a Friday night to myself, bliss).… Continue reading

With a week to go until Mother’s Day, there is still plenty of time to get the perfect gift for your Mum. Over the past few weeks I have been putting together this guide, which will hopefully give you some ideas on how to surprise your Mum this Mother’s Day.

Gift ideas for Mothers Day

Personalised Champagne from Gifts Online 4U

Who wouldn’t want to be presented with a bottle of champagne for Mother’s Day. Gifts Online 4u not only offer champagne gifts, but their personalised service turns a bottle of champagne into a truly unique gift. They offer a range of Personalised Moet gifts  from mini bottles of Moet, to bottles that are presented in a variety of gift boxes.… Continue reading

Does anyone else feel that Mother’s Day seems to creep up on us each year. Especially now as we seem to have regressed back to Winter with all this snow. I associate Mother’s Day with warmer days, not being wrapped up in 4 layers as you battle with the snow. But thankfully with Buyagift you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home.

Buyagift Smartbox

This Mother’s Day, Buyagift is supporting Breast Cancer Care for their wonderful Mum of a Kind campaign. When purchasing their Superwoman Smartbox, Afternoon Tea with Bubbles, or the Indulgent Pamper Treat Smartbox, 25% of the sale price will go towards helping families that are affected by breast cancer.… Continue reading

Ever since I came across My Icon Story on instagram a few months ago, I fell in love with the concept of creating beautiful icons to capture your travel memories. Long gone are the days when holiday prints are put in a photo album to gather dust. Your travel memories can now be transformed into beautiful pieces of icon art.

My Icon Story Review

Laura Robinson is the brains behind My Icon Story, a brand she created in 2016 after enjoying her own travel adventures. In less than two years it’s hard to believe that Laura has designed over 300 icons, with more being added almost daily due to customer demand.… Continue reading

How has it been 3 weeks since I last wrote a Little Loves post. Every single time I tell myself that I am going to be more organised, and then life just gets in the way. Please tell me I am not the only one. And how an earth is it March next week. February seems to have gone in a flash.

Little Loves

Read

I have an Eleanor Oliphant shaped hole in my life, after I finished the last week. It’s hard to believe that this is Gail Honeyman’s debut novel, a book that she wrote whilst working full time. Eleanor is a complex, misunderstood, but likeable character by the end of the book.… Continue reading