I love January because I celebrate my birthday this month, and what’s not to love when you are guaranteed at least one day filled with cake and presents. Plus we have more celebrations as Katie’s birthday is three days after mine. This year I was especially looking forward to it, as for us December had been pretty much a write off with various colds, coughs and blocked ears.

The birthday that never happened

I was ready to celebrate turning 46. I had a lovely week planned of catching up with friends, a few meals with the family, and on my birthday itself a much needed … Continue reading

Just before Christmas I was asked to review a weeks worth of home diet food delivery by the French company Dietbon. To be honest the email couldn’t have landed in my in-box at a better time. I had recently been put on long term steroids due to a lung problem, and one of the side affects of steroids is putting on weight due to feeling hungry ALL the time. I needed to take back some control with my eating, and having 6 days of meals delivered to my home seemed like a good place to start.

How does Dietbon work

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This is always one of my favourite blog posts to write, looking back at our year of travel. There is no mistaking that this year has been full of highs and lows, and there were times where I thought we would have to cancel trips due to my lung problems. But looking back we have had yet another amazing year of travel, it was the year we discovered Amsterdam, and we hope to return in 2020. So where did we travel to during 2019.

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January

I did something that I have never done before, I booked a night away all … Continue reading

Review – We were invited to the Cookhouse and Pub to try their Festive Menu with drinks

We are well and truly in the Festive season, and go to any local pub or restaurant, and it’s highly likely you will see their Christmas menus being advertised. So when Cookhouse and Pub invited us to our local restaurant in Northwich to try their Festive menu, it was a chance to enjoy a much needed evening out with the husband.

Turkey Dinner - Cookhouse and Pub

We had last visited the Cookhouse and Pub back in October when we enjoyed a chilled out Sunday, and I was looking … Continue reading

I didn’t get around to writing up my Little Loves post at the end of October, and to be honest life was still in limbo with my health worries. BUT I finally have a diagnosis now, and once I find out the root cause of my breathlessness, I can hopefully start to recover and get my life back on track. To be honest the past few months have been a blur of hospital appointments and worry, but I did get to enjoy six wonderful days in the Greek sunshine which was amazing.

Sani Asterias in Greece

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It is the season of giving and I would be delighted if I found this piece of jewellery under the tree on Christmas Day. The Whale necklace is a simple but elegant style, and has been created and crafted by the husband and wife team at Jana Reinhardt.

Jana Reinhardt Jewellery

Who is Jana Reinhardt

Jana Reinhardt is passionate about making and crafting jewellery, and together with her husband Ross they make the perfect team. Both goldsmiths they create their beautiful pieces in Worthing, and every product they sell is manufactured in their work shop by the sea. Every piece is handcrafted, and … Continue reading

I was kindly sent the Smiggle Advent Calendar for the purpose of this review

It’s that time of year when I have the opportunity to show you what’s inside the Smiggle Advent Calendar for 2019, and even more exciting this year as you can WIN the contents of the calendar.

Smiggle Advent Calendar 2019 Contents

The Calendar is available in Smiggle stores and also online, and on checking the price today (13th November) it was a very reasonable £20. Of course the price can change daily, so please check the price in store or online. So what are you getting for your money.

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If there was ever a holiday I was counting down to, it was our very much needed break to the Sani Resort in Greece. Having been suffering with my health for the past 4 months, we were all very much in need of some rest and relaxation in the sunshine, and Greece did not disappoint with the amazing temperatures we were blessed with.

Sani Asterias in Greece

It had been over 2 years since we had been at the Sani Resort, as I was extremely lucky to have been invited to the soft opening of their Dunes hotel back in 2017. Sani Resort … Continue reading

The Caribbean is a special place because it’s loved by everyone. No matter what part of the world you come from, you will find it difficult to disagree that this part of the world is simply paradise. The crystal clear exotic waters that  shimmer in the sun, and sand as soft as a newborn baby. Tall palm trees that gently sway in the ocean winds. It’s marvellous in every way.

The Caribbean

But getting to the Caribbean Islands is not easy, as they are in between South and North America. They’re also further out toward the Atlantic Ocean than any other piece Continue reading

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Have you seen them? Those little glimpses that it’s coming. You might have noticed the tins of Roses and Quality Street, suddenly popping up when you walk in the supermarket. You might have even seen the likes of Marks and Spencer and Lidl, showing pigs in blankets and sausage wreaths on your social media.

Getting Festive in London

While I don’t think Christmas season officially begins until you hear your first notes of Michael Bublé, Christmas is looming ever closer, and that can only mean one thing… lots of festive cheer.

The local high street may not be as … Continue reading