Looking back at my March and April goals, I was slightly disappointed that I didn’t complete more of them. But that thing called life got in the way, and my priorities were pulled in a different direction. We also had the small matter of our holiday in April, and I certainly didn’t think of any goals whilst I was sipping a cocktail on the beach in Greece.

March and April Goals - What I achieved this month

Blogging goals

Continue attending the Working Wednesday group – I absolutely love attending this small group in Chester, and every two weeks I get the chance to work alongside a few Continue reading

As with any kind of interest or profession, improving your skills and understanding could be the way forward for a promotion. It’s also giving you a better position to be in for helping your clients and customers. Relief care is a growing part of the health industry, as now more and more people are taking chiropractic services and massage therapy much more seriously.

Relief Care

These services used to just be an add-on or an extra, in fact even right now they are not part of the NHS care system. There is no massage service that the NHS has for stress relief … Continue reading

A Little Loves catch up – Greek Holidays and Easter

I thought it was about time I did a Little Loves catch up, as I have really missed writing about what we have been up to. If you didn’t already know, we have just returned from our Greek holiday to Ikos Olivia in Halkidiki. This was our third visit to Ikos Olivia, and was every bit as amazing as our first visit back in 2016.

Ikos Olivia Deluxe Pool

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Since January I have been managing to read two books a month, mainly psychological thrillers which I am loving at the moment. … Continue reading

Dining at The Stretton Fox in Warrington – Review

Last Thursday we started off the glorious Bank Holiday weekend by dining at The Stretton Fox in Warrington. We had been invited by Vintage Inns to take a look at the newly refurbished pub, and to enjoy a complimentary meal.

The Stretton Fox - Vintage Inn

As The Stretton Fox is only 10 minutes from where we live, we tend to visit once every few months, and we were both looking forward to seeing the newly decorated pub. Having had a lovely country feel to it, I was hoping that this had still been retained after … Continue reading

Why Spring is the perfect time to visit Paris

Paris, or the “city of love”, is one of the most exotic and desirable cities in the entire world. This is somewhere that everyone should experience at some point in their life, whether this is with your partner, with your family, with a group of friends or travelling solo. It has plenty to see and do, and a unique atmosphere which can be lovely to soak up while strolling the streets.

Why Spring is the perfect time to visit Paris

A quieter time to visit

Paris is great to visit at any time of the year, but the best season … Continue reading

The evolution of flavoured chocolate

According to the World Cocoa Foundation, we consume over 3 million tons of cocoa beans each and every year! Chocolate is a sweet treat that not many of us can resist.

But where did it come from, how has it evolved over the years, and who can we thank for our favourite chocolate bar?

Let’s find out below:

The Evolution of chocolate

The ancient history of chocolate

Chocolate – or should we say cocoa beans, have been used for hundreds of thousands of years. In fact, in ancient civilisations in South America and Mexico, the humble cocoa … Continue reading

Showing your gratitude when you’re not an expressive person

Not everyone wears their heart on their sleeve. Not everyone finds it easy to express their thoughts and feelings.

But surely most of us have something to be grateful for?

So that got me thinking – if you’re not an overly-sentimental or expressive person, how can you show your gratitude. Here are some ideas:

Flowers

Send a card

If you do find it difficult to say things out loud (no matter how much you rehearsed them in the mirror beforehand), you might find it easier to write your thoughts down in … Continue reading

Helping your children get onto the property ladder

Many people in the UK are renting their property. And according to recent research by The Institute for Fiscal Studies, of those who want to buy a property, around 40% of young adults can’t afford to purchase one of the cheapest homes in their area, even with a 10% deposit.

Getting onto the property ladder

With figures like this regularly in the news, it can be easy for potential homeowners to get disheartened. Whether you’re a parent whose children are trying to save up for their first home. Or you have little ones and you want to … Continue reading

Relaxing at the DoubleTree in Chester with Buyagift

A few weeks ago, Hywel and I got to spend a rare day together during the week. Buyagift had kindly gifted me a Premium Spa Day voucher, and it was the perfect chance for us to spend some quality time together, unwind and indulge in some treatments and food.

We decided to visit the DoubleTree Hotel in Chester, which is around 20 minutes from where we live. We have experienced the spa there before, but this time we were booked in for treatments and afternoon tea. We were both really … Continue reading

4 tips for helping your child through the teenage years

Everybody remembers their teenage years. You experience some weird and wonderful changes, think you know it all and yearn for independence, all whilst dealing with hormones . Hopefully though, what you remember most of all, is that they were some of the best years of your life.

4 tips for helping your child through the teenage years

It’s a pretty crazy time, and you’ll do well to remember that when it comes to guiding your children through their own teenage rollercoaster. Here are a few tips to helping them achieve the happiness and fulfilment they deserve, in what can be … Continue reading