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My No Spend Report January 2021

Hello! Hope you are doing well. My journey to pay my debts has begun, as mentioned in my ‘beauty product empties reviews’ post and my ‘goals for the 2021’ post. Welcome to my no spend report January 2021. I started by downloading a money dashboard app to see where my money was going each month. […]

Book Reviews December 2020

I’m quite late with this post due to one reason or another, its been quite difficult to have time to read and just recently I’ve not had the focus. I’ve been suffering with brain fog and its reduced my ability to concentrate for periods of time. For this reason I wont be doing a January […]

Beauty Product Empties January 2021

Hello! This month I thought I’d do my product empties, I’ve seen other people do this and think its a great idea. As I’m doing no spend January and I have an obsession with buying beauty products, especially moisturisers. I saw a challenge where you use up ten of your products before you buy more […]

My Favourite Books of Summer 2020

Adele Parks- Just My Luck It’s the stuff dreams are made of – a lottery win so big, it changes everything. For fifteen years, Lexi and Jake have played the same six numbers with their friends, the Pearsons and the Heathcotes. Over dinner parties, fish & chip suppers and summer barbecues, they’ve discussed the important […]

She Named Me Wolf Book Review

GUEST POST | She Named Me Wolf is Tenkara Smart’s debut novel. It is also the first in The Many Lives of Wolf series. She Named Me Wolf is a book about survival, friendship, and the power of imagination. The story revolves around the abusive life of a little boy named Wolf. Wolf lives with […]

10 Things You Wanted To Know About Volunteering

This is a pre-written post. When I qualified as a Community First Responder, two years ago in January, for my local ambulance service, I didn’t have any idea what to expect when responding to 999 calls in my local area. The idea is that as a volunteer based within the community, I’m only a minute […]

2020 Wrap Up and My Goals for 2021

I was inspired to write this post by Jenny after she did her 70 Personal Development Goals for 2021 post, thank you Jenny! Well, what a year its been! One we would like to forget but one we will remember forever. My heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones, lost their jobs […]

Christmas Books – TBR List December 2020

I love Christmas! As I’m writing this its mid November, the decorations have gone up early, I got organised and all my presents are bought and wrapped. I’m never this organised but after this year its one Christmas I cant wait for! It got me thinking about Christmas books and what I want to read […]

The Christmas Tag Part 2

Thank you to Jack for nominating me! Check out Jacks blog about finance, health & fitness and travel. His recent post explains how he gained a net worth of £700k at the age of 23. Jack compiled a list of 12 questions, that are fun and engaging and themed all around Christmas. 12 bloggers can […]

The Christmas Tag Part 1

A massive thank you to the lovely Katie, Princess of Christmas, at Life With Ktkinnes for tagging me in the Christmas tag. I’m currently sat listening to my favourite Christmas tunes whilst drinking a mulled flavour tea. I got far too excited about Christmas far too early this year. As I write this, its October […]

5 Things Nobody Tells You About Quitting Drinking

Before we start, here’s the boring bit. Disclaimer: If you or any other person have a medical concern, you should consult with your health care provider or seek other professional medical treatment. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something that you have read on this blog or in any linked materials. The content is not intended to be a […]

Book Reviews November 2020

Hello! Hope you are keeping well and looking forward to Christmas! Unfortunately I decided I wouldn’t take part in Blogmas this year as I’ve got so much on. I will try and do it next year. I will do my usual monthly posts and here is one of them. During November we had the national […]

Ad | Seasonal Planner Review

Seasonal planners allow you to start afresh each season, keeping focused on your tasks at hand and stress free. This planner has ready printed pages to plan everything, from planning your goals each quarter to writing lists and budgeting to doodling. I cant wait to start using this planner tomorrow. It is very interactive and […]

10 Wellness Stocking Filler Ideas 2020

28 days until Christmas Day! Where has this year gone? Its flown by! Hope you are planning a lovely Christmas, however that looks this year. If you haven’t already, please see my previous post Christmas Gift Guide 2020. Hopefully, this gave people some good gift ideas. Here are my stocking filler ideas, most of them […]

Ten of the Best Series To Watch Now

Are you looking for something to watch tonight, binge watch tomorrow, for the rest of lockdown or before the end of the year? I’ve put together ten of my favourite series that you can watch on Sky or Netflix now. Get cosied up with a hot chocolate and a blanket and watch these: 1. Dead […]

My TBR List November 2020

The time spent in lockdown is time we will never get back and we have to make the most of it. I’m making the most of it by looking after myself, keeping myself busy at work and reading books. My previous post was about the books I’d read and the books on my TBR List. […]

Christmas Gift Guide 2020

Christmas this year is going to be a good one! Didn’t really feel it last year due to illness but this year is going to be a good one and one to remember. Its been a strange old year, with a mix of good and bad depending how you look at it. My main focus […]

Aff | 30 Books To Add To Your Wishlist

Happy Friday! Its nearly the weekend, its been such a busy week and I’m ready for some time to relax and recharge ready for another busy week next week. We are having hot dogs in the garden tonight by the firepit. I’m hoping to do some volunteering tomorrow then the rest of the weekend will […]

Book Reviews October 2020

October has seen me have a few quiet weekends and a weekend away camping in the Lake District so I’ve managed to read a few books. I keep saying I’m going to make more time for reading and this time I have but I could still make more time! Can’t believe it’s November already! Here’s […]

Umberto Giannini Grow Long Bundle Review

For a while now I’ve wanted to try and grow my hair, it always seems to take ages to grow. After lockdown I had it cut quite short and it didn’t grow back very well, it also doesn’t help that I wear it up all the time. Recently I’ve started wearing it down a bit […]

My 7 favourite bloggers

Hello, hope you are having a good week and have had good summers. I’ve put a list together of my all time favourite writers whose blogs and pieces of writing I really enjoy reading. Hope you enjoy reading about them and subscribe to them. Kayleigh Zara– Kayleigh is a professional blogger. I have learnt lots […]

The Blogtober Tag Game

The lovely Sophie at Love and Literature tagged me in The Blogtober Tag Game, thank you Sophie! Rules  – Thank the blogger who tagged you and link to their post. – Put the rules after an introduction, then answer the 13 questions.  – Tag 13 more bloggers to participate in the game.  – Use these same […]

The Hallotober Tag

I love Halloween so I was chuffed when Our Yorkshire Girl Lauren, from Laureny Loves, tagged me in a October/Halloween tag – the Hallotober bloggers tag! Thank you Lauren x The Rules Thank the person who tagged you and link to their post Put the rules at the beginning or after introduction Answer the 13 […]

Book Reviews September 2020 & TBR List October 2020

Since my last review book post I haven’t read many books, I’ve been busy lately and not had much chance to sit down, and when I have sat down I’ve not felt like doing anything. I will combine my reviews and my TBR list into one post. My TBR list is ever growing. I’m obsessed […]

Summer 2020 Memories

Its safe to say that summer is over, its definitely feeling more wintery and colder. What a summer it was, its was certainly a summer like no other, nobody expected the kind of summer that we had, but its one that I wont forget in a while. My usual summer would consist of working, having […]

Where to visit in Whitby & Robin Hoods Bay

My most favourite two places to visit in the whole world is Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay at North Yorkshire. When the weather is lovely its a stunning part of the world to be in. The beach is my happy place. The history of this place is so interesting with stories of pirates, smugglers, fairies […]

Why You Should Support Local Businesses

If the last few months has taught me anything, its taught me that we need to support the smaller, local businesses. I do love an amazon purchase, its far too easy to make them and with next day delivery and sometimes same day delivery its far too tempting for those last minute purchases. Though this […]

Book Reviews August 2020

The one thing I miss about being on furlough is my reading in the garden time. I’ve not had much chance to read and the weather hasn’t been too great. I’m so glad to be back at work, back in a routine and back learning new things with brilliant colleagues. I really looked forward to […]

A Day In The Life Of….A Child Studies Masters Student

Welcome to Day 7 of 7- A Day In The Life Of….. Today we have the lovely Karalee from Denmark, Karalee is currently studying Child Studies at master’s level. Karalee is also a book, lifestyle and beauty blogger. I am a full-time Child Studies master’s student at Linköping University in Sweden, but I live in Denmark […]

A Day In The Life Of….An Independent Travel Agent

Welcome to Day 6 of 7- A Day In The Life Of….. Today’s post is by the beautiful Rachel and she works as an Independent Travel Agent, she enjoys booking people on their dream holidays and finding their ideal destinations. Hi Everyone, I’m Rach and i’m currently working as an Independent Travel Agent. I normally […]

A Day In The Life Of….A Writer

Welcome to Day 5 of 7- A Day In The Life Of….. Today’s post is by the lovely Jessica, a wife, mother and a writer. Jess lives in America and is currently studying for her Bachelors in Marketing Management. My name is Jessica Lasa and I’m a writer. This is a brand new profession, for […]

A Day In The Life Of….A Social Worker and Travel Blogger

Welcome to Day 4 of 7- A Day In The Life Of….. Today’s post is by the lovely JoJo, a social worker and travel blogger from America. Hey guys, I’m JoJo from JoJo’s Cup of Mocha! I’m a travel blogger with a blog aimed at engaging and connecting with others to provide tips, tricks, and […]

A Day In The Life Of….Head Of Operations

Welcome to Day 3 of 7- A Day In The Life Of….. Today’s post is by a beautiful woman, working within the rail industry across the UK. This lovely lady is currently working full time whilst studying for leadership qualifications and looking after her young son. Check back tomorrow for another day in the life […]

A Day In The Life Of….A Lash Technician

Welcome to Day 2 of 7- A Day In The Life Of….. Today’s post is by the beautiful Keely. Keely is a lash technician based in a year old business in Rotherham, near Parkgate Retail World. My job title at the moment is Lash Technician, although I was previously a Makeup Artist and Beautician, before […]

A Day In The Life Of….A Bid Coordinator

Welcome to Day 1 of 7- A Day In The Life Of….. I’m going to do 7 days in a row of a day in the life of someone, we have a brilliant variety of people for you to get to know. Here we go: Today’s post is by me and I work for a […]

40 things to do before I’m 40

Good Morning! Happy Monday! It’s going to be a good week! I’ll keep this one short and sweet for you. Here are 40 things I would like to do before i’m 40, I don’t have much time so it may become 50 things to do before i’m 50. It’s quite important to set yourself a […]

Five Quick and Easy Summer Recipes In Under 30 Minutes

There is nothing better than simple, quick, no fuss recipes during summer. It means more time spent with your family in the garden enjoying the lovely weather. If you need some lunch and dinner ideas, here’s a few of my favourite recipes. Sticky Chicken in 30 minutes (adapted from The Hairy Dieters eat for life book) […]

5 Things You Should Know Before Getting A Cat

If you speak to anyone that knows me, they will tell you i’m a crazy cat lady. I own four cats and I’ve looked after them all from being kittens. Mosi is 17 years old and Treacle is 7 years old. Poppy & Lily are sisters, they are 5 years old. I’ve always had cats […]

Weekend Camping Essentials Checklist

Preparation is essential for any outdoor adventure. Having the necessary supplies and equipment can make a difference in your overall enjoyment and experience.  I have two camping trips planned this year, over two long weekends. One in August and one in September. Both are at Robin Hoods Bay in North Yorkshire near Whitby, one is […]

10 Products To Help You Save Our Beautiful World

If there are any companies out there that have got it right when it comes to saving the planet, it has to be Lush. They have so many plastic free, packaging free, pampering products. Founded in 1995 in Poole, 25 year old Lush have over 900 shops across the world. Lush are regularly publicising environmental […]

My TBR Pile August 2020

AD | There is nothing better than escaping the world and getting into a good book. One that you cant put down, one where you think “I’ll just read one more chapter” and before you know it you’ve nearly finished the book. I love sitting in the garden with a cuppa and a book and […]

10 Makeup Essentials Less Than A Fiver each.

Who loves a bargain? Last month I decided that I needed some new makeup, I’d made do for ages and couldn’t remember the last time I bought any. Which is really bad as you are supposed to renew every so often. I usually buy Benefit products as they are just perfect for my skin and […]

Guest Post: Lanzarote Day Trip Inspiration

Post by Gemma Lanzarote is a Spanish Canary Island, popular with holiday makers. It is known for its year-round warm weather, beaches and volcanic landscape. The island is around 60km long and 20km wide, meaning it’s relatively easy to get around and see the sights in a car. My husband and I spent a week […]

10 tips for your first Solo Travel

Solo travelling can be one of the most daunting things you can do, but it can also be so fulfilling. I’ve been on a few solo trips and I absolutely loved my solo holiday abroad. I’m no expert but hopefully my tips below, from my first solo travel and from previously working as a holiday […]

Get to know me | 50 questions

Hi Everyone, its Friday!! Hope you have some lovely things planned for the weekend. This week marks the end of a fantastic month for me, I’ve been able to see friends and family, I went back to work and my blog is doing really well. I’m really grateful for everything after a tough time, we’ve […]

How To Have A Relaxing Spa Experience At Home

AD | GIFTED – This contains PR samples, all thoughts are my own. Things are slowly getting back to normal, people are going back to work and the time everyone may have had to themselves previously is reducing. Now more than ever, self care is becoming important to help with mental health. The current guidance […]

How to get salon worthy hair at home

MY REVIEW: What set do you currently use? What do you look for when buying styling products for your hair? Would you try these? What do you think to Remington products? Warning: Please note these products MAY CONTAIN NUTS, Argan Oil may cause skin irritation or a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to people who are allergic to […]

Book Reviews July 2020

AD| If you are looking for easy summer reads, either for the garden or on the beach, these are the ones for you. These are the books I’ve been reading lately:

Why you need to read the I heart series by Lindsey Kelk

Who is Lindsey Kelk? Lindsey Kelk is a Sunday Times bestselling British writer, who was born in Doncaster, went to university in Nottingham, moved to London, then New York and now lives in LA. So far, she has written quite a few books, including the bestselling I Heart series. What is the I Heart series? […]

A review of Cali Greens & Love Hemp CBD Oils

CBD has become a growing trend all over the world. From beauty products to snacks, its anti-inflammatory properties have made it popular. You may know someone who uses it or you may have heard about it but want to try it yourself. Grab ten minutes and a cuppa, have a read of this and then […]

Ten places to visit before I die, where would you go?

If you had to choose ten places to visit in the world before you die, where would you go? Its a big world to choose from! Here’s mine: Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I receive commission from qualifying book purchases when you click links on this page to Amazon’s website. Purchasing via an affiliate link […]

Top ten places to visit before you die.

1. Dublin, Ireland A beautiful place to visit, the Guinness factory and The Temple Bar are the places to go. A group of us came here for a city break on a hen party, with a flight time of one hour from Manchester to Dublin it was an ideal long weekend getaway. We booked an […]

My Beauty Favourites During Lockdown.

Disclaimer: I am not an affiliate for any of these products and have not been compensated in any way for this post. My products were ordered and paid for out of my own money and all opinions are my own.

A letter to my dad

Dad, today marks ten years since you died. A day that changed my life forever, a day that turned my world upside down. You’d suffered a large bleed to the brain, a brain haemorrhage and was placed into a medically induced coma. You lost the fight a week later, the longest week of my life. […]

5 things I Learnt Whilst Furloughed

3. Self care is important With all my free time I learnt all I could about self care, I had time to meditate and generally put myself first. Previously i’d spent little time on this, I invested in a skincare routine and had basic rituals each day to ensure I stayed well. I took vitamins […]