1/18/2018

Montagne Jeunesse 7th Heaven Complete Pamper Pack - Competition


Over the years I've enjoyed my fair share of pamper sessions at home. There's nothing better than having a warm bubble bath, glass of wine in hand, relaxing whilst your favourite face mask works it's magic. That is my idea of bliss, half an hour of pure heaven and although I don't get to do it as often these days (now that I have two children) it's my favourite way to unwind.

7th Heaven is the world’s number 1 face mask brand, a brand that I've been using since I was a teenager. Not only are they a beloved household name, but they are also well known globally for their wide range of completely natural and cruelty free face masks and beauty products. 

It's great to see that 7th Heaven and still as popular as ever and I was very excited to see their new collection of beauty hampers, filled with fantastic treats for your skin, hair and body. They are absolutely lovely and better yet, they won’t break the bank as prices start as little as £7.99. They are guaranteed to leave the lucky recipient feeling at ease, pampered and beautifully fresh from head to toe. They'd make a great gift or just as a little treat to yourself.

The gift sets include
Super Skin Essentials - £7.99
Top to Toe Treats - £9.99
Basket Full Of Goodies - £9.99
Pamper & Party Bag - £14.99
Complete Pamper Pack - £19.99


It's January, it's miserable and dreary outside so I'm guessing there's lots of us out there who are feeling a little run down at the moment. With this in mind I've teamed up with 7th Heaven to giveaway one of their new hampers, the 7th Heaven Complete Party Pack. 
This luxurious gift is perfect for pamper-time lovers or someone in need of some special me-time. It includes a wide array of products to get skin glowing, locks nourished and feet sandal ready. It lets you or your loved ones truly unwind and discover the assortment of fabulously scented goodies. The Complete Pamper Pack includes 2 x hair masks, 8 x face masks, 1 x Strengthen Nail and Cuticle Masques, 1 x Soften Glove Masques, 1 x Soften Sock Masques, 1 x Flannel, 1 x headband, 1 x Pom Pom.

The 7th Heaven Complete Party Pack, retails at £19.99 and can be purchased directly from ArgosTo enter simply use the Gleam form below! Good luck and don't forget to enter my other blog competitions!
Montagne Jeunesse 7th Heaven Complete Party Pack

Terms & Conditions.
1. There will be 1 winner who will the prize mentioned above.
2. Prize sent directly by the PR.
3. Competition ends 18/02/18.
4. Incomplete entries with be disqualified.
5. UK entries only.

1/17/2018

Planning Our Outdoor Adventures For 2018



This Monday was Blue Monday, officially the most depressing day of the year. It's cold and miserable, you've lost that festive feeling and all that's left are the remnants of all that Christmas eating you've been doing and not much money left in the bank!

Blue Monday certainly lived up to it's name for me this year. We had a terrible nights sleep, woke up late for nursery, got drenched in the torrential rain and then Noah cried when I left him because his favourite teacher was off sick. He hasn't cried at drop off for quite some time now. I'd almost forgot how awful it makes me feel but I know for a fact that as soon as I leave that he would be fine. I then walked back home with Ava, put the kettle on and decided to sit down and plan our next adventure because we all really need something to look forward to.


Our favourite thing to do as a family is to simply be outside, exploring with one another. Whether it be at a farm, at the seaside, in the woods, at the park, on a nature trail..... anywhere really! As long as we can stretch our legs, breathe in the fresh air and enjoy each others company then we are happy. 

That being said, this time of year can make it tricky to get out and about with all the cold and dreary weather that comes part and parcel with January. There are some days where I'll look outside, see that it's pouring down with rain and it makes it far too tempting to stay indoors. I think that is a bad excuse though, the easy option. If we never stepped outside when it rained or was cold then we would be in the house 24/7! This is England after all. I recently treated myself to some new walking shoes and Noah some wellies using this Mountain Warehouse discount code. I now have no excuse not to venture out now as we all have suitable coats, hats, gloves and scarves too. We are fully kitted up and prepared, no matter the weather!

Next on the agenda to banish my Monday blues was to book a few days out. Trips out as a family and maybe even one or two  just for Nick and I. We enjoy being out with the kids so much as a family that we something forget about that one on one time. We've made a plan this year to have at least one date or even a coffee out together every month! We'll probably not manage it but it is Nick's 32nd birthday coming up and I want to plan something a bit different for us to do. I've been looking online at voucher codes for Virgin Experience Days as there's quite a few that I know he'd really enjoy, such as zorbing and paint balling. I just need to figure out which one to choose!


Last but certainly not least, I've planned and booked a week away for the four of us in March, just after Ava's first birthday. W are having a week away at Center Parcs in Cumbria! We've never been before but have heard so many wonderful things about it. I just know that we will love it and totally be in our element. I keep logging in online and looking at all the activities we can book and envisioning what we will do during our stay. I know that we will thoroughly enjoy our trip and won't want to come home! The Lake District is such a lovely place to visit and is so naturally beautiful, we've always had a fantastic time when visiting previously.

How was your Blue Monday? Have you got any plans made for 2018? I'd love to hear all about them!

- This is a PR Collaboration.

1/16/2018

Introducing the HiPP Buddies & the HiPP Organic's range of Sweet & Savoury Pouches - Review



Last year, just before we started to wean Ava we were invited to be part of the HiPP Moments Team, it was perfect timing! My first post was back in September and all about Ava's first tastes and the HiPP Organic's stage 1 savoury jars. The second post was published earlier this month in which we reviewed the HiPP Organic's stage 2 jars. We were sent some lovely personalised goodies too.

For our third and final project we were introduced to the HiPP Buddies characters and HiPP Organic's new baby food pouches. You can already find the range of sweet pouches in store but the savoury ones are brand new! We also received a couple of the HiPP Buddies story books which I've loved reading to both children.


The HiPP Buddies are a group of hard working and busy animal friends, who all share one goal and that is to make the yummiest, organic pouches out there! Each character has their own task on the HiPP farm, from picking the fruit and vegetables, to mashing them, stirring them and then finally filling up the pouches ready for our little ones to enjoy. What is not to love about the HiPP Buddies?!

We hadn't tried these pouches before so I was very excited to see what Ava would think of them. They arrived early one morning when Ava was still in her sleep suit and waiting for her breakfast. I just happened to check inside the hamper and saw that there were a couple of the sweet pouches which were ideal for breakfast. She absolutely demolished the first pouch in a matter of seconds. As you can see by the photo below, it was thoroughly enjoyed! Their 100% fruit pouches are a great way for little ones to enjoy up to 2 of their 5 a day. They would also go well with a hearty breakfast or as a little treat after their lunch or dinner.


HiPP Organic ensure that their savoury pouches actually taste savoury which I think is great because when it comes to weaning I always offer vegetable and savoury tastes first, especially in the beginning. I think that in doing so it has helped to prevent them from developing a preference to sweeter tastes and one of the reasons why I think they aren't fussy eaters.

As part of the third project I was also asked to let Ava "take over for the day!" At 10 months old there's not much taking over that she can manage but she gave it a good shot! We first let her choose her own lunch out of two of the savoury HiPP pouches. She had a choice of squash and chicken pasta bake or vegetable and chicken risotto with peas. She grabbed the risotto pouch first and before I could even warm it a little for her she was beckoning me to open it and wanted to gobble it up right away. The HiPP Buddies packaging seemed to catch her eye and she seemed to really enjoy the taste and texture of the pouch. I have to mention that it smelt utterly delicious!


I then let her help me choose her outfit for the day, but she grabbed three pairs of trousers and a pair of socks so I thought I'd better intervene and help the poor girl, ha ha. It was then time for a story and she narrowed it down to two favourites. She decided to go for "That's not my Pirate" Arrrrr!


The HiPP Organic pouches are light, re-sealable and unbreakable, perfect for at home and on the go! If you are planning on buying some HiPP Organic jars or pouches then please use this money off coupon which has been created especially for the readers of the blog. Discover HiPP Organic’s full range of over 30 pouches here.

- This post is written in collaboration with HiPP Organic.

1/13/2018

Project 365 - Week 02/52



7th January 2018


8th January 2018


9th January 2018


10th January 2018

11th January 2018

12th January 2018


13th January 2018

It's been quite an eventful start to the year, that's for sure and not in a good way! Our car was stolen at the start of the week and there's just no sign of it anywhere, we are so frustrated! How someone can steal a family car is beyond me. Inside was a couple of the kids toys, their blankets and car seats so to me it's like they've stolen from my children and I find that so difficult to swallow. It's a good job I believe in karma! I rejoined Slimming World this week and put on quite an impressive amount of weight in just three week that I'd been off plan. I did do some good eating and drinking over the Christmas period though, I must admit! Noah was back to nursery and we've had a birthday party, play dates and various shopping and family trips throughout the week too.

What have you been up to this week?


1/11/2018

Lumie Bodyclock Luxe 700 - Competition

Bodyclock LUXE 700 (with LUXE 750D) is top of the Bodyclock range. LUXE 700 has a glass lamp cover and high-quality speakers for streaming your own music or radio via Bluetooth and a USB port for more audio files or for charging your phone. It also comes with over 20 wake-up and sleep sounds, from classic birdsong and waterfall recordings to background cafĂ© chat and fading thunder. It's an alarm clock that mimics the light of a real sunrise so when you open your eyes you feel properly awake and refreshed. Waking like this helps to keep your sleep cycle on track and has been shown to boost mood, energy and productivity levels. At night, Bodyclock LUXE 700 has a fading sunset to help you relax and a new low-blue light feature especially for bedtime lighting. By keeping blue light to a minimum you’re ready for sleep and can drift off easily. Other features include a nightlight setting, 7-day alarm and dimmable bedside lighting. A wake-up light is not just a much nicer way to start the day but it can help beat the winter blues and is a useful complement to a lightbox in treating SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). The British Swimming team use Lumie Bodyclock to get them up bright and early for training on dark winter mornings. Features: Low-blue light feature to minimise alerting effect before bedtime Bluetooth for streaming radio or your music USB port for music playback or charging your phone Mimics the colours of a real sunrise and sunset High-quality audio Glass lamp cover Gradual sunrise and sunset from 15 to 90 minutes Variable final light intensity for a gentle or bright sunrise More than 20 optional wake-up and sleep sounds including white noise Nightlight option for fading light that stays on at low level Daily alarm or 7-day alarm Fully dimmable display / Snooze / Optional alarm beep / Power failure back-up How would you like to win a Bodyclock Luxe 700? I've teamed up with Lumie to giveaway this top of the range model worth £170! To enter simply use the Gleam form below! Good luck and don't forget to enter my other blog competitions!
Lumie Bodyclock Luxe 700 worth £170.00
Terms & Conditions.
1. There will be 1 winner who will the prize mentioned above.
2. Prize sent directly by the PR.
3. Competition ends 11/02/18.
4. Incomplete entries with be disqualified.
5. UK entries only. 

1/09/2018

The Stigma Of Cosmetic Surgery. Would You Go Under The Knife?


I think that surgery, both cosmetic and plastic can drastically change a persons life for the better. It can help with self confidence, it can correct ailments and so much more. However I think that think that there's so much stigma and conflicting views on the topic. It's often portrayed that the majority of people who consider cosmetic surgery are shallow, vain and self serving but I think that's a very ignorant opinion to have. With this in mind I decided to investigate the reasons why some people consider these procedures, and if in fact it did change their lives if they went ahead with the surgery. 


I had rhinoplasty when I was 24. I had a big bump on the bridge of my nose and it made me feel incredibly ugly and self-conscious. Having the bump removed has made such a huge difference to my self confidence. I still have quite a big nose but at least it's a better shape! I'm too squeamish for other types of cosmetic surgery, but I have no regrets at all about having my nose done. 

I was booked into having my boobs done in 2013 but had to pull out as I became pregnant. I am still wanting to have my boobs done but now it's finding the right time and the funds to do it. My reasons are due to having PCOS and them not developing properly. 

I had a breast lift when I was at Uni. Before they made me so unhappy and I became depressed whenever I looked at clothes. It's pretty major surgery, but I felt so much more confident with my body (when dressed) throughout my twenties. 

I had my lips done in November and love them, so much so I think I might get them a little bigger. I've always had a fascination with Angelina Jolie so think it was this that made me want it done plus I feel a whole lot more confident since having them done.

Christy from Welsh Mum.
I had a consultation for breast implants when I was younger (I'm a B cup and wanted to go up to a C). I ultimately decided not to go ahead because of the risks and side-effects and the problems that can occur over time. This was before I met my husband, and he has helped with my self-esteem a lot. I'd still hoped that motherhood would help out naturally there but no such luck!

Laura from Five Little Doves.
I would love to have a nose job to fix the bump where I broke it, it really affects my confidence. That said, I would never go through with it as, as a parent, I would hate to take the risk of undergoing surgery for something that was purely cosmetic.

Fran from Back With A Bump.
I've had 3 breast augmentations and finally happy with them. I originally had implants in 2005 to boost my confidence and have since had two replacements as had the dreaded PIP implants. I am finally as happy as I ever will be!

Hayley from I Am River.

I always said i have my boobs done when I finished breastfeeding and whatever else in the future. Then my son was born with Down syndrome and my whole outlook changed. I don't see how I can teach him to accept himself and love his differences if I can't accept my own flaws. I'll be remaining saggy I'm afraid.

So there you have it, the reasons and opinions of a few fellow bloggers, some of whom have had surgery and others who have considered it. There's so many different procedures and surgeries out there and plastic surgery Toronto offer an array of different services on their website. Have you ever considered cosmetic surgery or would you go under the knife?


- This is a PR Collaboration.

1/06/2018

Project 365 - Week 01/52


1st January 2018


2nd January 2018
 

3rd January 2018


4th January 2018


5th January 2018


6th January 2018

Hello 2018! Just like that we've had the first week of the year and it's certainly been the calm before the storm of normality. Nick went back to work on Wednesday so although the start of the week was very relaxed, as the days went on it slowly got busier and more hectic. Noah is back at nursery this week after two and a half weeks off, it's flown! It'll be strange to be doing the nursery runs again and I can't say I'm particularly looking forward to it as we've all really enjoyed our lazy mornings together! 

What have you been up to this week?

1/05/2018

MORI Panda Collection - Competition



MORI, the organic bamboo cotton baby essentials brand, known for its super soft fabrics and socially conscious approach to manufacturing launched their Panda collection on 7 July 2017. The adorable, mainly monochrome, collection comprises jumpers, hoodies, t-shirts, joggers, shorts and baby daytime outfits for babies and toddlers from newborn to 36m made using 100% organic cotton. Each piece in the collection features a unique panda design, which has been hand-drawn in London by MORI’s in-house design team.

In true MORI style, the collection has an ethical promise. £1 from every panda product sold through the MORI website will go towards adopting MORI pandas in China and MORI will be sharing pictures and updates about their pandas with the MORI community. 


Commenting the launch, Akin Onal and Cam Miller from MORI said: “We were inspired to launch a panda collection as the panda is a symbol of peace and protection. We are passionate about making sure our little ones grow up in a beautiful world, which means protecting wildlife and nature. This collection is our way of helping to preserve and protect one of the most endangered, and most loved, animals – whilst making sure little ones look gorgeous too!” 

I've teamed up with MORI to giveaway one of their Panda Sweatshirts (which come in sizes 0-3 through to 2-3 years, in either pink or khaki) worth £26.00 to one lucky winner! To enter simply use the Gleam form below! Good luck and don't forget to enter my other blog competitions!

MORI Panda Collection Sweatshirt worth £26.00

Terms & Conditions.                                                                                   
1. There will be 1 winner who will win the prize mentioned above in their choice of size and colour. 
2. Prize sent directly by the PR. 
3. Competition ends 04/02/17
4. Incomplete entries with be disqualified.
5. UK entries only.

1/03/2018

A Moment For Jars With HiPP Organic - Review & Competition



At the start of Ava's weaning journey we were asked to be a part of the HiPP Organic Moments Team, I was so excited, talk about perfect timing!
Our first assignment was to try out their Pure Vegetable and Stage 1 Savoury jars which you can read all about here. They went down a storm with Ava and they helped start our weaning journey off on the right foot. 

Ava is now ten months old and weaning has been everything I wanted it to be and more. Just like her big brother, she has a love for food and really enjoys to try new flavours and textures. She pretty much eats everything that we give her and likes to eat whatever we are having. When cooking I just take out a portion for her if the meal I'm cooking involves salt or spice. I love being able to make one meal and it be suitable for all of us. We still use jarred baby food and pouches on occasion, they are great and perfect when you are short on time or on the go.



For our second assignment we were sent a personalised hamper full of goodies for Ava and a selection of their stage 2 and 3 food jars for her to try out. The flavours we received were; spaghetti bolognese, mashed potato and beef, green vegetables with cous cous and turkey, vegetables with noodles and chicken, vegetable lasagne and pasta italienne with ham. As you can see it was quite the array of different jars and some sounded so delicious that I wished I could've sample them too!




The first jar that Ava tried was the pasta italienne with ham, which was consumed in a matter of minutes for her lunch. On opening I noticed how different these jars are when it comes to texture, the tomato sauce was thicker and it contained tiny circular pieces of pasta. I took one look at it and I knew that Ava would enjoy it as she's always been a fan of foods with more texture and substance. I tasted a little and although very different in consistency, it's still a very mild in flavour which is great for a weaning babies delicate palate. Ava managed to try all the different flavours within a couple of weeks and every one of them was thoroughly enjoyed, the pasta one's in particular! She's a fan of the carbs just like her Mummy!


The HiPP Organic jars are made with the finest organic ingredients which are gently steam cooked to keep in all the goodness and flavour. The new savoury jars also have no hidden fruit, making them perfect for every stage of weaning and ideal for that tricky part of weaning when you don't want to overload them with too many sweet flavours.



The jars from HiPP Organic now have a wider opening to make feeding easier and the jars themselves are 100% recyclable. You can either pop them in your recycling bin once you are done or you can give them a wash and use them for something else. I decided to wash them, remove the labels and create some quick and easy sensory jars for Ava. With it being Christmas I decided to run with a little theme. I filled three of the jars with water and added different items to each; gold balls from a Christmas tree decoration in one, blue glitter to add a bit of festive sparkle in another and white icing to create a snow effect in a jar in the third. She really enjoyed turning these jars over and inspecting what was inside, so did Noah! The gold jar was a firm favourite as they were able to shake them around and watch them sink. There's so many different ways you could reuse the jars if you didn't want to recycle them. You could paint them, use them as paint pots, use them to store paint brushes and crayons, use them for storing little trinkets, or seeds and so on.

If you are planning on purchasing some HiPP Organic jars soon then please use this money off coupon which has been created especially for the readers of the blog and for more information on the new recipes and products from HiPP Organic and for the best weaning advice, head to the HiPP UK websiteLast but certainly not least, how would you like to win a selection of HiPP Organic Stage 1 and 2 Jars? To enter simply use the Gleam form below! Good luck and don't forget to enter my other blog competitions!

- This post is written in collaboration with HiPP Organic.


A bundle of HiPP Organic Stage 1 and 2 Jars


Terms & Conditions.                                                                                   
1. There will be 1 winner who will win a selection of HiPP Organic Jars. 
2. Prize sent directly by the PR. 
3. Competition ends 28/01/17
4. Incomplete entries with be disqualified.
5. UK entries only.

1/02/2018

December Degustabox - Review




At the end of December we received our monthly Degustabox but with the madness of Christmas and New Year I'm only just getting round to publishing the review. This however gave us plenty of time to tuck into all the different products and they were all thoroughly enjoyed throughout Christmas and New Years. The November Degustabox was named the "Christmas" themed box so I did wonder how they'd follow on from with the December but as usual it was full of fantastic products, ideal for the festive period. Keep reading to see the images, product list and pricing of everything that was included.


Willies Cacao Black Pearls - £6.59
Popchips Galactic Barbeque Puffs - £1.99 
Taking the Pea Smoked Ham Coated Crunchy Peas - £1.50
Candy Kittens Sour Watermelon Gourmet Sweets - £3.00
Planters Nut-Rition Nut Protein Mix - £1.29
Planters Nut-Rition Nut Mix Energy Mix - £1.29
Ryvita Lightly Salted Rye Cakes - £1.39
Mary Berry’s Lemon & Mustard Seed Vinaigrette - £2.99 
Lift Matcha Instant Green Tea - £4.49
Robinson’s Fruit Creations Peach & Raspberry squash - £1.99
Coldpress Valencia Orange Juice - £1.50
San Miguel 0% Beer - £3.00
Sleep Well Vanilla Milk Drink - £1.75

Total: £32.77




The December box was fantastic, they never disappoint! It was filled to the brim with fantastic products, brands which were new to us and familiar favourites too. I thought that the choice of different drinks in this months box was perfect for this time of year. The non alcoholic beer, fruit juice, squash and green tea were all ideal for detoxing after all the naughty food and drink we've been indulging in around Christmas and New Years!

Food wise the selection of nuts, peas, rye cakes and potato puffs were great to nibble on and I brought some of them out for our Christmas party. The Taking the Pea Crunchy Peas were so popular, people commented on how they'd never tried anything like them before and that they were going to have to buy a couple of packets themselves! They were so moreish! Noah absolutely devoured the Pop Chips Galactic Puffs and was very impressed that they were Star Wars snacks! He called them his Star Wars crisps!


It was a little hard to choose our favourite product this month but in the end I decided to go or the Robinson's Fruit Creations squash as it's something we've all been able to enjoy. Robinson's has been a household favourite for years but these new juices contain twice the fruit and are so delicious and refreshing! It also contains no added sugar, perfect if you like to add a dash to your little ones water.

Degustabox costs £12.99 per month but if you would like to try it for the first time use the code: CTOMW at the checkout to receive a huge £7.00 off! That means you can get your first box for just £5.99!

What products or brands would you like to see in Degustabox next?

- We were sent this product for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.

1/01/2018

All About My Year - 2017


I know I say it every year but I honestly cannot believe how fast the year has gone, 2017 seemed to vanish in the blink of an eye! So much has happened in 2017 that when Cassie from Lily's Little Learners tagged on this post I knew I had to take part as it would be great to look back at at a future date!


1. What did you do for your birthday?
I spent my 29th birthday in a family members villa in Marbella, it was heaven! Ava was only 12 weeks old at the time and I did wonder how we'd manage taking a three year old and such a young baby abroad for a week but I didn't need to worry, it was great. I remember sipping on sangria by our private pool, music on loud without a care in the world. The best way to spend a birthday I think! In the sun, surrounded by family with a tipple in your hand.

2. Whats the biggest thing to happen to you?
The birth of Ava, no doubt about that! The labour was quite hellish, so much so I've not actually got round to writing my birth story yet, but she was worth every moment of pain, just like all babies are. I still can't get my head around the fact that she's now almost 10 months old, it doesn't feel two seconds ago that I was pregnant with her, feeling her wriggle around inside my belly.


3. What was the biggest thing to happen for your child/children?
Ava, being born of course and she seems to be meeting all her milestones very quickly, without even batting an eyelid! For Noah there's been a couple of big things. Firstly, becoming a big brother! I never had any doubt that he'd be anything other than an amazing brother but he's been perfect, we couldn't have asked for anything more. It must have been difficult for him in those first couple of weeks, adjusting to having a baby around that takes up so much of his Mummy's attention. Now that she's older she's always rummaging through his toys or trying to climb all over him and he has the patience of a saint, he loves her so much and is so protective of her. He also turned four in November, which again I can't get my head around. How is he four?! He now goes to nursery four full days a week and although he'd rather be home with us he loves it and has so many friends.

4. Could you pick a favourite week of 2017?
I don't think I can! Can I pick four? It has to be the week that Ava was born, our week away to Spain, our week at Butlins and this past week, Christmas week! I could pick more, all have been favourites for different reasons, but one thing they all have in common is that they are all weeks which Nick has been off work, when we've all been together.


5. Do you have a favourite photograph of yourself from 2017?
There's quite a few pictures of the kids and I which I like so I struggled to pick just one. The one above is a favourite, taken on holiday back in May. It was Ava's first dip in the pool, though we only dipped her feet. She was too young and the pool was too cool for her to enjoy.

6. What was your best day out?
One that springs to mind is one of our trips to Bowland Wild Boar Park. We've visited countless times but whenever we go we always have such a great time. One day in particular was perfect, it was sunny and both kids were in such great moods. We walked for miles, admired the scenery, had ice cream, visited the animals, fed them, went to the park, watched the animal shows, rode on tractors. It was wonderful and we can't wait to go back once the weather starts warming back up again.

7. What is the best film you've seen?
I could recommend a few but the one which springs to mind first has got to be Get Out. It's such a unique movie! A thriller which had me gripped from start to finish, it has one epic twist too! Watch it now!

8. Is there anything you wish didn't happen?
Not really. I mean I wish our car hadn't been broken in to or that our boiler hadn't broke and cost us a couple of hundred quid but that's life! You've got to roll with it.


9. What would you like to achieve or improve for 2018?
I'd like to lose the rest of the baby weight (I've lost two stone since Ava was born) and I'd like to be more active. I'd like to make more time for Nick and I as a couple, our relationship is still as strong as ever (it's coming up to our ten year anniversary) but we didn't have one single date night last year so that's something we need to change. I'd like to finish more work on the house, including the attic renovation. I'd also like to earn more from the blog and prioritise my work more too. Lots of goals to tick off the list. 

10. How will you be celebrating/did you celebrate New Years Eve?
Nick and I stayed in with the kids, not much you can do with such a young baby but there was nowhere I'd rather be. Once the kids were tucked up in bed we had a tipple, watched a movie and tucked into a big bowl of ice cream!

What a great year it's been, I'm sad to see it go but welcome 2018 with open arms. I tag Nicola from A Life Through My Eyes and Tammy from Us Two Plus You to see if they'd like to take part too!