Aromatherapy for children

| Health & Beauty

Aromatherapy is one form of natural healing which can be introduced to children at a young age; in fact, some essential oils can safely be used in pregnancy and immediately after the baby is born. However, even if aromatherapy is not introduced to children until they are a few years old, it is both a […] Read more…


Banishing bloating with simple changes

| Health & Beauty

Advertisement   My Grandma is well known in the family as one that says what she thinks, whether it will cause offence or not. A few weeks ago whilst I was visiting my Grandma, she prodded my stomach and said ‘Ooh you’ve not had a tummy before’. I know my Grandma, and know she adores […] Read more…


Sapporo Teppanyaki, Manchester review

| Food & Drink, Review

Sapporo Teppanyaki Manchester review. The chef is at the hot plate with huge orange flames

  Travelling to Manchester, to eat Japanese food in February, when it’s 20 degrees is not something, I thought I would ever write. The un-seasonal weather has been a pleasant surprise, so we were in great spirits when we arrived at Sapporo Teppanyaki.     We were seated around the hot plate and given menus. The décor is […] Read more…


Prestige Flowers, Mother’s Day review

| Home & Garden, Review

Prestige Flowers Mother’s Day review the Orion bouquet

  Having loved my Valentine’s bouquet , I was delighted when Prestige Flowers sent* me one of their Mother’s Day bouquets . Prestige Flowers have the most beautiful flowers that always last so long. Without a doubt, I would turn to them first if I was sending flowers to someone as a gift and highly […] Read more…


Ingle and Rhode review – the ethical jeweller

| Fashion

Ingle and Rhode review - the ethical jeweller. Close up of silver hummingbird necklace with diamond eye against a black felt background

I received* the most beautiful necklace a couple of weeks ago from Ingle and Rhode. The gorgeous Hummingbird pendant has been crafted in the UK from Fairmined sterling silver, and is set with a beautiful pair of brilliant cut Canadian diamonds. I absolutely loved it when I saw in on the website but when you […] Read more…


Looking for snowdrops at Bank Hall Gardens, Bretherton

| Days Out

Bank Hall Gardens, Bretherton. Lucas is bent down gently touching the snowdrops

The weather has been so lovely this week, I have been contemplating getting my summer clothes and Crocs back out! On Sunday, we ventured out to Bank Hall in Bretherton as it was open for their Snowdrop Sunday’s events. Bank Hall is a Grade II listed Jacobean country mansion that has been vacant and steadily […] Read more…


Big savings for big families

| Money

Having a big family can be awesome. However, it can also be expensive, particularly with today’s high cost of living. Therefore, managing your finances is especially important for those bigger families as you will inevitably have more outgoings every month. The good news is there are always ways to save money, even if you have […] Read more…


Lucas’ 4th birthday

| Competitions, Diary

Lucas sat looking at the camera wearing a red long sleeve top with an embroidered 4 on it

We’ve been so busy this past week and living in between my parents and our house while we decorate that I’ve not had chance to mention Lucas’ birthday. Lucas is now 4 and he had a great birthday. As an early birthday treat we went to see Lego Movie 2 at the cinema which was […] Read more…


Visiting Phuket with children

| Travel

I may not have the funds to travel as much as I like with Lucas but it doesn’t stop me researching places I would love to take him one day. One place I would love to visit is Phuket, Thailand’s largest island. With fine white sandy beaches aligned with palm trees and glittering seas it […] Read more…