Stressing about Christmas weight-gain

For many of us, a new year brings a ‘clean slate’ and a chance to shift the delicious Christmas pounds we’ve accumulated nomming too many pigs in blankets. Declarations of healthy eating and ‘dry Januarys’ are abundant and though it’s great to look after our body and consider when we need to nurture it with goodness, I’m here to remind you that even if perhaps your jeans are feeling a…

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I’ve discovered something amazing and it’s restoring my faith in humanity!

I’ve discovered something this week that plasters a HUGE smile on my face every time I check Facebook – a rarity, since it’s usually plastered with sad news stories/rants/politics!! I am genuinely so excited by it that I just had to share it with you straight away. This new source of joy in my life is a Facebook group – stay with me – that sets a new challenge every…

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Our engagement story & trip to Mexico!

Before I begin, let me apologise for the food/sun/present moment envy that these photos are certain to evoke. Even now, looking back at these photos I am overcome with how much I miss this place. It was the most incredible adventure and the furthest we’ve been from the UK yet. I spent the whole uncomfortable 11 hour plane journey thinking this better be worth it!! and it goes without saying, it absolutely was. Now, let me…

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Let’s have a catch up! & I’ve renamed the blog!

Hello hello and happy 2019 to you! God, it’s been so long since I’ve written that I also owe you a Merry Christmas! I hope you had a fabulous break eating, drinking and seeing loved ones. Quite seriously I am now 98% mince pie, fruit cake and prosecco!!! It has been such a mental month for us that I feel like the whole thing passed in a blink and I…

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A gratitude list – things I’m grateful for today

Though we don’t celebrate it here in the UK, what better day to reflect on what we’re thankful for than Thanksgiving? I used to write a gratitude list every night before I went to bed and it gave me such a sense of calm before drifting off. Lately though, my mind seems to be running 100 mph with Mexico, Christmas and so many upcoming things to prepare for. I haven’t been very good at slowing down, so today seemed like a good day to do just that and do some reflecting. I have my reservations when writing posts like this. Not only are they incredibly intimate but……

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