Making time to relax

Life lately has been rather hectic and taking the time to relax and reflect has taken a backseat. So with this in mind, I’ve decided to re-educate myself in the art of fully chilling out. July is nearly up and it’s another month that’s left me thinking, where has the time gone?! Evenings are taken…

Nail varnish obsession 

So, I got an addiction. I’m gonna put it out there…I hate naked nails, on myself might I add. Some girls rock it well but I just hate the look of my hands when they’re nail varnish free. And so because of this weird habit, my collection keeps growing.  As I’ve got older I tend…

July’s make up bag buys 

This weekend I was at a loose end with a rare 2 days with absolutely no plans. After a trip to the hairdressers and a much-needed toning down of my beach blonde locks, I decided to go shopping. Now I’m trying not to buy clothes so I went with the next best thing – make…

A week in Instagram posts 

This week I blogged about my favourite new blue nail varnishes  I upped my stationary game and joined the pineapple craze with a cute blogger mail parcel arrived from Minted I headed back into the kitchen and made a yummy batch of veggie chilli with a hearty side of avocado on the side. Cos I…

Deeper shade of blue 

 Blue nail varnish used to be a staple in my collection but as I got older I swayed towards reds, pink and nudes leaving the bolder pastels behind.  But after the latest My Little Box beauty box arrived, blues are back and one of my firm favourites.  The deeper blue arrived in the beauty box…

The one where I ran the Race for Life

A couple of Sundays ago I pulled on my running trainers, attached my number to my chest, grabbed my bum bag and gave the 5k Race for Life a go.       After 6 weeks of steady training, I think I might have just managed to transform myself from a complete non-runner to someone who…

A whistlestop tour of York

Last weekend, the boy and I hopped a train from Liverpool Lime Steet to York to spend 2 nights in the quite frankly beautiful city. We arrived late on Friday so complete with m&s gin and tonics we made our way to York Central Travelodge. A quick outfit change later we walked into the centre…

5 days, 5 healthy meal ideas 

Since the start of the year I’ve been following the Slimming World plan, on and off. It works well for me as I don’t feel restricted and can still enjoy naughty meals such as curries and chilli without the added badness. After a couple of months over my birthday where I’ve massively indulged, I’m back…