Month: September 2018

Five A/W Trends I’ll Be Wearing This Autumn

Sponsored Post It’s not often that I visit these shops these days, or even do much clothes shopping. Having spent a lot of the last 12 months in major saving mode, I rarely shop new trends – often choosing to try and adapt the current contents of my wardrobe to fit whatever colour, pattern or print is ‘in’ that season. However, as A/W draws closer, I’m loosening my purse strings and making little investments, adding new items to my wardrobe to help switch things up a little. I’m lucky in the sense that my workplace doesn’t have a uniform or dress code, just smart casual is the order of the day so I can rock up to work in jeans and trainers or a dress and boots if the mood takes me. It also means getting dressed in the morning can take anywhere between 5-15 minutes, depending on what I feel like wearing that day! My style differs in the sense that, I love to dress quite fashionable and ‘on-trend’ whilst also making sure I …

Buying Our House – What Renting Taught Me

Renting is a mind-field. Since we bought our house earlier this year we’re out of the trap, thank god. But if you’re a renter who’s saving for a deposit or, shock horror, someone who is happy renting and likes the flexibility of not being tied in, I’m now ready to look back on my experience fondly….kind of, anyway. When it comes to renting, there are a fair few things to take into consideration. Things that I didn’t think of when we first starting to look for our first house, now play a massive part in our decision-making process. HomeLet recently got in touch to ask what I would consider when selecting my and I would advise anyone looking to start to rent, or looking for a new house to let to consider the following… The age of the house (and condition) The age of the house and how well-kept it is is a huge factor when you’re looking to rent. If you’re buying, these are things you can change – but if you’re renting it …

Why I’m Getting Rid of Weight Loss Guilt

Losing weight is a tricky one. There’s the actual ‘losing of the weight’, then keeping it off and finally, not getting to caught up in the numbers game and letting it take over your life is a different ball game. In short; it’s exhausting. I joined Slimming World in June 2017 when I knew my clothes were a little too tight and I saw an awful photo that shamed me into losing weight. That shouldn’t have been the case cos it was me, just me. But I didn’t like the look of me in that photo. So every Tuesday for the next 12 months I totted along to group and got weighed. Every week. Rain or shine, no matter how ‘good’ I’d been that week, I saw my weight in black and white. And then again written down in my book. Over that year I lost one and a half stone. Not all in one go and I’ve not even kept it off but in August 2018 I hit target. No-one tells you how exhausting …