Things to do in The Rhondda Valleys | Guest post

How many of us opt to go aboard rather than explore our own country? Personally I love a staycation, they’re perfect for a weekend away (especially around a bank holiday!) and usually a lot easier, and cheaper to travel to. Over the next few weeks I’m teaming up with bloggers to talk about their local area and hopefully give you a few new staycation or day trip ideas. 😊🚘🛣🚌🚂🛤 First up is Katie, a mum to a daughter and son from the South Wales Valleys. Katie mainly blogs about general life as well as local attractions! You can catch up Read More…

Why it’s OK to treat yourself | Shopping Haul

How many times have you been hovering over the ‘Checkout’ button on an online store or picking up, then putting back items when you’re out and about shopping? When’s the last time you bought yourself a treat? Honestly until last weekend I couldn’t tell you the last time I went shopping and treated myself to something, whether that be a new Lush product, an item of clothing I’ve had my eye on or a new Blu Ray. I’m terrible at giving myself a treat. I find it difficult to justify spending money on myself which could be put towards other Read More…

Dance your way to a better body | Guest Post

If you’re anything like me you find it very difficult to get motivated during the Autumn and Winter months to exercise. In the Summer it’s easier – I can go for a walk or a run without worrying too much about rain or cold, but this time of year I’d rather be under a blanket with a good book or watching my favourite Netflix shows. I spoke last year about some exercises that could be done without going to the gym, but one thing I didn’t think of was dancing! For this post I’m partnering up with Wendy Dessler who Read More…

Favourite childhood books

Today is Roald Dahl day where we celebrate the life and work of this talented author. In tribute I thought I’d share my favourite childhood books with you and, of course there are a couple of Roald Dahl stories in here. Roald Dahl day 2018 focuses on James and the Giant Peach which was his first children’s book. It’s a wonderful story and one of my favourite book to screen adaptations. My favourite character is Miss Spider. My favourite childhood books Matilda This was the first book I remember reading as a child and is the one that inspired my Read More…

Dressing as a Petite Woman

At a petite 5ft 2″ I’ve always struggled when it comes to clothes shopping. Recently I went shopping and failed to buy anything in the four highstreet shops I visited – the clothes were either too long in the arms, too long in length or too boxy for my small frame. The outfits left me feeling like I was wearing someone else’s clothes. Someone’s hand me downs you used to get as a child that never really fitted right. Tips for shopping Shop at places that specialise in petite clothing. Not all places offer this (yet?) and there is only Read More…

30 things I’ve learnt in 30 years

On May 7th 2018 I turned 30, which seems like such a long time ago now but I wanted to mark the occasion in some way. Anyone else think this year is really flying by? I celebrated my 30th birthday with a Star Wars themed party which my sister planned for me. It was a surprise party and I honestly had no idea she was doing it. It was perfect from themed food, to family and friends in costume and props being on display – I loved it. She also held it on May the fourth: Star Wars day. Here’s Read More…