Category Lifestyle

Mental Health Awareness Week UK – How are you feeling, really?

This week marks the start of Mental awareness week in the UK. Whilst not being your typical conversational starter it’s great to see general awareness of this topic being brought to the forefront of our minds.  A recent study by the Mental Health Foundation in 2016 showed that 1 in 6 adults experience a common mental health problem such as anxiety or depression. During my recent pregnancy I often found

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Why travelling long haul with a new-born was a great idea.

When we shared that we had already booked a long haul flight to travel with our 4.5-month-old baby before he was even born, I’m sure some people thought that we were extremely brave or plain stupid! Being completely honest I was slightly anxious about the whole thing, but having the reassurance that the flights and hotel were refundable should we decide to bail out on the whole adventure put those

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Aldi’s January Baby and Toddler Special Buy Event live now!

And just like a blink of an eye two months have gone by and I no longer have a newborn (or tiny baby) in my case, and I’m drawing near to the end of the infamous fourth trimester! So what have I learnt apart from my natural instinct to Survive and sleep? To stock up! It still baffles me to this day how such a small human can require so

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Perfectly Prepped with Mama Mio’s New Tummy Rub Scrub!

Being pregnant definitely makes you more aware of your skincare routine and of the products you use and the effects/reactions they can have on your skin or, even potentially, on your unborn baby. Now, I’m not saying that I’m not one to indulge in a bit of pampering as I definitely do. But what I can confess is that I’m lazy and often, time poor when it comes to actually

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Back by popular demand this August: The Aldi Baby and Toddler Event!

Prepping for the arrival of Baby Jonas has been a labour of love mixed in with some heavy lifting, sweat and some tears – yes, I’m referring to the highly overdue clear out of our spare room which, since the day we moved in, took on the role of study/laundry and natural dumping ground. So now with our lovely neutral blank canvas, tick tock shit just started to get real

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Oh, it’s just a bit of seasonal dandruff!

As soon as that flakey scalp appears and the itching starts (oh, how satisfying is it to scratch that itch that is, until that intense panic moment kicks in), head on over to your enlarged mirror to inspect closer and then further freak out – OMG I’ve got nits! (Head lice for those that don’t know.) The following few minutes pass by with the thoughts: What am I going to

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My January saviours

And we’ve survived! Can you believe it? The toughest month of the year is actually over! We can all officially start drinking and wearing sparkles again! Most people moan about January – the weather, their bank balances and just how things would just generally be better if it was summer again! Me? Well, I can’t say that I’ve had a bad January! In fact, I can go as far as

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It’s time to go coconutty with CO YO!

Coconuts are a thing! Not a fad, not a trend and definitely not a passing obsession but a thing. These tasty food items are often the topic of discussion – are they a fruit, seed or nut? I would say they are a bit of everything. Coconuts as an ingredient or a super food item have, in the more recent years, been thrust into the limelight in the form of:

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Be Kind, Be Happy, Read More and Drink More – Water!

Am I the only person who thinks it’s super weird how the chime of Big Ben signifying midnight (aka the New Year) turns us all into absolute crazies!? Before the Chimes, and, I have to say, the amazing fireworks (exactly how much did they cost?), I was the happy me. Now post chimes, I’m the new and improved happy me. Well, not exactly but hopefully you can see where I

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The Black Friday and Cyber Weekend/Monday Edit!

Good Morning and welcome to Black Friday, the official Black Friday that is. If you’ve been browsing the internet this week, or have just been doing the odd bit of early Christmas shopping, then you’ll be aware that it is a discount jungle out there. Retailers have started their ‘cyber weekend’ offers earlier and earlier and whilst this is utter temptation, I’m looking at it on the plus side…time to

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