3 Best Brands of 2017 (So Far…)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASo, God knows how this happened considering my Christmas dinner feels like it was last week, but we’re now more than halfway through the year. EEK. In order to distract myself from the sheer panic of how quickly time is going (and that I really need to start putting more money into pension, seeing as I’ll be 70 in about two months at this rate), I decided to focus on some of my favourite brand discoveries of the year. Of course there are still five months for me to fall in love with new products, but for now these are my winners of 2017… View Full Post

May 2017 Round-Up

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My one true bae | Biker goth vibes for date night | Embroidery obsessions
Floral Missguided number for Ladies’ Day | My second true bae | Discovering new garden drinks
Summer sandal time | Summer body time (maybe) | THE BEST THINGS EVER 

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

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Barbour Jumper | Amazon Fire Stick | Sony Headphones | Baylis and Harding Pepper and Ginseng Record Tin | Hugo Boss Aftershave | Panasonic 4K TV | Stainless Steel Travel Mug | Ted Baker Leather Holdall

If you read my Christmas Gift Guide for Dads then you’ll know I find present shopping for paternal figures the trickiest of all gift shopping. My dad generally only enjoys football, beer and buying the exact same jumper in slightly varying shades of green; so unless I can arrange for Steven Gerrard to meet him down the pub in matching knitwear, I’m  destined to always buy disappointing presents. With Father’s Day approaching, I thought I would put together this wee gift guide for anyone else facing the Dad Struggle – and I’ve expanded below on some general categories you might want to explore if nothing on that list floats your boat.  View Full Post

3 Things You Need for a Good Night’s Sleep

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There’s a very good reason why my Instagram is littered with photos like the above – no, not narcissism, but because I am nearly always in bed. I absolutely love sleeping, and getting an early night often brings the same level of excitement as an Asos sale and an aperol spritz combined (which is very high, in case you were wondering). Considering the average person spends around 7 hours sleeping each night, it’s important to make sure we get the most out of our sleeping time – after all, that adds up to quite a big chunk of our lives. Here are some essentials for a good night of Zzzzs.

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5 Ways to Spread Happiness

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From Donald Trump to denim shoes, there are plenty of things in this world designed to make us miserable. However, I’m a big believer in trying to spread those positive vibez, not just for yourself but for those around you too. We all know how much being around a negative person can affect our mood, so to counteract the actions of all of the Debbie Downers in the world, here are some tips for increasing the positivity.  View Full Post

A Weekend in the Toyota C-HR

 

chr 2It probably won’t come as any great surprise to you that I don’t know much about cars. In fact, when it came to shopping for my first car, I nearly gave my dad a nervous breakdown as I insisted on ignoring all of his suggestions about mileage, running costs and road tax and always ended up saying “Yeah, but I don’t like the colour”. However, when I was contacted by the Vantage Motor Group in Solihull about whether I fancied test driving the brand new Toyota C-HR for a weekend, it was a definite yes. I might not know my horsepower from my headlights, but I do know I like the chance of being one of the first in the UK to take a brand new model for a spin.
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