Is It Time To Get Serious About Blogging?

For many, blogging starts out as a hobby, turns into a passion and eventually evolves into a useful second income. For a few bloggers, it turns out to be a lot more than that. They build a successful business based on their blog and may even be able to give up their regular job. If you have been blogging for a while, you may be thinking about turning your blog into your business. Here are a few ideas that will get your new enterprise off to a flying start. Image source Look like a business You cannot be business-like if… [Read More]

That Friday Linky

That Friday Linky

It’s Friday again, which means it’s That Friday Linky time again! Please have a quick read of the info below and join in! As always we ask that you link up your favourite post of the week. Please don’t link up your entire blog, just one specific post that you’d like to share with us all. Linky’s are a great way to find new blogs to read, discover new content and they’re also a great way to raise your blogs profile. Myself and my husband, Nigel, who blogs at DIY Daddy are your hosts. If you’d like us to retweet your… [Read More]

Brilliant Mum Feature: Week 11

Brilliant Mum Feature

Hello and welcome to the Brilliant Mum Feature. Once a week I will be featuring one mum in a bid to find out more about them and their lives. If you’d like to take part in this series, simply fill in this form. This week our brilliant mum feature is Beth who blogs at Life as Mum. Beth lives in a village in North Wales with her partner and three children. Beth has two daughters, Mia who is 7 and Elliw who’s 5, and one son, Freddie who is 8 months old. Beth is a work-from-home Mum. She is a Family Lifestyle… [Read More]

It’s Time to Consider a Career in Fitness

Are you tired of the stress and monotony of your current job? Do you yearn for something more fulfilling? Do you feel like you should be doing more to improve both your body and your mind? Image by Pixabay If you’ve answered yes to all of these questions then a career in fitness may well be a rewarding (in every sense of the word) career for you. If you attend a gym regularly you’ve probably seen fitness instructors, coaches and personal trainers working with your fellow customers and helping them on the way to achieving their goals. Maybe you’ve even… [Read More]

Pirates of the Caribbean Jacks Pirate Ship Review

A few weeks ago I took my children to a local play centre because they had a pirate day going on. In addition to the pirate day, children also had the chance to meet Captain Jack Sparrow. Obviously not the real one, but he was a pretty good look a like and my girls absolutely loved him! They spent ages following him around, talking to him and helping him find his buried treasure! The trip was a success and it was also pretty good timing because it was just a few weeks before we went to Disneyland Paris and saw… [Read More]

Disneyland Paris Trip Report Day 1

Disneyland Castle

It’s hard to believe that two weeks ago we were in Disneyland Paris. I  booked our trip rather spur of the moment last October and remember thinking that it was ages away. Well, now I wish I was back there because the time we had there has flown by! We stayed in the Disneyland Hotel which was absolutely amazing! I knew before booking our trip, that if we were going to go to Disneyland, then we had to do it properly and stay in the Disney Hotel! It was everything I thought it would be and more! More on the… [Read More]

Introducing the Selfie Bag from The Cotton Bag Co

I think it’s fair to say that we’re a nation of selfie lovers! It seems that you can’t go anywhere nowadays without witnessing someone taking a selfie, and I have to admit that I’m rather partial to taking the odd selfie or two as well! As a self-confessed selfie-lover, I’m super excited to introduce to you the Selfie Bag! The lovely people over at Cotton Bag Co also love a good selfie and that’s why they want to get everyone to share the love! As such they’ve created the Selfie Bag, and I was lucky enough to receive one to… [Read More]

The day I ran in my sports bra!

Well, this is a pretty random post to be honest with you! It’s not every day that I write things like this, but after going on a run last week, I felt inspired to write about my experience! It was a warm, sunny day so I’d decided to go for a run. Rather foolishly I’ve entered the Cardiff Half Marathon in October so I thought I’d better make a start on my half marathon training plan! As usual I checked the weather before setting off and settled on a t-shirt and shorts because it was a very warm day. I… [Read More]

The Benefits of Using Essential Oils

Essential oils have many different uses, but do you know what they are and what the benefits are of using them? If you answered no to this question, then read on to find out! Essential oils are natural oils which have been obtained by distillation (the action of purifying a liquid by a process of heating and cooling). They have the characteristic odour of the plant or other source from which it’s been extracted from. Now that we have know what essential oils are, let’s talk about what they can be used for and what benefits they can offer us. In… [Read More]