Simple Swaps for a Zero Waste Life #GIFTED

Something my husband and I are keen to do this year is reduce the amount of single use plastic we use. You can read more about what we hope to achieve and how in our ‘A Zero Waste Journey‘ blog post. In this blog post I wanted to share with you some simple swaps that can help you reduce the amount of single use plastic you use. Food Wraps Every day for school my children have sandwiches which my husband and I would put into plastic sandwich bags. At the end of each week we’d go through 10 plastic sandwich… [Read More]

I Tried Reusable Sanitary Pads and they’re a Game Changer! #GIFTED

In an effort to lead a more eco-friendly lifestyle, I’ve been keen to try reusable sanitary pads for some time. It’s estimated that the average woman will use and throw away in excess of 10,000 sanitary pads in her menstrual lifetime. The sad thing is that many of these sanitary products end up in our rivers because they’re being flushed down the toilet. Just a few weeks ago, the below tweet popped up on my timeline and I was shocked for a number of reasons. The main question I had to ask is how can any grown women think that… [Read More]

Ripple Living Zero Waste Shop in Cardiff

Following on from my blog post (which you can read here) last week about how we’re trying to embrace a more environmentally friendly, zero waste life, I thought I’d pay a visit to Cardiffs first ever zero waste not-for-profit shop, Ripple Living. Started by Sophie after watching Blue Planet II in 2017, she was deeply shocked to see the devastating harm humans were having on our planet. Ever since then, Sophie decided to start her own zero-waste journey by making small changes to help lighten her personal plastic footprint. Ripple Living is all about conscious consuming; from our food to… [Read More]

Review: DEXA SCAN: Body Fat, Muscle, and Bone Testing #AD

As someone who likes to exercise, it’s important to me that I’m able to look after my body properly. In doing so I can perform at my best, so when I was recently invited to have a DEXA scan I was keen to find out more. A DEXA Scan is used for basic body fat measurement. It’s a way to precisely measure body composition such as muscle, fat and bone. It’s often used by athletes to pick up muscle asymmetries between their left and right sides. This is important to me because when I was training for my first half… [Read More]

Weight Loss Duo: 4 Tips for Losing Weight with Your Partner

WWorking out with your partner is a good way to ensure you both follow through. No one wants to let a friend down, but working out with a loved one is more serious. For partners that find it difficult to stay motivated or get enough time together, being a weight loss duo means that you’re each other’s motivator and cheerleader.  Here are four tips to losing weight with your partner.  1. Get in the Mood with Cool Exercise Clothing When you look the part, it’s easier to get out to exercise. However, if you don’t feel dressed appropriately, it can… [Read More]

Why Kids Need Adventures And To Live Without Technology More Than Ever

Last week an article was shared on Facebook entitled, ‘Why Kids Need Wilderness and Adventure More Than Ever‘. I read every single word of this article carefully and found myself nodding along in agreement to each and every point. When I was growing up, my parents would encourage my sister and I out of the house and tell us to return before it got dark. We’d spend our days wandering the streets with our friends, exploring new places, wading in the stream building dams, playing in the park, riding our bikes, learning to roller skate, and playing pooh sticks. The… [Read More]

How to care for your body in the new year

A new year often means people set themselves a few new years resolutions. Some people will be successful in sticking to these, whereas others won’t. I’ve been at both ends of this experience. For many years I vowed to lose weight at the start of a new year. I told myself that I’d ditch the takeaways, cook healthy food from scratch and I’d exercise. Most years I’d start well, but by February I usually found myself going back to my old ways and failing. 2017 however was the year that I actually to stuck my new years resolution of loosing… [Read More]

#PerfectNightIn with Mattress Online

A good night’s sleep is something that many parents long for. Thankfully, my husband and I have many a good nights sleep, but that hasn’t always been the case. With twin girls, we’ve had our fair share of sleepless nights! However, our twins are now six years old and thankfully for the most they’re pretty good sleepers.  Sometimes though, I find the business of life can be overwhelming and this has an effect on my sleep. This is why having a good bedtime routine can help you to drift off to sleep quickly, and help you to stay asleep for… [Read More]

Thermae Bath Spa Review

On the last weekend of November my friends and I spent the weekend in Bath. We booked earlier in the year with the intention of exploring the Bath Christmas Market. You can read all about the Bath Christmas Market on my blog here. A few days before we went, my friends sent me a message asking if I’d like to go to the Thermae Bath Spa during our weekend away. Of course I jumped at the chance and said yes! The Thermae Bath Spa is an award-winning day spa, combining the ‘old and new’/ There are two historic spa buildings, The… [Read More]

Can Hair Loss Be Reversed?

Many individuals consider their hair as a source of beauty, this makes hair loss a very dreaded, yet common condition. Asides considered a source of beauty, hairs are often seen as a sign of youth and good health. Hair loss may be due to some physical, social and psychological processes. Common Causes of Hair Loss In reality, men lose hair more than women, however, both sexes do lose hair, and for different reasons too. This list contains, but is not limited to the common reasons for loss of hair. Male pattern baldness  Pattern hair loss is one of the most… [Read More]