Seeking some winter sun

For the majority of us Brits summer means holidays, but have you ever thought about going on holiday in the winter? This year, my husband and I have been very lucky to have enjoyed two holidays. They were both very different holidays! The first was a trip to Disneyland Paris, which was very magical indeed, and the second was an all inclusive week in Minorca. Both were very enjoyable holidays. However, now that summer is almost over and winter is fast approaching, I’m feeling the need for another holiday! Going on holiday in winter may seem strange to some, but… [Read More]

Winter Home Improvements

I don’t what it is about Spring and Winter that always make me look at my home in a new light, but something does. These two seasons signal the start and end of the year. Spring sees new life come into the world. Darkness lifts and the sky becomes a little brighter in the mornings. Winter sees the year draw to a close. Cosy fires lit, families snuggling under blankets, and of course a visit from the big man in red! I always find that these two seasons make me want to make changes to my home. Some more drastic… [Read More]

Five Tips to Make Running in Winter More Pleasant!

I love to run. However that’s now always been the case. This time last year I would use the bad weather as an excuse not to run. I’d look out of the window, see rain and decide it was too wet to run. Either that or I’d open the front door, feel the cold and decide that it was too cold to run. Well, I have some news for you! Rain and cold temperatures can actually enhance your running experience. In fact I’ll go as far as to say that it can actually make you a better runner. My best… [Read More]

Getting ready for winter with Trespass

As a runner safety is pretty important to me. With the winter months getting closer this inevitably means the nights are starting to get darker earlier. As such, I’ve been looking for reflective clothes to wear on my night time runs. When Trespass contacted me asking if I’d like to work with them on a review, I was curious to see what they had to offer. Looking online at their website, I came across this Lumi Women’s Fully Reflective Active Jacket. Currently priced at £34.99, which I think is great value for money, this jacket is perfect for those who… [Read More]

Getting your garden ready for winter

I woke up this morning and as usual made myself a cup of tea. In doing so I looked out of the kitchen window and into our garden. That’s when I decided that it’s almost time to start getting our garden ready for winter. At the moment our garden is full of toys. There’s a little tikes toy kitchen currently sprawled out on the grass having been blown over by the wind. It’s one of the toys that I should really have taken to a charity shop, but I just can’t bring myself to part with it just yet! Our girls… [Read More]

Getting your wardrobe ready for the Autumn/Winter Season

Now is the perfect time to get your wardrobe in order and start hunting for your new season bargains and key pieces. Don’t get me wrong, I love summer, especially my summer wardrobe full of cute playsuits, strappy dresses and skirts, but there’s something so cosy about the Autumn/Winter season. The warm colours of orange, brown and beige. The cute knee high boots, oversized cardigans and long woollen dresses all make me want to just curl up in front of a fire! Love the Sales is always my first stop when I’m looking to update my wardrobe for a new season…. [Read More]

Santa’s Health and Safety Tips for Winter!

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I bet that title caught your eye! I wonder if Santa has any strict ‘elf and safety, sorry I mean, health and safety regulations that he has to abide by? There must be a few surely. I mean driving at night, all night, on Christmas Eve, must be pretty exhausting and I’m not sure an over-tired Santa in charge of a sleigh full of presents being driven by reindeers would put a smile on any health and safety conscious persons face?! That being said though, us ‘non-magical’ folk should probably take a few pre-cautions in the cold winter months. I… [Read More]

Winter Essentials – a Smart Coat

It is hard to believe that we are already entering the autumn season. This year has gone by fast, and it is already time to start preparing for the winter months. This month I will be out shopping, and looking online for winter coats for the whole family, including my husband. He has a great jacket that he loves and has worn for a couple of years, but even he agrees it is time for something new. As I have said before, his style is casual, but he likes to stay on trend, so I have been visiting menswear sites… [Read More]

Winter Holidays in the Sun!

Can you believe that Christmas is just around the corner! It feels like it was only a few weeks ago that I was planning what presents I’d be buying my family and friends, and now it’s just one week away! The run up to Christmas can be quite stressful, especially if you have to buy presents for lots of people and even more so if you’re the one hosting Christmas day. With all the preparations, shopping and cooking that needs to be done, it quite often leaves me feeling in desperate need of a holiday! This time of year is… [Read More]

Winter Vs Summer Play

I love summer. Everyone’s happy and upbeat! It’s warm and dry meaning you can go out and do things. Winter, however is a different story altogether. I don’t hate Winter, but I do find it a struggle at times when it comes to entertaining the girls. Summer is so easy. We can either spend the day in the garden with the paddling pool out along with the sand and water table. This keeps the girls happy and entertained all day. We could go for a walk, play in the park or go to the lake. Summer 2014 we lived outside… [Read More]