I was recently challenged by Legal and General to try mindful eating for a week. Mindfulness is a mental and physical practice that’s all about becoming more aware of the present moment. It involves taking a moment to stop and notice the thoughts running through your head which in turn helps to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. Mindful eating therefore, is about increasing your awareness of what you are eating and why you are eating it, thinking about what… View Post

Recently I have been looking into becoming a freelance writer. I am a stay at home mum and blogger and I love it. I always wanted to be a stay-at-home mum but now that Ava goes to nursery for a few days a week I now have some time to earn some money whilst still hopefully remaining at home. Working from home as a parent is hard. You have limited time in which you can get everything done, and often… View Post

When I was eighteen I passed my driving test. Happily I passed first time and with only two minors, despite hitting the curb during a reverse around the corner manoeuvre. After I passed my driving test I didn’t have a car to drive. I didn’t own one and there wasn’t a family car I was going to be allowed to be insured on, and so I didn’t drive again (at all!) for another five years. That was ridiculously frustrating, but… View Post

I have been lucky enough to visit America quite a few times in my life. The boy and I went travelling many years ago and we went to San Francisco, LA and New York, and before that I went on holidays to Florida with my family and the boy’s family. I absolutely love America and really would like to live there one day. I love so much about it and I just feel comfortable there for some reason. I’d love… View Post

When it comes to buying presents for the men in my life I tend to struggle. In my opinion women (particularly me) are sooo much easier to buy for – you could get me clothes, bags, shoes, make-up, skincare, jewellery, chocolate; and I would be happy with any of them. But men are much harder. From my experience men tend to buy the things they need or want. It is Fathers Day soon and as with Christmas and birthday’s I… View Post

We have probably all seen some Fairtrade products on the supermarket shelves, but do you actually know what Fairtrade involves and whether it is worth choosing an item that is Fairtrade over something that isn’t?     Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in developing countries. Producers of Fairtrade products also receive a Fairtrade premium – a sum of money paid on top of the Fairtrade price… View Post