Size Doesn’t Really Matter, Happiness Does

I was watching a video on YouTube of Harriet from Toby&Roo talking about her 2018 Goals and she said that although it’s not something she is focusing on or really wanted to talk about she mentioned that she would like to lose some weight. She went on to say that it wasn’t because she was unhappy with the size of clothing she wore, but she did say that she had put weight on in the last year which had knocked her confidence a bit and that was what she wanted to get back. Harriet said that if she felt confident being a size 20 then she would be happy with that size. The way she said this got me to […]

Blöm Cards Monday’s – A New Blog Series

If you’re an avid reader of my site, you’ll be aware that I have dealt with mental illness for some time now, I’ve talked briefly about my struggles with depression and anxiety, which you can read about here. I’ve found a lot of kindred spirits on social media, who talk openly about their own battles with mental illness and how they try to raise awareness for promoting better mental health services. One of these kindred spirits is Anna of Mamas Scrapbook, who teamed up with a friend and they created Blöm Cards. I ordered a set and want to share if they help improve mindfulness and compassion towards themselves. Who is Anna I randomly found Anna on Instagram whilst watching someone […]

2018 Goals & Plans, Personal & Blog

Happy new year to one and all! It feels like only yesterday we were embarking on the adventure that was 2017. What a year that. I for one am glad that Year is over and can’t wait for a brand new beginning full of great possibilities and countless opportunities to make memories. For many a new year means resolutions are being thrown around with the greatest of intentions that they will fulfil them and become a better person. I personally don’t believe in resolutions, they are usually broken within a few weeks because they are often unrealistic. So for me, I’m setting myself some goals, goals that I believe that I should be able to achieve. Goals for myself and […]

2017 – The Rollercoaster Year

2017 has been a year of highs and lows personally but also for all of us. There has been so much atrocity this year it almost seems unreal some of the situations that have happened. But as the year comes to an end I wanted to share some of my own personal highs and lows from the year a lot of us wish we could forget. 2017 Buckle Your Seatbelt The Intentions I started 2017 with the greatest intentions to get out more, see old friends and generally be a the best version of myself Over the year I signed up to my local gym with active Forth. I wrote a few posts about that which you can read here. […]

12 Days Of Blogmas – Day 12 – Christmas Memories.

It’s the last day of 12 Days Of Blogmas and today we are talking about Christmas memories. My earliest Christmas memory was when I was about 5. I woke up at one point during the night and thought it was morning, I got up to go into the living room but as soon as I opened my bedroom door, I heard a rattling of a cup on a plate which made me run right back to bed as I thought Santa was still in our home eating his treats with Rudolph. Another memory from when I was about 11 I woke up really early, around 3 in the morning and tried to get my mum she told me to go […]

12 Days Of Blogmas – Day 11 – Holiday Traditions

Hello and welcome to our penultimate day of 12 Days Of blogmas me are talking about holiday traditions Ogston Holiday Traditions A tradition we started a couple of years ago when Alex was born is to buy a new tree ornament each year for him. So that when he is older and has a home and family of his own he will have decorations for his Christmas tree. I’m not sure if this would be considered as a tradition to others but to us it is. When spend Christmas Day with my aunt, Uncle, Papa and my parents and every other year my cousin and his wife is there too. We go to my aunts about lunch time. Open our […]

12 Days Of Blogmas- Day 10 – Wishlist

Is it really day ten of the 12 Days Of Blogmas. It seems to have flown by. Today’s prompt from Britt is Wishlist. I’ve dropped several subtle and not so subtle hinds to David what I’d like for Christmas, some of these are included but I’ll guess I’ll need to wait and see what Santa brings me. I’ve been good. I promise! My Realistic wishlist River island star studded tote. The bag is a little of the pricey at £50, but it’s gorgeous and will get lots of use. It’s not too big or too small, it might not go with any of my jackets or my frumpy mummy style but it’s too beautiful to not be used. Personalised Sparkling […]

12 Days Of Blogmas – Day 9 – Holiday Movies.

As a movie fan today’s prompt of Holiday Movies is right up my street. There’s nothing better at Christmas than putting on your favourite movie whilst wrapping presents or writing cards. My Top Holiday Movies The Muppets Christmas Carol – this is my all time favourite holiday movie. I have seen it so much that I could probably say it word for word. I’m hoping as Alex gets older it will become one of his favourites too. Home Alone – who doesn’t love the original home alone film? It’s full of hijinks that has me giggling like an idiot every time I watch it. The Santa Clause – Tim Allen. Die Hard – Technicallg not an official holiday movie. But […]

12 Days Of Blogmas – Day 8 – Christmas Photos

Are we really on day eight already? Where has DECEMBER gone? Today’s prompt provided by Britt at Alternativelyspeaking is Christmas photos. I’m sharing some photos from last years Christmas Day and a few taken when we visited Santa this year. Alex’s treats for Santa and Rudolph were mince pie and a dram of whisky and a lovely carrot. Alex the rule breaker sitting inside him paw patrol toy car. Nana lovingly holding Alex’s chase toy her got from his Auntie and Uncle. This is where the Star Wars obsession began. He got a BB-8 and Boba Fet cuddly toys last Christmas. Reindeer footprint card alex made at messy play this year. Earlier this month my mum and I took Alex […]

12 Days Of Blogmas – Day 7 – Winter Accessorise

When it comes to winter there is nothing better than being indoors all nice and cosy but IF you do have to venture outside the next best thing to stay cosy and warm is to have some fabulous winter accessories. I am a bit of a self confessed scarf addict but most of mine are thin and not the warmest. So I am going to share a few winter accessories that I do have as well as some they I am lusting over online. Hats I like the idea of wearing hats in the winter but for me they’re not always practical, Mum buns and hats don’t mix well. If do decide to wear one I’ll choose either my Finnister […]