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Sweet 16! For Tia on your birthday!

So what does it mean to turn 16 in todays society? It's hard, right? Growing up is so damn hard! Trust me I know, I taught high school students! Social media has everything to answer to. Our children are much more...

Happy 8th Birthday Athena – Party at Karma Cactus

Better late than never! I guess this is a bit of a catch up as well as talking about Athena and Athena's birthday. Taking us back..... So as you know, we were lucky enough to spend five weeks in Europe this year, four of which were in Vilamoura, Portugal. More blogs...

Searching for the Past

Do you ever wish you knew more? The older I get, the more I want to know about my past. Who really am I? On one side of my family is a history I'll never be able to research properly but on the other I can, so I will. I recently started looking into my family tree...

Explore Portugal – Portuguese Fontes – Alte – Algarve

Going Inland This trip was only a 30 minute drive from our apartment in Vilamoura and it was very easy to find the beautiful town of 'Alte'. As a child in all the time I spent here in Portugal, we went everywhere but when I was here as a young mum living, we didn't...

Portugal Road Trip 2019

So this is the first time we've driven to Portugal since 2008 when I was pregnant with Wallace and moving back there for the third time! 13 months ago I decided to book Portugal for the whole summer. We spent the summer there in 2013 and I'm surprised it's took us...

Visit Portmahomack – Scotland

The beautiful wee fishing village of Portmahomack, Tain. Whilst looking at the map, I searched this area as I fancied how far out it came in a bay. Pot luck when I found a golf course in the same village for my husband and son to play. Even more lucky is the lovely...

Party with Karma Cactus!

  Athena was recently invited to Karma Cactus's first EVER party and she was super duper excited! She'd never made her own bath bombs! She put on her party clothes and off she trotted. Although very excited, she was very nervous as there was going to be lots of...

Karma Cactus – A Fast Growing Beauty Brand!

I have never been impressed by any bath bomb other than 'Lush' ever, until now that is! This new brand fills me with super excitement. The appeal of the brand is everything I go for! Not tested on animals and all recycled packaging that is super stylish! Simple,...

My Life in Pictures Part 2 – Visit Wales – Visit Cardiff

For those that followed me in summer,  you will know that I visited Cardiff for three days with my mum and my children. Visiting Cardiff was a real tick off my list. I don't know why but I've wanted to go for way too long! In my other blogs you can see what I thought...

My Life In Pictures Part 1- Visit the Lake District

On a bleak Spring day, the sun was just starting to awaken for the first time in 2018. Catch up with my year in pictures - Part 1 in the Lake District The problem with blogging these days is that I take most of my pictures on my phone and blog and update social media...

Why We Love Jewellery?!

I was invited along to a special evening for Bloggers by the lovely Peter Jackson. I was pretty blown away by what they put on for us and how special they made us feel. There had been a lot of thought and consideration put in to make the night a very unique...

Autumn is here! The Autumn Solstice!

So what is Autumn to me? HAPPY FIRST DAY OF AUTUMN!Autumn is my favourite time of year. It always has been! It brings back heaps of memories about my childhood. Running round my grans gardens all day, never to be found! I'd be out as soon as I woke up and would only...