15.11.19

History of the Harry Potter films charted in new infographic by the Warner Bros. Studio Tour

A new infographic provides an at-a-glance overview of the entire Harry Potter series. The resource provides the date of every single film, as well as several of the key events that contributed to the creation of those films, and the creation of Warner Bros. Studio Tour itself. 

The Warner Bros. Studio Tour opened shortly after the conclusion of the films, in 2012, and has provided ardent Harry Potter fans with a place to continue the magic ever since. But the site actually has an interesting history that extends much further, to the late 1930s.

Essential guide: How to pack for your winter holidays


With the grey clouds now rolling back in and the colder mornings making your snuggly duvet ever more difficult to leave on a Monday morning, you might be pining for that sunshine once again. Or perhaps you love the cold weather, but proper cold weather; perhaps you want blankets of snow and picturesque Christmas scenes of warm havens tucked away in the frost. Not soggy trips to the bus shelter under grey clouds and drizzly rain… 

Whatever you’re pining for, it might be time to book yourself a winter holiday to look forward to as a break from the grey gloom of the British winter months. Check out our guide below for the best destinations for walking through the cities, lounging on the beach, or dashing through the snow!

12.11.19

What Makes Your Home, Your Home?


All homes are different, both in their architectural design, the people who live within them, and the manner in which they are used. It can often feel quite odd moving into a new home and slowly designing the home to your own tastes over the years, as you remove, shift or adopt the additions made by the previous family into your own aesthetic.

But what makes your home, your home? Past any grand ideals of the best architecture or investing thousands in renovating or extending the entire property, what is it that helps you curate a home perfect for you, your family, and your daily lived experience? While practical tips such as having enough room to park your car in the driveway are important to consider, they are often catered for, and so it’s also worth looking at this from the perspective of emotional truth that you may have.

11.11.19

Creating A Dreamy Bedroom Space


Even if no one but you and your partner see it, your bedroom should still symbolise your style and be a place where you want to unwind after a busy day. With that in mind, here are some bedroom ideas to help you build the perfect tranquil environment. No matter how daring your taste is, or how much space you have, there’s something for everyone.

Christmas Holiday Guide: The best getaways for new parents


As the holiday season is just around the corner, many new parents want to make the most of it. As many new parents know, it can be extremely difficult to enjoy time together as a family on top of work and busy schedules. But what are the best Christmas holiday destinations for babies and tots? In this article, we’ve discovered the top child-friendly Christmas destinations for you to choose from, as well as provided a selection of tips for travelling with youngsters.

10.11.19

Win a £20 Amazon Voucher


As Christmas is nearly here and we've said goodbye to the lovely light weather, I thought I'd make someones slightly colder day a bit happier, by giving away a £20 Amazon voucher to one lucky winner. I prefer to give away Amazon vouchers as you can by literally most things there. From throws and hot water bottles, to a tipple or two.

For your chance to win a £20 Amazon voucher, just enter via the Rafflecopter form below. And if you want to, let me know below, what you'd spend your voucher on, if you won!

7.11.19

How to make the most of your online dating profile


Creating an online dating profile can be scary. After all, it’s not always easy to talk about, and big yourself up, without sounding conceited or, even worse, desperate. But it’s important to note that one in three couples now find love online, so if you’re looking, it really is the way to go.

These days we rely on the Internet for everything. From keeping in touch with school friends and networking to ordering takeaways and scrolling stores. So I guess it only seems logical you would use the Internet for finding that special person too.

That said though, the online dating scene can be daunting if you’ve never tried it before. Learning how to write an online dating profile that attracts anyone isn’t all that hard. But that’s the thing, you aren’t trying to attract just anyone, you want to attract that person who is right for you. And this can be a bit trickier.

So here are my top tips for making the most of your dating profile...

6.11.19

Dealing With Male Hair Loss


Let’s face it, none of us want to age but it is inevitable and with that in mind, one of man's biggest fears comes flooding forward - or it does for my husband anyway - hair loss. A lot of men decide to bald in a graceful way, but if you're a man who has always had a head full of hair, and now it's thinning and you're starting to notice, it can knock the confidence a little. 

All men will progressively lose hair as they grow older, but for some it’s far more noticeable than others. So, with that in mind, and knowing just how hard it has been for my husband to deal with, here are five ways of dealing with hair loss gracefully, written in conjunction with Hairbro.

5.11.19

Great Hairstyle Ideas for Damaged Hair


Dealing with damaged hair can be frustrating. You want your hair to look nice, but the tools and products you use to create your hairdo are often the very things that caused your damaged hair in the first place. It's hard to strike a balance between having a nice hairstyle, but not using too many products that can damage your hair.

Quick tips to make your meals more exciting


Cooking and eating the same meals all the time gets boring very quickly, and kids aren’t afraid to tell you when they aren’t interested in something you’ve spent time making. Food waste is a big issue right now and I'm super conscious about what I’m feeding the family. So, it's important to try and balance the two by thinking of meals that everyone will enjoy, and that won’t grow our waistbands too much – and that’s where it gets tricky, or so I thought.

When I sat down and started thinking about ways to improve our eating experiences, I decided I’m going to make our meals more exciting. Sounds like a challenge, doesn’t it? But I've come up with a few easy ways to inject some wow factor into the food I’m serving – here they are.

What to do when you're going through a relationship breakdown


It’s a sad fact of life that some of us will go through the breakdown of a relationship at some point. You and your partner might have had children together, bought a house and even got married or been in a civil partnership. If you find yourself in that position, sorting out what happens can be a difficult process. So make sure you know what steps to take if your relationship breaks down.

What happens when we separate? One of the first things you should do is agree on separation arrangements between you and your ex-partner. This is crucial if you have children, as you will need to decide who will have custody of them. If you can’t reach an agreement, you may need to speak to a solicitor for family law advice to ensure that any differences you and your ex-partner may have on money, property or children are sorted quickly.

3.11.19

How To Make The Perfect Dippy Eggs

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You can’t get much better than a well boiled egg accompanied by buttery soldiers for breakfast, or lunch. And they aren't just for kids either. Eggs are a good source of inexpensive, high quality protein and are rich sources of selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper. 

Whether you like them soft or hard boiled, I can understand how frustrating it can be to get them right every time. Leaving them for even a few seconds too long and they'll be hard instead of runny. But don't fret. It's easy to get them spot on with my handy guide on how to boil eggs.

Win 1 of 5 Virginia Hayward Christmas Hampers

It's not long till Christmas now. I cannot believe that we are into November already. Only a month until we get to start eating advent chocolate and getting all excited for the big day.

Christmas is a big affair for us. We open presents in the morning, just the five of us, and then spend most of the rest of the day at my parents house. We always go there for Christmas lunch. My family, my parents and my brother, all sitting around the table and filling up on turkey and all the trimmings. we then travel across the street back to our house to have a play with the kids toys. Later on we jaunt back to my parents for their annual Christmas party when the whole family comes. My sisters and their families, and a few friends of the family too. 

So as you can imagine, Christmas gets pretty hectic...



This Christmas, some of the UK Bloggers have come together to offer you the chance to win five Virginia Hayward The Magic of Christmas Hampers. Five lucky winners will win a Christmas hamper delivered before Christmas. Keep reading to find out how you can enter. 

29.10.19

Learning To Love Your Body

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Silver Metallic Plunge Wrap Bodysuit

My life has been one big hate-fest of my body. I don't remember how or when or it developed, but I have been comparing my body to other peoples for as long as I can remember. I was never happy, never seemed good enough. It was like, there was always work to be done, goals to achieve. Never actually happy as I passed targets, as there was still a way to go.

I was going through the motions of life, hating the way I looked because I only wanted to be perfect. And to be clear, perfection is subjective. It’s also pretty much nonexistent. I was also mentally beating myself up every step of the way.

23.10.19

Birthday Gift Guide - Alternative Gifts For Her

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Struggling to find the perfect birthday present for the woman in your life? I get it. I can be hard. Especially when not everyone is the same. For me, I am totally in to spirituality, boho and probably those alternative things. So, if you're looking for those, then here are a few alternative gift ideas she'll be SO obsessed with...

21.10.19

Cooking Heartwarming Family Favourites With TJ Hughes


There's nothing better than a home cooked meal. Whether you're sitting down with family or expecting a few close friends, the uncomplicated family style dinners are sure to please everyone. From cosy casseroles to veggie soups, there are so many choices, and heartwarming ones are a winner when it come to Autumn and Winter dishes. 

This month I've been working with TJ Hughes to show how you can make some heartwarming meals with ease, thanks to some of the kitchen electricals they have on offer, and all the accessories that go with it.

17.10.19

3 Employment Rights Parents Might Not Know They Have


Juggling kids and your career isn’t easy, and if you have an employer who’s flexible and willing to accommodate parents, then that’s great. Unfortunately, too many employers expect you to always put work first, and simply aren’t understanding when you need time off or need a little flexibility.

That’s why it’s so important for parents to know their rights and what they’re entitled to under UK employment laws, so here are some you may not even know about.

Top Tips: How to stop forgetting your umbrella


We’ve all made the huge mistake of leaving an umbrella at home. It never gets any less irritating when you’re walking home caught in a blustery shower. Thanks to Fulton Umbrellas, a leading UK supplier of clear umbrellas, we’ve came up with some excellent ways to trick yourself into not forgetting your umbrella.

14.10.19

Bright ideas: big tips for lighting a small room


If space is at a premium in a particular room of your house, a certain something else - yes, light - is probably also in short supply. After all, less space as a whole means less space for windows, light fixtures or anything else that could alleviate your shortage of illumination. 

However, as leaving the room dim could risk making you moody and stressed, here are a few strategies you could follow to maximise the lighting.

Tips To Get The Best Out Of Disney World

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Planning a trip to Disney World with kids and want to know how to best go about it? At around the size of San Francisco, Disney World can be such an overwhelming place. This is unless you take advantage of advice from those who have already been there.

Holiday planning is always a challenge, but Disney World can be exceptionally complicated, especially for first timers, so here are a few tips...

13.10.19

A Beginners Guide to Building an Extension


This year we've been thinking about extended our house a little. I mean, our house is a good size already, but we've been wanting a little more space in the kitchen, to have a table in there, some room for more cupboards, and a utility, so that we have space for everything we try to do in there. 

If you need more space but you don’t want to move, then building an extension can be the answer, if you have the garden space to be able to do this, that is. But if you're planning on building an extension, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. So here is my beginner's guide on costs, planning permission and more before you start the build.

12.10.19

BDSM Dating Advice for Beginners


When it comes to sex, people can be into different things. One of them, is BDSM which can come with some nerve wracking feelings if you're trying for the first time. BDSM stands for bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, sadism and masochism. It is a sex term that refers to power play in the bedroom. 

Acts of BDSM can be varied and include rope play, slave play, punishment, and more. As you can imagine, this can be a scary new world for beginners so here are a few bits of advice for beginners...

11.10.19

Ways To Help You Stay Safe When Dating

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When it comes to online safety and particularly when it comes to dating and companionship we like to think we know what we're talking about. But some simple things online can spiral and make the scene unsafe. I thought I'd write a few tips to help you stay safe when dating...

8.10.19

4 Ways To Boost Your Body Confidence

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Poor body image can have such a great impact on your quality of life than you might realise. A few of those negative thoughts here and there can soon escalate to anxiety and depression. Negative body image isn't a subject that should be taken lightly, or just brushed off when someone is trying to talk to you about it.

The effects of negative body image can take a significant toll on the body, physically and emotionally, and mentally, and sufferers, like myself, often become so consumed by the idea of the ‘perfect body’ that they forget what is actually healthy and set unrealistic goals for themselves. This only leads to further emotional distress and disappointment when targets aren't met.

4.10.19

Kitchen Lighting Ideas


The kitchen is a part of the house that is used a lot of the time. From cooking and eating, to entertaining, and doing work at the table. So when it comes to lighting, first off, it should be practical. When you're in your kitchen, you don't want to be squinting over poorly lit pots and pans. 

Secondly, it should be welcoming and bright too. It needs to have a little warmth and appeal, allowing people to relax, especially if the kitchen is somewhere that you might settle down to work. And obviously, it must work with your current room design. The modern kitchen could do with fresh and crisp lighting, whereas vintage kitchens ideally suit warmer tones.

Laser Treatment, Permanent Hair Removal Choice


Self-care is worth considering.

Does the visibility of unwelcome hair force you to hide from proving who you are and what you are capable of? Then it is time to choose the best painless cosmetic procedure to regain your confidence and to prove your worth. Why die in pain for the traditional hair removal procedures when a pleasant and royal treatment is available around the corner? Just give a try to feel the change. 

Follow the new trend of laser hair removal treatment by giving up the painful plucking, shaving, waxing and tweezing methods, to look more confident in elegance. It is very common among women to feel insecure with the appearance of such unwanted growth of hair over their hands, legs, underarms, face and private parts too. But this laser hair removal treatment is a gift to those with excessive hair growth as it lets one be and look the best.

27.9.19

The ultimate guide to taking your kids to Lapland


A family trip to Lapland will get you much more than a few cool (or should that be cold?) parent points, if you do your research and enjoy more than just a visit to Santa. Obviously you’ll want to check in with the big guy in red, but there's so much more to do than just grabbing some presents and making sure you’re not on the naughty list.

Read on to see what you should include during a trip to Lapland with the kids, and make sure that they'll never forget their snowy adventure. You might be surprised at how much there is to see and do that doesn’t involve grottos and presents.

26.9.19

Ways to Ease Pain After an Accident


Life can be unexpected. Accidents can occur at the most inconvenient of times and turn your life upside down. Suffering an injury is never pleasant, however you can take steps to increase the speed of your recovery and lessen your pain through various methods. Depending on the level of damage caused by your injury, you may have already seen a doctor or even stayed in hospital for a period of time. Whatever your accident might have been, here are a few helpful ways for you to ease your pain.

25.9.19

5 Unusual Things to Do in London


With nearly 2,000 years of history and a vibrant cultural life, London is so much more than Buckingham Palace and Big Ben. It has so much more to offer than just the usual big ticket attractions. Don't follow the crowd when it comes to exploring our Capital City, try a couple of these cool things to do in London with a difference...

24.9.19

3 Things You Can Do With Your Spare Room


You know what it's like when you buy a house. You go for one with a spare room, because you're either planning on growing your family in the future, or you have plans that it might be needed. And then you move in and can't decide what to do with it, in the immediate future.

There are so many options to go for and I guess it all depends on what you really could do with the extra space, within your family. But I thought I'd give 3 options of fairly neutral spaces, that can be used by all of the family...

23.9.19

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider A Holiday In Yorkshire


Yorkshire is an iconic region in England. From stunning architecture to friendly locals and delicious delicacies, there’s much to enjoy here. With Europe on the doorstep, when it comes to choosing a holiday destination, it’s easy to hop on a plane and travel somewhere abroad. There are many beautiful gems in Yorkshire that make great holiday spots, but if you need further convincing, check out these five reasons below.

Should Elderly Family Members Move in with You?


While nobody likes to think about their parents getting older, once you reach that age where you have your own kids, it’s common to start worrying about your older family members. People live for longer now, which means they have more complex needs as they get older, and while in British culture it’s not common to have multigenerational households, in other countries family members of different generations live together. So, if you have an elderly parent or family member who needs extra help, should you consider letting them move in with you?

22.9.19

Summer Giveaway


As Autumn is nearly here and we'll soon be saying goodbye to the lovely Summer weather, I thought I'd make someones slightly colder day a bit happier, by giving away a £20 Amazon voucher to one lucky winner. I prefer to give away Amazon vouchers as you can by literally most things there. From throws and hot water bottles, to a tipple or two.

My Tips For Online Dating


The world of online dating can be tricky at the best of times, and even harder for beginners. But if you've decided to venture into the online dating world, then you've already made the right choice. I mean, did you know that one-third of marriages now start online and every age demographic using online dating has increased in the past few years, so it's not just the young ones doing it.

Online dating is huge, there is no denying it, so if you’re looking for the best online dating tips to make sure that your dating journey is a successful one, then look no further as here are my tips for dating online, the best dating advice for novices looking to find their special someone.

How British Schools Fell for American Style Proms


Big dresses, huge cars, smart suits and lots of fun. What exactly is a school prom and how is it taking over from the school disco?

In recent years, the end of the British school year has become synonymous with students attending American style prom nights. Proms are big news in Britain these days. A formal party to celebrate an important date at school such as the end of secondary school or after completing school exams in Year 11.

18.9.19

Family traditions: How they build happier people (and how to create your own!)


When you think back to your childhood, can you recall any family traditions? For some people, the answer is solid and clear: every year, without fail, the family would pack up the car and trundle off to a certain caravan spot, or to a cottage, or to visit Grandma who lived further afield. For others, it might not be as clearly marked — they might have had a few quirky Easter traditions, or maybe Father’s Day was always spent at the riverside doing a spot of fishing.

Whatever traditions you had, no doubt they have created a fair few stories and memories to cherish and share. But did you know that family traditions can bring a whole host of psychological benefits, particularly for teenagers and young adults?

17.9.19

Does Natural Light Affect Our Health?


Us humans need sunlight in order to thrive and be happy in life. Natural light causes our bodies to absorb Vitamin D, which us in the UK can suffer from deficiency sometimes, due to our ever changing weather. But maximising our exposure to natural light both outdoors and whilst indoors too is one of the best things we can do for our mental health.

6 Tips For Planning Your Birthday Meal


My birthday is right around the corner and I'm wanting to go out and have a meal with some of my closest friends and family. It sounds like an amazing idea, but then the details come into play and it has been leaving me with more stress than excitement.

I can really see why people enjoy surprise parties more, as then the onus isn't on you to do the planning. But should you be planning your own birthday party? The answer is, I guess, sometimes. Gone are those years where mum and dad throw a tea party at home and you have soggy sandwiches and cake, and here come the grown up party where we drink gin and eat a 3 course meal.

4 Tips For Easy Boiler Maintenance


The boiler is the most important part of your heating system, and if it goes down, you can say goodbye to heating and hot water until it is fixed. As such, it is so important that you take good care of it in order to keep your home warm year in, year out.

Boiler maintenance starts with you, and even though a heating engineer will keep your boiler in good condition, there are also many things that you should do yourself to keep it running smoothly. So I thought I'd give 4 tips for easy boiler maintenance...

How to Dress a Newborn for Sleep in the Summer: 10 Steps


The last thing you want to see happen is that your newborn is too cold, however, at the same time, you also never want to make sure that your infant is overheated. Studies have shown that there is a link between infants being overheated and SIDS. With that said, as much as you don't want your baby to be cold, you want your baby to be cool temperature-wise. That is why you want to make sure that the infant boy, and baby girl clothes you have your baby wearing is appropriate for the current season. And, you want it to be especially lightweight for the summer.

9.9.19

Our Bandai STEM Ambassador Adventures and Win


Over the last few months we have been working with Bandai to review their range of National Geographic STEM kits for kids. You can look back to our Bandai STEM kits reviews if want to see our past posts about this range. 

We have been lucky enough to try out some fun and educational kits which have been a great way for my children to learn through fun and trying out new things to do. I think the boys will be sad not to receive our monthly bundle of STEM kits, as this is our final month as Bandai STEM Ambassadors.


We received 3 National Geographic STEM kits this month. Ultimate Play Sand, Shark Tooth Dig Kit and a Gemstone Dig Kit. The kids were really excited to get to work with the kits and get to try out the sand too as we've read that it's so much fun.

6.9.19

Reasons Why It's Important To Limit Your Children's Screen Time


How many hours a day do your children spend transfixed to a screen?

Whether they are watching YouTube videos on their tablets, playing video games on the TV, or browsing Facebook on their mobile phones, chances are, screen time is taking precedence in their lives.

Now, while there is no harm in a little screen time - we are all guilty of it - there are some definite reasons as to why you might want to place a few limits on your children (and even on yourself if you spend too much time in front of a screen).

2.9.19

My Top 2 Summer Fashion Choices

There are so many spring/summer 2019 trends, what's been featured on the catwalk, snapped in magazines, or hitting up our feeds on Instagram. And this isn't just a case of saying what you see, I'm talking about a proper look at those key pieces that you'll want to buy, the old ones you'll be digging out again, the new styling tricks that will turn everything around.

30.8.19

Not The Classic UGG Boots


To the uninitiated, UGGs are all the same. But the perfect style of UGG boot for one person might not feel right at all for another. That's why UGGs come in a range of different styles, even if you didn't realise they did. 

Now, I'm sure we all know UGGs by their Classic range of boots. You know, those tall, or short, fluffy boots which are ideal for Winter wear. But they do actually have a whole range of footwear just ready to be worn, all year round.

Outdoor Party Ideas For Kids

Children's parties has evolved over recent years. It's not a case of a few cold sausage rolls and a game of pass the parcel anymore. And sometimes peer pressure from other parents trying to out-do each other can come in to play too. So, I thought I'd write a post about how you can have an amazing and fun party outdoors. 

It's perfect for kids who love being outdoors. Your child and their friends can have loads of fun adventures outdoors. Here are some ideas and tips to help you plan the perfect party.

29.8.19

Top Tips For Packing Light This Summer

Ok so you've booked the trip of a lifetime, it's a dream come true and all you can think about is the count down between now and the big day. You’ve even saved money by using Net Voucher Codes. But there are some things you need to consider before you start daydreaming though. One of those things is packing! Quite often, we get carried away and end up paying extra for luggage when it's not necessary. So to avoid spending more than you need to, and going overboard what can you do to pack lighter and make sure you have everything you need?

23.8.19

Budget-friendly foods for departure-day energy


Spirits might be high on the day of a holiday departure, but energy can be a whole other issue. While you’re scrabbling for your passport, it can be easy to forget about packing some healthy snacks – but make the time and you’ll thank yourself later.

Package holiday experts, Holiday Hypermarket, understand the importance of eating for the day ahead. They have collaborated with nutritional therapist Adam Lloyd to suggest some energy-giving treats that won’t see you dipping into your spending money.

16.8.19

5 Bucket List Holidays Your Family Should Take

Whatever the age of your children, there is a world ready for the taking when it comes to booking your next holiday. Okay, you've looked at the travel agents brochure and the usually places are standing out to you, but there are so many beautiful places that you can take your family, that aren't advertised as much as those more commonly known jaunts.

I thought I'd put together a list of my top 5 bucket list holidays that I really want to take with my children. Those places that have so much to do and ways in which my children can see and experience other cultures, without it being commercialised for visitors.

14.8.19

4 Ways To Save Money Successfully

We all have to follow our own budget to be able to afford even just the basics nowadays. We might Google luxury holidays and dream about big houses, but we have to go with what our bank balance tells us and work with what we have to be able to live the life we have available to us. 

Sometimes, those extra bills can creep up on us though, or we may just want to treat the family and go away for a few days, or a few week, and need to budget to be able to afford to do the things we dream of doing. 

We budget. We budget a lot. As a couple, we don't drink or smoke, and we rarely go out, unless we can find a cheeky deal on a meal. So it makes sense to us to save all that money that we could be spending, and use it for a holiday so the whole family can benefit. 

These are just a couple of the ways that we save money as a family.

Living With Someone With Osteoporosis


There are a variety of conditions and illnesses which can prove very detrimental to our health and it is important to know how and when to spot certain conditions. Many have telltale signs that can be detected early to either stop the process before it damages our health, or a loved ones, too much or at the very least slow its effects.

Recently, we found out that a loved one has the condition osteoporosis and are currently working out how we can help them deal with this.

4.8.19

Creating A Wedding Gift Hamper For The Happy Couple


It's not often that weddings come round, and let's face it, we are only supposed to get married once in our lifetime. So I like to make sure that I really make an effort when it comes to finding the right gift for those whose wedding I am attending. 

At the end of this month, our 2 best friends marry each other. My husband is the best man, and I am the maid-of-honour, so we want to make sure we give the bride and groom and start into married life, with a present that will treat them now, and later too. As lets face it, nowadays newlyweds aren't really wanting toasters and new tea towels.

3.8.19

OSMO Hair Care Range


They say that the hair is an extension of your personality and I think this is so true. I mean, when I'm having a fun month, I'll tint my hair pink. But then in winter, I'll go a shade darker, and in the summer, I like to go light.

I have been blonde my whole life though. Starting out natural - I have a dull blonde natural colour - but then going lighter as I got older as my ashy locks left me feeling a little boring. At the moment, my hair is really light blonde in a balayage style and is hard to maintain. Going lighter blonde means trying to combat the yellowing that comes with it.

And with the fact that we recently went on holiday and I spent most of my time in the sun, sea and chlorine, it's safe to say that brassiness arrived at my doorstep and left my hair looking awful, and horribly dry too.

31.7.19

Family Holiday Time: What Format Suits You Best?

We’re right in the middle of summer and the school holidays – a perfect time to discuss family holidays! With so many options nowadays, it can be hard to make a decision on what suits your family. We have broken down a few different types of family holidays, discussing the pros and cons. Read on to find out the joys and challenges of camping, a holiday package and a holiday park as your family vacation.

30.7.19

How To Stay Well This Summer

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The current heatwave we're experiencing might give you that excuse to spend all day outdoors, but some forget about the increased health risks that arise during the summer months. From sunburn to hydration, NHS in Leeds are aiming to raise awareness on how to self-care with their ‘Know your #SummerSignsNHS’ campaign. 

This campaign is all about raising awareness of how you can care for yourself during the summer months. NHS in Leeds has released a guide on how to stay well this summer with information about sunburn, staying hydrated, hay fever and insect bites and stings. With help about what over the counter treatments are available and when you to see your pharmacist or GP for professional help.

26.7.19

Dressing Down The style With Femme Luxe

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Some days you just want to wear clothes that are a little dressed down, but still stylish. I mean, I love a good pair of jeans if I can pair it with a nice tee, so I thought I'd talk about a couple of items that can be dressed down this week. 

Obviously, I had to go for a t-shirt first, and I picked out the Black Heart Lip Print Tee as I loved the patterned on it. This simple tee with a sassy heart lip graphic print is perfect for a simple day out, and can work with any outfit.

22.7.19

National Geographic Mini Dig Kits Review


We're into our penultimate month as Bandai STEM Ambassadors now and today it's time to show off our 5th package from them. You can look back to our Bandai STEM kits reviews if want to see our past posts about this range and everything we have done with them. 

This month Bandai have sent us some more of their STEM educational kits for review, this time being the Mini Dig Kits, which I must say, were a favourite for T to get stuck in to. I mean, anything that creates mess, dust and lets you dig, dig, dig, gets a thumbs up from him.

A Northerner’s Guide to Surviving London


Planning a holiday to the capital? London is a fantastic city for a vacation as there is an incredible amount to see and do and it is somewhere with a unique atmosphere not quite like anywhere else in the world. It can be a bit of a shock to the system for Northerners as it is quite different even to the major cities found in the north. Here is a guide to surfing London and making the most out of your trip.