Back to school organisation // How to label school supplies

Uniform ready to be labelled

Having your kids’ school supplies labeled is very important if you don’t want to keep replacing stuff you’ve already bought. No matter how many times you replace them, one thing is very sure: kids will always lose things at school. As a parent you’re probably not only thinking about your commitment and responsibility to your kids’ education, you’re most likely worried about the stress that comes with school time too. Read more

NHS Health Check // Fit at 40

What to expect from an NHS Health Check

As you may well know I turned 40 years old in May. A couple of months later I received a letter from my GP inviting me to go for an NHS Health Check. This health check is offered every five years to adults in England aged between 40 and 74 who don’t have any pre-existing medical conditions. I wasn’t really sure what to expect from my NHS health check so I thought I would share my experience with you. Read more

Holidays we’d like to take in 2019

Skiing holidays in the Alps

Now that this year’s holidays are over (you can read about our trip to France here), I find myself thinking about next year and where I’d like to go with the family. We won’t manage all these trips, but it’s good to dream! I thought I’d share some of the destinations I’ve been thinking about with you, in case you are wanting to book your 2019 holidays now. Read more

10 top tips to prepare your home for winter

Bleed your radiators

**This is a collaborative post

The temperatures are starting to drop, the nights are getting darker and we’re moving towards November. Now is the best time to start thinking about preparing your home for winter. I’m sharing my top 10 tips to prepare your home for winter both inside and out. Some will save you money, and some will help to prevent any home disasters this winter! Read more

Fit at 40 // A weight loss and intermittent fasting update

I'd rather look at my feet in a lake than on a scale

If you’ve been following my blog for a while then you might know I came up with a (sort of) plan on my 39th birthday to be Fit by 40. Well, I turned 40 in May, and wrote then about how I had got on. I didn’t quite achieve everything I wanted to so the plan has evolved in to my ‘Fit at 40’ plan and I thought it was time I shared a little update. Read more

My likes and loves // #LittleLoves Summer 2018

Toby and Gabe enjoying their summer holiday

It’s been a while since I wrote my last Likes and Loves post – I think the summer just got away from me! And in fact my last post was for May and June, so maybe I’ll just keep to writing them every two months, maybe I’ll have a bit more to say then. So anyway, as we head into September and autumn is upon us, here are my #LittleLoves – the summer edition. Read more

Starting our garden makeover

Small circular lawn at our old house

**This is a collaborative post

Around this time last year I wrote about our garden makeover plans… and if I’m honest we’ve done absolutely nothing to the garden since. Until this week! But more about that in a minute. Last summer we did hire a gardener to come and cut the grass every couple of weeks – we have so much of it that we could never keep on top of it. Read more

Fit by 40 // How did I do?

On my 40th birthday night away

Last year, just after I turned 39 I was pretty miserable in my body, and with myself. I wrote a sort of poem and then decided to do something about it. Over the last 12 months I have written lots of updates about my ‘Fit by 40’ progress but now I actually am 40 (well 40 and a month now) how did I actually do in my mission? Read more