Jenson being hilarious
Jenson, Mental Health, Parenthood

Self-Care Sunday #7

It's true what they say, laughter is the best medicine. My favourite sound in the world is Jenson's laughter and I was creased up watching him the other day. He likes to 'hide' in my mum's conservatory and this week he realised that it's hilarious to press his nose and tongue up against the glass… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #7

this is us
Film, Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #6

Something I really look forward to each week is catching up on the latest episode of This Is Us. Because it's so emotional I like to watch it on my own with no interruptions from the boys, so I tend to catch up in bed with peace and quiet. I really do recommend having a… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #6

self care coffee and cake
Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #5

Thursdays are normally a rush. I've just finished my working week (#sorrynotsorry) so I'm super-tired as it is and I generally have just under an hour to get Jenson ready for swimming. It's not worth waking him earlier - have you ever woken a toddler? Ugh! In that time we both get dressed, have breakfast… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #5

self-care sunday book and tea
Blog, Lifestyle

Self-Care Sunday #4

If feeling poorly this week has proved anything it's that you should sleep when you need to. Sounds simple, right? But when our lives are so busy (I'm trying to balance a job, this blog, family life and some half-arsed attempt at a social life), sleep can fall down the list of priorities. There are… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #4

saturday share_blue
Blog, Blogging, Books, Lifestyle

Saturday Share #88

It's definitely a mixed bag of fave posts this week, including blogging tips, opening up about mental health, graphic novel recommendations and travel guides. I'm planning on redesigning/relaunching my blog by the end of the month (eek!) and I've found so many helpful posts this week on growing your blog and social media. I'm hoping… Continue reading Saturday Share #88

self care sunday mental movement review
Books, Lifestyle, Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #2 with Mental Movement

Self-Care Sunday is a new blog series where I'll be sharing my weekly self-care tips. The idea started as a way to take some time for myself at least once each week (rather than sporadically) but I hope that sharing them will encourage others to do the same - especially stressed out working mums! Half… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #2 with Mental Movement

self-care sunday #1
Blog, Lifestyle

Self-Care Sunday #1

Early responses from my reader survey indicate that there's not much interest in my Sunday Snapshot posts and people want to see more mental health posts, so I'm trialing a new blog series ahead of my redesign: Self-Care Sundays. I've been really crap at taking regular time for myself and I think these posts will… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #1

saturday share_blue
Blog, Books, Cornwall, In the kitchen, Lifestyle, Parenthood

Saturday Share #84

This week I've LOLed at awesome posts on Cornish life and politics, drooled over mug cakes and swooned over travel photo diaries. Gotta love the blogosphere! I love reading book reviews from people who have just read one of my favourite books for the first time. Anastasia is no longer a Jane Austen virgin! I've… Continue reading Saturday Share #84

simple reminders stickers from department store for the mind
Blog, Lifestyle, Stationery

Item of the day: Simple reminders stickers from Department Store for the Mind at Not on the High Street

My 2017 bullet journal set-up is nearly ready to share - it took me an age just to decide what notebook I was going to use! I think stickers and washi tape are the way to go for me creatively as I'm not an artist but still want it to look pretty and colourful. I… Continue reading Item of the day: Simple reminders stickers from Department Store for the Mind at Not on the High Street