coffee date with myself
Books, Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #24

I've read a few blog posts and spotted a few pics on Instagram lately where people have taken themselves out for coffee dates and it seemed like such a good idea. When I was due to meet a friend for coffee the other day, rather than traipse around town when he said he was stuck… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #24

self-care blogging
Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #23

Blogging is the rare bit of time I get to myself. I write for my own sanity more than any other reason and when I don't get the chance to write for a few days I feel a bit on edge. I don't like to write at my laptop in front of Jenson because I… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #23

spa day for two at st ives harbour hotel and spa - review and giveaway
Cornwall, Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #22 and a spa day giveaway!

For a few weeks now I've been teasing a week of giveaways on my blog but I'm actually kicking things off a day early! Yep, that's eight days of giveaways! And we're starting with a Self-Care Sunday post because we all know how important it is to look after ourselves - and I'm going to… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #22 and a spa day giveaway!

box of lame prints
Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #20

It's been another week where I've not had a lot of time to myself but last night I actually asked for help. I'm behind on blogging (I put too much pressure on myself to stick to my self-imposed schedule) and I haven't had time to work on my contributions to an awesome magazine which I've… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #20

good vibes only
Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #19

This week's post may seem like a bit of a cop out as I've not had any time for self-care this week but stick with me here. My latest self-care tip is to have a good moan. Seriously, don't bottle it all up. It wasn't until 8.30pm on Friday that I finally had some time… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #19

tidy office
Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #17

A tidy desk = a tidy mind. Or at least that's what I'm hoping. Since National Stationery Week I've had all my new purchases and review post goodies stashed in a corner of the office and piled high on my desk - not good for the ol' creative juices. So the other night, having scheduled… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #17

jenson swimming
Mental Health, Parenthood

Self-Care Sunday #16

One of my highlights of the week is taking Jenson to his swimming lesson. Of course, it helps when we have time to stop for coffee and cake with our friends after, but I actually really love just being in the water with him. He's so happy and fearless, it's great to see, and it's… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #16

the next together by lauren james
Books, Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #15

Some weeks the only real time I get to myself is when I'm travelling to and from work. It's a four-hour round trip and the only part of the day where someone doesn't want something from me - when I'm not either at work or with Jenson. I've always got a book on me because… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #15

Jenson sleeping two years old
Jenson, Mental Health, Parenthood

Self-Care Sunday #14

This is a face I've seen a lot of this week. I know I've mentioned sleep in my self-care tips before but in a week where I've been busy at work and had a not particularly well child on my hands while I've been at home, sleep has been key. I've left the dishes til… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #14