I think this might be my new favourite view… onboard my SUP! 🔵🔴

After 4.5 hours of paddling yesterday, on my first paddleboarding adventure, my thighs and shoulders have decided to disown me today. But, no pain no gain.

I’m looking forward to taking her out on some shorter trips, in the golden hours and taking a book to read on my pitstop.

I have learnt how to get the SUP inflated and deflated, I managed to fold it up into its bag too! It’s like getting a tent back in its original packaging- it never goes back exactly how it came out! 😂

My top tip for any SUP beginners is to find a slow moving river or lake to practice without a strong current.

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A little reel of my first paddleboard trip along the river. On my very own beautiful paddleboard too! It was meant to be pink, but the red and blue is perfect. We paddled for 4 hours in total, around the river in Cambridgeshire.

We stopped at Houghton Lock for a picnic and it was so peaceful. I love being out on the river. Albeit I was quite nervous I would fall in, I didn’t. Phew.

I did a combo of stand up paddleboarding, kneeling and sitting to get a rowing rhythm going when I needed it. The wind was against us on the way, which felt hard. But it helped on the way back.

I’m in love with days like this. So beautiful and I felt present, watching the dragonflies, butterflies and even the otters. It’s such a wonderful activity to practice mindfulness and also a spot of yoga. Lots of Table Top positions!

I can’t wait to get out on the river again! Have you tried paddleboarding before?

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Devon you were amazing ☀️ We try to get down to North Devon at least once a year. We love the beaches and the beautiful villages along that stretch of coastline.

It was a great week of family time, lots of sun and sea. We felt like we had gone to Spain with the weather. Daddy and the kids camped the week before and had a stunning week of sunshine too.

I managed to read two books and I even went for a swim in the sea 😂 It was nice to have a week of doing not much.

It took us 6 hours to get home. My road trip consisted of multiple stops though as I had the dogs with me. So, I didn’t think it was that bad. Yes, I know it’s quicker to get to actual Spain 😂

Have you ever been down to Devon?

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A huge Happy Birthday to Hubby today. We love all the adventures we have with you and all the joy you bring to our family.

Watching sunset horizons, playing games, having fun and exploring adventures is why we love you most.

Happy Birthday 🥳 We love you!

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🍦 Tell me you’re on holiday without telling me you’re on holiday!

How much do you think these ginormous ice creams cost? 😱

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The views yesterday were absolutely stunning. Woolacoombe you didn’t disappoint. 

The sea was so calm, which I loved but the kiddies wanted waves to bodyboard through. I actually went in the sea. It was quite warm in the shallows.

As the sun reached near its setting place the reflection on the sea was mesmerising. I could have sat there all evening.

More beach days please 🙏🏻 Have you been to the beach this Summer?

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My sunset views. The entire day spent travelling was totally worth it. Fresh sea air in my lungs…

We are all together again. Happy holiday! ☀️ 

Are you travelling around the UK this Summer? 

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Top 9 amazing heatwave friendly hairstyles

Top 9 amazing heatwave friendly hairstyles

I love the Summer and seeing lots of fun hairstyles and fashion, I like to get creative with Isla's hair too. It's nice to be creative and also having heatwave friendly hairstyles is just essential. I like to have a handful of hairstyles up my sleeve or something I can do quickly as the day gets warmer. Here are the top 9 hairstyles for Summer 2022: VIEW the POST

Merwave is the new wavy hair kit

Merwave is the new wavy hair kit

Isla and I have naturally wavy hair, it can be a little unruly sometimes. So, when we were asked to try the new 5 step wavy hair kit from Merwave - we jumped at the chance. The kit helps to awaken your natural wave, degreases and avoids frizz - it's perfect for people with wild hair like mine. All you need is one application of this kit to see and feel a difference. It's MerMazing! VIEW the POST

Exclusive outfits for Mummy and me with glamify fashion

If I had had 2 children from the same sex, I would be putting them in the same clothes as often as I can. However, I didn’t and in fact their tastes are so very different. Instead I get my twinning fix by matching up with Isla myself; like outfits from the Mummy and me range from glamify fashion. It is so cute and Isla loves matching Mummy, it really made her smile when I first showed her the 2 matching outfits. Twinning is definitely winning.

Eco-friendly and vegan products you need in your beauty regime

Eco-friendly and vegan products you need in your beauty regime

Did you know it's World Earth Day on April 22nd 2021 and World Environment Day on 5th June 2021? From the plastic packaging filling land fills, to cosmetic chemicals washing away down the drain and disrupting marine life; our beauty routines can make a huge impact. Over the past year I have been looking out for eco-friendly and vegan products to introduce into my beauty regime. I am really conscious about what products I use, where they come from and how they are made. With more and more brands conscious about this too, products are easier to find and in most cases, I find, better than the originals. My quandary is; if vegan ice cream tastes the same, if not better than, normal ice cream - why not make it all vegan? Here are some products I have been using and I love them. VIEW the POST

How to get the most out of your trainers

How to get the most out of your trainers

Since I had the kiddies my style has changed. What once was full of high heels and platforms, is now comfortable flats and trainers. I love my trainers too, they are perfect for fun family days out. We have been on lots of adventures over the past couple of months (despite lockdown) and having the right footwear for long days of walking is essential. They go really well with my collection of fleeces too! VIEW the POST

Choosing the best and affordable Winter Jackets and Fleeces

One of my favourite online fashion retailers at the moment is Protest. I absolutely love the range of clothes and they are just so comfortable. I really feel the cold so choosing the perfect Winter Jackets and Fleeces is essential to me and this year especially. Working from home and making sure I have warm clothes was also on my mind. Here are my favourite jackets and fleeces for the Winter months.

My working from home style

My working from home style

I struggled with what to wear at the beginning of lockdown, all of a sudden my workwear started collecting dust in the wardrobe. Loungewear and comfortable tee's became the new work wear, no one really sees what you wear (if you turn the conference camera off). However, as lockdown continued and as my plan to work from home is long term, I want to break out of the loungewear a little. So here is my working from home style... Autumn edition. VIEW the POST

Essential Summer item: the Tesalate sand-free towel

Essential Summer item: the Tesalate sand-free towel

We love the beach, we love packing up the car and heading to our favourite beach for the day, as a family. It is the perfect way to unwind and we love the sea breeze in our face and sand in toes. What we do not like is the collection of sand in the car on the way home and then the house covered in sand too. The Tesalate sand-free towel stops this from happening and are super stylish too. VIEW the POST

Creating a Spa like routine at home during lockdown

With many other people during lockdown, I am counting down the days until I can book a Spa day with my friends and relax in peace and comfort. Until then, I am trying to create my Spa moments at home and finding time to relax as much as possible. As other home working and home-schooling parents, getting 5 minutes in the day is quite tricky, so I have been forcing myself to take time. 

Finding the right Spring Summer clothes for Mummy with Protest

Finding the right Spring Summer clothes for Mummy with Protest

Finding the right Spring Summer clothes, for me, I find quite hard. I am not very body confident, so I tend to go for loose clothes that feel comfortable. Obviously, I was planning a trip to Dubai too and reviewing the Protest bikini range, I found a lot of lovely bikinis that would have been perfect. So, now I am planning on wearing the clothes at home and they are perfect.  VIEW the POST

The perfect Winter coat and boots

The perfect Winter coat and boots

All of this cold weather has inspired long coats and knee high boots. I must keep warm, especially as I do a lot of walking. Walking helps to keep both my heart and mind healthy. Making sure I have a warm Winter coat and boots is an essential criteria to check off my Winter shopping lists. I really enjoyed shopping from Ideal World too, what a great idea to shop from your own home and see real life demonstrations of the items before you buy. VIEW the POST

A makeup tutorial with vegan EX1 cosmetics

A makeup tutorial with vegan EX1 cosmetics

Cosmetics that are: not testing on animals, use vegan ingredients and feel good on my skin are a must for me. See it as my mini checklist if you like. The thing I love about EX1 cosmetics is that they are reasonably priced for make up, which means affordable. I love that you can grab them from your local Superdrug too. This means they are very accessible. I love the fact I do not feel like I am wearing anything either. This is a guide to the EX1 cosmetics range and a perfect makeup style for Valentine's Day dates this weekend. VIEW the POST

Matching family pyjamas for Christmas

Matching family pyjamas for Christmas

I have always wanted to get matching family pyjamas for Christmas, I think they look fun and the kiddies really love it. When we all put our new Santa PJs on from the Shinesty Christmas pyjamas collection, the kiddies faces just lit up. They loved matching Mummy & Daddy. VIEW the POST

My top tips for finding the right shapewear #fashion

My top tips for finding the right shapewear #fashion

Since having both the children it is fair to say my body has completely changed. I used to be a size 6, 8 at at stretch, before children and now I am a 10 or a 12 (depending on the clothes store). People don't believe me when I tell them but it's true and I guess I hide it well. Well I found the correct shapewear for the perfect outfits! VIEW the POST

My getting ready routine #beautify

My getting ready routine #beautify

I don't wear a lot of make up. Hardly any to be honest. I do not spend a long time getting ready either, in fact I probably spend about 10 minutes getting ready in the mornings or if I am going out. Here are my top tips on getting ready, quickly, but not compromising on looking nice! VIEW the POST

The top 3 things to avoid after Botox treatment

The top 3 things to avoid after Botox treatment

It pretty much goes without saying that the aspect of Botox is certainly not something that should be taken lightly under any circumstances. After all, it is not a decision to be taken lightly or casually. It is a decision taken by a very select few people not only because it is too expensive, but there is also the fact that quite a few individuals are rather sceptical about the after-effects of Botox operations across the board. In fact, short of a few years back, hardly anyone outside of the rich community would even consider the idea of Botox since it was too expensive to afford back then. Now, however, it has gotten slightly more affordable and more people are thinking about the Botox option in general. VIEW the POST

Getting active with the family this Winter with Keen footwear

Getting active with the family this Winter with Keen footwear

As you know we like to get out and about as a family. We love walking and especially love getting fresh air together. Keen Footwear sent Isla and I some fabulous outdoor footwear, we love matching. VIEW the POST

The November Birchbox is a nutcracker!

The November Birchbox is a nutcracker!

What a beauty of a box we got this month from Birchbox! I am making quite a collection of boxes now and November is by far my favourite. I love Birchbox because it is a fabulous way of discovering new products that are perfect for your beauty regime. Think; make up and cute little samples of creams, masks and lip balm to make you feel a little happier with every box.  VIEW the POST

Making the most of the Autumn weather

Making the most of the Autumn weather

Getting out and about in Autumn is what this season is all about. Donning your favourite boots or wellies. The kind of footwear that you can put on with big fluffy socks and get wrapped up warm. Not forgetting the big fluffy bobble hat too. We are never short of an outdoor activity or two in Autumn, even the simple things are so much more fun. Here's what we've been up to:  VIEW the POST

Getting ready for Autumn with some handy fashion tips!

Autumn is going to be here very soon, you could say it is here with the weather doing it’s thing this week. The park floors are covered with brown crispy leaves already. So, what to wear? Do you wear your Summer wardrobe or your Autumn wardrobe? I am finding I am too hot in jumpers at the moment but chilly in vests. I had fun styling the kiddies in their Autumn wear last year and this year it’s my turn! Here are my Autumn fashion tips to help you get prepared… 

Keep your nails glam this Summer with Le Mini Macaron

Keep your nails glam this Summer with Le Mini Macaron

If you haven't see a Le Mini Macaron yet then you haven't lived! This is the MUST HAVE beauty gadget for any busy family. As much as I love going to a salon to get my nails prettied up, I cannot do this frequently due to time and cost. So when I found out about the Le Mini Macaron kits I just had to try it and I am so glad I did. It's a great way of getting salon glam nails at home.  VIEW the POST