I think it’s really important to love the space where you work, for you spend a long time working in it! When designing my home office area I kept thinking about what makes me happy…

I wanted a space dedicated to my desk. After working on makeshift spaces for 2 years it felt so nice to have a dedicated work space.

I wanted to be by the garden window so I can see the flowers and watch nature about it’s business. I have seen lots of birds and a few squirrels this Spring and Summer.

I wanted the right storage too. Working from home, studying and the blog all result in lots of things I need to put away. I wanted them to have a home. I’ve got the Kallax unit from IKEA with cupboards, drawers and box storage. It’s perfect!

I’ve been doing a bit of a Autumn clean in preparation for the impending season. I love Autumn, it’s my favourite and I want to start it with a clutter free office area (and mind too).

Anyone else feel more productive if their environment is less cluttered?

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Everything feels a little uphill at the moment! Don’t you think?

Noah has been especially all over the place this week. One minute happy and next minute shouting at me! Because obviously it was me that stole his PE shorts after his lesson 🤷🏼‍♀️

We keep getting into conversations that just blow up. I’m not sure what is it but I’m hoping we can sort it out soon. It gets to 5 o clock and we start saying devices down, as dinner is nearly ready, and they’re behaviour changes.

I think we might have to go back to basics. Bedtime routines & no device babysitters after school. I am hoping he is tired which is causing him to feel a bit more frustrated than normal.

Lots of emotions this week. I feel sad about The Queen. A bit worried about the changes ahead. Work has been busy & I had a busy week for uni too. So maybe there’s a bit on me to just take a breathe!

Do you ever have days like this? I feel like I need a day where I’m not near other humans… 😂

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💦 It feels like I lifetime ago I was watching this water baby jumping in the pool. Over and over. We played volleyball, aqua fit and did lots of swimming.

Since getting back from holiday (and now my assignment is out of the way) I’m concentrating on my fitness. I hate the way I feel and I hate the way I look! And only I can do something about it.

Not that I want to strut around on social media in my bikini or anything. But it would be nice not to feel sluggish and embarrassed about my waist.

I went for my first run in months yesterday and yoga today burnnnnnnned. My legs are on fire. Even my knees. 😂 I’m nearly 40… I need to get fit! 

No pain no gain!

Any fitness tips for me? 🧘‍♀️

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💔👑

Queen Elizabeth II was such an inspiration. Her dedication to the Country and her family was just incredible. She worked right up until the end and did it with a huge smile.

She was a role model for me, demonstrating morals with such grace. Her dedication will never be forgotten over her 70 year reign.

I love the thought of her now up there with her beloved Prince Philip. Their relationship was amazing to see, their love was so strong and we could see it’s effects on her after she lost him. Now they can be together. That must give us some comfort.

I love this quote from Queen Elizabeth II:

“Grief is the price we pay for love”. 👑💔

Thoughts are with the Queens family and our trust now lies with the new King, King Charles III. God save the King!

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I love catching memories from when you go on holiday. It means Summer is never fully left behind. These are some
Clips and photos from our trip to Calpe in Spain.

The hotel we stayed in was @ar.hotels which we booked through @jet2pics as a last minute trip. The pools were amazing. The kids didn’t leave them. Calpe is lovely too, so picturesque and the view from the hotel was fascinating.

The routine of hotel life was blissful. No chores. No stress. No worries. It was just what we all needed before our busy school and work routine began this week.

What’s your favourite clip?

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Ways to have a little me time as a busy Mum

Ways to have a little me time as a busy Mum

Have you been feeling a little overworked and stressed recently? When was the last time you spent some time and money on yourself? It is important for everyone, especially a mother, that you avoid burnout. If you can find a few hours a week, or even a few minutes a day to relax and indulge yourself, you will feel better for it. You will find that you will be rejuvenated and have more quality time with the family. A relaxed Mummy is able to make better decisions and life choices for everyone too. So, never underestimate the power of a little me time as a busy Mum. Here are a few simple ways to add a little Me Time into that busy schedule. VIEW the POST

Win a Twilight Taster for two at Ragdale Hall Spa

Win a Twilight Taster for two at Ragdale Hall Spa

Ragdale Hall Spa is the UK’s leading spa resort, which combines state-of-the art facilities with Victorian architecture. Ragdale Hall Spa is dedicated to your wellness, believing everyone needs breathing space from their world, by taking time to press pause, realign and recharge. Renowned for outstanding customer service, Ragdale Hall Spa is offering the chance for some well-deserved ‘me-time’ for one lucky winner and their guest with the Twilight Taster Package. VIEW the POST

Ways that Yoga helps a writer

There are two things I love in this world…yoga and writing. So it goes without saying that I have spent a lot of time thinking about how beneficial yoga is to me. I spend hours on the computer focusing in on creativity. I sometimes forget to stop sitting in stagnancy. As I write all about yoga, helping others with their health and wellness, I sometimes forgetto take care of myself. It just takes a few minutes on the mat to counteract all the abuse I put on my body from being a full-timewriter. My mind, body, and soul are rejuvenated. I have found that yoga affects my writing in a variety of different ways. Here’s what it’s done for me. Maybe it can help you too.

Number 1 reason why you need to upgrade your mattress

Number 1 reason why you need to upgrade your mattress

A well-rested parent is a caregiver who’s “up for anything” – this is a lesson I’ve learned after becoming a Mummy. When I sleep well, I have so much energy to face whatever challenges the next day may bring. Rest is essential mainly when your children are very active, and you need to keep up with them. Husband too! If you’re sleep deprived, you simply won’t be up to the task. Maybe it's time to upgrade your mattress. VIEW the POST

Being on the go and making time for yourself

Being on the go and making time for yourself

We are a family of seven: two (almost) grownups, two under 7’s, two dogs and a cat. During the week, we are probably the average family, doing ordinary things. School run routines, work, walking the dogs, feeding, playing, cleaning and sleeping. You know the usual things. So, at the weekends, and some week nights depending on the beautiful sunshine, we love to get out and about. We are always on the go, but when do we get time to ourselves?VIEW the POST