How am I, really? | Mental health awareness

Mental health

I recently read a post over on my good friend Lou’s blog about mental health and it got me thinking; how am I, really? I don’t really see many people “in real life” day-to-day, so it’s not often that I ask out loud. I do try to ask this online though; some days I’ll greet a group chat with the question, “How is everyone today?”. Some days they will share, some they won’t. But it makes me feel better to know that I’ve taken the time to ask, and given that prompt to share the load if needed. Read more

Gift ideas for Mother’s Day

Gift ideas for Mother's Day

It’s March, and Mother’s Day is just around the corner! In all honesty, an actual day off from parenting would be the ideal gift for me right now. Of course, physical gifts are nice too. Whether you’re an adult child looking for the ideal gift for your mum, a dad searching for gifts from the children, or a mum looking for a gift to drop hints – hopefully there’s something in here for you! Read more

What to See in the Lake District this Spring

The beauty of the Lake District is plain to see no matter when you visit the area, and there are always plenty of things to do all year round, but spring is a particularly good time to visit the area. Promising warmer weather and longer days than a winter visit, you can still avoid the large crowds that cover the area in the summer months.

There are plenty of things to see in the Lake District this spring, and with plenty of Lake District hotels to choose from, the area makes for the perfect weekend getaway once the weather starts getting warmer.

Read on to find out more about some of the exciting things you can look forward to seeing and enjoy in the Lake District area this springtime. Read more

Top foods to try in India

Indian flag

It has always been on my bucket list to travel to India. I’ve mentioned in previous travel posts how I love to look at the architecture of different countries and discover their history; finding out about the culture too. The main reason for visiting though, is to try authentic Indian food, right in the place where it originated from. Indian cuisine is one of my favourites and we eat an Indian dish at least once a week. Read more

The highs and lows of 2018

Family

Over half way through January and I’ve been a bit slack quiet on the blog front already – sorry about that! My years always seem to start off a bit rubbish and I find it hard to get back into the swing of things after Christmas. (Hope you had a good one!) So I thought I’d start off with an easy post – one of those “find out a bit more about me” types.

I guess as a blogger we like to keep a diary of our lives, and this post is a look back on the previous year. The highs and lows of it all. Thanks to Kate for starting this off and nominating me to join in.  Read more