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6th March Mothers Day Gift Ideas

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Mother’s Day is fast approaching here in the UK and I just want to put out some of my favourite gift ideas to celebrate all the wonderful mums out there. Of course, cards and flowers/chocolates are a lovely gift that any mummy will enjoy, but I’m just giving my thoughts in case you wanted to get something a little extra special.

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My New Diary: Q&A 5 Year Journal


I picked up this really neat little Q&A 5 Year Diary from Amazon (new from just £6.19) back in the summer and I’ve been waiting to start it until the new year. I think it’s so super I just had to share it with you all!

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I know you haven’t heard from me for about a month and a half, but I haven’t disappeared, honest! This post is just to wish you all a very happy new year and reflect on the goals I set for myself this time last year when I started my blog! One year today everyone!

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World Diabetes Day

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You may or may not be aware that today, November 14th 2014, is World Diabetes Day. I know this post is a little out of my usual box but it’s something I’ve been planning for a while. Running a lifestyle blog allows me the freedom to post about all of the things affecting my life and that I deem to be important. There are a number of individuals in my family who are affected by Diabetes, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to spread a little awareness. I am by no means attempting to explain or offer advice, I do however want to talk very briefly about the campaign being run by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). If you are completely in the dark about Diabetes itself, HERE is a good place to start. I will also be providing useful links throughout the post.

Healthy Living and Diabetes, is the focus of this years campaign. With the IDF focusing “on the importance of starting the day with a healthy breakfast to help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes and effectively manage all types of diabetes to avoid complications.”

The website dedicated to the campaign (CLICK HERE TO VIEW) offers great advice on healthy options, options that reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, as well as compelling information about the cost of eating healthy and the burden of type 2 diabetes on our healthcare services.

  • Up to 11% of total healthcare expenditure in every country across the globe could be saved by tackling the preventable risk factors for type 2 diabetes.
  • Over 70% of type 2 diabetes cases can be prevented or delayed by adopting healthier lifestyles, equivalent to up to 150 million cases by 2035.
  • Diabetes accounts for 10-15% of the total healthcare budgets in high income countries. 1 in 9 healthcare US$ is spent on diabetes.

Diabetes costs us money and it can cost us lives. But type 2 Diabetes is preventable and prevention starts with a healthy diet.

  • A healthy diet is, on average, US$ 1.50 a day more expensive than an unhealthy one, increasing food costs for one person by about US$ 550 a year.

That might sound like a lot of money but really it only equates to two less drinks at the pub on the weekend. Besides there are so many sources (1, 2, 3, 4) for cheaper, healthy food available on the internet that eating healthy being too expensive is no long a valid excuse. There is an obesity problem in our society that we simply mustn’t ignore.

Don’t eat healthy to lose weight, eat healthy to feel healthy.

Like I said before, I am not an expert, I am not here to advise you or explain this important issue in any real detail. But I do want to let you know that I think it’s important, and you should too. Thank you if you’ve read this far, I tried to be succinct. If I have raised the awareness levels of just one person, I’m happy.

I hope you’ve all had your healthy breakfast and I wish you a wonderful weekend.


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How to get to sleep: Thoughts and tips

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A few weeks ago I was really struggling trying to get to sleep at night for a variety of reasons and I just thought I would share with you guys some of the ways I’ve managed to get over that trouble (for the most part). This will be a post about things you can do in the day so that you’re ready for bed at night time, but also a few tips for when you’re lying in bed wishing you were asleep. I’m sorry if some of them seem a little self explanatory but they have all really helped me getting my sleeping pattern back to normal.

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Summer Love Tag

Summer is almost over (yikes) so this is a late to the party kind of post but I was tagged by a very lovely lady over here so I thought it would be rude not to!

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University of Leicester Freshers Advice and Tips


I know a lot of these university posts are going up at the moment and they’re all kind of generic and offer the same sorts of advice, so I thought I’d make mine a little more University specific, for anyone who might be heading to the University of Leicester in October. There is some good general advice for anyone going to university but if you’re headed to UoL then hopefully this’ll help!

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Ciate Caviar Mother of Pearl Nail Polish Review

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One of my oldest friends bought me this the Ciate Caviar Mother of Pearl nail kit a while ago, I tried it at the time and I’m going to be completely honest I found it a bit of a faff. I rediscovered it in my drawer the other day and I thought I’d give it another go.

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Primark nails?! Simple and cheap nail polish!

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Just wanted to share with you a couple of the nail polish products I picked up from Primark recently. I’ve been super impressed with their £1 bargains including their polish, nail art pens and best of all their polish remover twist pot!

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How to deal with change: Thoughts and tips

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I’ve been away from my lovely blog for a good couple of weeks now and I’m missing it terribly! Don’t want to make excuses but I’ve just had loads going on and I definitely needed to prioritise getting my personal life sorted. That being said I thought with all the changes going on in my life, this kind of post was completely in order. I know it helps me to learn from other peoples experiences, and if this helps even one person then I’ve done a good job. So here are my tips on how to deal with change. 

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