• Homeschooling

    Back to school

    Its that time of year again when we are all thinking of getting the kids back to school.   Uniforms have been bought and are ready for the first day. Sitting freshly ironed and waiting. Not to mention the small fortune that has been spent on new shoes, books and school bags.   This time of year can be hard to budget for. What with growing children and changing trends it makes it impossible to purchase ahead. I have a few tips that can help you to save a few pounds.   Start your shopping in June Yes, I know that the previous school year is just finishing and the…

  • Health & Wellbeing

    31 days to better Mental Health – July challenge

    Mental Health and Self Care – #31daystobettermentalhealth Hey, guys, I am starting a NEW hashtag for the month of JULY! As you may know, I have taken a beating on my mental health over the past few months. I have stepped back from social media having completely lost my way. The funk that I was in enveloped me and the dark clouds would NOT go away. So, I decided I wanted to help anyone else feeling the same way. It is so important to look after your Mental Health and Self Care.   Even though it may be summer, and the sun may be shining (fingers crossed) that doesn’t mean…

  • Hair

    Josh Wood: Colour Shade Shot Gloss

    Josh Wood: Colour Shade Shot Gloss review   I have tried Josh Wood’s hair products in the past (see here).  The shampoo and conditioner are amazing and I have repurchased several times. My favourite so far has been the ‘Everything mask’ as it is such a versatile product.   Seriously if you haven’t tried it yet then put it on the top of your list!   ‘No two colours I create are ever the same, just like one’s iris or fingerprint is never genetically reproduced. That unique human essence means experimenting with tones and hues to unlock the best version of a person.’ Josh Wood   So when I saw…

  • Sex & Relationships

    The best sexual positions for Plus size girls

    The best sexual positions for Plus size girls. Leading on from my post about sex for us curvy ladies (which you can find here) I thought it would be good if I wrote about the 4 best positions for plus sized girls.   Sexual positions for plus size girls is no longer a taboo subject. No one thinks for a minute that working your way through the Kama Sutra is the key to happy, satisfying sex life. This is by no means a definitive guide and please feel free to comment below! Also, you can check out my post about “getting down with ageing” here if you need a little…

  • mint iced tea
    Recipes

    Peppermint Iced Tea – good for the mind and the stomach!

    Here is my little recipe for Peppermint Iced tea. I keep a pitcher of this in the fridge for most of the summer months as it is so versatile and tasty!     You will need: Peppermint Tea Bags (you can buy these from Lidl or Tesco’s) Sweetener/Honey/Sugar/Agave Mint Leaves Ice Cubes Lemon (optional)   Method Add around a litre of cooled boiled water t 4-6 tea bags and leave to steep for 10-15 minutes. Add sweetener/honey/sugar/agave of your choice if desired to taste Remove tea bags and add ice cubes Add crushed mint leaves and lemon (optional) Chill in refrigerator for a couple of hours before serving.   Serve…

  • Sex & Relationships

    7 signs your relationship is toxic

    7 signs your relationship is toxic.   I am 38 years old. I have had a few serious relationships in my life. One of these was with a man I met online. Around 15 years ago I was in a bad place mentally. It was before the whole “Mental Health” movement we have nowadays. I was 23 with a beautiful little girl. I had a part-time job which gave me some income but overall I was sad and depressed. During my pregnancy, I had gained weight and lost so much of my self-confidence. Looking back I wasn’t overweight. I looked fine. My skin was amazing and I had beautiful hair.…