• Personal,  Skincare

    Summer Skincare Essentials

    Summer Skincare Essentials. Gosh, it seems like no time ago that summer seemed miles away and now it is only round the corner! To this end, I thought it was time that we started to talk about the summer skincare ‘essential’ products that are needed to keep your skin healthy and nourished without leaving it exposed for sun damage and harm.   I spent a few months this year in Florida and with temperatures reaching 30 degrees in the winter months I became very aware of my skin and the products I needed to use to keep it in tip-top condition. We have all seen the scary images of the…

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    Why I am not watching Love Island

    Why I am not watching Love Island. It is that time of year again when the whole of the planet seems to go cuckoo for the Love Island series. I can honestly say I have never watched it. And to be honest I have no intention of ever watching it. here’s why.     Reality TV Seriously showing my age here but after the Nasty Nick on Big Brother, I can honestly say I lost my love for reality TV. I don’t watch anything like it. I feel that you never can tell if they are playing up to the camera. Sure I could just watch a bad slasher movie…

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    10 things to do this summer

    10 things to do this summer. I am a complete sucker for reading lists like this on MSN and google so I thought I would create my own!   1.Learn to ice skate Its usually a winter sport so why not get ready for the winter and learn to skate. Or improve your game. Check out your local ice rink for details of summer lessons. Click here if you are in Northern Ireland for details of the summer lessons available at Dundonald Ice Rink. 2. Make Homemade Ice Cream There are literally thousands of recipes out there for making your own ice cream. I have linked my favourite one here.…

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    Mental Health when travelling

    Keeping an eye on your Mental Health when travelling   We all know how important it is to take care of ourselves when we are at home. However, it is equally as important to take care of ourselves when we travel away from home. Travelling and staying in unfamiliar places can cause high levels of distress and discomfort. We automatically have our radar on high alert. We start to overthink about the logistics of getting there, not to mention what we will find when we do. Lack of familiarity, language and culture barriers all intensify stress levels.   This list will help you to travel with the least amount of…

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    How to clean your engagement ring at home

    How to clean your engagement ring at home. So I’ve been engaged for a few months now. Its been a great time with lots of friends and relatives oohing and ahhing over the ring. I love it. It’s an Aquamarine stone which is my birthstone set on a Celtic white gold band. It’s perfect! But I have started to notice my ring looking a little less like it did at first. The stone isn’t looking as sparkly and the stones on the band are looking slightly grubby. Not what you want when you are showing it off every day.   You can take the ring into a local jeweller or…

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    Personal

    Ways to manage your medication

    Chronic Illness is hard. Having to manage your medication may seem simple, but for some, it can be a real struggle. Personally, I take 13 different tablets each morning. This combined with my ‘fibro-fog‘ can lead to real trouble when it comes to managing my medications. This is how I make it work. Use a daily pill organiser This can be great especially when travelling as you only have to worry about dispensing your doses each week. You can buy different sizes depending on the amount of medication you take. They have the day/ time of day printed on each window so you know when you have taken the dose.…