IT’S GOOD TO BE KIND

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IT’S GOOD TO BE KIND

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In the wake of the tragic terror attacks we’ve had over the last few years, one of the things that stands out for me the most is seeing the kindness people of the general public show one another in the face of adversity.

Being kind and considerate is about taking a little time to think how others might be feeling, showing empathy to their situation and how your behaviour towards them can make a positive impact.

To put kindness in to practice you must consider a few points

💗Anticipate what others might need

💗Be considerate of others in public  IMG_8021

💗Listen to friends problems without relating everything to yourself, no one likes to hear ‘yes when that happened to me’ when they’re pouring their heart out

💗Don’t worry about what to say to someone who is experiencing hard times, never avoid them because you don’t know…

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A GIRLY WEEKEND IN MADRID

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A GIRLY WEEKEND IN MADRID

For Christmas this year my husband Tony and my friends husband excelled themselves by organising a girly weekend away in Madrid for myself and one of my best friends. With a very busy week schedule a few days away in June was a lovely thought and we were both looking forward  to weekend away from anything work related. I had never visited Madrid before & I was really looking forward to exploring a new city. 

So, on a very wet & miserable Friday morning in June we flew direct to Spain’s capital Madrid. After the smoothest journey imaginable, especially being out of the peak season, we arrived in central Madrid at our hotel by lunchtime ready to explore this exciting and beautiful city. 

The lovely Hotel Paseo Del Arte was extremely well situated in walking distance of most attractions and it is an immaculate hotel…

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LITTLE LUXURIES THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN MY LIFE

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LITTLE LUXURIES THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN MY LIFE

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FRESH PYJAMAS & FRESH BEDDING

Nothing feels better after a lovely bubble bath than putting on fresh pyjamas & getting IMG_8941into a freshly made bed. When we moved into our house I treat myself to a couple of luxury bedding collections which look fabulous and helps make our bedroom a relaxing haven. In the winter months I love cosy pyjamas usually a short sleeved top & long bottoms that I can put on straight after my bath & instantly feel relaxed and comfortable.

GOOD UNDERWEAR

‘Always wear fabulous underwear, even if you’re the only one who’s going to see it’

IMG_8943When my underwear matches I just feel more put together somehow. Matching underwear is beautiful although not always practical depending on what I’m wearing but beautiful knickers & well fitting bras are imperative to making the line of my clothes look…

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THE PURE JOY OF HAVING A SON – MY MAX

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THE PURE JOY OF HAVING A SON – MY MAX

My beautiful boy Max came into the world 2 weeks late by a very stressful emergency cesarean. We thought we’d lost him & then Tony thought he’d lost me too & if it wasn’t for the amazing medical team at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary that could have happened. Isabelle had been a textbook natural birth with absolutely no problems & everyone told me your second birth was easier but that certainly wasn’t the case with my second birth. With this stressful start to his life Max & I had to stay in hospital for 4 days which ended up being wonderful. Not the stay in hospital particularly, I was desperate to get home to Tony, Isabelle & the comforts of my own home, but it was amazing to have those 4 days of Me & Max and I think I just stared…

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HELLO AUGUST 2019

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HELLO AUGUST 2019

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Woohoo!!! 3 whole weeks off to be with my children & family. Quality time and I just cannot wait. 

FABULOUS THINGS THAT HAPPENED LAST MONTH

  1. Going to watch a recording of Loose Women live at the ITV studios in London & Jason Donovan, my teenage crush, was the guest!
  2. Isabelle doing a weeks summer school at Laine Theatre Arts in Surrey, my old college, and watching her in the show on the last day
  3. A fabulous girly day with Isabelle having a makeup lesson, tea at Harvey’s Huddersfield & a cinema trip to watch ‘Yesterday’  ‘Me and my Belle’ 💗
  4. Max enjoying a fab few days away on an activity trip with school with his mates
  5. Isabelle having a fabulous school trip to Wimbledon & Chessington World of Adventures. Lucky girl! IMG_9311
  6. Watching Britains Got Talent live at Wembley Stadium
  7. Both kids getting fabulous school reports
  8. Max’s fantastic…

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HOW TO BE THE BEST VERSION OF YOURSELF (TO LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE)

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HOW TO BE THE BEST VERSION OF YOURSELF

(TO LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE)

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IGNORE THE NEGATIVE VOICES

Who is that annoying person in your head that causes self doubt and insecurities? IMG_9770My promise to myself this year was ‘new year new me’ and to find my confidence again and I’ve really stuck to it. A couple of low points in my job over the last couple of years had knocked my confidence a little but at the end of last year I took a step back and reminded myself of all the many things I’ve achieved and gave myself the hard word. I’ve started believing in myself again and I’ve had to get tough with myself but now the voice in my head is saying ‘yes you can’ instead of ‘no you can’t’! The positive thinking has a knock on effect and so far 2019 is shaping up very well.

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