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💕 Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage 💕 Lao Tzu (press visit) Ed and I have enjoyed visiting the @inninthepark today and reconnecting as a couple after a stressful few months. Keep an eye on my stories for some pictures of the yummy food on offer!
Weekends call for waffles ✨ Last night I had a lovely catch up with @athomewiththejohnsonsx and attended another fantastic blogging event with @bournemouthbloggers at The Body Shop. Today is all about an indulgent breakfast, taking photos for next week’s blog posts and hanging out with my mum. She’s staying over tonight and we are hoping to finish Timeless on Netflix. Anybody watching? We are totally hooked!
Fight your fears ✨ (press event) Today I rode a jet ski for the very first time. I was really, really nervous. I worried that the wetsuit would make me feel claustrophobic (it didn’t) and that I would get anxious and panic whilst out on the water (I didn’t). I came so close to not going ahead with it but in the end I did and I’m so proud of myself. Plus it was a totally amazing experience, even when it started to rain out at sea and the rain felt like needles, and @mybestmake and I nearly flew off whilst going over a particularly choppy area of the sea. Thank you so much to @jetski_safaris for having us!
Happy hump day! (Pens gifted as part of my brand ambassadorship with STABILO) Today has been all about the admin, and I’m feeling a lot more on top of things than I have been. The school holidays start next week for us, so I’m aiming to get as much work done now as possible so that I can take a proper break during August. Parents, are you looking forward to the holidays? I’m excited for six weeks off of school runs!
Thanks for all the love on my stories last night. I know deep down I don’t ‘need’ to lose weight, but it hurt that somebody so close to me felt the need to tell me I was letting myself go. Nobody deserves to be made to feel insecure in their own skin, and if I decide to eat less and move more to be a bit healthier that should be 100% my decision, nobody else’s...
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again... I love where we live! I gave myself the weekend away from Instagram and we spent lots of time by the sea, enjoying the sunshine and making memories as a family. Perfect weekend 🌊 ☀️ 🍦
🍉 Nobody puts baby in a corner 🍉 (ad- press event) I had such a lovely time at the press night for @ddonstage at the Bournemouth Pavilion on Tuesday night. You can read my review on the blog, and catch the show yourself, up until this Saturday, here in Bournemouth. Thanks for the tickets @bhlivetickets & @bournemouthbloggers
Sometimes all you need is a little splash of colour 🌈 (features gifted items) I keep losing track of the days this week, I think it’s down to the kids having an Inset day on Monday. Today has been spent catching up with my Nan and enjoying some time in the sunshine. I’m loving the bright blue skies we’ve been having - everything seems less stressful over summer ☀️
Throwback to when my littlest chunk was still a baby. Now he’s a full grown toddler, coming up to three, absolutely smashing potty training and the cheekiest little boy I’ve ever met. Being a mum can be so challenging, but cuddles from my three kids makes it all totally worthwhile. (📷: @heylittleyoustudios )
(AD•GIFTED)🦋 Turning your passion into your job is easier than finding a job that matches your passion - Seth Godin 🦋 I may be earning less than I did when I worked in the wedding industry but the pride I feel when somebody messages me to tell me a post resonated with them is amazing, and I love how flexible things are working for myself. How cute is this @ukportmeirion mug? It’s been personalised with my blog name - I love it!
🍸 May today be the Fridayest Friday, that ever Fridayed! 🍸 This week has been a long one, and I’m more than ready to see in the end of it. I’m excited to spend some time with my dad and sister this weekend, and for my mum’s annual garden party, which she always works so hard to organise. But first, the kids have an inset day and it’s time to head off on an adventure. I can’t wait! Have a lovely weekend everyone!
AD-GIFTED MEAL • The Prix Fixe menu at @hotelduvin_poole is brilliant value, and each course was delicious. We enjoyed our food alongside cocktails and wine in the garden, enjoying the last of the day’s sunshine, and it was the perfect setting for our date night.
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