Health & Wellness | The perimenopause and me…

I’ve thought about writing this post for the past couple of months now, wondering if you wanted to know about my personal struggle with my hormones. I know many of my readers are nowhere near this point in their lives, but many of you are, so I hope to help with this post. Here goes. The Menopause, for some reason, is still an unspoken word. A ‘thing’ that women go through hidden struggling in silence. Although I am still a

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Simple Living // Practising self-care and a cosy evening with White Stuff…

This September has been far from the Indian summer I have been hoping for.  The terrible rain and cold evenings have seen me snuggling in my lounge on an evening, giving myself time to write in my journal, drink warming herbal teas and generally enjoying the chance for a bit of self care. White Stuff have recently launched a range of home wares, think cosy cushions, ceramics, mugs and cashmere lounge wear perfect for having a cosy time at home.

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Simple Living // 7 ways to fragrance your home…

During Spring and Summer, we love to fling the windows wide open to let the cool fresh air into the home.  But the change in air can sometimes highlight that the home is less than fragrant, especially if you live with animals and kids like I do. So much of our emotions and memories are linked to our sense of smell, so why not think about creating a signature scent for you home.  Much better than sweaty trainers or wet

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Simple Living // New year, new me with TK Maxx

A brand new year, a blank page, a chance to try to achieve new goals.  January is a brilliant time to assess one’s life and make a few adjustments.  It doesn’t have to be dramatic and huge, but a few little changes can make all the difference. For me, I like to look at the home, and change a few things up.  With this in mind, I headed to my local TK Maxx store to see what they had in that

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Looking back… 2016

This is me, Lou. I’m 45 years old, mother of two amazing boys, partner to one amazing guy. Blogger and photographer…. adventure seeker. My path before I arrived here was wild, messy, sometimes lonely, but always crazy. Turmoil of emotions, depression, living abroad, substance abuse, terrible boyfriends, terrible friends…. But I am a firm believer that all things happen for a reason, that my unconventional path has led me to this point in life. To meet Dan, to write this

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