Local Business Spotlight: Munns of Gravesend

Local Business Spotlight: Munns of Gravesend

In the year that I’ve been writing this blog, I’ve had the pleasure of working with many different brands and companies that I admire. However, I feel the need to help the businesses in my local area in a somewhat different capacity by shining the spotlight onto them. As such, I’m planning to write a “Local Business Spotlight” regularly, (perhaps monthly), focusing on a business local to me. And where better to start than the wonderful Munns of Gravesend, which was quite possibly the very first business I admired? View Post

Getting a great price on your car

Getting a great price on your car

Sponsored post. Since the recession, people’s spending habits have changed. Whether your bank balance has recovered well or not, you’re probably a lot more aware of the value of money. If there’s anything the last decade taught us, it’s to take a little more consideration with how much we’re spending on things. It’s for this reason that Aldi and Lidl are absolutely booming, despite the recession being over.

So, why would it be any different when buying a car? I’ll admit I’ve only personally gone car shopping a few times. However, I have learned some tips from scouring forums and my Uncle-in-law, but mostly my Dad! So far I haven’t just settled on the price put before me, and I’m sure I never will. Let me help you to get a better deal! View Post

14 Valentine’s Day gift ideas you probably haven’t thought of!

14 Valentine’s Day gift ideas you probably haven’t thought of!

It never seems like Christmas is out of the way for very long before we have to dip into our pockets yet again to buy a Valentine’s Day gift for our better half! The worst part is often that you’ve used up all your ideas only a month and a half before! So, before the 14th February arrives, here are 14 ideas both for him and for her. Some of them are a little more traditional, but some of them are quirky and I’m absolutely sure you’d never have thought of them!

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Blog 1st anniversary giveaway!

Blog 1st anniversary giveaway!

Wow, yesterday marked the first anniversary of my blog! And what an adventure the last year has been. I started writing a blog as a creative outlet and a form of therapy, really. I’ve always been passionate about writing and found it very cathartic. I also like playing around with techy things and like to get creative, so it seemed like a good project for me.

I was in the process of recovering from something of a mental breakdown due to myself being ill after birth and Autumn becoming critically ill a couple of weeks later. A blog was somewhere I could go to distract myself and focus my thoughts on. I planned to eventually tell my story in the hope that it would help people, and I did in the form of two posts: Autumn and the Ovarian Cyst and When Mummy went crazy with anxiety. The support I had from people after writing those posts and messages from people they’d helped were quite overwhelming! View Post

Our first month back to swimming with Puddle Ducks East Kent

Our first month back to swimming with Puddle Ducks East Kent

It’s very nearly the first anniversary of when I first took Autumn for baby swimming lessons with Puddle Ducks East Kent. We were trying out all sorts of different groups and things at the time as I found my confidence. I thought swimming would be a fantastic bonding experience for us both. However, most of all, I thought it would be great for her. There are many health benefits to it. Amongst other things, it helps babies, toddlers and children improve their coordination and it builds their muscles. When she was younger, I also found that it tired Autumn out so much she’d have an absolutely huge nap! So, if you’re desperate for sleep, you might want to give swimming a go!

Someone enjoyed their swimming lesson and is now totally zonked 😂

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