Phoenix Trading Stationery items

Anyone who knows me, knows I adore stationery of all kinds. Although my iPhone is attached to my hand at all times and has its place for organisation, I love writing things down- predominantly lists- and there’s nothing quite like a good notepad to jot down my to-do list on. It helps me clear my head of all the clutter that my daily tasks tend to create, and when I can physically cross things off my list it gives me a real sense of achievement. As it’s National Stationery Week, Phoenix Trading offered to send me a selection of their products to try out, and when I saw that their range included some beautiful organisers and jotter pads, I jumped at the chance because I might have a teensy-weensy stationery addiction and I’m always happy to add to my collection. View Full Post

Recently, I have actually been starting to enjoy the gym. I know, right? Me from 6 months ago is like WHAAAA?! But since I’ve started going 4-5 times a week, I’ve realised that my fitness wardrobe needs a serious overhaul. I literally have two outfits that I just have to wash after every visit and alternate- this is not acceptable. I finally forked out on some Nike Free 5.0 trainers in the Office sale a couple of weeks ago, and they have been one of my best ever investments (and a steal for only £45!) so I think I need to start as I mean to go on and bring the rest of my gym wardrobe up to date, starting with some fairly inexpensive basics to get the ball rolling. I’ve been trawling some of my favourite sports gear websites, and these are my favourite picks so far. View Full Post

Winter is usually the time when my skin goes absolutely ballistic and basically turns on me for a period of about 3 hellish months. I can’t remember the last winter when this didn’t happen- until now! I seem to have finally found a combination of products that really work for me and actually keep my skin, not only just hanging in there, but actually properly hydrated even through the colder weather. Madness, eh? View Full Post

I’ve never actually gotten round to writing a proper post about my journey with IBS, but it’s something I’ve struggled with for over 7 years now, and it’s been a pretty huge part of my life during this time even though I’ve tried my best not to let it. I’ve tried so many things to try and manage it, but nothing has ever worked and I had kind of resigned myself to the fact that it was just something I’d have to live with. However, before Christmas last year I heard through Twitter about Scarlett’s experience with the York Test, and I couldn’t believe I’d never heard about it before. I was having a pretty bad flare up around Christmas time, thanks to all the crap food I’d been eating, and was pretty desperate so me and George decided that it was time to make an investment in my health and get the test done. View Full Post

You know when life’s going well, you’re really happy at work and at home, but you’re also majorly tired and just in need of a break? Well, last weekend I had that feeling. Which is why I was so glad that I booked a weekend away in London for me and George during the Black Friday sales. Not only did we manage to get return train tickets for both of us from Leeds for £20, but I also got us a Travelodge room in Southwark, our favourite place to stay, for just over £100 for 2 nights (unheard of for a weekend in London!) I couldn’t wait to go back to one of my favourite cities to explore- let’s see what we got up to, shall we? View Full Post