Guest post from my wonderful friend Lucy all about why me time is so important and how she manages to find it as a busy single mum!..
Something I love doing is taking photos, seeing as this account is filled with them! Putting together a flat lay or an interiors shot is so satisfying, and I’ve learnt so much about this over the last year of blogging. I’ve teamed up with The Magic Flower Company* to write this post all about how to take more aesthetically pleasing photos (for an amateur/beginner obviously, I know I still have a long way to go!).
So those of you who have been following my Instagram account for a little while will know I love to decorate. Those of you who have followed my blog for a year may have seen this post about buying our new house in August 2016 when I was heavily pregnant. It was a hilarious nightmare, have a read! But a year on I’m so pleased we did it, and I have loved turning our magnolia painted house into a home.
I find putting aside time for some much needed R&R almost impossible with a baby, but it’s one of those things where if you put a little in you get so much back.
The first September self care topic is my daily make up kit. I’m not really big into make up and never have been, but since becoming a mum I have tired eye bags and dry skin, so I can’t just wash my face and waltz out the door anymore without looking like a sad panda. No more natural glow for me.
If you’re reading this you’ve probably come over from Instagram, but if not I’ll catch you up below.
Unpopular opinion number one - I’ve never liked summer. I’m pale so I burn easily and constantly smell of sun cream, I don’t do well in the heat, my hair resembles Monica’s Barbados frizz and I don’t like my feet/toes or legs being on show. Everywhere is busy and sweaty. We have to sleep with the fan on (noisy) the windows open (bugs) and no covers (monsters) plus no spooning because SWEATY. It’s the worst.
But Autumn, talk to me about Autumn all day long.
Recently I was admitted to hospital. I had a nasty bout of tonsillitis, my throat was so swollen I couldn’t swallow water or tablets and so became very dehydrated very quickly. As usual the NHS were amazing, and a few hours after visiting my GP I was on a hospital ward with an IV full of fluid and medicine. Tom happened to have annual leave for the days when this was happening, thankfully, so he took me to hospital and then stayed at home with Ozzy for the one night I was in, bringing him back the next morning for a feed.
A few weeks ago I spent the night in hospital due to a nasty bout of tonsillitis. Going into the hospital, I wanted to be admitted. I knew I needed an IV full of fluids and antibiotics because I couldn’t swallow anything myself. But it wasn’t just that.
An exciting new business called Little Bubba Boxes have sent me a beautiful Snuggle themed box of goodies for Ozzy. These boxes are now available to buy from their website and there will be 3 more themed boxes available soon.
The idea is that