Me and Mine

Me and Mine (October 2018)

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

October has been a mixed month. We have managed to get a lot more done in the house over the weekends and are feeling very much like things are finally coming together. We are almost ready to start decorating the rest of the bedrooms in the house, so fingers crossed we will all be sleeping in our own rooms again soon (hurrah). We managed a brief trip back to Coventry to see some family for the first time since moving. We didn't see everyone we wanted to though so will hopefully be back again soon.


Halloween: Why We Love It Despite The Haters

Monday, October 29, 2018

I have always loved Halloween. I remember trick or treating every year back when I was a child. It usually involved dressing in a bin bag with a plastic witches nose and a supermarket carrier bag to hold any sweeties. My brother would be wrapped in numerous rolls of toilet paper which would rarely last the night or wearing a cheap silly mask. It definitely wasn't as commercialised as it is these days, yet with the surge of popularity, people seem to be much more vocal about their hate for it. 

Made With Love And Sparkle #ad

Monday, October 15, 2018

One thing that I love to have in my home is personalised gifts. I have so many little treasures gifted to me over the years by family and friends and I love displaying them around my home. I also love to buy thoughtful gifts for my loved ones and will always try to find something special for them on occasions. Made With Love & Sparkle make a large range of personalised gifts for everyone and I had the difficult choice of deciding on an item from their website recently.

World Mental Health Day: The Truth

Friday, October 12, 2018

Wednesday was World Mental Health Day. I didn’t write about it because I had a bad day and the last thing I want to do on a bad day is write or do anything for myself. My blog is suffering at the moment because of the way I feel and I don’t know what to do about it. Sometimes I can pick myself up and feel motivated for a day or two but it doesn’t last long and I am back to square one again. 

In all honesty I feel worse at the moment than I ever have in my life. I thought moving away and having a fresh start would be good for me. I thought I would spend my days enjoying the country air and chatting to new mums at the school at pick up and drop off time. I thought I could reinvent myself and become a happier me. In reality, I have never felt more isolated and alone. In the five months since I have moved, I have lost almost all of my old friends and haven’t made a single new one. 


Review: Four Fit Healthband

Saturday, October 06, 2018

It is safe to say that I am a stress eater. Whenever I go through stressful situations I entertain myself with food. In the past year I have put on more weight than I would like to admit. Buying a house and all of the problems that come with being a homeowner has certainly seen me finding comfort in my food. However, I want to change that cycle and feel healthier in myself. I have been using the FourFit Healthband to try and help myself keep track of my daily activity and my overall health.


Review: Zoomer Hungry Bunnies

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Elsie is massively into her interactive animal toys at the moment, her latest being the Zoomer Hungry Bunnies. Zoomer Hungry Bunnies really eat! The Zoomer hungry bunny comes with 4 snack sheets, full of tasty treats to serve your bunny, a treat tracer to create your own snacks using paper, a snack basket for you to build yourself and an instruction leaflet explaining how to use the different features. After a meal the hungry bunny will poop a colourful confetti surprise.