Monday 31 August 2015

A Daily Battle

Look at the picture above? I look so carefree and happy. Yes I was happy here but I was getting stomach pains, cramps, headaches and tiredness. I was taking the full dosage of paracetamol a day just to make sure we all had a great holiday where my condition didn't spoil thing.

Thursday 27 August 2015

Re-Wrap It - Giveaway

How many of us have made a sandwich to go in the kids packed lunch or our lunch for work and used tinfoil or cling film to wrap them only to find them soggy by the time we are ready to eat them? It happened to me a lot and it usually ended in me making a mad dash to the nearest shop to buy pre-packed. Recently I came across a fantastic product that keeps your sandwich fresh and it is also reusable.

Sunday 23 August 2015

Me And The Moon - A Review


To the delight of his fans, yes that does include me, Shane Filan confirmed that the first single off his new album, Right Here, will be "Me and The Moon". The fans have been waiting a while for a new song and I can tell you they will not be disappointed.

Wednesday 19 August 2015

Ways To Educate Others On Mental Health

Today my local newspaper shared a video made by a local girl who was talking about anxiety and depression and the impact it has had on her life.  When I saw the video I didn't feel sorry for her, I felt rather proud and grateful that she spoke out about her experience.  I have thought about making a video of my own but I have never been brave enough and my voice annoys me haha. So I have came up with a list of ways in which we can all help educate others about mental health.

Tuesday 18 August 2015

Distracted Driving Dilemmas

We see it almost daily. Next time you take a drive, take a look around you and see if you notice how many people are texting and driving. Last time I took a trip to my local supermarket across town, I counted a total of five instances where I caught a driver texting on their phones. Holding their phone over their steering wheels, or trying to hide it in their lap- like others don’t notice.

Monday 17 August 2015

The Anxious Girl's Guide to Dating.

When I split up with my ex in 2007 after my year of anxiety filled torture, I went into a downward spiral when it came to dating, choosing the wrong person seemed to be the norm for long enough until I met James in 2009. Before meeting him I had resigned myself to a life of being alone and making silly decisions.  I blamed the fact I had been through a tough time for the mistakes I made, but now, I look back and see a girl who was making mistakes that everyone else probably made on the rocky road to finding the one, and I have Hattie C Cooper to thank for changing my outlook.

Sunday 16 August 2015

Health Spotlight - Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

Have you ever felt as if your body is screaming at you, trying to tell you something is not quite right but you simply put it down to one of those things that happens to a lot of females during their monthly cycle? Take my advice, listen to your body because sometimes it isn't all that normal.

Saturday 15 August 2015

Take It Easy

Residential areas are designed for safety, comfort, and peace. Slow down. Yes, it may be irritating to drive at twenty miles per hour on an empty road, but speed laws are in place for good reason. By maintaining the speed limit, you’ll be more aware, careful, and respectful of the people around you. You may even save a life.

Monday 10 August 2015

What Would You Do?

As you know I have held two charity coffee mornings in the last 8 months. One for SAMH which saw me raise £150 and most recently I held one for Chest, Heart, Stroke Scotland where I raised £251.  Next year I plan on holding another coffee morning for Macmillan.

Saturday 8 August 2015

Insta Natural Youth Express Night Cream

 It can be hard to find a good night cream that doesn't leave an oily stain on the pillow or leaves your face feeling dry.  I have had the pleasure of trying a few different products from the Insta Natural range so I was more than  happy to give their night cream a try.  

Wednesday 5 August 2015

Cabin Fever - Book Review

I used to work in the travel industry as a ticketing and reservation agent for an around the world tour operator.  My days were filled with system after system of flight, passenger and surface travel information. I could recite, and still can to this day, pretty much every major airport and airline code that existed. I often wondered what actually goes on behind the scenes at the airlines I printed tickets or booked seats for every day for two years.  Well yesterday I got some insight when I found the perfect book for me Cabin Fever: The Sizzling Secrets of a Virgin Air Hostess.

Monday 3 August 2015

Calm Colour Create

As a child I would spend hours upon hours colouring in.  Now I have children of my own I love to help them colour in too which usually gets me some funny looks and told to get my own book.  Over the last few months I have noticed an increase of colouring books for adults which are designed to for big kids but they also have another, amazing, reason behind them.  Therapy.