It's a common misconception that being kind to yourself is well, a little self-indulgent and ridiculous but it's quite the opposite when you think about it, the kinder you are to yourself, the more accepting you are of you, the more energy and time you have for others and the happier life can be.
Yesterday was Thanksgiving for my US and Canadian friends and I'm proud to write that a large part of my readership are now actually based in America. I've always had an affinity with Americans, my closest friends at Uni were from LA, New York and Chicago and I miss them all madly (thank goodness for FB and the rare London or LA get together).
I can't believe another week has flown by and it's #brilliantblogposts is live again and what a busy week it has been! Last Sunday saw us attend the world premiere of Paddington and although I've been lucky enough to attend premieres through my work as a filmmaker and journalist, it has never been as fun as with my own little bear, my 4, nearly 5 year old, Oliver!
I have another exciting competition on the blog today, this time from Vichy IDEALIA and their hero product no less, the IDEALIA LIFE SERUM which launched last year. One of their best sellers it's designed for skin exposed to a busy lifestyle (pollution, lack of sleep, stress, unbalanced diet, a cocktail or two…) sound familiar folks?!
Yesterday was a rather special day for this family as along with my husband Peter, our child Oliver, 4 and my friend Sharmin who was visiting from Amsterdam, I attended the world premiere of Paddington.
With the holidays fast approaching you may have Christmas dinner plans in mind as you ponder whether it’s too late to make the Christmas pud. Now you can relax because we’ve teamed up with expert, online royal warant holding butchers, Donald Russell to give you the chance to win one of their Ultimate Christmas Boxes.
Oliver is one lucky 4 year old boy who thanks to this blog, receives some brilliantly entertaining and educational toys to review. He gets more excited than I do when the postman knocks!
I love hosting fabulous competitions and today I'm offering a lucky reader the chance to win the entire range of natural, superfruit Good Bubble products AND two personalized Lost My Name books for Christmas!
Tuesday night saw invited to attend the opening night of the Northern Ballet's Cinderella at the Palace Theatre in Manchester.
After a dreamy introduction into cacao cuisine.
It's Brilliant Blog Posts linky again-that time (again) to let your blog posts shine!
Last Saturday, we made the 1 1/2 hour drive to Manchester from Leeds for the Christmas Bricktacular at the Trafford Centre.
Leigh Kendall delivered her son Hugo at just 24 weeks' gestation due to the rare, life-threatening pregnancy complications severe preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome. Hugo fought hard for 35 days but sadly he was too small, and premature.