Why I Am Over Bath Bombs

This is a post that I never imagined I would end up writing. For several years I loved bath bombs for the added scent, colour and feel that they add to a bath but on recent reflection my opinions have changed on bath bombs, bubble bars and bubble bath and I thought I would share […]

Arranging The Perfect Holiday*

The sea in Spain as captured from a vantage point in Southern Spain's Murcia

Figuring out where you want to go on holiday is one thing but trawling through hotels, resorts and apartments is something completely different. For me trying to decide on the specifics of a holiday such as the hotel, the flights and things like transfers to and from the airport is so stressful it almost puts […]

Chocolate Fairy Cakes

What do you call a small cake? I feel that cupcakes have to be of a certain size and generally my cakes are not quite that large, due to the tins that I use, which makes them more like fairy cakes and that a muffin is something completely different again. Last week I finally broke […]

Lush Cosmetics Northern Lights Bath Bomb

As far as bath bombs go Northern Lights by Lush Cosmetics looks simple but very pretty when in its whole and dry form with a purple coating and hints of yellow and blue at alternate ends. It is this one colour at one end with a different one at the other that causes me the most problems […]

Bulmers Crushed Red Berries and Lime

Just a couple of days ago I was chatting about how I do not drink very much and with that part of me expected the other bottle of cider to sit in the fridge for a couple of weeks or until my partner got bored and decided to drink it himself. But after a couple of stressful […]

Bulmers Wild Blueberry And Lime

It is very rare that alcohol is something that I drink anymore and when I do I want freshness, something fruity and smooth without bitterness or really heavy ending. But on Friday night I asked my partner to get some cider for the evening and the weekend. In fact I asked for it to be […]

Recent Reading

The first thing I ever really focussed on writing about was books. I did book reviews and discussed issues that books raised or were raging on in the book community over on one of my old blogs (that is now well hidden). It is also where I first got a real ‘journalism break through’ as […]

Product Empties: February 2016

Another month means more products have come and gone in my life. As I am trying to save money and not buy anything unless I truly really need it a lot more things are heading out rather than in. Whilst I am not specifically doing project pans and use it ups I am trying to […]

Having Fun

When struggling with mental health issues it can sometimes be a little difficult to have fun. It’s made even more challenging when you are broke and most of your friends have abandoned you. My partner really deserves some praise though because I have no idea how he puts up with me. After working a full […]

Relaxing Techniques

There is not a one size fits all solution when it comes to relaxation. What is relaxing for one can cause serious stress and panic for another. Whilst trying to recover from my low mental state and get my life back in order I have plenty of alone time to do what I enjoy although […]