Sunday, 30 June 2019

June Favourites

Can you believe that June is over already? Or even that we're halfway through the year? Time is flying by! As another month closes the door, it's time to bring you my monthly favourites.

Rubber ring in pool

Thursday, 27 June 2019

5 Things Bloggers Can Learn From Leave Your Mark by Aliza Licht

Let me start by saying that Aliza Licht is the mentor you never knew you needed. Even though Aliza's background is in fashion, which is an area I have zero interest in myself, I found this book to be a treasure trove of advice for people in any career field. More importantly, I found Leave Your Mark to be an especially invaluable resource to me... as a blogger. So instead of a stuffy book review that wouldn't do Leave Your Mark justice, I decided to share exactly what bloggers can learn from within this delightful book.

Leave Your Mark by Aliza Licht

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

5 Things We're Celebrating at Disneyland Paris!

2019 is a very exciting year for our family and we're ending the year on a high note with a special trip to the magical Disneyland Paris! If you've ever been to one of the Disney parks around the world, you'll know just how much they love a good celebration. This is perfect for us because we have a lot to celebrate on our upcoming trip. In fact, we have five things to celebrate!

With further ado, here are the five things we will be celebrating during our family's most memorable Disney holiday ever.

Disneyland Paris

Monday, 24 June 2019

Father's Day 2019

There's a saying that goes "when a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry." Now the internet is pretty divided on where this quote originated with some claiming it has a Jewish background while others credit the great bard, William Shakespeare. Regardless of where it came from, it's a lovely quote that's appropriate for today's post: Matt's Father's Day gift haul!


Tuesday, 18 June 2019

The Disney Tag

If it's somehow managed to escape your attention this long, that's right: I love Disney! From the movies to the music to the theme parks around the world, I love it all. So since I'm still fairly new to the Disney and blogging communities, I thought it would be cool to take part in a Disney tag and share mine and my family's love for all things Disney!

Magic Kingdom fireworks

Friday, 7 June 2019

Meet Our Guinea Pigs!

I've been blogging for a while now so think it's about time I introduced the animal sidekicks in our fairytale: our four guinea pigs.

Meet our four guinea pigs
Thursday, 6 June 2019

May Review + June Goals

If you pick up any book about personal development, I guarantee you'll find something about setting goals.



Even though I've had SMART goals and Personal Development Plans (PDPs) forced upon me for most of my life, I never really took the time to actually appreciate them. I'm still a total newbie when it comes to setting myself goals and so it won't come as a shock to anyone that this is my first ever goal-setting post.

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

The Prisoner Of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafón Review

I never expected to be back with the first book review of my summer reading challenge so soon but here I am! I chose to start by reading The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafón.

Over the last five years, I have read most of Zafón's work and have found them all to be pure escapism. Each story has captivated me and not released me until I read the final page. The Prisoner of Heaven was no exception.

The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Monday, 3 June 2019

A Day of Fun in Bournemouth

After last weekend's fun but exhausting trip to London, we had a quiet week but made sure that we planned to have some fun on Saturday! Our plan was initially to hit the beach after Matt's eye test and then grab some McDonald's for lunch but we wound up having a more indulgent morning out instead!

Bournemouth gardens
Saturday, 1 June 2019

Summer Reading Challenge 2019: Introduction

Like so many others, I absolutely love reading. I love escaping into an alternative reality for a few days. Even dipping my toes into a great piece of non-fiction is a welcome break from real life.

But... I really struggle to find the time to indulge in a good book. Reality always seems to get in the way. 



So a reading challenge seemed like a great way to encourage me to finally get around to reading some of the books that have been gathering dust for far too long.