Lifestyle

Staying Healthy And Happy Whilst On Your Travels

Health is something we need to reinforce whilst we’re on holiday. Sure, you’ve taken yourself off to a tropical beach to enjoy the sun, the sea, and the sand, but that doesn’t mean you’re now suddenly immune to sunburn and any skin issues arising from too much exposure! You’re going to have to make a liberal use of sunblock, and keep an eye on those moles on the...

Five things to do before the birth of your baby

Pregnancy is the most important part of a woman’s life, which is why it is important to live every moment of it. If you are about to become a parent for the first time, there are few things you need to do to prepare for your little munchkin pops out. A lot of people overlook important tasks to be done before baby delivery and get in trouble at the last minute. Before...

The birth of our baby girl

When I found out I was pregnant I was full of mixed emotions. I was overjoyed, but equally petrified as I thought about the birth. I had spent many evenings in watching episodes of one born every minute to know what it could involve. As I began telling people,  I inevitably began to hear stories of their own birthing experiences.  Many of these sounded negative and...

The challenges that come with being a freelance photographer

If you love photography and it’s something that you’ve spent your spare time doing for a long time now, you might want to turn it into a career. Freelance photographers enjoy freedom to do what they want and to take photos of anything they like, as long as they feel confident of being able to monetize those photos. But there are some challenges that come with working...

Are we ready for this? Preparing to have a baby

Having a baby is a major life change.  Recently I have found myself saying to my husband “are we ready for this?” Although we talked at length about having a baby and the changes that it would bring. However, when you start to actually prepare you realise that heck, what is about to happen is going to change our whole world, and no matter how many books...

Travelling during pregnancy

When a major life change occurs, it often leads you to reassess your pirorites. One of my main passions is travelling, and having spent the past 10 years exploring over 50 countries, I am determined to continue to do so. It may look slightly different and perhaps not be as frequent. That is because I am expecting to have a little person in my life. Yes, I am actually...

What to do when you find out you’re pregnant

If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve recently peed on a stick and got a few lines come up, or the word pregnant comes up on one of those fancy digital ones. Or, you’re just reading out of pure interest. Maybe you’re planning on having kids one day. By all means, read on. Finding out you’re pregnant I had suspected for a few days...

A bump in the road: my latest news and a change in pace ahead

I have always been the reflective sort. Often it is the little milestones or dates that occur and it makes me think flip, how did I get to this point? A few weeks ago my Facebook account decided to remind me that it was 5 years ago that I left the beautiful country of New Zealand. When I read that, and looked at my slightly tired but youthful 27 year old face,  I...

For a great day out, look to the National Trust

I used to think that having a National Trust membership, meant that you were either old, boring or a family. However, I have held a National Trust membership for the past two years, and I can now revise my opinions. What is the National Trust and where is it? The National Trust is one of the UK’s largest charties, and was founded in 1895. Its purpose is to...

A spa with a view at QC Terme, Chamonix

Hands up who likes a spa? I know I do. Well how about a spa with a view? Before I go on, I’d like to clarify that I am not a seasoned spa goer. In fact, I can count on one hand the number of times I have been to a proper day spa. Whilst in Chamonix (France) recently, we stumbled across the QC Terme Spa, which is a newly opened Italian inspired spa. Chamonix is...

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