The seven plants and herbs that can help you sleep

Anyone else struggling with their sleep right now? My gosh we are here. I don’t know if it’s the fact that we’re just not going out so much during the day and therefore not as shattered as usual, or if it’s simply lockdown related anxiety, but the last few nights I have really struggled to…

The PitterPatterPither Christmas Gift Guide for kids

Ho, ho ho.. the pandemic and upcoming lockdown cannot put a dampener on our festivities. And even if it ends up that we can’t see all of our lovely friends and family come 25th December, we’re confident that Father Christmas will still be able to do a ‘socially distanced’ stocking and present drop. In fact,…

The best year of our lives revealed

I’m approaching a birthday – not a big one –  but another year older all the same. And in these times, it can all feel a little depressing that another year has just passed us by. And my gosh, 2020 really has been a rollercoaster for everyone, hasn’t it?! Which is why this nice little…

REVEALED: What lockdown has really done to our backs

A guest post by Ann Kuan, Senior Private Physiotherapist at Vita Health Group Our backs have undoubtedly felt the strain of lockdown. From binge watching movies in bed, to sitting at our kitchen tables hunched over our laptops, to an influx in people getting fit. Our bodies, and more specifically our backs, have felt the…

Sold on CBD?

I’ve always been interested in CBD, after all it’s such a buzzword in the wellness industry isn’t it. But is it really all it’s cracked up to be and does it really work? Well I’ve just done a collaboration with Synerva CBD Oils around the launch of their brand-new product, CBD joint and muscle cream. Synerva #gifted…

Working out whilst on your period; all you need to know

A guest post from Anna Cousins, an online personal trainer Hormonal changes associated with your period can lead to fatigue, emotional swings, bloating and increased muscle aches. And this is definitely something that should be taken into consideration when planning workouts, and likewise, when taking part in any competitive sporting activities. However, having a period…

Your heart is my heart, and I hold it in my hand

Sorry this one is a little gushy I’m afraid… So maybe I wrote my last blog about Amelia hop skipping and jumping into school a little too early. This week going into preschool has been a whole different story. Poor little thing has been very upset at the school gates and constantly telling us she…

Family cycling – what you need to consider when starting out

A guest post by Catherine Bedford, Dashel You only have to look around to see how many people have been bitten by the cycling bug. First people started digging old bikes out from garages and sheds to make their daily exercise more varied during lockdown and then many people decided that cycling was a far…