My 5 Newborn Essentials

When I was pregnant, I trawled through countless articles and videos claiming to be the “only newborn essentials list you’ll ever need”…but found it all a bit overwhelming and confusing. I really wanted to be well-prepared, but also wanted to avoid gathering lots of stuff and cluttering the house/hurting my bank balance! If you areContinue reading “My 5 Newborn Essentials”

Here’s to 2016.

“You know, I’ve just realised we don’t have to have ALL THE THINGS DONE by December 25th.” We giggled on my front step as our breath became frost in the winter morning air. We had been discussing our weekends’ doing and going and planning for more doing and going, her with arms full of gifts to distributeContinue reading “Here’s to 2016.”

Love Languages at Christmas

LESS THAN TWO WEEKS TO GO! Are you all set for Christmas? One of the funnest things about the season is, I think, picking out gifts for people. And this year, I’ve been thinking a lot about the different kinds of gifts we give. Ready to get creative? Here we go… I first became awareContinue reading “Love Languages at Christmas”

One Year of Marriage & The Farm Yard of Dreams

Oh goodness. I have news. Big news. Blogosphere, I have found my new home. We spent our anniversary weekend in Newcastle at the gorgeously luxurious Slieve Donard. Such. A. Treat. As cliche as it sounds, I can’t believe it’s been a year already. That means it’s three years since I discovered the oh-so handsome bassContinue reading “One Year of Marriage & The Farm Yard of Dreams”

7 pieces of advice for people without Valentines

Dear singletons, In four days’ time, some of us will be sprinkling red rose petals and serenading the citizens of Paris with Celine Dion covers from atop the Eiffel Tower before dancing under the stars/kissing in the rain. Some of us. The rest of us might indeed have Valentines and choose to do a) nothingContinue reading “7 pieces of advice for people without Valentines”

BRIDE BLOG #15: Top Ten (wedding-y) Tips

Here we are…the end of the Bride Blog series! It’s been lots of fun, mainly because it meant I got to marry my best friend and begin the most exciting journey I’ve ever been on, but also because it meant interviewing tremendously talented people, sharing tips I gathered from wiser souls, and the inevitable ooh-ingContinue reading “BRIDE BLOG #15: Top Ten (wedding-y) Tips”

I am Mrs Brown

Even before Dan and I got engaged, my friends began joking around about my name change. Mrs Brown. #TeamGB. Brownie. And to be honest, beyond the giggles, it did overwhelm me a little bit. Take a step back with me for a second.  The strongest thread that runs through my life and my work isContinue reading “I am Mrs Brown”

BRIDE BLOG #14: WEDDING DIY

Ok so! Wedding DIY. We picked a beautiful venue (Riverdale Barn) that is like a pretty blank slate – and actually, if you added nothing to it, it would still be beautiful. The pond, trees (especially in Autumn!), two barns and fire pits speak for themselves. It was nice knowing that when we planned ourContinue reading “BRIDE BLOG #14: WEDDING DIY”

BRIDE BLOG #10: TWO MONTHS TO GO!

Hey, it’s ok if, two months before your wedding, you are… Having nightmares about the big day. I dreamt last week I showed up in a black cocktail gown adorned with random sequins and poorly-placed feathers. The night after, I dreamt we had forgotten to book somewhere to stay after the wedding and hotel-crawled allContinue reading “BRIDE BLOG #10: TWO MONTHS TO GO!”

BRIDE BLOG #6: SIX WEDDING WEIGHT LOSS TIPS (BECAUSE NO ONE LIKES A FAT BRIDE)

Dear bride-to-be, Congratulations on your engagement! You worked hard at achieving that slim body and hey presto, result! There’s a ring on your finger (oh, and someone who put it there). It was all worth it, huh? So, what you did was great and you should be proud. But girl, we need to keep going!Continue reading “BRIDE BLOG #6: SIX WEDDING WEIGHT LOSS TIPS (BECAUSE NO ONE LIKES A FAT BRIDE)”