If you are currently putting off writing your will, then you’re not alone. It’s a sobering, solemn document – one that focuses on a part of life we’d rather forget wherever possible – and it’s understandable that so many of us would rather delay it, then dash it off as quickly and painlessly as possible.
But you don’t need me to tell you that this is a mistake – one that thousands of people make each year. A will plays a pivotal role in our loved ones’ futures, and how they are able to move on after we die.
Still, does it have to involve a meeting with a solicitor? Here’s what you need to know.
I was super lucky to receive tickets to see Moulin Rouge the Musical for Christmas from my lovely Mum. I’d heard rave reviews about the show currently playing at the Piccadilly Theatre in the West End based on Baz Lurhmann’s iconic film. Now, I hold my hands up and admit Moulin Rouge it isn’t one of my favourite films (mainly because I’m not a Nicole Kidman fan) but I was super intrigued to see how such a visual movie would transfer to the stage.
Little I is off on her first school residential next week. She will be spending two nights away from home staying in a yurt and having loads of fun with her school friends. This seemed an apt time to share the tips and tricks I have learnt over the past few years when packing for her big sister's residential trips.
There's just something about the way a great piece of jewellery can elevate an outfit and make you feel super special. As someone who has always had a deep appreciation for the beauty and intricacy of jewellery (and an exceptionally large collection of statement and classic pieces), I was thrilled to have the opportunity to try out a selection of beautiful pieces from Meideya Jewelry, a woman-owned business selling sustainable, high quality jewellery.
Mum guilt is a feeling of inadequacy and self-doubt that many mothers experience regarding their parenting decisions or actions. It is a common phenomenon that can arise from various sources such as parenting choices, work-life balance, and personal time. Mums may feel guilty about not spending enough time with their children, not being present during important moments, or making choices that do not align with their own or others' expectations. Mum guilt can be triggered by societal or cultural expectations, comparisons with other mothers, or even by their own high standards for themselves. It is important to note that dad guilt or parent guilt can also occur in fathers or other primary caregivers.
That’s why Qualified Counsellor & Psychotherapist, Andrew Chan for Delight Counselling, has put together six tips to help overcome Mum guilt.
Mother's Day is just around the corner, and if you're like me, you want to find the perfect gift for a very special person. Whether you're shopping for your own mum, your mother-in-law, step-mum, your wife or partner on behalf of the kids, or a woman who has had a signifciant impact on your formative years, there are so many great options out there that it can be hard to know where to start.
So I've put together my annual Mother's Day gift guide to help you find the perfect present that will show your love and appreciation for all the hard work and sacrifices she's made. From sentimental keepsakes to practical items she'll use every day, there's something for every type of "mum" on this list. So sit back, relax, and let's dive into some amazing gift ideas that will make this Mother's Day one to remember!
There is no doubt that car ownership can provide many benefits, including convenience, independence, and freedom. But if your vehicle stolen there can be significant financial loss, as the true value of the car is usually not fully recovered, emotional distress at having your property taken without permission, and the hassle and aggravation that comes from sourcing alternative transportation, liaising with the police and dealing with insurance companies.
In recent years there has been an increase in car crime, particularly in relation to thefts of vehicles with keyless entry systems. This increase is driven by the rise of sophisticated relay attacks, where criminals use special equipment to amplify the signal from the key fob and unlock the car. Leading insurer Aviva claims drivers with keyless vehicles are twice as likely to make a claim for car theft than those with vehicle which are non-keyless.
By following our simple tips to protect your car you can reduce the risk of theft and have peace of mind knowing your vehicle is secure.
With the new year officially underway, many of us are raring to go – whether with New Year’s resolutions, new general outlooks or just a general sense of hope for the year to come. The new year is a great opportunity for a fresh start, and a fun time to consider giving your home the aesthetic refresh it may well need. But with cash tight for a majority of households at the moment, a complete renovation isn’t quite on the cards. How might you embody the spirit of new beginnings in your living room, without breaking your budget?
The Winter is well and truly here which means it's a great time to snuggle up under a blanket and binge watch the latest Netflix series! Here's a round up of the latest movies and TV shows I've been enjoying (or not enjoying so much) over the festive season....
Welcome to my annual Christmas gift guide! Forget socks and Lynx gift sets, this guide features some fab gifts for all the family - including your four legged friends. You can buy all my recommendations online while enjoying a cuppa. Let's make Christmas shopping easy peasy this year!
Artist, Baker and Blogger. Mum to my two beautiful, cheeky girls. Muddling my way through parenthood with equally cheeky Husband.