Ignoring the call of perfection

As the hangovers from the New Year’s Celebrations are wearing off and the resolutions start rolling in it struck me that the majority of us are striving for some kind of “perfection”. Our resolutions reflect this: “lose some weight”, “read more”, “grow in confidence”, “stick to my diet”, “do more fun things”, “get a promotion”….

Weddings on a Budget: Part 2

In part 1 we covered finding the right venue, food, invites and outfits. In this blog post I’m going to focus on the ways we reduced costs on the smaller items, and some of the savings might surprise you! Tip 1: Flowers When you think about weddings bouquets, corsages and table flowers are probably at…

Weddings on a Budget: Part 1

Society has told us that getting married is expensive. Getting married young then you’ll need a loan from your parents, right? WRONG! There are so many ways to have a wedding on a budget. Sure, you’ll need to put some money aside if you’re planning to wine and dine a large number of people, but…

Getting Married Young

It’s becoming increasingly unusual in the 21st Century to hear of people in their twenties getting married. In 2014 the average age for couples to enter into opposite sex marriages was 37 years for men and 34.6 years for women according to the Office for National Statistics. The age of couples entering into marriage has…

Chasing Happiness – Living with Anxiety

“If only we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time”  – Edith Wharton Often in life we feel like we’re running a race, trying to reach some goal or cross the finish line. We have a main target we must reach, and the rest of life goes whizzing past as…

Surviving a Long Distance Relationship

For the first three years of our relationship my Husband and I didn’t live in the same city and, for one year, we lived in completely different countries. We made it (and then got married – wahey!) but it wasn’t always easy. I’m going to share our top tips for the years spent apart. (This…

Why I dislike New Year’s Eve…

The title of this blog post, my very first, paints the picture of a grumpy old woman – at the grand old age of 23. Now don’t get me wrong I’m not a party-hater.