Hypnobirthing Diary: Week Two

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  So, I went back for more and I am glad we are getting something from it. This week was all about birth preferences, letting the midwives know your dreams and desires (there are way more than I thought!) and what role the birth partner can play on the big day. Talking of midwives, I am super lucky as my community midwife is a huge advocate of[...]

Hypnobirthing diary: Week One

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Whatever type of birth you are opting for, you want it to be calm, positive and safe, right? That’s why I decided to enroll myself and Joss on a hypnobirthing course. Now, we all know that baby has to arrive. We have all heard the stories, watched one born every minute and closed our legs a little tighter when we think about that head crowning. A[...]

An honest review: the first trimester

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So now I am feeling a little more like a human (whilst growing a human) I feel like it’s time to get my blogging mojo back. I have been really struggling over the Summer to get motivation for anything, let alone trying to keep up with the blogosphere. But now we are into my favourite time of year and I am getting back into the swing of normal life, I t[...]

The travel essentials I think all girls should know about

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I love travelling and I feel very privileged to be able to have seen as much of the world as I have so far. So, whilst I never used to think about the importance of what I packed in my hand luggage, after racking up a few air miles I now have quite a few essentials that I just won’t board a plane without. And if you are anything like me you will als[...]

City Guide: Nice & Monaco

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I am a huge fan of a chic city break, especially European ones as you can hop on a plane, have a whirlwind visit and tick off another place on the map in a matter of hours. So when I found out my friends Hen Party was going to be in Nice, with a whistle stop tour of Monaco, how could I say no? Nice was every bit as beautiful as I had imagi[...]

How to travel the world without quitting your job

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Many of us will have been there, the tug of war between travelling the world and building a career. We really can’t have it all, we think. I was lucky in a way as my decision was made for me. I have never been very good at saving and leaving University with a ton of debt meant that I couldn’t afford to swan off with a backpack so I chose to build[...]

Venue spotlight: Chicheley Hall

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The wedding venue is one of the hardest things to pick for your wedding. How big? How much? How far? So many questions. But the one thing you must remember is that your venue should reflect you and your partner and everything you want from your day. One venue that is full of character and could easily reflect the quirky yet classic style of an[...]

Spinkdot is one: what i’ve learnt

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Today marks one year since I bit the bullet and released Spinkdot into the blogosphere and what an exciting year it has been. I have always enjoyed writing, I used to write short stories when I was younger and I studied Journalism at University, so a career with words always made sense to me, but blogging just always seemed scary. I started a blog whilst[...]