How to have a happier Christmas

How to have a happier Christmas: Image of 3 toy snowmen smiling in the snow with a snow covered mountain in the background

Christmas! As Andy Williams sang It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  Yes folks it’s the hap-happiest season of all!  And in essence he’s completely right.  Christmas is generally thought of a time for being with cherished friends and family, for celebrating, for giving, receiving and over indulging.  The sights and smells, the traditions, […]

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5 Things to do in Buda, Budapest.

5 Things to do in Buda, Budapest. Image of inner courtyard area of Fisherman's Bastion

Prior to visiting, I certainly wasn’t aware Budapest was a city of two sides – Buda and Pest  – see what they did there?  Pest is very much where the action is at, especially if you class ‘action’ as nightlife.  However, before you rule Buda out – let me tell you – it has tons […]

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What to do when you make a mistake (in any area of your life) 

What to do when you make a mistake (in any area of your life) Beautiful African American woman holding a cup of coffee at home cover mouth with hand shocked with shame for mistake, expression of fear, scared in silence, secret concept (image description taken from Adobe Stock)

I’ve titled this article, ‘what to do when you make a mistake’ not ‘if you make a mistake’ because let’s face it, no matter how optimistic or perfect you try to be – you will make mistakes.  These can be small barely noticeable faux-pas’ to full-blown want the ground to swallow you up mis-judgements.   […]

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Recommended: Best shampoos and conditioners for fine hair

Recommended: Best shampoos & conditioners for fine hair. Images of Living Proof Full Shampoo. Philip Kingsley Body Building Shampoo and Percy & Reed Wonder Care Conditioner

As I mention within my article – 5 Easy ways to add volume to fine hair – a crucial step in gaining volume is starting with a good shampoo and conditioner.  I’ve tried a lot of volumising shampoos and conditioners over the years and these are my recommended best shampoos and conditioners for fine hair. […]

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Do eye creams really work?

Do eye creams really work? Close up of woman's eye area with dots of eye cream underneath her right eye

Up until recently I rarely used eye-creams.  I didn’t believe I needed to and the ones I did use didn’t seem to do anything noticeable.  Besides, there were no glaringly obvious concerns that a decent amount of concealer couldn’t fix.  But that belief all changed in an instant with just one picture. Here’s the picture […]

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How to beat post-holiday blues 

How to beat post-holiday blues

There is nothing quite like a holiday to raise your happiness levels.  New sights, sounds, experiences, memories.  A break from the everyday.  A chance to spend quality time with loved ones.  Time to relax, have fun and just leave it all behind for a while.  They say time flies whilst you’re having fun and before you […]

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10 Free & Easy Activities to Keep the Kids Happy

10 Free & Easy Activities to keep the kids happy

I worked out recently, my average visit (with two children in tow) to the local soft play costs me on average £40 per visit.  Add this to the odd £10 activity here and there and before you know it, you’ve spent enough to bankroll a mini break! However, it is possible to keep the kids […]

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