My skiing essentials

If you follow me on Instagram then you’ll know I’m heading skiing this week!

I’m beyond excited as skiing is a huge love of mine and has been for years. James kindly paid for us both to head to Morzine this weekend as a birthday present. I count myself incredibly lucky and blessed, it’s quite possibly the best birthday present I’ve ever received.

Every time I head skiing I have my go-to products that I have to take with me. Skiing is a serious sport and requires you to take care of your body whilst you’re there. Trust me when I say that wind burn is a serious thing! There’s nothing worse than wind burn on your cheeks and nose if you haven’t properly wrapped up.

I know you have enough to pack when you’re off to hit the slopes, but I have a few little ski beauty essentials (and other must-haves) to add to the list (they pack up small, promise!) The bitter cold, damp air and high altitudes can play havoc with our skin, hair, nails and just about anything that’s exposed.

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My starlight experience at The Spa at Rudding Park

So last weekend my Mum and sister were supposed to be heading on an adventure to Copenhagen. Unfortunately, I couldn’t join them due to the fact I was running a wedding I had planned on the Friday. However, due to my sister getting an audition on the West End in London, they cancelled their trip.

After her audition, my sister headed back up North to Harrogate on Saturday to see us all. It was great news as due to my sister now being a Londoner, I never get to spend a decent amount of time with her. With my sister heading up my Mum suggested we all get together and do something. So she decided to treat us both to the starlight experience at Rudding Park’s new Spa facilities!

I couldn’t believe it! I’ll forever be grateful for this because let me tell you, Rudding Park is not cheap! So this really was an experience and a half.

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Why it’s OK to lose friends in your twenties

Being twenty-something myself, I never actually thought this would happen to me. I always had one really close friend who I thought the world of. Turns out I was wrong to do so. It came to light last year just how toxic this friendship was, I’m very thankful to this day that I ended up letting it go.

Usually, people feel sad and lonely when they notice their pool of friends is getting smaller and smaller as they grow older. But, it’s completely normal to lose friends as you grow older.

When you’re in your twenties, you can no longer just “hang out” with friends carefree, every day like you used to. I mean, you’ve got responsibilities now; you may have a car, a house, a job and have a clearer picture of what you want out of life.

Speaking from experience, as much as it hurts, it’s totally normal for friends to come and go. Here’s why you shouldn’t be too downhearted about it!

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Sixteen “we’re broke” date night ideas

My other half and I are always planning date nights whether it’s going out to dinner, to a movie or out for a walk.

Like most couples towards the end of the month, money is tight and date night goes to the back of our minds a bit. It is super difficult what with the money sitch, busy schedules and occasionally the lack of inspiration. But it’s so important to keep the passion and romance alive in any relationship, whether you’ve been together for 6 months, a year or twenty.

Recently we’ve decided to plan a weekly date night. We’re still trying to figure out the best night for us both but it means we get to spend some really good quality time together. It will also help with the whole digital detox as I spend so much time on my phone and laptop for my blogging.

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Why everyone should have the occasional digital detox

But what is a digital detox you ask?

A digital detox is when you completely cut out anything and everything digital/techy from your life. This is mainly your smartphone, iPad and laptop. I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’ve become so addicted and reliant on my devices that they’ve become an extension of my arm.

Don’t get me wrong, I love the digital world. How could I not? I’ve been brought up with it and now it’s a huge part of my business life, plus it’s allowed me to do freelance work from the comfort of my home, in local coffee shops and wherever I am in the world. But I do feel like it’s causing a lot of people to lose out on more meaningful, face-to-face interaction. I can’t even begin to describe to you how important actually speaking and interacting with real humans is.

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