This year I am again taking part in the Blogtober link up. The first prompt is About Me, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to tell you all a little bit more about myself.

Personal Life

I am Rebecca (or Becky, Bec, Becks, Becca, depending who you talk to) and I’m 32 (how the bloody hell did that happen?!) I live in Lincolnshire, not far from where I grew up. Although I moved away for a few years (I say ‘away’ – I moved less than an hour away!) – we moved back after we had Little. It’s true when they say it takes a village to raise a child. I have the best ‘village’ around me and cannot be more grateful for having my family close by.

Big and I met at University. It’s all a very unromantic story to be honest. He’s from Northern Ireland, but little old me persuaded him to stay in England. His Mum loves me for that!

We got married on a beautiful October day a few years a go and had Little, through IVF, 19 months a go. She is a very strong willed and feisty little thing. I should have known what her personality would be like when she decided to make her entrance in to the world 11 weeks early!

Professional Life

I am a part time teacher, although anyone who knows the profession knows that a teacher’s job is pretty full on!

Blogging is a hobby for me, although I know it is a career for many people. Honestly, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t interested in developing that. For now though, I am happy to share my world with people as a hobby. I hope that one day I can look back with Little and share it all with her too.

I have recently ventured into the wonderful world ofย vloggingย too. I’m not doing it regularly, but I’m enjoying learning new skills. I have been very lucky to meet some wonderful people through this hobby of mine. The online world gets slated at times but I love the connections you can make.


I hope you enjoyed finding out a little bit more about the person behind the blog. Let me know if you want to find out more and sign up to email alerts if you want to read more from me this Blogtober!


Little Big Love

Becky xx



Moving house is such a joy. Said no one ever! Especially. It with a 4 month old baby in tow!

We had definitely outgrown our last house and needed a change so we decided to bite the bullet and out the house on the market. It sold pretty quickly and we had been looking at this one for a while so were so pleased when our offer was accepted.



We’ve started to put our own stamp on it, though there is still lots to do!


I bought some lovely prints from a great etsy shop called MortlockOnslow and have been trying to decide where to hang them.



Ivy’s room is coming along nicely. Can’t wait to share some more as we get more work done.

Give me a comment below if you have any good Instagram/etsy shops to recommend for beautiful homeware.

Becky xx

Today marks the end of week 19! That means tomorrow we’ll be half way through ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Baby is apparently the size of a Game Boy ๐Ÿ˜‚

I’m starting to feel little flutters/pops that I think is baby moving – can’t wait to feel more over the next few weeks! 

Headaches have been a problem this week so I’m trying to drink plenty of water. I’m trying to find a way to keep myself drinking more to help. 

While the sickness seems to have gone now (YAY!), I am still getting some pain and cramping. I’ll be glad to get to our next scan on 4th Jan and see little Freddie wiggling around again, especially as the bump is barely there at the moment (the bloat has massively gone down since my last bump pic!) We’ll be looking at buying things after this as I’ll feel better knowing that things are ok. 

We would love any tips for essentials we couldn’t do without. Leave a comment below to let me know your must haves for a first baby. 

Becky xx

I am a little addicted to Instagram and over the last few weeks lots of people have been baking and making some yummy looking Christmas treats, so I thought I would get in on the action!


Picture from google search ‘Christmas treats’ – mmmmm ๐Ÿ˜‹

I’ve always wanted to try my hand at making fudge. It seems so easy to make and if you try and buy it from a pix and mix it ends up costing about ยฃ100 for 3 pieces! 

I searched for the easiest looking recipe I could, which turned out to be this one from the Feed Your Family for ยฃ20 website. It had to be easy as my last baking stint I went through last summer ended in disaster with a hospital trip and strapped up fingers (but that is another story! ๐Ÿ˜‚) 

So easy Toblerone fudge it was. After melting the Toblerone, chocolate and condensed milk in the slow cooker…  

…I added the icing sugar. Cue kitchen looking like a snowstorm – that stuff gets everywhere!! โ„๏ธ

I then had to stir every 10 minutes (not an exact science and I definitely may have had a little nap and missed some stirs! ๐Ÿ’ค). After 80 mins it was ready to put in a tray to set in the fridge.   

Getting it in the the tray was a nightmare! A too hot to touch slow cooker + sticky unset fudge = burnt hands ands lots of swearing! But I did it and after setting it the fridge it doesn’t look half bad ๐Ÿ˜Š

I haven’t tasted it yet as I don’t want to ruin the illusion. I’ve packaged it up to give as little treats to family tomorrow – hope it’s half decent! 

What Christmas treats have others made? I’m sure there will be plenty on offer tomorrow ๐ŸŽ„

Becky xx

It’s happened to us all hasn’t it? You wake up in the morning, stumble to the mirror and see it staring at you. I almost imagine it sticking out its tongue and blowing a raspberry in delight that it has ruined your morning. What am I talking about? A bloody big spot!

It’s always at the worst time too. Before an interview, a big night out or the morning of your wedding in my case. Not one but three of the big buggers! I can picture the bacteria under the skin plotting away as you go through the day. Waiting for the most irritating time and then sending the troops out to invade your face!

My grandma has always said it’s because of the make up and all the products girls use. Her whole life she has only washed her face with soap (shock horror!) and then applied a thick moisturiser like Astral or Nivea. Her skin is perfect, even in her 70s she has barely any wrinkles and smooth skin. I tried it for a while in my late teens but found it did nothing to help my blackheads.

What I’ve Tried

So over the past couple of years, on a quest to get that perfect skin that we all crave, I have tried a few different ways to get rid of my face invaders. Two skin care routines that did nothing for my face were:

Clinque 3 Step for combination skin

Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanserย with toner and light moisturiser

Both of the products made my skin worse. I went from having the odd spot/cluster of spots to having constant spots particularly around my chin, nose and on my forehead. The Clinque made my skin tight and dry and the Liz Earle left it oily but soft.

I know they work for some but just not for me! I am now trying to help my skin recover from the assault. Before that I had used a lot of Lush products but before I go back to them I wanted to try a cheaper option so decided to try Simple.


Simple Products


Kind to Skin Refreshing Facial Gel Wash I use this every morning and it cleans my skin well without leaving it tight. I can’t say I’ve seen a huge improvements in blackheads and blocked pores yet but my skin is improving and I am getting less spots.

Kind to Skin Soothing Facial Toner This is great as again it doesn’t leave my skin feeling tight but it cleans away make up and grime that is left after I have cleansed. I use this morning and night.

Kind to Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser I am not so keen on this one. It has an odd smell that isn’t as nice as the other products and although it does leave my skin soft I am on the look out for another moisturiser.

Kind to Eyes Eye Make-up Remover I like this as it is gentle but although it claims to remove even waterproof mascara I still have black smudges in the morning. It works ok but again I think there may be a better product out there.

Kind to Skin Purifying Cleansing Lotion I use this in the evening to remove make-up and it does get a lot off the skin. I do have to use the toner afterwards though to remove the last traces as it leaves some behind. It does leave my face soft.

Kind to Eyes Soothing Eye Balm I’m not too sure about this product. It is a bit sticky and although it does moisturise under my eyes I am still getting dry patches there. The jury is still out on this one.

Spotless Skin Rapid Action Spot Zapper I have just started using this over the past two weeks so may be too soon to comment but it has dried up a couple of spots when I have used it on on my chin. It isn’t a miracle product and doesn’t make them disappear but seems to dry them up so they don’t pop and scar.


My Skin

A few pics from this morning. My skin looks quite good in these which I am happy about though the pictures aren’t good enough quality to show some of the little blemishes that remain. The amount of big spots has reduced but can’t get close enough to show the blackheads and blocked pores that are still there. You can also see the black smudges where the eye make-up remover didn’t quite get all of my mascara last night.


What do you use to keep your skin clean and keep spots at bay? Can anyone recommend products that work for them? Or is it lifestyle changes that make the difference, such as drinking more water, eating all your fruits and vegetables and the like. As always comment below and share your views. We are all in this war on spots together ๐Ÿ™‚