Hello to all the new followers I seem to have accumulated over the last 2 days. If I’d have realised blogging about Lush stuff would cause such a frenzy I’d have included more along the way! 😊

For those who are new to the blog, get used to a lot of random posts. Yes some beauty will pop up, but at the moment a lot of baby related posts will also fit in the mix as it is pretty important in my life at the moment! Hope you enjoy a bit of my life and the randomness that lives inside my head! 

As its sale time and we are now officially half way through the pregnancy, me and hubby thought we would go and look at some prams! It’s such a big purchase that we want to get right, but honestly had no idea where to start. I’d love it if someone could just tell us which one to get! 

After looking in the Internet, talking to friends and stalking pram pushers in the high street to read the brand in the side of prams I liked, we had a few ideas on some we’d like to look at. 

We took a little trip to Toys R Us, Mamas and Papas and Mothercare, thinking Mamas and Papas would be a quick pit stop as weren’t bowled over by there products for the prices they charge! But we fell I love with one from their range 😍

The Armadillo Flip XT travel system. Amazing! We felt that at £720 for the bundle it was a good value sale offer for the spec. But we are total newbies so might be completely wrong! 

       
 
  
It seems so much more stylish (less alien spaceship type than some!) and better quality than others. Although I like the real, I think the navy looks a bit more classic and is hubby’s favourite too. I had originally thought I wanted a Silver Cross but the one we tried looked and felt very cheap. 

   

 
The ideal would be an Uppababy Vista and although we haven’t tried it, it seems perfect! But it stretches the budget a little too far 😬

So what to buy? We are leaning towards putting out deposit down at Mamas and Papas at the weekend unless something else pops up between now and then. 

Any recommends on great travel systems that are value for money but have great style as well? 

Anything we should definitely avoid? 

Becky xx

I’m not going to lie – sometimes being a teacher has its perks! Regular holidays sometimes mean catching up with work that I didn’t have time for (or maybe couldn’t be bothered to do!) during the term, but sometimes it is time to relax and get away. This time the hubby decided to book the week off work, so we booked a few days away to one of our favourite places – Moddershall Oaks Spa.

After our wedding we went there on a mini-moon and had the most amazing few days. The food in the restaurant is amazing and definitely won over the hubby – what is the saying about food being the way to man’s heart?! We had decided to go back for our first anniversary, but then I got sent an amazing offer that we couldn’t resist so we ended up going a bit sooner.

It is such a relaxing place where the staff are attentive and welcoming. We love the restaurant, particularly the steak that get served with half of it on the plate and the other half in a mini steak pie on the side! The treatments are amazing and I could have fallen asleep on the table after massage! If you visit their website and sign up for the mailing list you will see what I mean about amazing offers!


              

Another great thing about visiting Moddershall Oaks has to be the fact that the Emma Bridgewatet factory is so close! I have mentioned my love for their pottery before, so you’ll understand how visitng the factory would make my day!
We ate lunch in the cafe, peered through the windows to see the pieces being made and bought a few more bits for my collection. If you haven’t heard of Emma Bridgewater before you must have a look at their website too!


        

I love that it is as old as me 😊

If you are planning time away with your other half or friend I can’t recommend Moddershall enough. Has anyone been and loved I as much as us? As always drop a comment below

Becky xx

Last week I turned 30 and I think I have just about recovered! Not that it was a boozy affair, more so that it was just mega tiring (maybe a sign of getting old!). 

I’ll be honest – in the last few years the thought of turning 30 had terrified me! It just felt old but in the last few months I really started to look forward to it. Leaving my twenties behind, the years where I made some stupid mistakes but also some of the best decisions of my life (see wedding post! 😍), now seems like an opportunity for a new era. I can’t wait for the next chapter in my life that will hopefully centre around more adventures with the hubby, a growing family and a happy career now that I am back on an even keel. 

The celebrations started with two numbered envelopes that led to a meal and comedy show before being whisked off for the weekend with my hubs. His idea was 30 presents throughout the weekend 😍

  

Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay are two of my favourite places as I have brilliant childhood memories from visits as a kid. I loved the fact that it became a family affair with the surprise (that may or may not have been let out the bag by more than one person!) arrival of the extended family.

   
    
Boat trips, long (and steep) walks with some amazing sites and lots of food made for an amazing weekend. This was all topped off with a little get together once we got home with some amazing cake and pressies. 

   
        
I felt a little tired and overwhelmed by the end of the weekend and may have ended up a little snappy but I hope my family know how much I loved the weekend and appreciated the effort in organising it all!

You never know what life will throw your way and I can’t wait to find out what the next chapter brings 😊

Becky xx

Last weekend the hubby and I decided on a day out. After not feeling my best over the last few months it’s been easy to stay in and wallow but I have finally convinced the hubby that we need to get out more so off we went! 

We decided that a day in York would be a nice start as not too far down the A1 and I have great childhood memories of days out there. We didn’t realise that it is actually very similar to the little city we call home, but we enjoyed it all the same. 

After parking in a massive car park in the middle of no where we caught the park and ride bus and got to see the city sights as we wove our way down to our first stop. The hubby is such a rule breaker! 

   
  
We then enjoyed a little walk through the town and down The Shambles. 

   

  

  

 

Before the obligatory pub break where we watched a bearded, fire eating street performer wearing a tutu and workman boots! (Sorry no pics of this one guys, you’ll have to use your imagination!)

   

 

We then walked up to York Minster and didn’t pay to get in (paying to get in a big church 😮) but stood and looked at the burning candles and windows. Such a beautiful building.

   
      
After a bit of rain that led us in to a fish and chip shop 😋 we headed of to the outlet centre where I spent too much on some trainers, a skirt, top and scarf! 

We had such a great day together we are planning more adventures soon. Where is your favourite day out? Give us some recommendations below that I can add to our list! 

Becky xx