Gardening For Your Wellbeing

Collaborative post Mental health isn’t a straight line. There are ups and downs, substantial curve balls and incredible highs. And sometimes there are dips. Anyone can experience periods where we aren’t quite feeling ourselves. And there could be a number of reasons too. Anxiety can creep up on us when we least expect it. SAD – seasonal affective disorder, can hit hard over the winter months. OCD – obsessive-compulsive disorder can have long term impact. And there are many other things in between too. In fact, it is said that mental health will impact 1 in 4 of us at

Specialist tradesperson or jack-of-all-trades? Choosing the right trade company for you

AD | Collaborative post You may already know someone who can always ‘fix that’. The handyman is still very much an occupation, and a multi-skilled one at that. But if you do know someone who seems to just do a bit of everything, would you want the same person who hangs your wallpaper to move a radiator? Or the person that mows your lawn to fix your roof?  So when it comes to actually getting out there and looking for a tradesperson yourself, how are you supposed to know what skills to look for? Here’s a little advice on sniffing

Festive Afternoon Tea At The Assembly House, Norwich

Once a month I go for lunch with a friend and we generally pick somewhere I have never been before. For our meal in December we wanted something really festive but no restaurant menu really stood out to us. My friend had been to The Assembly House before and suggested it as an option as they had a festive afternoon tea menu. At £22.95 (or £45 for two) it wasn’t a cheap option but we both wanted something special for a pre-Christmas treat. The Assembly House is an absolutely stunning Georgian venue in the centre of Norwich. I have walked

Beard Care Tips For New Dads

AD | Collaborative post Being a dad for the first time is a magical experience. Bringing new life into the world is a whole new responsibility, and for many, it can quickly make us feel exhausted. Being more tired can result in new dads neglecting their appearance, or being unable to find the time to get back to their regular grooming routine.  To help dads get back on track each day, here are some useful beard care tips for new dads, or those dads who really need to get back into their grooming routine! Find a style that works. Beards

When Do Number Plates Change?

AD | Collaborative post With a new car comes a new number plate, and one of the busiest times of the year for car sales is when a new number plate is released. But when is the best time for you to pick up a brand spanking new plate?  Over the years the number plate system has changed several times to ensure that no two number plates are the same. Each system has a unique trend in the way it formats number plates, however, there will come a point with every system that the number of plates will run out,

Introducing The Norfolk Cake House

AD | Brand ambassador Out of all of the people I know I think I would really struggle to find someone who doesn’t like cake. I am not the best baker and in fact, I’m really not very good at it but I love a delicious treat! Today I am so excited to introduce you to The Norfolk Cake House, a local company to me in North Norfolk, run by the very talented Laura Payne. Based in North Walsham, Laura runs her business from her professional studio kitchen and offers wedding cakes, celebration cakes, cupcakes and biscuits. I have the absolute pleasure

Ways To Surprise Your Son Or Daughter At University

Collaborative post Leaving home and heading to University is a massive milestone for both parents and children (they will always be children regardless of how old they are!) but by sending little surprises every so often it will help remind them that you’re there for them.  Here are our tried and tested surprises that might even elicit a little tear from your little one!  Book a train ticket home for them This may not sound like much but booking them a train ticket home for a special occasion like a birthday or Christmas is a great way to surprise them.

Why Puerto Pollensa Is A Great Destination For Families

AD | Paid collaboration Last year we went on our first holiday abroad as a family. For something like this there was quite a lot of research involved as I wanted to make it really special and to make sure there was something for all of us. Our needs as a family of three were really quite simple though. All we wanted was some sun, a pool and good food but picking something without really knowing what to look for is hard. We finally decided on Puerto Pollensa in Majorca and we had such an amazing time and we thought