Five Reasons Why An Impulsive Trip Is Good For The Soul

I’m pretty sure there are way more than five reasons why an impulsive trip or holiday is good for the soul.

But for the purpose of this post, I’m focusing on those that sprang to mind following our trip to Majorca.

When you consider the practicalities such as affordability, work and the commitment of having kids at school, impromptu holidays all of a sudden feel like a distant memory.

Then there’s securing last minute dog care, trying to find accommodation that fulfils your family’s needs and wants (air conditioning is a non-negotiable for me!) and the task of getting flights that match up at a fairly reasonable time of day. And that don’t cost an arm and a leg!

Oh and don’t forget that moment of horror when, as you’re all celebrating that you overcame all of the above successfully and efficiently, you realise that your daughter’s passport runs out two weeks before you’re due to fly…

Win A Colour Cut And Blow Dry At Josh Wood Atelier!

Back in March, whilst staying in London for a couple of days, I got to try out the amazing Josh Wood Atelier colour and cut experience.

Tucked away in amongst the mews of Notting Hill, stepping into this super sleek salon through a very un-hairdressery (sshh…its a word), front door almost feels like you’re being let into a secret club.

A secret club of REALLY good hair let me tell you!

So I’m really excited to bring you the chance to win your own free pass to the Really Good Hair Club  – aka a colour, cut and blow dry treat at Josh Wood of your own!

How To Create An Inspiring And Productive Workspace

Having graduated over the blogging years from a laptop on sofa, via the dining table and first Mac to the current “Woot Woot I have an actual desk” situation, I can’t stress enough the importance of having an inspiring and productive workspace.

Post morning school departure and that blissful first coffee, walking those short few steps to my desk has become one of my favourite times of the day!

Just the very act of settling into the office space area of our living room makes me feel like the work day is getting off to the start it deserves.

If you work from home it doesn’t matter how big or small your space is or which room it’s in, if you can claim an area as your own for a few hours of the day, I can pretty much guarantee you’ll be a lot more productive…

Going Where The Palm Trees Are…

Ever had a mad five minutes?

A mad five minutes that starts with a conversation about wanting to be where the palm trees are, basking in the warmth of the sun and ends with you sitting in your PJs booking flights?

That was us a few weeks ago and so now I’m off. Away with the family, in search of those palm trees in Majorca for a few days!

The chance for a rest couldn’t have come at a better time if I’m honest. It’s the turn of that stage. You know the one where for your own sanity’s sake you have to STEP AWAY from the computer, get a grip and accept you can’t take on extra work and still keep up blogging business as usual…

Why You Should Take The Day Off & Play Tourist In Your Own County

This week Mr OS and I got to take Monday off and head out for the day. It was a postponed birthday celebration from the week before, put on hold when H got sick with a throat infection.

In the end it turned out to be pretty serendipitous as not only did we get to combine it with our 13th wedding anniversary celebration but the weather this time was warm and sunny as opposed to last week’s drizzle.

We headed over to the Isle of Purbeck via the Sandbanks chain ferry for a walk to Old Harry rocks followed by lunch at The Pig On The Beach.

Not truly an island but a peninsula, Purbeck encompasses the most beautiful landscape with sweeping sandy beaches, nature reserves and cliff top walks.and of course the magnificent Old Harry Rocks…