Blogger Book Nook: Summer Romance

Confession time, I actually didn't read a summer romance in the end for this months Bloggers Book Nook mainly as I wanted to get through the books i do have and none fit in the summer romance theme. Saying that I'm currently reading a summeryish book called The Summer of impossible things by Rowan Coleman which I am really enjoying.

I still wanted to join in with this months Bloggers Book Nook so read on to find out my thoughts on the Summer Romance genre.

1. Are you a fan of the classic summer romance read? Or do you tend to pick up another genre when you go on holiday?

I love a good summer romance when I go away. However I also do enjoy picking up other genres for when on holiday. I usually end up picking up something from my tbr pile that takes my fancy at the time.

2. Who’s your favourite romance author and what’s your favourite book written by them? Why?

This is a tough one as there are some great romance authors out there. I'm going to go with Paige Toon as I love her books. I don't think I can pick a favourite though.

3. Love triangles… yay or nay?
Honestly Nay mainly as they end up being so predictable and I get bored easily.

4. If you were stranded on an island, what book WOULDN’T you want to be stuck with?
It would have to be a clock work orange, although its a short book I've tried reading it before and I found it so hard to get into and it just felt a complicated read. Also I'd hate to be stranded with one of the books I had to study back in school such as Frankenstein as I just can't get into them kind of books as they just aren't my type of read.

5. If you were a character in a romance novel, what would be your ideal/dream love story?

Girl lives in a small town and finds love when she least expects it.

June #LittleLoves

 June has been such a lovely month. We've had a birthday meal out with my family, a BBQ with Stuart's side of the family. My birthday/fathers day was a very relaxed and enjoyable day as we had arrived in Hayling Island for a week the day prior. Our time at Hayling Island just flew by and at one point we were tempted to stay away for another week however we had to think of Blake and his routine being out of sink. We've been blessed with gorgeous weather this month even when away and we arrived back to a heat wave.

Moving on lets get started on this months little loves.


I can't believe how much I have read this month. It's a lot more than I was expecting, as I seemed to race through books the first two weeks of the month.

The Lying Game By Ruth Ware
For me I enjoyed this book more than the previous two I have read by Ruth Ware. It's a psychological thriller about four friends that are bound together by lies.

The child by Fiona Barton
This is the first book that I have read by Fiona and I found it to be one of those books you just can't put down. I definitely want to read more from Fiona Barton.

The Fear By C.L.Taylor
An intense thriller that kept me gripped. It's about Lou who was groomed by her karate teacher when she was 14 and now years later she finds him doing the same to 13 year old chloe meadows. She is determined to stop him from ruining Chloe's life like he did with hers. Unfortunately Mike is a lot more dangerous than she realised.

Keep you safe By Melissa Hill
Keep you safe is an issue driven book exploring "to vaccinate or not". 2 girls not vaccinated for MMR one due to an allergy another due to the parents beliefs. 2 little girls get Mealses, one little girl gets better quickly the other ends up in hospital fighting for her life.

It's always the husband by Michelle Campbell
I found the second half of the book to be more gripping and I loved the end as I didn't see it coming. There is a murder but as often the case will everyone assume its always the husband.

Breathe Magazine
I've loved issue 13 of the magazine and you can read my thoughts and some of my favourite features in the Magazine in my review post.

Currently reading:
The summer of impossible things by Rowan Coleman
I'm not much into The book yet however so far its gripping me and I have high hopes for this book.


13 Reasons why season 2
After having watched the first season last year i wanted to see what season 2 was like. I must admit it was very dark and understand why there are warnings before watching. I especially found the last episode to be very brutal.

The Letdown
I loved this show as its so relatable to us mums with the struggles of sleep and day to day life as mum and the support you need. I love that there is comedy thrown in with it too which makes it a lighthearted show.

I've listened mainly to 3 albums on repete this month.

James Bay
I loved his first album and now his second album Electric light 

Christina Aguilera 
I've been a fan of her music for such a long time now and I've been enjoying her new album liberation.

Snow Patrol 
Their new album wildness is starting to grow on me.

We made memories as a family. We had lots of fun on holiday where we enjoyed the beach, watching boats and a trip to a farm, gardens and country park where we saw piglets that had been born that morning and Blake finally had the confidence to feed a goat for the first time.


Blake got some new clothes this month for our holiday and we were sent a swim outfit from Splash About. The surfboard design looks so cute on him and he loved wearing it and playing in the pool.

One of my favourite outfits Blake wore on holiday has to be the hiwaan shirt and coral shorts outfit that I picked up in peacocks. Not only do I love the print but the outfit really suits him and he looks so grown up.

As for me I purchased this gorgous summery print top from yours clothing. I love the cold shoulder trend as I can show a bit of skin and feel comfortable.  I chose to suxe up as the length was better for me and althoughits baggy I've got loads of room in it which is handy especially during this heat wave.

And lastly...

I've got a What I got for my birthday post coming up next week. I know they are popular and I recieved some really lovely pieces this year so wanted to share with you to give some inspiration.

Breathe Magazine and Nature Journal

A few months ago I came across Breathe Magazine which was on its 11th issue and since then I have been buying the Magazine as a bi monthly treat to myself. Breathe is a mindfulness magazine filled with features for a calmer and more relaxed you. The magazine is an exceptional read for when you are making time for yourself as self care is so important. The magazine gives me a chance to escape for a little while whether reading relaxed in bed or on the beach or taking a moment when on a busy train. I took my copy on holiday recently for when I needed just a minute to myself.

Issue 13 of the Magazine is out now and I was excited when I was sent a copy and it landed on my mat. As usual the Magazine is packed with relatable and interesting features and the art work as beautiful as ever.  All 3 issues I've owned of Breathe magazine have been filled with such gorgeous images and  amazing content that has got me really thinking. In issue 13 some of my favourite features include:  How to leave the past behind, summer reads, Turn back the clock and Are you a kindrovert?

Breathe also do a teen breathe Magazine and other specials such as journals. I definitely have my eye on the list one and the summer special that has just come out today. 

Breathe also sent me their nature journal to help me to feel more connected to nature. I own quite a few journals and love that this one is different from the others that I own.
The nature journal is filled with ways to awaken your senses to the natural world. The journal covers all four seasons where you will find prompts and ideas for example your picnic menu, dream garden, flower art and ways to bring nature into your home plus loads more. It's a great way to slow down, take notice of your surroundings and enjoy being in the moment with nature. Like with Breathe Magazine the Nature Journal is filled with gorgeous images.

You are sure to get loads out of the Magazine (£5.99) and the Nature Journal (£7.99). I'll certainly be implementing a lot from what I have read and am looking forward to getting more into nature with Blake especially with the summer holidays fast approaching.

Medication: The stigma behind mental health

You look fine, you were ok yesterday, you don't need medication, just think positive and my all time favourite stop worrying. These are all comments I have heard in regards to mental health not just aimed at me but others too.

Yes mental health is being more talked about these days, although there is still a stigma surrounding it. Taking medication for mental health issues seems to have even more stigma attached. This is frustrating for someone such as myself who finds medication a helpful tool for maintaimg my mental health.

There are so many misconceptions about using medication to help you. I've been on and off antidepressants since 2009 after my Dad passed away and they have been a big help when I've felt I needed them.

Medication will turn you into a zombie 
People often believe that the medication will change your personality and won't be yourself  anymore. This is not true, when I am battling with depression and anxiety medication helps me to reduce the symptoms which in turn makes me feel more myself again. Like most medication there are side effects which vary person to person.There are also other brands of antidepressants to try if one doesn't work for you.

Medication is an easy fix
This is not true. You don't just pop a pill and your all happy again its just not how it works. Medication doesn't make you feel instantly happy it just helps you to feel less low and to motivate you to do other things that will help with your recovery. 

Medication means I've failed/am weak
There are people who try to make you feel better by saying why not try exercising more for example which leads to us feeling as if we aren't trying hard enough and taking medication is admitting defeat. This isn't the case at all in fact being strong enough to admit you need help and taking medication to help you feel better is a huge step and certainly not weak. 

I've gone through denial many times not wanting to admit when something is wrong. This has meant that in the past I didn't seek the help I needed which wasn't the right way to go. I wanted to struggle on my own but it wasn't healthy at all. Getting the help you need whether that is by taking medication, having threapy or some other way is a way of looking after yourself.

5 things to do before travelling aboard

We may have only just recently got back from our caravan break however we are already starting to save for next year.  We already know that we want to go abroad and got an idea how much we need to save up. With the summer holidays coming up in thought it would be a good idea to share with you 5 important things you will need to do if you are planning on travelling abroad this summer or next year like us.

Check your passport
You won't be able to go anywhere without a passport. You must check that all of your passports are in date. Children's ones last 5 years and adults 10 years. You need to check that your passport has enough time if you are planning to travel long haul. If you do need new passports its important to give yourself enough time to get one sorted. Summer months tend to busy so you may end up having to pay for a premium turn around.  We tend to get passports sorted months in advance and ideally  before we book to go away. You need to also bear in mind that some countries want three or six months valid on your passport at the time of your entry to the county otherwise they will not let you travel. Stuart needs a new passport before we go away next year so it's one of the top things we need to sort out.

Travel Documents
Depending on where you are traveling you may need a visa. It's a good idea to look online as you maybe able to apply that way. You may also be able to check details with your tour oporator if you have already booked. When we went to Cape Verde in 2016 we had to fill in an online form that we were sent from our tour oporator and it had to be done by a certain date so that it would be sorted in time.

Other documents you will need are Travel insurance as this will provide you with cover for if you loose your luggage, your flight is cancelled or if you become ill when away. If you get insurance straight away when you book you may also be covered for illness and accidents before you go.

Get yaoirselves a European Health Insurance Card too that is issued free of charge and allows anyone who part of the EEA countries and Switzerland to receive medical treatment in another member state free or at a reduced cost, if that treatment becomes necessary during your  visit. Make sure you pack this with you when you go as no card, means you have no proof.

Getting around

Before travelling its worthwhile knowing how you plan on getting about. For example as we don't drive we made sure that our package holidays include transfers and if we want to explore the place we are visiting than we look into excursions and public transport options. If you do drive you may want to look into booking a car hire in advance. We also look into how we plan to get to the airport for us its mainly by train so we have to look up timings etc so we aren't late for check in.

Know what you are getting
When booking make sure you know what you are getting for your money. Do your research, read the small print, read reviews on where you will be staying and what the hotel is like. Just remember that a 5 star hotel is going to have a different service from a 3 star hotel.

When it comes to packing I like to be organised with a list, as packing is a time consuming task. Having a list and purchasing your holiday essentials in advance really help for stress free packing. Make sure that you know your weight limit so that you don't have to pay a hefty fee at the airport. Check what goes where for example we had water for Blake when we went to Cape Verde in the hand luggage and we had to drink a bit from it before hand so they knew it was safe. We also kept our tablet devices in the hand luggage which had to be taken out and  scanned once we got to security. Othed items such as liquids went into the hold luggage.

Park Dean Resorts Hayling Island

If you read my blog regularly you would know we had originally planned to go to fuerteventura for this year's holiday. What you won't know is that we  changed the plan to give us more time to save, so we can go for two weeks instead of one. 

We still wanted a little holiday so we headed out to Hayling Island with Park Dean Resorts. Hayling island is on the south coast of England, in the borough of Havant in the county of Hampshire, near Portsmouth. 

After a 2 and half hour journey we finally arrived to Havant. We decided to get a taxi to the resort, as we had our luggage and Stuart is currently on crutches due to problems with his knee. The taxi didn't take long to get us there and even though we arrived an hour before our checking time our caravan was ready so they let us have the keys.

I've heard good things about park dean resorts however this was our first experiance with them. We went to camber sands last year with pontins so in  my head I was expecting the same kind of thing available. Admittedly the the caravan site at Hayling island is a lot smaller than I expected however it was a good thing as it wasn't too overwhelming for Blake. 

Our caravan was fab. It had a good sized living room area which included the dining table then there was the kitchen off the living room. At the back of the caravan there was 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. The twin bedroom was smallish as was the double bedroom however was an ideal size for the 3 of us. There was a great amount of storage for us to use around the caravan and we could use the sofa as a bed if we wished as it pulled out so that 6 people could sleep in there. The caravan had everything inside that we would need, fridge, cooker, a t.v. attached to the wall and the beds were already made giving us one less thing to do on arrival.

A few days we decided to stay on site and explore what was available. Sunday was both Fathers day and my birthday and we had originally planned to eat a roast dinner in the resorts palms bar and restaurant however unfortunately they had a limited menu that day as the chef hadn't turned up. We still stayed and ordered though and the times we have eaten in the restaurant its been a pleasant experiance and the food has been delicous.Foodwise there is also the takeaway fish and chips which was delicous and there is also a Nisa supermarket on-site if you need to buy anything although it is pricey.

Entertainment wise there is a small arcade which I preferred as the one with pontins was large and the 2p machines can be addictive. The arcade also had other amusements such as a ride on boat which cost us a small fortune as Blake wanted to be on it constantly. 

Other entertainment includes crazy caves soft play, adventure playground, heated indoor pool,  toddler pool, spa bath and outside pool. There are children's clubs available from 0-15 such as Tot stars, star landers and freestyle. There is also evening entertainment as well unfortunately the kids clubs and evening entertainment wasn't something we got around to doing as we wanted to explore what we could of Hayling Island and Havant.

Outside of the resort we visited a few places. One was a trip to Havant where we looked around the shop's and found a small gazebo garden. We also went back to Havant and went to Staunton Farm, gardens and country park which has to be my favourite place we visited. We took a trip to Hayling Island beach we were unfortunately disappointed with as Funland was shut and Blake wasn't keen on the beach of stones however we made the most of it as the view was stunning and we got to enjoy fish and chips.

We ate off resort a few times one of our favourites the Barley Mow where I got to finally eat a carvery and the food was delicous and the service was good along with it being a lovely quiet restaurant.

On our last day we ate at The Ship Inn Langstone where we dined alfresco and enjoyed another stunning view this time of the boats and the sea. The food although pricey (£13 for burger and chips) was delicous and we even decided to fit pudding in which was gorgeous too. 

If we decide to visit Hayling island again in the future them two restaurants will be at the top of our list of places to eat out.

Overall we had a lovely time away and will definitely be going with Park Dean Resorts again whenever we have our next UK break as a family. 

3 Popular Festivals in Spain

I don't know about you but when visiting another country I love to know about their culture and traditions. I've yet to visit mainland Spain however its a popular destination. I'll certainly check prices at holiday gems. There are many popular festivals in spain and I'd certainly love to experiance going to at least one of them in the future. 

 La Tomatina, Buñol, Spain

A crazy tradition that started 70 years ago and held for fun on the last Wednesday of August. Every year thousands of people throw tomatoes at each other.  It's so popular that people are just visiting Spain to join in and tickets sell out fast!

Running of the Bulls — Pamplona, Spain

Celebrated every year between 6th and 14th July the Running of the bulls is a famous festival where the bulls are lead through the streets as far as the bull ring by runners.Celebrated in honor of San Fermin, patron saint of Navarra, the festival is  seen as a gathering from all the corners of the world.

The Fallas of Valencia, Valencia,Spain 

In March a big festival takes part in Valencia city all day for an entire week. There are gigantic, colourful statues and figures that fill the city's squares and streets. Every day at 2 pm, you can enjoy spectacular shows with music and then the evening's firework displays. The festival finishes on the last day with the statues burnt during a live show which many people feel is the highlight of the event.

Win : £20 Amazon Voucher

Happy Fathers Day! Today also happens to be my birthday so I thought to celebrate I'll  run a competition for a £20 Amazon E-Voucher for one lucky person. 

With Amazon being one of my favourite places to buy near enough anything I wanted to share the love.

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5 Things Pet Parents Should Expect When Camping with Dogs

Going camping with your dog can be a surreal experience. It allows you to connectwith nature and it enables your dog to indulge in many off-leash activities. Whetheryour idea of camping is renting a luxury RV for the entire family or hiking for miles with basic gears, deciding to bring along your four-legged friend requires a certain degree of preparation. Heading out impulsively may sound exciting but it can lead you and your dog to trouble. One of the best ways to prepare for a camping trip with your dog is to know what to expect. The only way to do that is by learning from the experiences of seasoned campers. Without further ado, following are 5 things experienced campers expect when camping with dogs.

Dogs Being Denied Entry at National Parks: Not knowing whether the national park authorities grant entry to pet animals is a rookie mistake. It has caused several families to cancel their trips and head back. Veteran campers usually have a list of pet-friendly campgrounds and parks they can visit with their dogs. If you are planning to go to a particular destination, it’s best to dig up some information and find out before heading off.  

No Available Campsite: Being stranded in the middle of nowhere with a dog is not an ideal scenario. This is why it always makes sense to book a campsite well in advance. Depending on the season and location, some camping areas fill up pretty quickly. Assuming you will always have space is a rookie mistake that can leave you high and dry. Also, when booking a campsite find out all the amenities it comes with. Now, because you are traveling with your dog you would appreciate a few basic features such as fire pits, toilet, and a grilling station.

Invasion of Ticks and Fleas: Fleas and ticks are a major threat when traveling with your dogs. These parasites are not only more common in the wild, but they also carry deadly diseases. For example, the Rocky Mountain wood tick can cause Colorado fever and are often found in woody areas. Under no circumstances would you want these parasites to come near your dog. The best defence is to use a high-quality flea collar and ensure your dog’s spot-on treatment is up to date.

Their Dog Getting Sick or Hurt: While no one likes to see their dog getting sick or hurt, the probabilities of that happening is pretty high when camping. Dogs often try to chase wild animals or get hurt while running around in an unfamiliar territory. There is no way to predict or prevent what’s going to happen. The only thing you can do is prepare a first aid kit to deal with possible eventualities. Human first aid kits are not suitable for dogs. Stock up on pets medical supplies for dogs and create a kit that’s appropriate for your pet.

Dogs Facing Trouble Sleeping at Night: Dogs often face trouble when sleeping in an area they are not accustomed to. The best way to make them feel secure is by creating a sleeping space for them inside the tent. Lying next to their favorite human should help calm the nerves and allow them to get undisturbed sleep.

Our Holiday Essentials

I'm so excited to be getting on the train and traveling down to Hayling Island in Hampshire, this weekend for a week. We're staying with Park Dean Resorts and have never been before. I'm hoping we get plenty of sunshine as we plan to go to the beach and enjoy swimming plus visit other places that are around the area.

Going on holiday as a family can be hard work, but it doesn't have to be if you plan in advance. I like to write a list of all the things we need to take with us and tick them off as they are packed. This makes me feel less anxious and I can relax a bit more.

Here is a list of Holiday essentials. There are a mixture of must haves for me, for Blake and for the 3 of us as a family. Don't forget to follow me on social media where you will be able to see some of these items being used whilst we are away.

Before going and whilst on holiday an essential for me is great hair removal products. Nair sell a wide range of products to help you get rid of that unwanted hair. The cleanse and shave triple action cream is quick and easy to use. The cream is ideal for using in the shower as you can shave, cleanse and go! The cream aims to reduce shaving bumps and sooth irritation. Leaving your skin soft, smooth and moistureised.

The Nair Norish Glide on is a must have product for removing hair from small areas such as under your arms or your bikini line. It's mess free, simple to use and quick too. Containing argon oil to moisturise and exfoliate while removing hair the glide on is kind to skin so suitable for both dry and sensitive skin types.

Femfresh sell a range of wipes, washes and sprays for intimate areas. The wipes are a must have for on the go to help me feel fresh and clean down there. The wipes come in a 25 pack and a handy 10 pack. The 10 pack is ideal for popping in your handbag when out and about. The gentle pH-balanced formula with calendula & soothing aloe extracts is perfect for busy lifestyles and on the go freshness.

If you like to come home with a tan and sometimes struggle you can fake it with the St Moriz Gradual Tan not my usual cup of tea but I know a few people who would give this a go and count it as a must have.This gorgeous cream glides on the skin, giving a gradual tan and a beautiful glow. The velvety soft formulation offers sun protection at SPF30 to make it a perfect solution for both sunny and non sunny days.  

Hair wise I like to pack a dry shampoo with me just in case. Batiste is my go to brand of dry shampoo and I found it a life saver in hospital after having Blake. This is why I always like to have a can on me when I am away from home. It's the perfect companion for in between washes, it removes  grease making hair feel clean and fresh.

When on holiday minis are my friend! Arm and Hammer mini toothpastes are the ideal size for when going on holiday, saving you space for other must have items in your suitcase.The charcoal white toothpaste gently removes impurities from the tooth’s enamel surface that can cause daily stains, removing 100% more surface stains.. While the Active Calcium™ works to rebuild and restore enamel surface giving you twice the enamel strength compared to your regular toothpaste.

The  Arm and Hammer Simply Natural toothpaste contains 96% ingredients from natural origins; combining the deep cleaning qualities of pure baking soda to break down & help remove stains whilst encouraging your own saliva to work immediately on enamel damaging acids, reaching parts of the mouth that normal brushing alone cannot reach. 

Keeping your teeth happy and healthy during the holidays can be challenging, but DenTek helps you with its handy travel case that perfectly fits in every handbag, backpack or piece of luggage. The travel pack has 6 floss picks per case and the pack has 2 cases although a pack of 4 cases is available. The DenTek floss picks are ideal for tight teeth and sensitive gums.

Make cleaning your teeth fun with Humble brushes for the whole family.
These 100% biodegradable and colourful toothbrushes come in an adult and kids version.The Humble Co. develops reliable health/wellness products, that are eco-friendly and socially responsible, with an innovative twist.The health professionals at The Humble Co. translate evidence-based innovations into eco-friendly consumer products that are beneficial and fun for everyone to use, including underprivileged people living in remote communities.

I still have some essential minis I need to purchase such as shampoo, shower gel and deodorant.

The 3 of us are sensitive to the sun meaning we burn easily so it's important that the 3 of us use an excellent quality suncream. Frezyderm offer a large range of sunscreens so you will find one's suitable for the whole family. 

The sun lotion for kids have an SPF50+ and are high factor sunscreen which provides effective, water resistant protection and is ideal for children with sensitive skin or skin conditions.

The seaside dry mist is suitable for all ages so will be handy for us to take to the beach.This sunscreen mist combines ease of use with very high protection (SPF50+) . It  offers effective protection against ageing and free radicals caused by sun exposure and UVR. The spray is water resistant, making it ideal for the beach where there is intense sun radiation and high humidity. 

The Velvet Face Sunscreen is an innovative, transparent sun protection face cream with unique cosmetic behaviour that spreads evenly with one touch. It offers a matte appearance for 6 hours and its clear, non-oily texture leaves no white tint and makes an excellent makeup foundation with no white tint. The Velvet Face sunscreen in colour The cream provides very high protection from the sun and an even colour tone. The tint covers discolouration, scars and skin imperfections. 

Swimming is one of Blake's favourite things to do when on holiday. The place we are staying at is meant to have an outdoor pool as well as an indoor one so we can swim no matter the weather. Both Stuart and I have swimming gear from last year we will be wearing however Blake has grown out of his and Splash About came to the rescue. 

Splash About are a brand we go to for buying Blake's swim wear and I fell in love with the board shorts and rash top in the surf's up design. The top covers those easy burn areas with its UV protection and the shorts have been hand crafted from luxurious materials that block out the sun’s harmful rays.

I love taking photos and as I'm also online quite a bit I need to make sure my devices are fully charged. The same goes for Stuart and Blake's devices. This is why the Varta Slim Power bank is a must have the power bank comes in 6,000, 12,000 and 18,000 mAh options. Power banks act as an additional external battery for mobile devices like smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, cameras and other mobile devices. The Power Bank delivers fast charging speed via 2 Out ports at the same time. 

I love using a bright and colourful beach towel when on holiday. When I came across this  charming poppy design from Amara I fell in love with its gorgeous print. The Amor Coral Beach Towel by Olivier Desforges is Adorned with a spray of poppies, this beach towel is in shades of red and pink with an orange border. Made from velvety soft cotton velour, it reverses to a complementing pale blue and boasts a 450gsm.

Feeling hot at the beach or even just when out and about on holiday? This Stay Cool Ice towel from Find Me A Gift is just what you need.Just get it wet and it’ll keep you cool for up to 2 hours at a time. It’s perfect for gym sessions. Great for soothing temperatures. And superb for hot summer days. Just wet it, squeeze it, and shake it – it’s as simple as that.

Last of all when on holiday you need to have a good sized bag to pop all your beach essentails in. Find Me Gift have a great Seaside Tote that comes in 4 Grecian shades, these beachy bags can hold everything you need. There’s space for a towel, books, sunglasses, sun cream and all the bits you’ll be asked if you can carry for someone else too! I'm sure I'll be carrying bucket and spades for Blake around with me.