HYPOXI: promoteing healthy weight loss and toning

Are you wanting to loose the baby weight? Drop a dress size? Or loose weight and tone up before your wedding day? It can be disheartening at times if like me you struggle with your weight or even are fed up of them stubborn areas that need toning. HYPOXI Knightsbridge will help you to achieve your dream body shape quicker to boost your confidence making you feel better about your body. HYPOXI is a low impact exercise program recommended to be spread out across  4 weeks. HYPOXI is considered to be 3x more effective than any other methods, allowing you to lose weight safely and painlessley. 

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The HYPOXI is a training concept that combines vacuum and compression technology with exercise to stimulate fat metabolism in your targeted body area/s. Excerises are about 30 minutes using HYPOXI machines  there are 4 different training machines available to use depending on the kind of areas of your body that you are wanting to concentrate on. For me the area of my body I dislike the most is my stomach as I am an apple shape fat tends to stick in this area the most and I find it the last place I loose weight.  It's great that there are a selection of training machines that offer to help with the target areas you want to focus on. The fact that you only need to use the machines for half an hour is great especially if like me you tend to be busy and finding the time to fit in exercise can be a challenge . 

Qualified professionals are also on hand to supervise to make sure  that your training is safe and suitable. The method is suitable for everyone, allowing both men and women to target those stubborn areas and as its gentle exercising it  is suitable for any age and mums wanting to get rid of the pregnancy weight .The programe is also personalised to you and your exact needs after all we all have different goals, metabolism and daily routines. 

Eating a well balanced diet along with exercising go hand in hand when it comes to effectively loosing weight. HYPOXI also have a nutrition and diet plan which helps to enhance your results to get you the body you want quickly. 



Boosting revenue and brand awareness with reviews

When it comes to buying products and services especially online a lot of people turn to reading reviews. This is something that many companies are jumping on the bandwagon with as a way of boosting revenue and brand awareness.



When I make a purchase online especially when buying an item that is high value I take the time to do my research. For example if we need to make a purchase for a new TV I make sure that I know what specs I want along with how much I am willing to pay for said item. I then read reviews online to find the best TV for us.

Blogs are a place to go to these days as they are a great way of advertising a product/brand/service. This is something I do myself and it's a great way of getting the brand out there and by writing an honest and trustworthy review; potential customers can see the product in use before deciding whether to purchase or not. I make sure that I include the information that people look for when writing my reviews, such as prices, quality, what's included and where the product or service can be purchased from.  I am then able to pass on my monthly figures, etc to the company so that they have an idea on how well the post has done, reach wise.

On the flip side as a consumer I prefer to read reviews to get an idea how a product/service works and I opt to read reviews from other trustworthy bloggers to see if the item is right for us! This is especially the case when it comes to purchasing toys for Blake as I'd rather know if an item is ideal for his age along with the quality and price. There are so many toys out there and ones  that are similar so I want to know as much as i can before purchasing. I've found over the years that a lot of products I've purchased are recommendations from reviews I've read on other blogs.

Another perfect way is for brands to use https://britainreviews.co.uk/for-companies which provides a marketing tool for free once the brand has placed their personalised widget on their own website. How it works is that the site collects reviews, opinions and complaints. Then customers like myself can learn from others personal experiences. It's also good for the company to know what their customers think of them.

What I like about Britain reviews is that I am able to see reviews on services such as insurance providers, energy suppliers, holiday companies, credit and loans and much more. This means I can then make a decision on what is best for us. We like to change our suppliers regularly to get good deals so I like knowing other people's experiences especially if its a company we've not heard of before. Insurance, holidays, internet suppliers, places to eat out etc are all services I check out reviews for as I want to make sure that we get the best experiance.


These are both great ways for companies to be able to find out what their consumers think about their product/service. They can then use this information to make any improvements and is a a great marketing tool for boosting sales and getting their brand out their in the spotlight! 

Moments in my anxious mind

It's just gone midnight and here I am awake. Tonight I'm unable to sleep due to the thoughts going through my head. I'm not feeling particularly anxious at the moment however my head is full of ideas and thoughts which are making me feel overwhelmed.




Since becoming a mum to Blake anxiety has been something I've really struggled with.  The first time I noticed the problem was when Blake was a baby and I was so scared that he would stop breathing especially once he started sleeping through the night. I kind of strugged it off as something that all parents feel and it was why everything in regards to Blake would freek me out and turn me into a panic. I kept thinking awful scenarios in my head of what could happen to him or to Stuart and how I'd cope if I didn't have Stuart.

One of the questions I get asked a lot is if we will have another child. It's not something that is fully a yes or no decision yet. However I do worry about the impact having another child would have on my mental health. When I think of being pregnant again it sends me into a full on panic. I do believe the long and intense Labour I had with Blake was the number one thing that set my anxiety into a much higher level and may have been something that should've been dealt with when I look back.

Death has also been another factor for anxiety recently. My father in law passed away last month and for some reason a few days before the funeral I woke feeling all panicky and scared. Until now I've never really been scared at the idea of death and i do believe that there is somewhere we go. However them particular nights were  struggle of worrying about there not  and being stuck in blackness with just my thoughts and it scared the hell out of me.

We've even had an incident recently on a bus back home from Milton Keynes where the bus driver was driving far too fast and the buggy with Blake in it tipped over causing him to hit his head which resulted in a bruise near his eye and swelling on his face. Of course my anxiety set me off with awful thoughts of what was going to happen to him. We did in the end go to A&E to be on the safe side and get him checked over. He is fine apart from sore and bruised and we were given a sheet of things to look out for such as being sick and to check on him after 6 hours of sleep. Of course this sent my mind into overdrive and I hardly slept as I kept thinking that something was going to happen and that Blake would never wake up. 

It's not just these moments but the little things throughout a day that can set me off. Such as when my phone rings and I don't recognise the number it sends me into a panic or sometimes the idea of even going out sets me off. It can be really hard to deal with and I hate feeling this way. I'm currently waiting to hear from the in house well-being service at my local GP surgery for talking therapy. I'm hoping that this will enable me to gain advice on how to help with my anxiety as medication on its own just doesn't seem to be doing the trick on its own anymore.


Amazon Favourites

 *Links featured on this post are affiliate links.This means that by buying through some of the links I may receive a small commission for the sale, This has no effect on the price for you. Products linked are things that I have  purchased.

I'm an Amazon addict! Whether buying gifts or spending vouchers I get for Birthday/Christmas or just wanting to treat the 3 of us, I'll find something. With this in mind I decided to share with you some of my favourite Amazon buys.



These are amazing! Blake loves using them and its a great way for children to paint with less mess. They are easy to clean up and dry quickly too so they are a must for children's craft boxes. They do other sets too such as minis for travel and metallic ones. 


Sensory Bubble timer
We have two of these as Blake is really into sensory stuff and I've seen pictures of him enjoying these at preschool. It's a great way to clam him to by getting these out.

Umbra Tesora copper/grey jewellery stand

I really love the unique design of this jewlerry box it was an item I purchased with my birthday vouchers this year. It has a concrete resin base so is heavy but it looks great on my side table in our bedroom. 

Umbra 4x6 copper prisma photo frame
This is a gorgeous frame. I love the geometric back and that its such a unqiue design. I keep meaning to get a photo printed off of Blake to go in it.



Inancy sterling silver star sea pendant 
The photo really doesn't give this necklace justice. It's such a pretty and sparkley design which is simple but stunning.






Dew sterling silver open heart studs 
These earnings are simple in design however so comfortable to wear and I'm definitely impressed when it comes to the brand. Unlike earrings I've worn before I'm not worried about the butterflies coming out at the back and losing one of the earrings as they feel secure.


These are so pretty and remind me of beauty and the beast. The earrings are sterling silver and then plated with rose gold. They fit comfortable and securely and look stunning. I've also purchased the matching necklace which is just as pretty. 



 We love how sturdy this is and its a great way to help with toilet training as little ones can often feel scared that they will fall in the toilet. I'm hoping this will help now that we are attempting toilet training again. 

Slide out kitchen bathroom rack
This is my most recent purchase and I chose to get the 4 tier one for our bathroom. It's great as I can fit so much more on it and it doesn't take up as much room that our last stand did. 

Giveaway: Milton Hygiene Kit

If you have children you may have heard of Milton and may even use their sterilisation products. However did you know that they also do a range of cleaning products too? When Blake was younger I loved using the surface wipes as they were so handy for when out and about. Milton kills 99% of germs and bacteria to keep your home protected from germs. And I am giving a bundle of the Milton cleaning range away.

Antibacterial Surface Spray
Bleach-free formula cleans, disinfects and freshens all surfaces - including kitchen worktops, potties, high chairs, fridges and baby’s changing mat. This 3-in-1 antibacterial spray kills 99.9% of germs including bacteria and fungi, leaving a lovely fresh fragrance.

Antibacterial Surface Wipes
Ideal for travel and quick clean ups at home or on the move with baby. Kill 99.9% of germs including bacterial and fungi. Can be used on highchairs, toys, changing mats. Also handy for on the go when using public transport and restaurant toilets. Fragrance free and no need to rinse.

Antibacterial Hand Gel
Bleach-free formula cleans, disinfects and freshens all surfaces - including kitchen worktops, potties, high chairs, fridges and baby’s changing mat. This 3-in-1 antibacterial spray kills 99.9% of germs including bacteria and fungi, leaving a lovely fresh fragrance.

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Ways to Optimize your posts for SEO

SEO (Search engine optimisation) is important when it comes to blogging and its a topic that I am still forever learning about and trying to understand.  SEO is about getting on the first page of Google when someone searches for certain words. You then want people to click on the link to your blog. 


Today I wanted to give you some SEO help with the basics so you can start optimizing your content. You could also use an SEO agency if you feel that is the best way for you. 


Do your keyword research

Chances are you are already using keywords without realising. However there are tools to help you find the related keywords. I use the Google AdWords Keyword tool for this however there are others you can use for example on WordPress the Yoast plugin.


Utilize keywords throughout your posts

It's important to place the keywords you plan on using where they have the most impact. Some of the places you should think about including them are:

-The title

-Headings/Subheadings
-Introductory sentence
- Concluding paragraph
- Anchor text (text you hyperlink to other related pages on your site)
- Title tags and meta descriptions


Optimizing images
This is something I need to start doing as I often forget. When uploading an image to your blog be sure to use keywords in the file name. 

Reference others

If mentioning another blogger or article in a post, link to the blog/article not only is it polite it gives you a chance to use quality links as they are valuable for blogs looking to rank higher in the search engines results. 

I hope this post has given you some SEO help as I know it can be a confusing topic.



2018 Bathroom Trends

Are you planning to revamp your bathroom and in need of some interior inspiration? 
The bathroom is the place where lots of people find the time to enjoy a long soak and relax in the bath. This is why its important to have a calm and relaxing bathroom that suits you.

There are some great bathroom trends at the moment and I wanted to share with you today 4 different bathroom trends that I love at the moment:


Botanical
Inspired by nature a botanical themed bathroom is all about the natural materials and soft pastel colours. There are many ways you can make this theme work for you for example for a more tropical look you can add lots of natural materials and  textures such as rattan and cork. For a boho look you can add a bit of floral wallpaper and prints to the room. If you are wanting a more minimalist look why not go for a all white bathroom with green from the plants adding a touch of colour. When it comes to adding plants to your bathroom its a good idea to research the sorts of plants where the bathroom is the ideal environment as not all plants can cope with humidity.

Rose Gold
Rose gold is still a popular trend in home interiors as well as jewellery so adding a bit Rose gold to your bathroom is a great choice to add some classy elegance to the room. You can add a touch of rose gold to the bathroom with accessories or fixtures such as taps. With rose gold its all about adding subtle touches and is the perfect accent tone when set against key colour tones such a pale grey for example.

Monochrome
A monochrome bathroom is a trend that is classic and also edgy.  Monochrome offers a stunning effect in the bathroom and can make the room look more expensive than it really is. Some great ways of adding monochrome is by using black and white tiles or adding a feature wall with a black and white patterned wallpaper. A popular choice is a patterned tiled floor with clean white painted or tiled walls.

Marble

I don't know about you but when I think of marble in the bathroom I think of luxury polished marble and a glamourous looking interiors. It's not a low cost option to have marble tiles on the walls, floor or both however if you are on a budget purchasing marble accessories is a great way of incorporating the trend into the room.


If you are in need of professional services to revamp your bathroom designs, visit Harrogate Bathrooms








What Mummy Wore: Summer Dresses with fashion world

During the summer months I love keeping cool in a maxi dress. With the heatwave this summer I've been wearing maxi dresses often. I was given the oppertunity recently to try out some dresses from Fashion world.   One of the reasons I prefer maxi dresses is because I feel a lot more comfortable in them especially as I feel they tend to suit my body shape much better than shorter dresses do.

When I was looking at the selection that Fashionworld have to offer I was impressed with how many there were and that they have them in plus sizes too. In general I have to size up when it comes to dresses as they fit and look much better than if I go for my usual top size.


The first dress I opted for is this gorgeous floral printed Joanna Hope maxi dress. It's great for dressing up or down paired with right accessories and I love how flattering the sleeves and bust area is on me as it covers up the areas I don't like. The dress flows nicely giving me a flattering shape and I feel comfortable in it. The fabric is Jersey which I was worried would cling to me showing my lumps and bumps, however found this wasn't the case at all. The length of the dress was perfect for me (I'm 5ft 6) not too long that I'd trip over or too short that I'd feel uncomfortable.  At £52 the dress is perfect for when you are unsure what to wear at a special occasion and want to feel like you are making an effort but not trying too hard. It's also a great dress if you want to wear black with a pop of colour to stand out. 







Another dress that caught my eye is the Tie dye maxi dress. It's a perfect casual summer dress which is ideal for your holiday wardrobe. This is my summer maxi dress essential in the heatwave we are having as its easy to wear and looks great paired with sandles. I love the Tie dye affect as I think it gives the dress a hippy vibe. The dress is comfortable to wear and I love the drawstring belt to cinch the waist. Again this is a gorgous flattering dress with the length being ideal for my height and at £29 its a great price too!

5 most common driving offences

Even though I don't drive I'm aware of some of the laws in regards to driving and being safe on the road. However every year there are around  250,000 motorists out there that are banned from driving due to an array of driving offences. If you get in trouble you may need to find driving offenses solicitors to help you out.



Here are 5 of the most common driving offences here in the UK:

Using a mobile phone while driving
I'm shocked with the amount of people I see on a daily basis using a phone at the wheel. It's so dangerous whether calling or texting its a no no unless hands free. The exception of these circumstances are an emergency or you are safely parked. This doesn't mean just because you have stopped at a traffic light you can use your phone. 

Speeding
This being the most common reason doesn't surprise me at all. I've seen many  cars speeding especially in areas where you are meant to be driving 20 or 30.  Motorists are often caught out with speed cameras or police vans. 

Driving without insurance
Driving without insurance or without the correct insurance is seen as a serious offence. Driving bans aren't uncommon for this offence. Driving with invalidated or no insurance and being caught can also seriously jeopardize your chances of getting insurance in the future and you would need to be prepared to fork out sky high prices.

Failing to stop and report accidents 
An example is failing to report scrapes to avoid paying out and failing to stop means you can get an instant ban. Failing to stop and failing to report are technically classified as two separate offences, however drivers can still be prosecuted for both. 

Driving under influence
Another common driving offence is driving under the influence of drink and/or drugs. 
Some people don't realise that they can be breaking the law on some prescription  drugs. It's important that you check if you can drive whilst on them.

Benefits of Pairing Facelift with Laser Treatments

Imagine waking up one day to find that you look 10 years younger! Luckily, a type of plastic surgery called a rhytidectomy, which is more commonly known as a “facelift,” makes that dream a reality. A facelift is a popular procedure that removes excess skin from the lower face to give it a tighter and firmer appearance. A facelift is used to lift and tighten sagging skin around the jawline, under the chin, and around the mouth. It's an effective way to get a more youthful appearance on its own, but it can also be paired with a complementary procedure called laser resurfacing, or laser treatment, to give your skin an even more youthful and firmed look. Laser treatments eliminate wrinkles and skin blemishes, which contributes to a fresher, more vibrant face. Either treatment alone produces impressive results, but the combination of the two makes you say “wow” when you look in the mirror!


How Can A Facelift Change Your Appearance?
A facelift is a popular procedure to combat the effects of aging. It's one of three types of facial rejuvenation procedures. The facelift addresses the lower third of the face, while eyelid surgery corrects aging around the eyes and mid-face, and a brow lift rejuvenates the upper part of your face. Sometimes, you might find that one area of your face is more bothersome than another, which means you'll benefit from just one of the three procedures. However, it's not uncommon to find that two, or even all three, of the procedures provide the best anti-aging results.

Of the age-erasing choices in plastic surgery, a facelift is one of the most established and effective procedures. As you get older, your skin gradually starts to head south with the effects of gravity. The facial fat that once gave volume and lift to your cheeks starts to gravitate to the lower part of your face, which can cause sagging or loose skin in the jowls. Deep folds may also start to form around your nose and mouth, and the skin under your eyes might also start to thin out, giving your eyes a hollow and tired appearance. While this is a normal part of aging and nothing to worry about from a medical perspective, it certainly doesn't look attractive!

Fortunately, with procedures like a facelift, it's possible to correct the parts of your aging face that are bothering you. If you're bothered by a tired-looking face, the next step is to schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon. He or she will listen to your concerns and explain how a facelift can correct the problem. Once you've discussed the changes that you want to see, your physician will schedule a time for facelift surgery. The procedure typically lasts anywhere from 2-5 hours. You may be given either local sedatives or general anesthesia, depending on the complexity of the procedure (which in turn affects how long it will last) and your personal comfort level. Typically, a facelift is performed as an outpatient procedure, which means that you can go home after it's done.

What Is The Benefit Of A Laser Treatment?
Although facelifts are typically geared towards the older population, laser treatments may be performed on people who are younger, too. Laser treatments are designed to get rid of aesthetic skin concerns, including blemishes from acne scars. Laser treatments are also used to reduce wrinkles, which makes them a popular companion procedure to a facelift. While a facelift requires your surgeon to correct problem areas by going underneath the skin, laser treatments correct problem areas using a high-intensity laser light that's directed at the area to be fixed. Laser treatments are a quick and effective way to reduce imperfections on the skin's surface, as they can permeate several layers of skin. Some conditions that laser treatments, or laser resurfacing, are designed to fix include wrinkles around the nose and mouth, fine lines on the forehead, and scars from acne. Laser treatments may also be used after a facelift to rejuvenate the skin on the surface. While laser treatments are effective at treating certain conditions, they should be avoided if you have certain problems. Acne and stretch marks are two issues that laser resurfacing won't fix, and people with those problems should avoid laser treatments in areas of skin affected by those conditions.

Like a facelift, a laser treatment is generally done on an outpatient basis, which means you probably won't have to stay in recovery overnight. The procedure time can last anywhere from 45 minutes to two hours, depending on whether you're getting treatment for a small part of your face or your entire face. If the doctor is treating a small area, you'll most likely get a local anesthetic. If you are having a larger area treated, or if you prefer to not feel anything, you'll have the option to get general anesthesia instead.

After the procedure, your doctor will bandage the area that was treated. Starting the day after the treatment, you'll have to clean the affected area several times each day and apply an ointment to prevent scars and scabs from forming. As with any cosmetic procedure, you will probably have some swelling after the laser treatment. Ice packs and keeping your head elevated will make the swelling disappear more quickly. If you have swelling around your eyes, your doctor may give you oral medication to reduce the swelling. Once the swelling subsides, you'll be able to see the end results. This should take anywhere from about 10 days to three weeks. After the skin heals, it will be sensitive to light and drier than it was before. Therefore, it's important to wear sunscreen and avoid prolonged sun exposure. You should also take care to keep your skin adequately moisturized, as that can expedite healing and hasten your recovery.

Where Can You Go For The Procedures?


If you're bothered by aging, tired-looking, and sagging skin around the lower part of your face and neckline, your next step should be to contact a board-certified plastic surgeon for a consultation. One surgeon who you can consult for both a facelift and laser treatments in Beverly Hills, CA is Dr. Andrew Frankel. With his extensive knowledge, experience in performing both procedures, and compassionate demeanor, and being board certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ENT), you'll understand why Dr. Frankel is one of the most sought after surgeons around.

Can You Help Your Depression Naturally?

Depression is a mental condition that affects thousands if not millions of people worldwide. Depression is defined as a mental health disorder which causes drastic fluctuations in mood, loss of interest in activities and life - leading to the inability to function normally. While many individuals leave their symptoms untreated, there are those who seek out help. From going to counselling to using various antidepressants, sufferers will try anything to beat their illness. As depression medication can leave users feeling like zombies, many have started to seek out natural alternatives - researching their options on websites like Authority Reports to discover dietary supplements that could help them. Find out more about Authority Reports and the natural products that are available today.



Here are some natural supplements you can take to assist with your symptoms of depression:

St. John’s Wort
This is probably the most famous and controversial natural antidepressant around. St John’s Wort is a herbal supplement that is derived from Hypericum perforatum, a flower that is used to produce various products such as teas, tonics and pills that are commonly used to soothe the symptoms of depression.
How it works: The active compounds in this herb, namely hypericin, hyperforin and adhyperforin have been suggested to affect serotonin, dopamine and noradrenaline levels in the brain - which are responsible for moods.

Lavender
Predominantly used as an essential oil, lavender forms part of the mint family and has traditionally been used to improve moods and soothe anxiety. This plant also has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it great for healing wounds and insect bites. While this product has many health benefits, it has also been used to support those suffering from depression and anxiety conditions.
How it works: Lavender contains a host of compounds, such as; linalool, linalyl acetate and camphor. Individually, these elements have been associated with the treatment and management of depression and anxiety - both orally and through aromatherapy treatments.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 Fatty Acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids that are naturally found in foods like fish. Consisting of three main fatty acids, namely alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) - these compounds are mainly extracted from plant and animal oils to make dietary supplements. Playing a vital role in the development of the central nervous system, Omega-3 has many linked health benefits, including anti-depressant properties.
How it works: Omega-3 positively affects the cells in the brain, providing energy and improving the condition of cell membranes. As it improves the health of brain cells, it promotes development and cognitive function.

Zinc
This trace element has been proven as necessary for healthy immune function as well as to assist the body in preventing disease and illness. Shown to have antidepressant characteristics, a deficiency in zinc can lead to the body being run down, which can cause many associated conditions. This mineral is commonly found in oysters, red meat and poultry.
How it works: Affecting how the body and the brain deal with stress - zinc is most prominent in the brain (hippocampus - the area responsible for mood) and has been identified as a biomarker for depression. Generally, the lower the levels of zinc, the higher the levels of depression.

Chamomile
Also referred to as ‘Water of Youth’ the chamomile plant has long been used as a calming or anti-anxiety supplement. While this herb has been used to assist people with a variety of health conditions such as pain and inflammation, it can also uplift your mood.
How it works: Although there is not much scientific research on this herb, it is believed that chamomile increases the levels of serotonin, dopamine and noradrenaline in the brain, which in turn improves symptoms of depression.

If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, mental health stress and want to include some natural support for your routine, the above-mentioned supplements could help you to get your condition to a more manageable level. However, as with any dietary supplement, herb etc. you should always consult your healthcare practitioner before starting use. 

July Reads


Another month has flown by and I've had some great reads I managed to get through in July. I'm expecting August  to be a bit slower for reading with us now being  the throws of the summer holidays and needing to keep Blake entertained. Anyway here is my reads for July.


Friend request by Laura Marshall

Maria Weston wants to be friends. But Maria Weston is dead. Isn't she?
A story that involves bullying, a school friend dying, a school reunion and secrets threatened to be exposed.The story flips between 1989 and 2016 and is a fast paced physiological thriller. I was unsure about this one but really enjoyed it and had moments when I was left in suspense.


Some kind of wonderful by Giovanna Fletcher

 Some kind of wonderful is an entertaining and light romance story. Lizzie and Ian have been together for 10 years everyone thinks that they will come home from a romantic holiday engaged but instead of a proposal Ian isn't sure if he even wants to be with her any more. Heartbroken Lizzie realises its the perfect time to seize new oppertunities and discover who she is at heart. I love these light hearted reads especially during the summer time and am a fan of Giovanna Fletcher and have read and enjoyed her other books.

After I've gone by Linda Green

On a wet Monday in January, Jess Mount checks Facebook and discovers her timeline appears to have skipped forward 18 months, to a day when shocked family and friends are posting heartbreaking tributes to her following her death in an accident. Jess is left scared and confused: is she the target of a cruel online prank or is this a terrifying glimpse of her true fate? Amongst the posts are photos of a gorgeous son she has not yet conceived. But when new posts suggest her death was deliberate, Jess realises that if she changes the future to save her own life, the baby boy she has fallen in love with may never exist. This was an another thriller which I really enjoyed.

Girls made of Snow and Glass By Melissa Bashardoust

A magical feminist retelling of snow white featuring difficult relationship themes between the characters. Princess Lynet looks exactly like her late mother and finds out that she was made from snow in the dead queens image. Mina finds out her magician father cut out her heart and replaced it with glass. She marry's the king intent on finally knowing love however it doesn't work out that way. The king makes Lynet queen of the southern territories displacing Mina, now Lynet must win back the mother she has only ever known or else defeat her. I loved this book and will definitely be reading it again! I've not read a fantasy themed book in awhile and am so glad I  chose this one.

 Calm by Fearne Cotton

Calm is Fearne's second book and is about working through life's daily stresses to find calm. With mental illness being on the rise this book features ideas and activities to do to that have helped her. I've found this to be a very helpful book as I've been struggling a lot with anxiety recently.