Do you love getting engrossed in to television series? I do, but once I start I can't stop until it's finished and it is the only thing I will watch until I have finished it. I have a couple of different subscription services I use which are Amazon Prime, Now TV and my boyfriends Netflix. So I thought I may share 5 of the series I have been engrossed in lately.


If you haven't heard of Making a murdered then where have you been for the past few weeks? There has been a huge buzz around this Netflix original documentary series about a man from American who was convicted for 18 years for a crime but did he commit it? I loved this I was gripped right from the beginning after my boyfriend told me to start watching it. It was the most frustrating thing I have ever watched. If you haven't already watched it then you need to.


Luther is a new one for me I've only recently started watching it over the last week but I am hooked already. If you like crime drama and Idris Elba then you must give this a go.


I put off watching Stella for quite a while as it didn't really look like something I would enjoy. I recently signed up for a free trial on Now TV and thought I might as well give it a go. I LOVE it! Ruth Jones is brilliant and it was so funny and plus I love the welsh accent so it's a good all rounder for me.


Oh Walking Dead, I love The Walking Dead. I hadn't watched anything about Zombies before and to be honest I didn't think I would like it but I kept hearing people talking about it so I decided to watch the first few episodes and I fell in love with it. I watched all 6 seasons in a couple of months and it starts back on Valentine's day and I am even more excited for that than I am Valentine's Day.


Finally an old favourite of mine, Pretty Little Liars I first started watching this I think May time last year and loved it. Every episode is a cliff hanger so you keep thinking I will just watch one more then Oh my god I need to watch the next and before you know it, it's 2am. The mid season break has felt like it'd gone on for months and months but it's finally back and I can't wait to see what happens next.

What series do you recommend I watch next?
Laser Treatments and Other Anti-Aging Tips The aging process can be stressful, especially the impact that it can have on your skin. After all, we all want to look our best at all times, right? That's why it's so important to understand all of the options you have for keeping your skin healthy. So, here are some anti-aging tips to keep your skin looking

Make Your Skincare a Daily Priority 

First of all, you need to understand that your skincare should be a daily priority. It's much more difficult to treat a major skin problem later in life than it is to prevent it by doing simple things to protect your skin each day. For example, always protect your skin from the sun. An easy way to do that is to use a daily moisturizer or cleanser that is SPF rated for sun protection. Even when it's cloudy, the UV rays from the sun can easily damage your skin. You can't see the damage that day, but it definitely adds up. Of course, no matter what you do it may not be enough to keep wrinkles and other skin problems away forever. Eventually they are bound to pop up, but a good skincare routine can delay the process. And the even better news is that there are different treatments you can use once those problems do appear.

Understand All Aspects of Your Skin 

You need to understand all aspects of your skin before you can treat the issues that you have. All skin is different. Even siblings have skin with different properties. For instance, how oily is your skin? Maybe it's not oily at all. It could be too dry instead. Also, are you prone to acne outbreaks, redness, or other skin irritations? Those are all things you need to take into account before you have any clinical anti- aging treatments, such as fixing your skin problems with medical laser equipment, Botox injections, or chemical peels.

There is No Perfect Answer 

 When it comes to anti-aging treatments, there is no perfect answer. If there was, there would only be one universal treatment. Instead, there are many different options you could try. That's because every situation is different, and so is every treatment. For instance, laser devices are often thought to be best for those who have light colored skin. They can also be bad for anyone whose skin produces too much oil. However, IPL and other treatments might work well for those with dark skin, depending on the issues they are trying to treat.

Finding Your Own Perfect Skincare Answer

The good news is that there may be a perfect answer for you, at least as far as a short-term treatment goes. Finding the one that works best for you should be easy when you ask an expert for help. They can compare your skin color and type against the different options available and come up with an optimum solution. Although, most clinical solutions, including laser treatments, will need to be repeated if you want to maintain the results and not have your wrinkles or other skin issues come back.

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This year I never made any resolutions simply because I know that I never stick to them so I thought what was the point? Instead this year I am going to try and write monthly goals at the beginning of each month and then at the end of the month I am hoping to do a monthly round up.

1, Carry on blogging - I feel like I am slowly falling back in love with blogging so I am hoping to carry on blogging through the month as at the moment I am feeling really inspired again.

2, Read at least 1 book - I can't actually remember the last time I read a book I think it may have been last summer which is really bad for somebody who used to love reading so I am hoping to start having at least 2 nights a week where I get in to bed early and read.

3, Get up to date with Project Life - I have fallen quite far behind with my Project Life I think I am currently at August time! which is terrible but I have just had a load of photos printed off so I am hoping to get up to date pretty soon.

4, Engage more on Twitter - I used to be obsessed with Twitter but haven't really used it in the longest time and I have lost touch with such a lot of people I used to speak to on there so I really need to start using it more.

5, Eat better - Over the past couple of months I have put on a bit of weight and I can definitely tell, I feel really sluggish and uncomfortable in my clothes I want to start eating better more fruit and veg and I want to make a conscious effort to drink more water too.
Now that January has come to an end and we are over the longest month of the year it wont be long until Spring is upon us. Especially now that it is nearly half term once the children go back to school it will be practically March. It’s got me thinking about Thomas’s wardrobe at the minute it is full of big thick jumpers and cosy thick coats, hopefully it wont be long until the weather starts to get a little warmer and we can start to wear lighter clothes


I have been looking on the Joules website  for some ideas and inspiration for some Spring/ Summer clothing to update Thomas’s wardrobe with. I order some bits from Joules a couple of months back, one of which was a lovely fox jumper for Thomas it is such good quality and it washes really well which I get a little worried about when washing woollen jumpers. So I wouldn’t hesitate purchasing Thomas more clothes from Joules as I know even though it’s a little more expensive you can definitely tell that the quality of the clothing is better.


Even though the weather supposed to get warmer during Spring Thomas will still need some jumpers and I love the colours of this crew neck sweatshirt even though the colours are great for Spring it will also keep Thomas warm.

How cute it this dark blue rocket print t-shirt I love it and I think any little boy would think this is so cool!


Finally as the weather gets slightly warmer it will be time to swap Thomas out of his big thick winter coats and in to a lighter coat and this showerproof would be perfect to keep him sheltered from wind and rain but without making him too hot. 

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A couple of days ago I took part in a Valentine's Evening at intu Potteries with 2 other bloggers Charl and Terri which you can read about here. After we had finished our shopping task we had a table booked at Coast To Coast a new restaurant that has opened in The Hive which is part of intu Potteries where the restaurants and Cineworld are based.

Stoke to me has seemed like it has been stuck in the dark ages for a while, it has always lacked different places to eat. During a shopping trip you are seriously limited if you want to take a dinner break you only really have McDonalds, Weatherspoons and a couple of smaller places none of which really appeal to me. If you wanted to go out for a meal at night Hanley was a bit of a no-no.

Now we have The Hive hanley is suddenly back on the map we now have a Nando's, Pizza Express, Frankie and Benny's, Bon Pan Asian, Chiquitos, Gourmet Burger Kitchen and of course Coast to Coast which is where we chose to go. You may see this list of restaurants and think they are old news now but for Stoke on Trent to get these new places to eat is a big, big thing and long awaited.

I was instantly impressed when we arrived at Coast to Coast the staff were very friendly and welcoming. It's a very good job we had booked a table as it was heaving with a constant stream of new customers arriving there was definitely a buzz about the place.

The drinks menu was brilliant I was definitely spoilt for choice on the cocktail front but I decided to go with a cocktail called Coast to coast. Which was very yummy and refreshing if I wasn't driving I would definitely have tried more.


Everything on the menu sounded so good I was spoilt for choice again. After checking out the menu earlier in the week I was going to order the meatball pasta bake which sounded delicious but then I noticed the Cajun chicken melt which was served with crispy bacon rashers, melted cheese, onion rings, fries and a corn on the cob.


The food was absolutely delicious, I had heard a couple of negative reports from a couple of people who had visited Coast to Coast shortly after it first opened but after visiting myself now I am guessing they were just teething problems as I haven't a bad word to say about the place. For a very busy Friday night the service and food was great I shall definitely be returning once I have tried all of the other restaurants the Hive and intu Potteries has to offer.

Last Friday I was invited to my local shopping centre which is intu Potteries with two fellow bloggers from Stoke. Each of us were given a pre loaded gift card with three different amounts on them £15, £35 and £50 and given the task to buy a Valentine's gift for either ourselves or our partners. Of course we all chose ourselves (Women huh?)

Luckily I picked the £35 voucher at random so I was immediately thinking what would I like to receive for Valentine's day which was kinda difficult I have never been in a relationship where we have made a fuss of Valentine's day if truth be told so I don't really have much experience of giving or receiving presents.  I thought about what I needed which is what I would appreciate for Valentine's day and that is new perfume. I am running rather low on my two favourite Jo Malone perfumes so I am trying not to use them as much.

I visited Debenhams first and had a little mooch around there perfume section which is really good they have all the top brand perfumes which you would expect to see. However I wanted to get a gift set as I think when you are giving presents perfume looks better as part of a gift set. So I went to have a look in The Perfume Shop. I instantly spotted the Marc Jacobs Daisy gift set which was priced at £29.99 which when you look on the website it is still marked up at £51!




As you can see the gift set comes with the usual shower gel and body lotion which I shall be keeping in my bathroom. 

I love this fresh smelling scent it's perfect for spring, I like to switch around my perfumes throughout the year and I leave my deeper scents for winter time preferring a lighter fragrance in the spring/ summer months.


I love the bottle too, I mean how cute is that lid! It looks beautiful on a dressing table but maybe not that great for keeping in your handbag.

What would you choose as a Valentine's day treat for yourself?

After our little shopping trip we had a table booked at a new restaurant in the newly opened Hive which is part of intu Potteries which I shall be talking about here on my blog very soon.



Yes that’s right Thomas has started school, I mean he was only born a short while ago and now he goes to school! A few weeks ago I phoned by old primary school which is my second choice for Reception next year just on the off chance to see whether there were any places in the Nursery for Thomas. Partly because over the past month I came to the realisation that I should have started Thomas at a school nursery back in September but as he was already in a private nursery full time I didn’t but after speaking to other parents and hearing about how much their child had come on whilst being at a school which made me regret not putting Thomas in.

Luckily Thomas got a place meaning he was off to school! The few days before I felt really nervous about it and starting having second thoughts wondering if I was doing the right think starting him at a school now that he may not even get in to the reception class come September.  With Thomas going to school it meant that he would also need to start before and after school club and a childminders which I was also really nervous about because it is throwing a lot of newness at a 3 and a half year old all in one go.

Monday came around I dropped Thomas off at school I was half expecting him to be a little clingy being in this new environment with 60 new faces but he wasn’t he did brilliantly he just sat with me whilst the teacher asked me a few questions and then we hung his coat up on his peg and then I gave him a kiss and cuddle and then he waved me off and went back in to the classroom with the teacher.

The teacher has been telling me about how well he has been doing since he started and how well he is settling in. Thomas has also started the before and after school club and childminders like I mentioned and he has been doing really well with both of them, they have both said it's like he has always been there. I'm already noticing changes in Thomas especially with the things he comes out with like he tells me to talk in a little voice and if he wants me to do something for him he will ask me if I want to be his special helper its ever so sweet. I'm really looking forward to seeing how he develops even more in the coming months


I adore taking photos, I love being able to capture memories to look back on in years to come. So I thought it might be nice to share 5 photos that make me happy and maybe turn this in to a bit of a weekly feature. They won’t necessarily be photos that I have taken that week but any 5 that never fail to make me smile