Author / alice

the royal crescent hotel review
Travel

MTT Travel: The Royal Crescent Hotel, Bath

I know it’s not just me who finds the endless winter season difficult. Between the stress of Christmas, the rain of January and the endless short days… urgh. I crave spring and summer like you wouldn’t imagine.
Back in December I was getting close to breaking point. Between all the children’s commitments and my own personal carousel of busyness the whole month had me like the roadrunner.

Lessons from 2015
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5 tips for planning for your child’s future

I must say, I find speaking to grandparents and respected elders enormously insightful. Among the many pearls of wisdom which I’ve tried to absorb relating to parenting is that our generation, financially speaking, has it a whole lot tougher than they did when it comes to bringing up a family. Invariably, we will find a way to make things work.

Home

The One Secret To A Peaceful Bedroom

The master bedroom.
It’s often a space that gets woefully overlooked. When the house gets decorated the master bed gets left til last, used as a dumping ground, a place where ironing, and odd socks go to die. Sound familiar?
I’m trying to bring the master bedroom back.

Dating in the Digital Age
Life

Do You Need To Be Less Nice To Get Ahead At Work?

In life isn’t it nice to be nice? At home, at work, with your family. I’m a big believer in getting back what you give out and try to use this a basis for the way I treat other people. My thought is, that if I treat others the way I wish to be treated then I shall set myself up for the happiest life possible.

Skincare for flu
Beauty

Skincare For The Flu

In case you haven’t heard me bang on about it enough, last week I was really ill withe the flu. It was awful – it takes a lot for me to down tools, stop work and call in the big guns (i.e. Grannie) for help – and I was in bed for close to a full week.

the monica cupboard
Home

The Monica Cupboard

When the team from IKEA’s Live Lagom project came to see my house, I knew they’d want to poke around a bit. That was fine with me; as an obsessive cleaner and tidier (it’s a control thing) my house is, 90% of the time, ready to receive the queen. Well, you never know, do you?
But there is one dark space I was worried they’d want to delve in to.

first world problems
Life

Mum’s Got Flu

I used to do an excellent line in self-pity.
After the ex and I split up I spent a long time feeling sorry for myself. I was well-used to the ugly cry when something didn’t go my way, the snotty weep on the bathroom floor waling “it’s not fair!”. Only natural, I think, when your life suddenly gets turned upside down: I didn’t quite know how else to react sometimes.