The reasons you feel self conscious at the gym and how to beat it

Hardcore Stormies Hit The Gym

Hello new gym goers! How are those 2014 resolutions going? Are you in the gym three times a week as you promised you would be? I’m guessing that if you’re here you’re either answering ‘no’ to that final question or you’re struggling.

As someone who was petrified of the gym, I know how you feel. You feel like everyone is looking at you, judging what you’re doing and how much you can lift. I promise, that’s not the case. Continue reading

AGA launches the brilliant AGA Foodhall

AGA-Foodhall-Crate-3I trust AGA when it comes to food. An AGA cooker makes any kitchen the heart of the home, drawing people in with warmth and beautifully cooked food.

When I received the information about AGA Foodhall, I was excited. The new website features food from artisan producers that can be delivered to your door. This means you can find beautiful food that you may not have seen elsewhere. Continue reading

17 killer resources for your dream body

paleo coconut curryBefore I get started on this, I’m not saying your dream body has to conform to supermodel standards, nor do you have to be toned and muscular. Your dream body is wherever you feel comfortable and these resources will help you to get there regardless of whether you want to become a lingerie model or just want to be able to move better and more often. Continue reading

WIN: The New Staycation – Heritage Serviced Suites, Huddersfield.

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Lucky bloody me I know…. but a lifestyle rife with an inordinate amount of hotel rooms, cruise ship cabins, and luxury villas has ultimately, become overwhelming.

Nowadays, I often hope the receptionist isn’t warm and welcoming (I’m tired of talking) or the cabin stewardess is not the cutest and kindest lady ever (they normally are). Never mind the humble Greek Yia-Yia that cleans the villa and feeds us Fanta and cakes every day.
I love warmth and hospitality, it’s the corner stone of a good travel experience. But sometimes I want to travel privately, silently, and not have the feeling ‘again’ of being away from home. Continue reading

Win £50 to spend at Sinsins Boutique

sinsins boutiqueWe all deserve something sexy in our lives. It might be a toy, some nice underwear or something a little kinky that you can share with a partner. Regardless of your preferences, you should treat yourself and there’s no better place to look for lovely things than Sinsins Boutique.

This, the second of our competitions, is for £50 to spend online or in store!

In their own words: “Just a stone’s throw from the high street, Sinsins is a small, independent, family-owned store nestled amongst the Norwich Lanes, within the fine city of Norwich, Norfolk. Expect fairy lights, bunting, Nat King Cole playing in the background, and a joyous selection of products that we and our customers truly believe in.” Continue reading

Do you make these internet mistakes?

photoActually, you probably don’t make these internet mistakes but if someone you know does, point them in the right direction. Kindness isn’t just about helping old ladies across the road, it can be about stopping friends and family from making fools of themselves on the Internet too.

Shouting

We’ll start off quite basic but I think this is only a mistake parents and grandparents make on the Internet (or in texts). When you type in caps, it’s akin to shouting. No one likes being shouted at.

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Win a three hour photography course

Backlit poppiesTo officially launch this wonderful new website of ours, we thought we’d treat you to things we love. To begin with, we are giving away a three-hour improve your photography course courtesy of Justin Minns.

The lucky winner will get a three-hour photography course that will help them to improve their skills with a camera.

From the website: “Suitable for beginners to more advanced photographers looking to improve their skills, this is a three hour practical masterclass. Meeting at a pre-arranged location we’ll look at composition, light, exposure and equipment as well as brushing up on camera settings and getting the best from your camera.” Continue reading

The Monochrome Home

Because Rose has just got a new house, it’s made me think about mine. I have quite odd tastes when it comes to interior decoration. I like vintage and I like quirky but there’s a special place in my heart for the super-modern too. Here are some items I’ve been lusting after recently.

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Carved Skull – Rockett St George | Black Splatter Bowl – Emma Bridgewater | Flos Tab Black Desk Lamp – Heal’s | Zigzag cushion – Missoni Home | Horse Tea Pot – NotontheHighStreet | Qlocktwo Touch – Heal’s Continue reading