Friday, 21 September 2018

Review: Swallow Barn B&B, Frome

Swallow Barn Frome Review Where to stay in Somerset

Hey Owlets,

I'm never one to be organised but recently I've been scheduling my blog posts and I'm not sure I like it - it feels like I haven't spoken to you in ages even though I've been uploading regularly. The upside however, is that when I go away I can actually put my phone down for more than 10 minutes at a time and I can switch my brain off because I have a post going live already that week. So when I got the chance for a little mini break in the Somerset countryside it was a great chance to digitally detox - well sort of anyway, as I was invited to take a look around and share my thoughts with you.

Friday, 14 September 2018

Month in Pictures: August

Manchester Salford Quays Media City Plus Size Travel Blogger

Hey Owlets,

I can't believe it but it's September already - grab the pumpkins, hot chocolate and fairy lights because Autumn is getting near. To be honest though I'm absolutely not ready for it - maybe it's because I've not had a holiday yet but I'm still majorly in summer mode and having to put a coat on doesn't feel right. Anyway, we can put off Autumn for a while now as I'm here to share my August with you. I know it's early but I'm already mentally packing for my holiday even though it's not for a few months so I spent a lot of August either trying to get ahead with my blog posts or in the hospital with Dad as he's had a lot of tests so it's been a bit of a quiet month but I still have a few fun things to share with you.

Friday, 7 September 2018

Packing for a Cruise: Don't Waste Space

Royal Caribbean Independence of The Seas Packing for your First Cruise

Hey Owlets,

If you haven't already heard from the 15,000 times I've previously mentioned it, last year I was lucky enough to go on my first ever cruise. Now it may have had something to do with the anxiety of never travelling abroad before or the fact that it was booked last minute, but when I heard "no luggage limit" I ran with it, and ended up taking THREE suitcases! Yes, I know that was excessive and, I'll be honest, one of them didn't even get unpacked. My room attendant looked at me like I was mad when he knocked on the door to tell me my suitcases had arrived. So since the phrase "pack light" isn't in my vocabulary, I thought it might be interesting to look at some of the things I took but never used  and hopefully it inspires you to pack a little lighter than I did! Just to clarify I went on a cruise around the Mediterranean, so this only really applies if you're going to hotter destinations. This was going to be a "ten things..." type of post but apparently I'm paranoid about having creature comforts with me, because after several days I've still not managed to think of 10 things I didn't use - oops.

Friday, 31 August 2018

Starting My Fitness Journey

Plus size fitness weight loss journey

Hey Owlets,

We're talking about something a bit different today, and something that I NEVER thought I'd have an interest in. If you've been following me on Twitter or Instagram you'll probably already know, but last week I decided I wanted to get fitter and lose a bit of weight, and being that I spend most of my time telling you how to love yourself as you are, I wanted to explain why I'm seemingly contradicting my own mission statement.

Friday, 24 August 2018

Follow Me To: Torquay for the Weekend

torquay beach staycation holiday

Hey Owlets,

Its been a while since I last did a “Follow Me To” so I thought it would be nice to bring this back out. For years Mum and Dad have been telling me how much they love Torquay but I’d never been so in March we packed a bag and headed for a family weekend by the sea. Yes, I know it's August now but life kind of got in the way of my blog, but I hope you enjoy it anyway!

Friday, 17 August 2018

Afternoon Tea at the Courthouse in Knutsford, Cheshire

Courthouse Knutsford Cheshire Barristers Restaurant Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea

Hey Owlets,

If you watched my Instagram stories you will have known that I recently took a whirlwind trip to Manchester - when I say whirlwind I mean we left Bristol BEFORE 7am, we were in Manchester by 11am for Dad to buy his new car, and by 1pm I was making Dad hate me by accidentally directing him into a multi-storey carpark when he'd been driving his new car for less than ten minutes. However, I did make up for it as in the afternoon we were invited to review The Courthouse in Knutsford, so we stopped for afternoon tea on our way home.

Friday, 10 August 2018

July In Pictures

SS Great Britain Bristol Rooftop View

Hey Owlets,

I can't believe it's that time of month again already. I know they say that the days go quicker as you get older, but I'm sure I blinked and two months have gone past. Maybe it's because I'm busy, but I've been struggling to keep up with my Month in Pictures posts, and with my blog in general. There's just never enough time to write. Anyway, on with July - this month I seem to have done a lot of different things and just forgotten to take photos, so apologies if this month's post is a bit thin on the ground.

Friday, 3 August 2018

Surviving a Body Confidence Crash

how to be more body confident body positivity plus size fashion blogger

Hey Owlets,

Today I wanted to talk to you about something that I think affects a lot of us from time to time - a body confidence crash. I actually struggled with this when I was in Birmingham a few weeks ago,  after I attended an event where I felt like I was being judged purely on my weight, and someone on Twitter asked me how I dealt with it, so what kind of blogger would I be if I didn’t make a post out of it?