Planning for 2018…

I’m sure you will know by now that I love to plan, my Filofax is kept at arms length at all times and not a day goes by that I don’t check, plan or organise…hence my career in Events!

Last year I wrote a list, instead of resolutions or goals I wrote a collection of bullet points for things I wanted to do, days out I wanted to plan or restaurants I fancied visiting. My list included trying a new restaurant with my Grandma, taking Sonny to a venue I hadn’t heard of before or just ideas for a rainy day.

It worked so well that I have compiled a similar one for 2018 and although its no where near full yet I have already excitedly pencilled in a visit to one of our favourite hotels for our 4 year wedding anniversary, lunch at a beauty spot overlooking one of our favourite coastlines, defiantly a lunch out with my Grandma again, I like to cherish the time spent with her and a well needed spa day with well whoever wants to come!

Creating a wish list of trips means that if I need some inspiration, I can quickly flick to the page and book something up and if we don’t tick it all off then we have plans to move across to 2019!

Let me know if you have anything planned so far, my list still has loads of space!

Love Harriet x

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Worth the hype…M&S Beauty calendar

I was very lucky to receive a M&S beauty calendar as a present, a perfect assistant to help with the Christmas count down! I have never had one before and always wondered if they were worth the sometimes very high price tag? This was the perfect opportunity to test one of these beauties out and give my honest opinion!

Firstly, I love that my calendar was Marks and Spencer meaning it was full of a variety of brands, with their beauty floor stocking such a powerful range it was a perfect opportunity to discover something I hadn’t laid my fingers on yet from skincare, body care to make up – it was all covered!

The calendar itself was beautiful, a gorgeous ruby red Christmas house full with boxes delicately decorated with festive scenes and laid out with numbers 1-24 with number 25 being the large space in the roof.

Opening each box everyday was so exciting, like a kid with their first advent calendar. The range of products was so impressive from cleanser to body creams, face peals to lip gloss, M&S clearly picked the cream of their crop.

I’m still trying to work my way through the vast amount of minis which are neatly stacked in the pretty make up bag  I found behind door 25.  So far my favourites  include the Alphah liquid rose gold with its legendary resurfacing and smoothing effects, Rodials dragons blood sculpting gel to give my face a much needed plump and revive after the wearing winter effects and Formula Absolute Ultimate sleep cream which promises the appearance of 8 hours sleep even if you hardly caught a wink – exactly what a tired mum needs!

I’m excited to try the others and 100% will be purchasing some bigger versions of these treats! At a really reasonable price of £30 this calendar is totally worth the price tag and a fantastic way to explore what the beauty industry has to offer before committing to a full size tube!

I cant wait to see what they do next year already! if you had a beauty calendar, I’d love to know which one and what you though of it!

Love Harriet x

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Happy New Year!….

Wow its crazy to be writting this on another New Years eve!

2017 has been a year filled with fits of laughter, plenty of fun, a good few learning curves and also new discoveries! Another year to cement amazing friendships, the year my gang of 8 started to turn the BIG 3-0 and my little man turned 2!

We were lucky enough to attend 3 truly beautiful weddings, each different but each equally stunning! Welcomed new humans into the world, stepped foot onto my favourite cornish beaches and just generally had a blast!

I thought I would just post a handful of 2017 highlights……Happy new year,I wish you the best 2018, full of health and happiness

Love Harriet x

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Dressing up for Christmas day?…

Ever since I was a child, one of my favourite Christmas traditions is picking something nice to wear for the big day..my 7 year old self would excitedly pick a dress with some sort of velvet and sparkle, feeling a million dollars rocking up to grandmas to see what my cousins would be dressed smartly in.

That feeling has never left me although, dont get me wrong I am not talking full gown but if I wear jeans and a top, I try make sure I feel great in it and its not just one of my normal ‘go to’ ‘running around the house’ outfits. It goes for Sonny too, I like him to have something new on, smart yet comfortable enough to play in and yes it may only stay clean until 8am but its just a nice feeling to have your best attire on.

Luckily when I met Ian, I realised he shared a love of Christmas and followed traditions similarly which was a massive bonus point, I mean I couldn’t be with someone who didn’t get excited when the Coca cola advert popped on our screens. Its funny listening to other peoples take on traditions, its made me think…Why do we get all dressed up to simply sit in the house all day and eat delicious food?  Joey had the right idea with his ‘eating pants’ in the thanksgiving episode in Friends, much more comfortable clothing with expanding waist lines for the bottomless pit of Quality Street.

I’ve heard of some families wearing Pyjamas all day and if they are smart ones, you know festive Joules then I can totally see the appeal to that! One day I may go down that route but this year I will stick to what I know best and find something with some sparkle or christmas theme!

What do you all do?

Love Harriet x

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