Learning To Say No

The word ‘no’ is often associated with being rude, ignorant or selfish and is often discouraged. But is it really such a horrid word? In some cases yes – when we are turned down for a job, when our house offer isn’t accepted, when someone decides they no longer want to spend time with us;…

The Importance of Health and Wellbeing

I have dabbled with blogging since 2009 but could never find my niche – but at the same time I knew one day I would return. At the time blogging was generating income for some people, but it was still a bit of a whacky concept. Skip forward 9 years and the world of blogging,…

My 3 Week Wedding Celebrations Cost £13000

I have to say that I wasn’t one of those girls who spent their childhood/teens/twenties thinking about my perfect wedding – not because I didn’t want one; I just wasn’t sure it would happen (cue the violins). When Tim popped the question we really had to start from scratch of what our perfect wedding might…

Dating With A Disability

Dating these days in general is HARD. Just watching Love Island is enough to put you off for life. But what about dating with a disability? I personally don’t classify myself as having a disability – for the most part I am lucky to be able to live a relatively normal life. But to the…

Chantelle’s Goal Setting

No one is perfect and no one has everything that they want. That’s the beauty of life. It’s all about the journey. Much like everyone else, I too have MANY goals I want to achieve. It’s already come to light that some of my goals may have to be reprioritised. For example I was hoping…

The Power of Closure

Today I got an unexpected surprise… closure. It doesn’t always happen and sometimes we just have to move on. But I’ve been struggling. Don’t worry, this isn’t the demise of myself and Tim (phew). If you’ve been reading this blog since its launch, you may know that my last 2 jobs have been rocky and…

Yeast Free: Spicy Veggie Carbonara

This is officially my new favourite (except for the Tortilla pizzas obvs) For this I literally threw some ingredients together and hoped for the best and it was so tasty! Additionally, if you don’t like spice, it doesn’t need to have any spice in it. Perfect. Ingredients Butternut Squash (spiralised) Sweetcorn (40g) Red Onion Brocolli…

The Joys of Having Anxiety

This weekend was fun. Not. Well Saturday was fine until 6.15pm when my body decided to be annoying and I had an oesophagus spasm. Yeah, it is a thing. The whole unemployment thing has really been getting to me as it likely that we may have to move house at some point and that breaks…

The Pitfalls of Dating

  Follow my blog with Bloglovin Now don’t get me wrong… I have dated some serious plonkers. SERIOUS plonkers. But I like to think that Tim is a pretty decent catch, even if I do say so myself. However, I still know some people that are single and working hard at the whole dating thing,…

Reaching My Goal Weight

I really do wish this was a post stating that my reached my goal weight and here’s how but alas… I’m very much someone who needs something to work towards – career, love life, personal life, health and wellbeing, financial. Just something. The thing with setting goals is that it’s useful to set a time…