The Dating Series: Being Yourself

Did you know that my middle name is  ‘Dating Extraordinaire’? ‘Tis true. I mean obviously it’s not, but for some reason people come to me for dating advice and I genuinely have NO clue as to why. Yes I bagged myself a dreamboat of a husband, but still. The guys before him were certainly nothing…

Life Update: 4 Months Later

It is 4 months since I started this blog (where does the time go?) and I thought it would be a good time to reflect now that hopefully I have come through the other side. If you’ve not read my blog before you may not know that my career and I went through a bit…

Financial Stress: The Impact on Wellbeing

Whenever I say to Tim ‘we need to chat’, he instantly goes pale and sits down. Except he knows I’m not about to divorce him. It’s the line I use to discuss our finances and he knows I’m probably about to cry. You see, Tim hates chatting about money, whereas I like to know where…

The Power of Positivity?

The Law of Attraction is something I knew roughly about but hadn’t really ever considered but I’m now wondering whether there’s something to it… For the most part, since 2006 life has truly been a rollercoaster, especially since 2012. I had always just assumed that I had been walking into negative situations which had essentially…

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…