Get that summer breeze with these dresses

Hey readers,

We now have frequent pleasant weather frequently so I have seen a lot of lovely summer dresses. In this post, I am going to share some of the dresses that I love at the moment that are in the shops.

First, we have this lovely black dress with a beaded crochet collar from Asda for £16.00.

Next, I have selected this quirky Cacti print mini swing dress from Asos Curve for £22.00.

Something a bit cooling on the shoulders and a lovely print is this gingham cold shoulder dress from Matalan for £18.00.

I think by far this is my favorite dress as it is so fun with the small and big spots. It is from Simply Be Unique 21 mixed spot wrap dress for £45.00.

For the final dress, I have chosen this bright coloured limited collection navy, red and white stripe pocket swing dress from Yours Clothing for £23.99.

Cheers for reading X

Dating over the age of 40

Hey readers,

Today anything goes with regards to relationships and how you date. We don’t have to stick with the notion of marrying your sweetheart at 18 and sticking with them for the rest of your life. Sometimes, things don’t work out or people grow apart and get a divorce. They may want to move and start a new chapter in their life by finding someone new to enjoy it with. It is now more common nowadays with people who are over 40’s and 50’s date someone new, which is perfectly fine and can be completely a fun experience for them to connect with someone new. It can give a person excitement in their life to have a new opportunity to get to know a person.

Let’s face it maybe some women enjoy the company of the younger man and you know that there is place on the internet for such wishes. You don’t have to date a male, you can have the option to be friends. Like I said the world is changing and they we view our statues is getting more fluid.

So, one way of reaching out to like minded people is through the good old internet of course. There are so many websites that cater to different needs and desires that a person is looking for. One that may be interested in the mature women is actually called My Cougar Dates. 

This website offers older women the change to find younger men to enjoy life with. It is a safe place to find people with similar desires. Going to the site is safe and it is a fun way of getting to know someone.

It can be harder to find single men as you get older but checking out dating websites is a modern-day tool that a lot of people do for many different reasons. If you live in a small location then it can be harder to find someone to have some fun with, this way you get more choice and likelihood of finding someone similar that you can get on with and enjoy time together, whether it be fun or dating, the world is certainly your oyster nowadays.

You may not be aware but there is also another brilliant website that focuses on dating for over 60s. We are living longer and sadly sometimes a person may have been left a widow. They may want to venture out and start a new relationship. This website is brilliant for the older person as it’s main criteria is over 60’s, some women prefer men of similar ages and if you’re in your 60s this may be the way for you.  With this site you can meet people close to where you live, making it easy to meet up and spend time with someone. It can be tough when you are alone as with life can be hectic and sometimes family and friends are busy so there is that problem of loneliness. However, seeking dating online is a great way to try something new, have some fun and just enjoy life.

Cheers for reading X

This is a sponsored post, however, all opinions expressed are entirely my own. 

Dating for the older person

Hey readers,

Who says you can’t date when you’re older, not now we live in a more liberal era and rightly slow. You can still have fun and meet people to have a good time together when you’re older.

A great way to find new and fun people to share your time with and go on dates is through dating sites.

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Now, I know what you are thinking, ugh dating sites are full of creeps but actually many people have been successful. With the older dating sites is a great way to meet like-minded older people to connect with.

There are so many dating websites to chose from, however, websites like is appealing because it is designed specifically for the older person. As you get older it can be problematic to find people who are of similar age who is also looking to date. That is one of the good reasons to check out senior dating websites because there is more choice and you can find who is available.

I know there are a lot of websites that require membership but luckily there are also other websites that are free and let’s face it who doesn’t like something for free.

One good thing about online dating is that you can do it from the comfort of your own home, you can take your time and don’t have to rush. You can change your mind at any point and you’re in control of who you want to know.

With older dating, it is safe and easy to navigate so all you have to worry about is what kind of person you are looking for. With dating websites, you have the choice who you want to get to know. Each person registered with the dating website means they come with a profile – which in essence is their way to sell themselves. You can get a feel for that person and whether there is something that you like or something you have in common with. It is also fun to find new people especially if you have something in common with them.

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Another bonus point to dating websites online is there is so much choice and you can look through different areas of the UK so you’re not just stuck in one place, therefore opening up more choice of different people available.

With looking at profiles you can look at specific categories that suit you and your personality. Whether it is religion, gender, smoker drinker etc.

With free online dating, there is no limitation with the number of profiles you can look at or how many messages you can send, giving you more flexibility to further your chance of finding a perfect match to you and your needs.

There is also support from the website regarding help with questions or concerns you may have. The sites also provide information on how to save when meeting people and also if you are struggling to navigate around the website they can assist you. Therefore making you feel comfortable in knowing what you are doing and having the safety to explore.

Cheers for reading X

This is a sponsored post, however, all opinions expressed are entirely my own. 


Why I like Twitter

Hey readers,

If you haven’t heard of the social media platform Twitter then where have you been?

Twitter has got a lot of bad press recently what with the likes of Trump using it as a medium to communicate to everyone. Of course we can not dismiss t trolls but let’s face it there is bad in everything. So, lets have a look at some positives about the popular social media site.


1) It is a great way to connect with like minded people.

2) I love it when you are watching live programme (I know right shocking in this day and age) and jump on twitter and there is that community of other people watching the same programme, it is great way to watch something and discuss the programme with others.

3) Hash tags are great tool to grow your audience, get more people to notice your tweets.

4) You can find out information via news reports or blog posts.

5) It is a great way to get your frustrations out.

6) You can do all sorts of forms of communication, whether that be a tweet, gif, poll, video.

7) You can find some cracking memes and a good way to kill some time.

8) You can find up to date news coverage.

9) you can follow famous people that you enjoy reading about their thoughts. Let’s face people are on twitter nowadays.

10) It can be fun with hashtag games and play on words.

11) You don’t have to be serious and can just write random tweets if you so wish to.

So let’s all praise twitter and get on tweeting.

Cheers for reading X

Light up a room

Hey readers,

When thinking of room design two things that stand out to me and they are lightening and spatial design.

Now when we look at lightening it can serve many functions not only practical such as giving warm and more space to the room. But also helps creates an ambiance and can finish a room off.

The one good thing about modern-day lighting is not necessarily about covering a light but making a feature for the room instead.

I think one the main aspects of lightning in a room is light shades as they tend to be the center of the room.  You can find some lovely lampshades that are handmade and designed with thought behind them at design light shop. 

With all the lights chosen from the Studio Arntzen website, they are handmade to order and they are easy to clean. They should also last many years to come making it more money efficient for you in a long time.

I recently came across Studio Arntzen website is owned by the designer called Paula Arntzen who is a Dutch lighting designer . She has a Masters in Design Products. She owns the company Studio Arntzen where her main focus is on the realisation of monumental light. She has designed installations for public spaces, products, and worked for a wide range of clients in the Netherlands and internationally. Therefore the focus is achieving lighting that function but designed to work well within a room for practical use.

There are many different light shades on Studio Arntzen but the main theme that is apparent is the openness for the light to travel within the room. The delicate design gives character. I particularly like the Grand Trianon, I find it attractive in its design because it feels airy.

As the light shade has open spaces with the holder it makes the room feel bigger. I like the neutral colour as it feels calm and does not overpower you. With the design, you don’t need to go over the top so it is just right in subtlety.



The next light is called Heliodiscus, it is by far my favorite light shade in the collect. I like the delicate design, it is unusual which appeals to me as I love something a bit different. I love the glow that comes with the light and can really help make you feel at home if it was placed in your living room for instance.


If your looking to add warmth to an area then check out this next light called Trias which is a small light with a triangular shape made of PP foil material and comes in the colour gold. It is suited for a downlight. It is perfect if you want something not so overpowering and small in size then this will be the one for you.


What I particularly like about all these designs are yes they are simple but they still give that character. They are not overpowering and can create an illusion of more space during lighter months. However, the light shades can still add warmth from the light needed during the darker nights. Not to mention that the neutral colours mean that it can be partnered well with a variety of different decor within that room. Meaning that if at a later date you want to change the room then you don’t have the fear that you have to change the lampshade to accommodate the decor as the light shades are versatile as they are neutral in colour. Therefore, making it environmentally friendly as you are not splashing out on another lampshade.

Cheers for reading X

This is a sponsored post, however, all opinions expressed are entirely my own.


Ways to find anxiety relief

Hey readers.

If you are a regular you will know that I suffer from anxiety and depression for a number of years. I have explored many ways to help reduce the mental distress that these conditions cause me. I thought I would share some of the successful ways that have helped reduce my anxiety.

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Laugh – such a fun and easy way to make you feel good. I love a good stand up DVD or someone funny that does Youtube really puts me in good spirits.

Have a bath – it can help you relax and soothe your pains away. If you are like me then with my anxiety I tense my body, so much so at the end of the day my muscles are aching. I love a hot bath and something soothing in it to help relax me. It is perfect to help with getting a good night sleep.

Sleep – sometimes life can get too much with all the worry that anxiety brings. I just take myself to bed early, close the curtains and just put some relaxing music on to help make me drift away. I feel so much better in the morning because I have allowed myself switch off and just relax.

Talk to someone – it doesn’t have to be someone you know could be a helpline or talking anonymously to someone on a forum. It is a massive relief just getting things off your chest even if you find no solution.

If in doubt at all go to your doctors and seek professional help. Don’t be ashamed as you are not alone, many people suffer from mental health issues.

Sometimes, I don’t always have the vocal skills to express what is on my mind so a good way that has helped me is to write down is on my mind. I feel that once it is down it stops getting messy in my mind. It is more concrete and lot easier to understand.

A brilliant anxiety technique to do is try deep breathes. At first, it feels funny but the more you practice the more it will feel natural to you. It is brilliant for getting more air into your lungs and using them to your full compacity rather than just doing quick and fast rapid breathing. Breathing more oxygen exchange meaning release of the hormone cortisol which helps with destresses. There are plenty of videos of guided how to videos o it on youtube.

Sometimes we can feel that whatever we are thinking must be true, but reminding ourselves that actually, not all feelings are facts. They can be illogical, biased and deseving. We chose what we want to believe in, there are so many thoughts that we produce but we get stuck on all the negatives one that we let slide the other side of the argument.

Finally, one that I do regularly as I find it so beneficial but it is the most difficult and that is a change of scenery. It can be so easy to just stay indoors when it feels safe,

Cheers for reading X