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. 


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.


Getting to know you tag

Hey readers,

I got tagged by the lovely Confessions of a new mummy to do the get to know me tag.

When was the last time you cried? Today, I am due on and appears that smallest of things can trigger me for no reason, bloody hormones.

If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself? Yes, I would.

Do you use sarcasm a lot? Always, life is much better-having sarcasm in your life.

What’s the first thing you notice about people? Their face, ironically even though I tend to get confused with facial expressions as I have autism.

Scary movie or happy endings? I suppose scary movies but more in the sense of mind f*ck with Psychological thrillers, horrors bore me now I am older. However, when I was a teenager I used to love them!

Favourite smells? The smell of washing coming in from the line, an open lit fire, when you come home after a holiday.

What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home? Spain.

Do you have any special talents? Procrastination!

Where were you born? Coventry.

What are your hobbies? Blogging, vlogging, poetry, reading, colouring in, photography,

What did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to work in a morgue and get the dead ready for the funeral.

How many countries have you been to? Four – Ireland, Spain, France and Germany.

What was your favourite/worst subject in school? My Favourite was History, Geography, English Literature. Worst – maths and P.E.

What is your favourite drink? Tea.

What would you (or have you) named your children? I don’t share my kid’s names online however, I would of loved fleur just because I love the way it sounds.

Who are some of your favourite YouTubers? I love commentary videos and people that make me laugh. Pyrocynical and H3H3 productions are brilliant for light-hearted, sarcastic p*ss take.

How many boyfriends have you had? less than 10.

Favourite memory from childhood? evening walks or playing in the garden late on summer evenings.

How would you describe your fashion sense? Whatever the f*ck can fit into, being a size 22 sucks but that result of medication else I would kill myself otherwise. I try to find stuff I like but with funds it is hard. I definitely am a sucker for a slogan tee!

Tell us one of your bad habits? bidding my nails, technologic, insomincac, worry wort, socially awkward.

I tag anyone who wants to join in 🙂

Cheers for reading X

What You Can Expect When You Stop Smoking And Start Vaping

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Recently there has been a lot hype going on about the host of benefits that people are able to enjoy when making the choice to change from traditional tobacco products to the vaping electronic devices. But before you make the choice to change to an electronic cigarette, where you aware, that the changes begin instantly?

Below is a timeline that will give you information on what happens inside your body when changing from smoking onto vaping:

8 Hours

8 hours from your last cigarette, your body already starts to improve. In fact, in the first 8 hours, you will start to experience noticeable effects of giving up smoking. The first thing that happens is that the oxygen levels inside your blood will start to go back to a normal level, even when you have already started vaping.

This is because vapour that is produced by the electronic cigarettes are free from carbon monoxide that is present in tobacco-cigarette. This offers your body with a way to start detoxifying from carbon monoxide that you use to inhale, which means you can enjoy the benefits of higher oxygen levels inside your blood, which translates into feeling better in a variety of other ways.

24 Hours

One day after you have stopped smoking and started vaping, your body has rid itself of any residual levels of carbon monoxide which was once present inside your system. By now your lungs will start to detoxify as they start to work on removing the toxic mucus and debris that has accumulated when you were still smoking.

These processes occur as you are no longer taking in these toxins and adding to what was already present in your lungs and body. You are now giving your body the chance to start cleaning and healing itself. This is also possible as the vapours produced from our electronic devices are free from toxins present in the smoke from traditional cigarettes.

48 Hours

After 2 days, your body will carry on thanking you for making the decision to change to vaping as well as finally kicking your habit for cigarette smoking. By now your taste will start to improve, so drinks and food will start to be more enjoyable. In addition, your smell will also improve, and you may start to notice more and more fragrances that you have been missing out on when you were still a smoker.

This occurs because the body naturally starts to repair receptors in the nose and the mouth that were damaged from toxins present in the tobacco cigarettes that you used to smoke.

72 Hours

After experiencing all these improvements in just 48 hours, it should not be surprising that within 3 days your body will continue to get stronger. Most people that have made the switch to electronic cigarettes typically notice by day 3, that their breathing has started to show significant improvements.

Your breathing by now should be easier when compared to when you still smoked as you have stopped exposing your lungs to tar that was once irritating and clogging the bronchial tubes. As the tubes start to relax and as they clear, previous smokers start to notice that their breathing is easier, and their energy levels start to increase.

3 To 9 Months

If you manage to quit smoking cigarettes and you stick with vaping for the next 3 to 9 months, you will start to notice that shallow breathing, coughing and wheezing should have significantly reduced or even gone away.

You will experience these important changes because your lung functions have improved, and your body has now naturally cleared away dangerous debris which built-up while you were a smoker.

5 Years

Now it is time to look over the long-term affects you can expect when you stop smoking. Within 5 years, the risks associated with heart attacks would have reduced by as much as half. If you are still vaping at this time, you also don’t need to worry about the vapour produced by the electronic cigarettes as they won’t cause any damages to the heart cells.

10 Years

Within 10 years the risks associated with lung cancer will reduce by half of what it would have been if you continued to smoke. This is again because the electronic devices are free from carcinogens that are present in tobacco cigarettes. By now your risks of a heart attack is also reduced to about the same as people who have never smoked. If you continue using e-liquid that contains nicotine, the effects of this form of nicotine on your heart can be compared to those associated with caffeine.
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The longer that you are able to stay away from tobacco cigarettes, you will start to notice even more health improvements. You will start to feel better overall and the risks you used to have for various illnesses will also start to dramatically reduce. In addition, the people that are always around you will also not be exposed to harmful effects produced by cigarette smoke.

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Dream wedding photography tips.

Hey readers,

When you think about planning your wedding you want it to be amazing because of how special it is for you and your partner.

One area to consider is photography as it is one thing that can hold special memories from the big day.

Something that most people don’t think about when it comes to wedding photography is sharing guest photos that have been taken of the day.  One way to share the photos with everyone is an app that allows everyone to connect and come together. Check out wedding photo sharing comes up with an ingenious way to share your images with others. It is an app that allows a live feed so that guests can instantly put the photos on to the app and is accessible for everyone. With the app, you can invite the guests from the wedding invitations making it less stressful for the big day. The app is also available for Android and app stores. I think using a photo share app is a great way to not have to worry about losing photos or if people delete them as they have instant access and then you don’t worry about losing precious photo memories.



I think if you are doing your own photography making sure that you are prepared beforehand is so important. Preparation is key, so consider things like having a tripod so that the camera is secure and photos are crisper without getting shaky. If a tripod is not your thing then definitely make sure that there is a strap so that your camera is safe and not run the risk of breaking the camera.

Something that is so blatantly obvious but with all the other things you need to prepare and remember the big day you may forget. My biggest tip is to make sure the camera battery is charged. Another thing is to have an extra battery so that you are safe and not suddenly have the camera die on you when you may have a beautiful moment you want to capture. I like to follow a motto, it is better to be safe than sorry.

A brilliant tip for taking wedding photos is to make sure that there is more than one person taking the photos, as it gives a more diverse range of shots.

When taking photos don’t just take them of the bride and groom but look at all the other elements that are happening in the area. A good suggestion would be to take snaps of guest reactions because a picture can tell a thousand stories.

I personally would suggest planning beforehand how you are going to do the main bulk of photography.  Obviously, the plan does not have to be set in stone but if you get the main shoots that are important for the groom and bride, say for instance a shot of the hands after the rings have been placed would make a beautiful shoot. If you have an idea beforehand of where you want to go with taking photos then you don’t have to panic as you know what you kinda looking for. Therefore making it less stressful and you can feel more comfortable in the role of the photographer.

Cheers for reading X


This is a sponsored post with Wedding Photo Swap. However, all opinions expressed are entirely my own.


My own dream home improvement wishes

Hey readers,

There are so many things that I dream about constantly with regards to having home improvements to my home to make it look more better for me and my family. There is so much to think about and wish you could do if you had the money or time to do them. I am going today talk about the kind of things that I wish I could do to make my home more homely.

I would love to have a door from my living room to the outside area that can be folded and create a bigger space so that the air could be more moveable around my living room. I like the idea of bifold doors and they are reasonable with the prices. You can take a look here and you will see how much is a bifold door for yourself.  I would definitely go for the six door design because I just love having as much possible fresh air as I can get,  especially during the summertime. It would be perfect to have that open space when doing a BBQ or just allowing the kids to run and back and four without having to worry about the door opening and closes. It can just be folded back in an open positive making less stress in the family home because I don’t have to constantly should about leaving the door alone. Having the bifold door would create a lovely feel for the room to have the outdoor world come inside.  Because I live in a small place having a huge area of glass will make the room look bigger and brighter. It will also provide more space which is always a blessing when you have children.

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The bifold door is made from toughened glass and comes with a 10-year guarantee, giving you that confidence that the product is protected. It is made from aluminium meaning that it shouldn’t, in theory, have to recoat it ever. There is also the financial gain with it being cost-effective with keeping the heat contained in the room for longer during the colder seasons. Having aluminium doors can be saving money as they need less material used to make then timber.

I feel that it would be lovely to maybe have also a skylight so there is more light coming in. I love nature and looking outside to see the sky would be a lovely way to feel relaxed at home. As my living room is quite dark it will help bring in light especially as my eldest is my hot on Lego, so making it much easier to play. Having a skylight is energy efficacy more so in the colder season because they allow more light and heat, therefore, saving money on your heating bill.

With both the skylight and bifold door they have a positive effect on your health because having more natural sunlight into your home means that it can help with your mental state and give you the feeling of energised. Therefore reducing anxiety and stress.

Cheers for reading X

This is a collaborative post with Direct Bifold Doors. However, all opinions expressed are entirely my own.