Every Cloud Has A Sliver Lining… A Discussion On World …

Tomorrow is officially “World Mental Health Day”. It only seemed appropriate to publish some thoughts that have been sitting in my drafts for a while. This year’s “World Mental Health Day” theme is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilise efforts in support of mental health. Let’s not beat around the bush, the mental…

The Best Staycation and Safari In The UK: Port Lympne

If you haven’t seen my Instagram recently, Joe and I have just come back from the most beautiful and wonderful 48 hours at Port Lympne Park, located in Kent.  Weirdly, I’ve never been to this part of the UK before. I’ve travelled to Margate a fair bit as my nan and grandad moved there in their later years. However, I’ve never done…

Life Lately & Belated Celebrations For 9 Years of Zoey Olivia

I’ve been so erratic with my blogging schedule this year. I was supposed to do a celebratory post for my blog’s 9th birthday on the 9th September, but I’ve had zero time sadly. Life be life-ing as usual. I’m a little worried that Autumn and Winter are some of my busiest upcoming months too. Anyway, I just wanted to say…

Little Joys Over The Past 4 Months

I realised my last ‘little joys’ post was written in mid May. So, I’m long overdue to have a big old catch up celebrating small wins and happy memories over the past 4 months. Prepare yourself though, this is going to be super long, so grab a cuppa… Let’s just say, A LOT has been happening… I’m not living that…

Facts And Stories You May Not Know About Me…

I was actually thinking of doing a ‘Misconceptions Of Me’ type of post, but I think I will do that another day. I don’t often talk about the weird but wonderful years of my life. The interesting people I’ve met or the extremely weird situations I’ve faced. Even some proud achievements. For some reason, I am feeling quite open today……

The Struggles of Infertility: DEIVF Round 1, IVF Attempt No.2

I can’t wrap my head around the last month or so… It’s been challenge after challenge. Stress after stress. The past two-three weeks have been really really shit to be honest. I feel like a failure, that I’ve let my husband, our families and our friends down. I know so many of you were rooting for us and we appreciate…

Summer Beauty Favourites

Well… it’s been a while since I last posted hasn’t it? I honestly didn’t mean to take an unexpected break. I had so much planned for June on my blog. However, life has been ‘full on’ at times. It’s actually been rather lovely taking some much needed time off my blog and social media. I mentioned earlier on the gram…