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2019 Goal Setting – Personal and Business

I’ve been thinking about my 2019 Goal Setting for well over a month now but will admit, I haven’t put pen to paper just yet. Mainly because I’ve not a spare moment of time, but also because I’ve felt like there was still a lot “up in the air”. I’ve felt in limbo for a couple of a months, questioning absolutely everything, particularly the juggle of motherhood and a start-up business.

I wonder if it’s the inevitable end-of-year slump, you know, when you dwell on the things you’ve not achieved or managed to do that year, instead of all the things you have actually achieved! I definitely fell victim to that last month – all I could focus on was the stuff I hadn’t done. In fact, it was only when I sat in the car on New Year’s Eve, on the drive back from London and started to high-light my year on Insta-stories that I realised just how much I had achieved…Continue reading

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Getting ready for Christmas at the Woods

**Some of the items mentioned below were gifted by Cox & Cox – thank you so much**

Well since I’m now a fully-fledged vlogger…oh yeh, didn’t you know? (lols). I have a Youtube Channel, which in fact, I’ve had for years, but have only posted on intermittently as I’ve never quite found my groove with the video/vlogging thing. But spurred on by Joe Suggs of Youtube and now Strictly Come Dancing fame (#goals!), I’m getting my butt firmly into video. Anyway, I digress…the point is, I do enjoy making videos and I am in fact, starting to find some semblance of a groove…so I’m going to try and post more regularly onto my Youtube channel and create more video-based content. And what better season to start within, than Christmas. So I’ve started with a video/vlog of us getting ready for Christmas at the Woods…

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Our Christmas Traditions – A Cumbrian Christmas

**The hamper in this post was gifted – many thanks to LakeLovers**

This time of year is special for so many reasons and it’s also a bit of a strange time, when people like to celebrate Christmas in just the way they like it. Christmas is often one of our key memories of childhood, growing-up and then starting your own families and it’s amazing how many people have their own traditions. These often come up when the subject of spending Christmas somewhere other than home comes up…

This is the second year we’ll be hosting Christmas at our house for two reasons:

  1. The hubby and I have spent the last 9 years travelling up and down the country (and even over to Italy) for Christmas and our holidays, though amazing, always feel like they’re spent travelling.
  2. Having two young children, it feels like it’s time to be having our own Christmases now in our own home. 

We love to have people join us for Christmas though and this year, there’ll be 11 of us (and I’m cooking! ahhh!). With us, my parents, my in-laws and brother-in-law and his partner, it’s had me thinking a lot about our separate Christmas traditions and whether it’s possible to keep everyone happy on the day itself…

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