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5 ways to combat tiredness

So anyone who is a parent will know what it feels like to be truly tired. In fact, exhausted. It’s like a whole new level of tired when your baby doesn’t sleep. I’m into month 13 now of broken sleep – a three hour chunk without disturbance is good for me…oh how I long for 6 hours!

But it’s not just parents that feel tired, there are many reasons why at any given time, 1 in 5 people feel tired and 1 in 10 have prolonged fatigue (according to the Royal College of Psychiatrists). It could be stress, overwork, home-life, work-life, worry, a significant event like moving house or getting married, illness….the list goes on.

Sometimes it isn’t always possible to increase the hours you sleep, but there are ways you can help combat that feeling of exhaustion (even if just a little bit). I am by no means an expert, so these are only tips that I’ve personally found have helped and are there to offer some advice. If you are seriously struggling, it is always best to see your GP first and foremost.  So here are my 5 ways to combat tiredness…Continue reading

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30th Birthday Party at King Street Townhouse

So yes, I know it’s hard to believe, but this is now a Lifestyle Blog of a thirty-something! I turned the big 3-0 recently and had a ball of a time! In fact, my birthday celebrations have extended throughout the whole of July, lucky me.

My wonderful hubby did a sterling job of organising me a suprise 30th birthday party and I genuinely had NO IDEA! God knows how he got that one past me, but I was thrown off the scent time and time again and right up until the last minute, I thought we were just going for a nice meal, the three of us.

So here’s me all dressed-up with the little lady (me in H&M, her in Ted Baker…how does that work?!), thinking that we’re off for a dinner at King Street Townhouse.Continue reading

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Vogue 100: A Century of Style

I had a rather cultural day in Manchester recently, visiting the Town Hall and getting to peak inside the Grand Hall and some of the event spaces and also popping into the new Vogue 100: A Century of Style exhibit at the Manchester Art Gallery.

It’s been a few months since I’ve visited the gallery and when I saw that they were to have this Vogue exhibit, I was so excited. My favourite form of art is photography and I particularly love fashion photography, so I’ve grown-up adoring the iconic Vogue front covers. Continue reading