Lifestyle

How To Fall Asleep

If there is one thing I love that’s sleep, I would sleep all day if the world would let me. But sometimes I find it hard to get off to dream land after a busy day, For today’s post I am going to share with you my top tips for a good night sleep!

Wind Down Time

I always find I really struggle to get of to sleep if my brain is all busy and going at 100 miles and hour. To avoid this I try and allow myself half an hour to an hour of wind down quite time before I want to go to sleep. I find reading a “easy read” book or a easy watch TV program works the best. Nothing to stimulating basically.

A Warm Drink

To accompany my wind down time I like to have a hot drink. Nothing with Caffeine in though of course! I love a chamomile tea or a hot chocolate these make me feel all cosy and sleepy or even just a decaffeinated earl grey tea.

Lavender Oil
How to fall asleepThis has got to be the thing I recommend the most! A few drops of lavender oil on my pillow, soles of my feet, wrist and behind my ears. Work a charm on getting me of to sleep. I really notice that I don’t have a good night sleep if I don’t use my lavender oil. If you don’t use it already you must! I really recommend the Miaroma Soothing Lavender oil. Its currently on sale at Holland And Barrett to. When buying essential oils make sure they are an essential oil and not a fragrance oil. fragrance oils have the lovely smells but without the amazing health benefits of an essential oil.

Avoid Naps

Sometimes it’s so tempting to have a afternoon nap however I find if I do this I struggle to sleep at bedtime, I was once told if you are desperate for a afternoon power nap limit it to just 20mins this should be enough to get you through the day

Meditation

My final tip is something I love doing. I find I will always nod off rather quickly if I lay  still in bed and imagine each part of my body relaxing. Starting with my toes I imagine each part of my body becoming completely relaxed I do this all the way up my body. I am left feeling  relaxed and sleepy. This technique has been used in basic meditation for years and really helps me fall asleep.

Hopefully now you feel you have the right tools for a good night sleep. If you have any more tips you think I should try let me know!

Cheerio For Now,

Fern xx

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Adventures

A Family Breakfast

Today I visited a lovely little cafe for some very yummy breakfast! This cafe is in our local town and is lovely. they offer a wide range of breakfast and lunch options along with lots of milkshakes, healthy smoothies and the classic teas coffees and hot chocolates.

26972912_10208739442722053_1723139599_oI went to this Cafe with Liam, his sister and her two tiniest daughters (the big one was at school) the cafe was lovely clean and inviting and the staff made us feel very welcome.On arrival we sat down and fetched some menus and the waitress took our drinks and food orders. Liam went for a cup of tea with a bacon roll, Liams sister decided for a cooked breakfast with a latte and I fancied the mango,passion fruit and pineapple smoothies with French toast. 

We didn’t have to wait long before our food arrived and when it 26972570_10208739442562049_79653001_o.jpgdid it was delicious! My smoothie was amazing and I have not stopped thinking about it since. my breakfast was also incredibly scrummy! Everyone else scoffed their breakie up with no complaints so I am sure the feeling was mutual.

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It was so lovely to spend some time together and have a giggle and put the world to rights. Its something we do not do very often which made it so lovely and special. and we have all agreed to do it again!

Spending time with family or friends and doing something as simple as just meeting up for a breakfast can lift your mood incredibly! I have not stopped smiling all day and I feel like I am on top of the world. Family is so special and I quite often forget just how much they mean to me. I am 100% going to grab every opportunity to spend time with family and friends from now on. And make sure they know just how much I love and care for them…

If you have any suggestions of fun and cheap things to do with family and friends let me know, I would love to try some new things out!

Cheerio For Now,

Fern xxx

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Dear Santa…

For today’s post I thought it would be fun If I shared with you what I would like for Christmas this year. This is just a fun post to do and I absolutely do not expect any or defiantly not all of these things ,just in an ideal perfect world these would be nice haha.

Below is a list of what I am asking Santa for this year…..

  • Any thing that I can lounge round the flat in,things like pjs and comfy clothes
  • Bath bits and bobs, I’m starting to run low of this sort of thing so would love something like this.
  • Candles, I can just never have too many candles.
  • A new Pandora charm, I love collecting these.
  • Tea Pot, I just bloody love Tea, especially made in a teapot!
  • A Tea caddy, my teabags seems to be everywhere so would love to organise them.
  • Fluffy Socks, to keep my totsies warm in the cold months.
  • 100 followers on my blog, this would be incredible!
  • 200 followers on twitter, this would also be AMAZING!
  • To have the most happiest and perfect Christmas of ALL time!

So there you have day number 4! I would love to hear what your asking Santa for this year, it may even help me with a few present ideas!

Cheerio for now,

Fern xxx

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November Favourites

What a busy month November has been, I have had my birthday and gone on holiday and I have really focussed on my blog this month, Thank you to everyone that has given me so much love and encouragement, it really does mean the world to me. The month has gone super fast but I have a few random things I wanted to show you. During all the madness of the month these favourites have always been by side. what have your favourites been?

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Simple Kind To Skin Light Moisturiser

this product has been well used this month, will the cold weather my skin has taken a beating so I needed to up my skin care routine. I found this and the back of my skincare stash and gave it ago. My skin has never felt better for using this twice a day. its a perfectly light moisturiser for me, I have oily skin so I need a light moisturiser and this works amazingly. Its super cheap to so I will 100% be buying it again. Good job simple!

Nivea Hydro Care Lip Balm

Keeping with a skin care theme, I have loved using this lip balm, my lips had started to become dry one day and this was the first thing I found, its perfect. Its plain and simple with no fancy stuff. I love it. it keeps my lips super soft even through bitter coastal winds while on holiday at 10 out of 10

Christmas Leggings

brought last year, I came across them again this year while sorting through my clothes, I tried them on to see whether or not they still fit and I fell in love with them once again. These are the softest and most cosy leggings I have ever come across.I am sure I brought these from Primark so will have to see if this year they are doing them again. I have been wearing these non stop and I am sure I will continue to wear them right the way through till Christmas.

Tetley Super Green Tea  Berry Blast

being a huge tea drinker and being on the go all the time, when I saw this I had to buy it. this tea claim to reduce tiredness and fatigue and I completely support that. Come 11 o clock in the morning I am shattered, so I have been drinking this then and I have seen a massive difference. the tea tastes really scrummy to which actually makes me look forward to drinking it. I brought this in my local Sainsburys for around the pound mark so if you see it make sure you pick it up. its really worth it.

All Things Christmas

Towards the end of this month I have been in a massive Christmas hype. I have been loving all things Christmassy, Christmas songs especially. I have been listneing to christmas songs 24/7 which Liam has found highly annoying.I am so ready for blogmas I am super excited! are you?

And that is November all wrapped up and finished. What have your highlights of the month been, I would love to hear them. hope your November has been a good one. I cant wait for December its by far my favourite month of the year!

Cheerio For Now,

Fern xx

 

 

 

Adventures

Our 5 Years <3


As promised in my previous blog, This is how myself and Liam celebrated our 5 year anniversary together. It was so so so lovely to spend some quality time with him and have the most perfect day. Cheers to another 5 years Liam… you lucky lucky fella 😉

IMG_2867We started of the day with a cup of tea and jam on toast at my favourite ever  tea room in Colchester called Jacquelines this is a world war 2 themed tea room. It’s so very lovely. With old war-time music and decor to match. they offer hundreds of different teas all presented in their tea menu and their menu made me smile “today’s rations” it was called.I loved the uniqueness to this tea room and definitely will be returning. I was in my element here! I really am a 90-year-old woman at heart and I am proud of it haha!

next up we visited Colchester castle, we loved looking at the old coins and especially loved looking at the prisons and reading about Mathew Hopkins it was definitely educational.20793796_1674060389291958_28968531_o IMG_2874Both of us had visited Colchester castle a few years ago however this was our first visit since it was renovated and we could not fault it at all. We felt we walked away from the museum knowing so much more about colchester history and Britain we were very impressed.

The third stop on our day out was to a little museum also near the castle called Hollytrees. this museum focusses on modern history and how the home was run. This was really special to me as I visited this a lot with my Nan when I was a little girl.This museum was only small however me and Liam loved looking at the old Victorian household items it did make us giggle and appreciate how lucky we are to have the technology and products we do have today. IMG_2876My favourite part of this museum must be the old victorian dolls house they had on display, I loved all the detail and how pretty it was. It was crazy to think that a little girl once played with it and honestly i was jelous.

By this point me and Liam were getting hungry Liam more than me (he never stops being hungry!) so we decided to have our meal and Kaspas. This restaurant has got to be one of the best ever this is because it’s a resturant completely dedicated to deserts. you can choose for so many different options however we chose to share a fudge chocolate brownie milkshakeIMG_2879 then share two deserts
IMG_2882 one being a crushed oreo waffle and the other being a strawberry cheesecake sundae. When our deserts were delivered we knew we had made a mistake! they were HUGE! we couldn’t even finish them. But Oh me oh my t they were so good. I was in sugar heaven!

To finish of the day we wondered round some shops, there wasnt really much we wanted to buy but we needed to walk off our puddings, the walk hand in hand-made me smile lots! almost as much as i smiled eating at kaspas 😉

We had the most wonderful day spending time together and reflecting on the past 5 years. having  time together just us two doesn’t happen very often but when it does its so special to me and I think Liam likes it to. Liam makes me so unbelievably happy and I am so grateful to have him in my life ❤

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I hope you enjoyed reading about what we got up to, I know I have loved writitng about it. Please feel free to coment and share I would love to hear from you.

Cheerio for now,

Fern xx

 

Week in the life

My Week: 7th-11th August 2017

Week Beginning the 7th August 2017…

This week has been a fairly average week. it been lots of work, naps and eating food. Although a fairly average week and a week I am likely to forget come Monday I wanted to document it anyway. So sit back and enjoy or not whatever floats your boat.

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Monday 7th August 2017

Today was me and Liams 5 year anniversary, we celebrated it at our local town called IMG_2865Colchester. We ate lots of yummy food and visited museums and spent lots of money shopping. it was perfect. I will have a whole post about this day coming up so keep an eye out 🙂

Tuesday 8th August 2017

After lots of excitement yesterday, today I went to work 12 till 5. it was a fairly normal shift with not much excitement. definitely would rather be napping!

Wednesday 9th August 2017

Today was a definite improvement on yesterday, for today me and Liam had a lazy pj day and it was glorious! I spent most of the day in bed nappingpajamas all day and drinking earl grey tea my perfect kinda day, But the highlight of today has got to be booking a holiday for November! a log cabin break in Norfolk with a private hot tub. So bloody excited!!!! we finished the day with a giant domino’s takeaway and a movie.

 

Thursday 10th August 2017

Another boring day at work again but I did come home to a rather lovely pasta and sausage bake tea. Once again nothing exciting.working happy

Friday 11th August 2017

Today I have been non stop busy, I started the day with a very VERY early doctors appointment, afterwards me, Liam his mum, sister and nephew all had a cheeky Costa I had a pot of tea and I am pleased to announce I resisted the yummy cakes (high 5 to me!) we then visited family and drunk enough tea to fill an ocean. If you haven’t already IMG_2904guessed i drink ALOT of tea. To fill my afternoon I decided against a nap and instead I tidied and cleaned our bedroom it now smells of frosted berry candle and an array of cleaning products. It’s a cocktail for the nose!

So that ladies and gentlemen, this was little insight to my week, what do you think? was you week similar? did you do anything super cool or exciting?

let me know in the comments, I would love the hear from you,

Cheerio for now,

Fern xx