My Pregnancy Journey so far…

I found out I was pregnant on the 2nd November 2o17 after taking two positive pregnancy tests. I wasn’t actually surprised to see two very strong lines on each test. because by the time it came to taking the tests, I already knew I was pregnant and would’ve been more shocked and confused if it was negative. It is still hard to explain how I felt at the time. It was just really surreal. It wouldn’t sink it, (and it didn’t for quite a while).

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Dear 2017

Dear Two thousand and seventeen,

Thank you for being better than 2016. Although you’ve been another year full of challenges and things are still far from perfect, it’s still an improvement and a step in the right direction.

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Growing up in the 2000’s 

Most say we’re fortunate because there are ‘a lot more opportunities these days’ and because we have technology where we can communicate with each other through the click of a button. In some aspects we are lucky, but in my opinion, this is more of a problem with today because it can turn people into materialistic individuals. There’s more to want these days, that’s the reality.
Some of the ‘older generation’ even say and think that we’re just a bunch of uneducated lost souls with no manners, discipline, respect or moral values, who are all mean to each and have babies before we’re married. But let me tell you, growing up in this day and age is HARD. Read more

The Key To Happiness?


I love a good “TED Talks” video on YouTube. For those of you that have never watched these videos, they’re basically powerful speeches and people spreading their skills, ideas and knowledge. They always help me when I’m feeling demotivated or down.

Recently I watched a TED Talks video and couldn’t stop thinking about it. I couldn’t shake off everything the lady had said in the video. I’m always open to learning new coping mechanisms; I’m good at overthinking and I’m also anxious a lot. I’ll try anything these days to get me through life, but this is something I wanted to share with you all, because if it benefits me, it can benefit you too…  Read more

Seeking the Good in the world

I could sit here and type away about how unpleasant the world is with everything that’s happening. I could go on, we all could. I can hold my hands up and say that I’ve been frightened. Frightened to hang about in large crowds and very weary of my surroundings. The whole situation quite simply confuses me and I am no longer stressing myself out trying to make sense of it, or life in general if I’m honest. I’m not here to speak about politics, I wouldn’t say I’m educated enough to be able to have a strong enough opinion, but one thing I do know is that the world is a very crooked place. When these terror attacks occur, it puts everyone in a state of fear. It’s hard to get away from the situation when it’s plastered over the media and everyone’s speaking about it. If you’re like me, it can start really messing with your head. Overthinking is one of the things I do best and I noticed a definite change in my mood when the Manchester Bombings sadly took place. I couldn’t shake it out of my mind for a good few days. I couldn’t see anything positive in it; there’s nothing good about innocent people losing their lives.


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Our Mission To Help Jamaica



I recently posted about our recent experience with helping the children of Boscobel Primary school in Jamaica on a holiday earlier in the year.

You can read the blog here: Boscobel Primary, Jamaica. Can you help?

This is a follow up post because we’ve had a lot of love and support since I wrote the blog post. My phone was going crazy when I posted it. It reached people in the UK, Ireland, Canada, United States, Jamaica, Vietnam and Denmark!


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Boscobel Primary, Jamaica. Can you help?


My holiday to Jamaica was chock-full of amazing, crazy experiences and I am in the middle of writing a separate blog post about it, but I just wanted to share an uplifting experience that definitely opened my eyes and is worth sharing.

In the lead up to Jamaica, my dad had been gathering football tops together as he wanted to find some Jamaican children playing football and hand them out to them. With the help of others, we managed to accumulate a bulk of  Padnell Rovers kits which were kindly donated by the club secretary, Damian Ray, and Portsmouth FC tops from ourselves and others, in company with a few pairs of football boots, medals and a football.

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