Why It’s Time We Opened Up About Mental Health

How comfortable would you feel about opening up about your mental health to a doctor or even a close friend or relative? Many of us don’t think twice about going to the surgery with backache or flu, but when it comes to psychological symptoms, we’re much more guarded. The truth is that one in four…

Review: Personalised Wrapping Paper | Pretty Gifted*

Whether it’s someone’s birthday or Christmas, I always try to either gift something that has been personalised or hand-made. I think it adds a special touch to gift giving. If you have put that extra thought and effort, it makes it that much more personal. But I have never thought about purchasing personalised wrapping paper,…

Little-Known Symptoms of Depression

Those who have never experienced depression may think that the diagnosis of the condition is simple. A sufferer feels depressed, and… well, surely that’s pretty much it, isn’t it? Of course, a low mood is a vital requirement for a depression diagnosis, but the condition also has a number of other symptoms. It’s more than…

How to Keep Going When You Don’t Have the Time to Be Sick

When you're trying to balance the equally difficult tasks of working and being a parent, it can often feel like you don't have time for anything else. Whether that's actually true or not, there's one thing you most certainly don't have time for getting sick. When you're ill, it brings your whole life grinding to…

Review: Scalextric BTCC Touring Car Battle Set*

When I got offered to be sent a Scalextric set, I would be lying if I said I didn’t totally say yes because I wanted one to play with for myself. I had Scalextric as a kid and it was a flashback to my childhood. I remember spending years playing with Scalextric sets with my…

Review: Bakerdays Letterbox Cake*

*Please Note: The competition has now ended. With Christmas just around the corner, we are all trying hard to think up of not only unique gifts but something that our loved ones will actually enjoy – not just throw into the cupboard and forget about. I have often made family and friends fudge, cupcakes and…