In time for the release of Disney's Beauty And The Beast, Latest in Beauty have launched a new beauty box filled to the brim with awesome products which correlate to the film. Even better, there is a Beauty Box and a Beast box so you and your man can enjoy your own boxes!
Tuesday, 14 March 2017
For years I've been told I'm not enough. Not tall enough, not fit enough, not fast enough, not slim enough, not cool enough, just not ENOUGH. Let me tell you that I AM ENOUGH. And so are you. It's taken me so long to finally understand that, to appreciate the body I do have and see where it can take me.
It can take me to Australia, to the middle of nowhere working on a cattle ranch, helping in the muster, seeing new life brought into the world and sadly seeing it leave. But always being enough. Enough of a help to a family struggling in the drought, enough of a help to a bitch birthing nine puppies, enough of a help to just be.
It can take me on a 3 week tour down the west coast of Australia. It can take me on all day hikes, down to natural pools, across rocks, backwards down rockfaces and up again. Up long staircases to the top of a waterfall for an incredible view. And back down again to cook dinner.
It can take me a horse ranch where it helps me train two unhandled fillies who become soft, respectful and calm under my instruction. It can help a foal in his first few months of life to understand humans can be lovely. It can give almost invisible directions to these fillies and have them respond instantly. It can learn to be enough just as it is. It can flourish and become more. Be more than it ever thought possible and start to break down barriers previously thought of as impossible.
It can take me running 4K around the Stray in just over 30 minutes twice a week. It can go to running club every week and try to run 5K.....it can go running solo when one session is missed. It feels exhilarating to know you CAN do this and you ARE ENOUGH already. Without anything extra. Just a pair of trainers. Making exercise a priority and looking after the body that has done so much. Feeling good feels good.
It can take me everywhere. Anywhere. Any time. I am enough and I always have been. I didn't need to trek halfway across the world to find out but it certainly helped. It doesn't matter what you're like today, yesterday, tomorrow or next week. Right now, you, me, everyone, is ENOUGH. Enough to go get that job you're valued for, enough to get that promotion, enough to get that kick ass brand collaboration. Enough to be paid the full amount for that bomb ass blog post you just produced. Enough to get everything you ever wanted and more. It's taken me a while to finally realise this but once you do, it's the best feeling ever. Don't let anyone put you down because their light isn't yet illuminated. Help them, show them they too are enough, inspire others and become even more.
Remember, you ARE ENOUGH. Always have been, always will be.
Monday, 13 March 2017
Since the beginning of the year I have been using my Limitless Card from Odeon Cinemas. This magic card allows you to watch as many films as many times as you like, all for £17.99* a month over 12 months. For me, this is absolutely perfect because I adore going to the cinema and seeing all the newest releases as soon as they come out and because I work shifts with some afternoons free, it means I can go when it's quieter and can have my pick of where to sit! (Usually in the Premium seating! Tee hee hee!)
Friday, 10 March 2017
Are you always amazed at how a simple cup of coffee rejuvenates you after a long day at work? You are not alone. I also love indulging in coffee to maintain my energy levels. In fact, if I miss my morning coffee, that will be a rather boring and long day. If you are my long lost twin, let me tell you why.
Is Your Brain “Dead”?
The caffeine found in coffee makes you active and refreshed by blocking the activities of adenosine, which has inhibitory effects on your brain. This is according to research by Cruzz FF. As a result, you continue being alert and mentally active. Neurotransmitters like dopamine and norepinephrine, when released in the brain after the adenosine is blocked, will generate improved moods, alertness, and enhanced memory. Drinking coffee too late during the day, however, can contribute to sleeping problems. Make sure you splurge on all the coffee you need in the morning and don’t drink any after lunch.
Thursday, 9 March 2017
On Friday 3rd March I was lucky enough to be invited to attend the official opening of the new All Bar One located in Parliament Street, Harrogate. This new cocktail bar is making its mark as the new hot spot to head to for after work drinks, cocktails with the girls and catch ups over small bites. The interior is stunning, a little eclectic with a modern edge it really turns heads and makes you want to stay a while to explore.
Wednesday, 8 March 2017
Meet the Blogger!
I have decided to start a new series here on Writing & Rambling after meeting so many lovely bloggers on Twitter I would like to get to know them. So I am going to try to recruit as many as I can as I think everyone deserves a chance to be in the spotlight!
Q1: Hello there, nice to have you here on Writing & Rambling! Please could you introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about your Blog:
I'm Lucy, I blog at www.HarrogateMama.com and share what’s great about Harrogate for families along with other topical posts for Mamas! I’m a full-time stay at home Mum to nine year old twin girls and my little boy who’s just turned four. I’ve lived in Harrogate all my life and love raising my family here.
Tuesday, 7 March 2017
When I went to Manchester for the Restora event, I had booked myself into Motel One for 2 nights. It seemed reasonably priced at £69 per night on a room only basis. Breakfast can be added at £9.50 per day. It was located right opposite Manchester Picadilly train station and only a 10 minute walk from the Nicky Oliver Salon for the event.
Upon arrival I walked into the biggest and bluest reception, bar, seating area I had ever seen! I instantly knew I would like this place and whilst checking in this was confirmed because the lady whom I spoke to was ever so lovely and helpfully gave me a map, highlighting certain features along the way so I had an idea of where to go and what to see should I choose to.
Monday, 6 March 2017
On Thursday 23rd February I had the opportunity to sample Cardamom Black's Pan Asian takeout and I couldn't miss out on it! I decided to take the opportunity after taking part in a Barrecore class as I has nothing in for dinner and was in so much pain I couldn't wait to get into a hot bath to soak away my aching muscles. So the idea of having hot food delivered to me afterwards definitely appealed to me and I adore indian takeaway, but I also love Thai food too!