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5 things to do with your mum in 2019 ❤️

It’s true that there’s no greater bond than the one between a mother and her children. She helped you to grow, nurtured you, and helped to mould you into the person you are today. You might have had your ups and downs, but that’s only made your relationship stronger. But now you’re fully grown, how about reconnecting?

Now you’re an adult, you and your mum are equals and best friends. So, how about putting some time aside to spend just with her? I’ve spent so much quality time with my mum recently doing lots of wedding planning, it’s been he best. Here are some super fun and simple ways you can spend time with your mum and hopefully make a regular thing of it!

5 things to do with your mum in 2019 ❤️ | UK Lifestyle Blog

Treat yourselves to an afternoon tea

There’s no getting away from it: afternoon teas are a British thing. Which means that we do some of the best in the world! Beautifully cut sandwiches, delicately filled with deliciously, light fillings. Thick slices of the most indulgent cakes and cream filled pastries topped with fresh fruit. Select the backdrop of a country hotel, a countryside vista or even just in your favourite café in town. There’s nothing better than catching up and spending time together over a cup of tea and a cream cake (or two). Bliss.

Have some heavy duty pampering

You both lead busy lives, and everyone deserves the chance to relax, unwind and forget about the outside world for a while. So, with that in mind, why not treat mum and yourself to an afternoon at a local spa. A session in the sauna, a few lengths in the pool and a much needed soak in the jacuzzi. Not forgetting the treatments of offer. You’ll both feel a million dollars.

5 things to do with your mum in 2019 ❤️ | UK Lifestyle BlogThe Scarlet Hotel & Spa – Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

Join forces in the kitchen

You’ve probably learnt everything you know about cooking from your mum. So, why not get together and make a feast for the whole family. Plan a range of dishes and work together to make it all from scratch. It’s a lovely way to spend time together, chat and learn from each other!

Check out some old photographs

I recently asked my nana if she had any photos of her parents I could look at. Purely because I’d never seen any before! What followed was 4 hours of sifting through piles and piles of black and white images from times gone by. The different clothes, styles and images were an incredible window into her childhood. We also enjoyed looking and comparing photos of my younger self too! So dig out all those old photo albums and take a trip down memory lane together.


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Play a board game

Who didn’t play board games with their mum on a rainy Sunday? The difference these days is that you can play games that are age appropriate for both of you – sorry Operation fans! Sit down together and enjoy a game of scrabble or something guaranteed to make you both giggle. Break out the snacks and a bottle of wine and you’re guaranteed a great night in each other’s company.

Go on a shopping spree together

Hands down, your mother’s tastes and impeccable style can give any fashionista a run for her money. Besides, who could possibly be a more supportive and honest shopping buddy?

Thanks mum, love you ❤️

2019-01-21T13:16:34+00:00 January 21, 2019|Health|

6 Signs To Know If He’s A Keeper Within The First 15 Minutes Of A Date

As many people can attest, there are men who pretend on the first date to fool a woman into thinking that he is interested in her or that he has fallen for her. Once women are aware of this potential risk, the next questions that they should ask are: How then can I tell that a man is truly into me, that he is worth giving a chance, or that I should even commit myself to him?

Here are some signs that may show a woman that he is he’s a keeper on the first date:

6 Signs To Know If He's A Keeper Within The First 15 Minutes Of A Date | UK Lifestyle Blog

1. He didn’t turn up like he just rolled out of bed

If he appears to be well groomed, showing that he took his time to look his best, then it is clear that he cares about you. You will undoubtedly notice someone who went out of his way to give you a great first impression and to win you over. On the other hand, if he does not try to look amazing on the first date, then chances are he won’t care later in the relationship as well, if you manage to even move to the next level with him.

2. Conversation flows naturally

To know if he is the one for you, the top sign on the list is the way the conversation between both of you flows. You feel free and comfortable to talk about everything with him. He lets you express yourself freely and does not appear to be judging you, and he does not make you hold back or feel nervous when you disagree on some matters. You can both speak without any reservation, and your conversations are interactive—they are not monologues.

3. Keep an eye out for the little things

A woman can tell if a man is the one for her if he makes kind gestures, even very small ones. For example, he may bring you a gift or choose a venue that is in line with your taste. Maybe you connected online through a dating site, like, which is a great site for connecting lovers and even fixing up sugar relations.

As you have been chatting, he has gotten to know your likes and dislikes. He seems eager to make you happy and thus gets you something that you previously said you would like, demonstrating that he is an attentive listener. Such acts indicate that he deserves a second date.

4. You are comfortable being YOU around him

When you do not have to put on a front or be hard on yourself around him, you may take that as a sign that he is the one. Also, you feel comfortable talking to him about almost anything, and he also appears comfortable to reciprocate.

5. Watch how to treats other people

A guy who is kind to those serving you, for example waiters and the staff at the hotel or restaurant, will likely treat you well, too. Conversely, if he is full of contempt for those he may deem lower than him, he will most likely not treat you as well.

Final words

It is crucial to have in mind that not every good guy may be the one for you, or that showing the above signs does not automatically mean he is the one. Thus, you should remember that, as you check for the above indicators, there could be more than meets the eye. All the same, you also have to be aware of what signals you send to guys, and most of all listen to your gut feeling when looking for the above signs, which can help you spot the right man.

2019-02-01T12:13:25+00:00 January 20, 2019|Health|

Talking Your Way To A More Amicable Break-Up

Breaking up is never easy, but sometimes you have to rip off the band-aid and be open and honest about how you are feeling. Amicable break-ups are exceedingly rare, especially ones with no lingering resentment felt by either party. However, just because they are rare, that doesn’t mean that they are impossible.

Amicable breakups do happen; it’s just a case of knowing how to have one. Going from a couple to friends isn’t easy, it is a process that can take a lot of time. The key to success when it comes to having an amicable break-up and staying friendly is communication. Without it, working out the ins and outs of your break-up and staying close with your ex-partner is impossible.

Talking Your Way To A More Amicable Break-Up | UK Lifestyle Blog

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If you are keen to have an amicable break-up, keep reading. Here are all of the best tips and pieces of advice for talking your way to a more amicable separation.

Have a break-up talk

Talking when you are in such pain isn’t an easy task, but if you want there to be any hope of the two of you becoming friends, it’s vital that you have a break-up talk. This should allow you both to process your feelings, ask any questions that you have, and talk about the ins and outs of your break-up. If you are worried about an argument arising, it could be worth looking into using a mediation solicitors to mediate your break-up talk and get everything sorted out. Aim to be open and honest with your partner about why you would like to break-up and ask that they do the same. Don’t be vague, because this can cause resentment, be straight about why you want to end things.

Take responsibility

Regardless of the reason why you want to break-up, remember that it takes two to tango. Don’t blame your partner for the break-up, instead be willing to take responsibility for your part in things. You might want to blame your partner for what has happened but ask yourself, what will this achieve? In the long-term, it will only make having an amicable relationship harder. It’s important only to take responsibility for what you are responsible for, ensure that your partner also takes responsibility for their part in things.

Discuss the relationship you want going forward

It is vital that going forward; you are clear about what you want. Are you willing to work at being friends in the future or would you prefer to end things amicably and cut all ties? It’s important that you are clear with your partner now so that there is no confusion. If you want nothing more to do with them, be very clear about that. Don’t create hope when there is none. This isn’t sparing the other person upset; it is setting them up for more disappointment and upset in the future.

Breakups are never easy, but you can make the process more amicable by being willing to talk things through with your partner. Remember, honesty is the key to ending things in the right way, so ensure that you are as open as possible.  

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