We’ve now been in our new home for nearly four months and in that time we’ve completely redone and completed the lounge, bedroom and bathroom. Next on the list is the dining room! As well as this being a space that we can host dinner parties I also want to dedicate part of the room as an office for when I am blogging.

I’ve been really struggling to find the perfect office furniture which will fit the aesthetic of the room as well as have enough space and support my back properly due to my Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.

Calibre Furniture is a modern office furniture suppliers offering a range of office desks and comfortable office chairs…exactly what I am looking for.

Unlike most office suppliers Calibre Furniture offers office furniture that looks great but is also super functional too. I’ve pulled together a few tips on what to look for when choosing your perfect office furniture:

1 – Does it fit the job? For example, if you know you need lots of paperwork etc does it have draw space so that your desk doesn’t always look cluttered?

2 – Is it suitable for back pain/joint pain? For me, this is a really important part of choosing furniture and is integral when making my decision.

3 – Does it suit the room? As this desk will be for my home, I don’t want it to look like I’ve taken it from a local office. Therefore, it’s important that the desk, and chair, both fit the aesthetic of my home.

Calibre Furniture has shared some tips for productivity in the office, take a look.

 

 

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*This post is sponsored by Calibre Furniture

 

 

 

 

 

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you may notice that last week we jetted off to Crete for a last-minute short holiday. This year, we had agreed that because we had bought the house we weren’t going to go on any holidays…who were we kidding? I am a total holiday lover and I need at least one a year to fully worship the sun and relax.

This was our first holiday just the two of us as in the past we’ve always been away with family members or friends so we had already planned to have a super chilled one. However, neither of us had fully expected it to be as relaxing as it was.

We booked to go to an all-inclusive hotel which had plenty of pools, a couple of local beaches and nearby waterparks etc. Before we went we had planned to go and visit all of these but that didn’t happen. Instead, we literally spent every day sunbathing by the pool, drinking cocktails and leaving the sunbed only to eat and it was pure bliss.

Although this may seem like a boring holiday for some, for us it was so needed. After months of working on the house evenings and weekends we both realised how much we needed it and also how important it is moving forward to book holidays like this again.Crete 1 Crete 2 Crete 3 Crete 4 Crete 5 Crete 6 Crete 7

With winter fast approaching, the evenings getting darker and the mornings getting colder, the last thing that anybody wants is to get into a car that won’t start or to break down on the side of the road. But, how can you make sure that you’ve taken the right steps to ensure that your car will be by your side this winter?

I have to admit, I am not the best at looking after my car when it comes to regular cleaning. However, I do know how important it is to maintain my car to make sure that it doesn’t let me down. And, believe it or not, this is easier said than done. Here’s a few tips that you can do:

 

  1. Tyres – Tyres are such an important part of your safety when driving your car and it’s so important that these are regularly checked, and replaced if they need to be. If you are looking for new tyres then you can easily book tyres in Dundee online at Fife Autocentre.
  2. Oil – Your engine oil is intergral to the car driving and running smoothly. Therefore, you should check your oil regularly and top this up if required. This can be checked by lifting the bonnet and measuring the oil using the dipstick. Your dipstick will indicate the safe level of the oil.
  3. Window wash – This is my favourite tip as it’s one I can easily do myself and is one I do regularly. Obviously it’s important that you can see clearly through your windscreen in order to drive safely and with muddy puddles in the roads your screen can get very dirty. Similarly to the engine oil, you can easily top up this with a screen wash by lifting the bonnet.
  4. Petrol – This may seem like I’m teaching you to suck eggs. I’m not! It can be so easy to let your petrol run low and not worry about it until the light is flashing which is normally fine. However, nobody wants to be stuck on the side of the road waiting for a rescue truck because their petrol has run out when this is an easy mistake to avoid.
  5. Lights – With the dark nights starting earlier and the dark mornings lasting longer, not to mention the foggy days it’s so important that your lights are all working well. Check these regularly and if any lights are not working or look duller than usual then I urge you to get these serviced/replaced!

 

*This post is sponsored by Auto Fifecentre.

 

I love jewellery and I truly believe that you can never have too much. This is why, when Nude Jewellery got in touch to ask if I would be happy to feature one of their bespoke, handmade pieces I jumped at the chance.

Nude Jewellery offers a range of bespoke, handmade jewellery including everything from necklaces to engagement rings, that is available to purchase online as well as order so that your piece is unique. How lovely that you can have a completely unique engagement ring or an unusual engagement ring which suits you or your partner perfectly.

I ordered the Vanilla Links Triple Link Silver Handmade Necklace because my current everyday necklace is quite chunky and I was after something more delicate and dainty. It arrived in beautiful packaging including a little bag which had been packaged in the box so that it wasn’t at all squashed or damaged which is always a bonus.

The necklace is absolutely beautiful and pictures don’t fully do it justice because you can’t tell how high the quality is. As well as the pendant being stunning, the chain is also slightly thicker than a typical delicate necklace which I love because in the past I’ve had these chains and they’ve always ended up broken.

All of Nude Jewellery’s pieces are handmade and designed by the Founder Nikki and it is clear to see from my necklace just how much attention is paid to the details and the quality.

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*This necklace was gifted in exchange for a feature

 

Last weekend, I was invited down to Devonshire House in Brentwood to have my fat frozen. I know, it sounds very strange but when I was invited to review a treatment for the blog, curiosity got the better of me and I knew I had to have my fat frozen (aka Cyrolipolysis).

Before I go into the details of the treatment, I wanted to make it clear that this is not a quick weight loss technique or scam. It is not invasive, nor a type of surgery and it is an entirely safe procedure when carried out by a professional such as Jilla from Devonshire House.

What is Fat Freezing? – Cryolipolysis is also known as fat freezing treatment using advanced cooling technology on localised areas of the body which results in the death of the fat cells. Clinical trials have confirmed that fat cells become crystallised and destroyed when exposed to cold at certain freezing temperatures for a certain time. Cryolipolysis targets only the fat cells and does not impact the surrounding skin, tissues, nerves or muscles, as they are effected at a much lower temperature.

Jilla explained that this treatment works on fatty areas that you struggle to shift despite a healthy diet, exercising, etc. After a detailed consultation with Jilla, we decided that the area that we would target is my lower stomach.

Without going into the technical side of the treatment, a cup is basically placed over the area and sucks up your fat. Once it’s in the cup it freezes it and as mentioned above, basically kills these cells and crystalizes them.

Once frozen, the fat cells slowly begin to leave your body over the following 8 -12 after they break down and are removed from the body completely.

Once the fat cells are distorted they will not come back on the area treated, assuming you maintain a healthy lifestyle and do not exceed your normal calorie intake.

To find out more at Cyrolipolysis click here.

*I was invited to enjoy this complimentary treatment in exchange for a review.