Beautiful Weekend

How B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L has the weather been on the south coast for the past week? We have been truly blessed with gorgeous summer sun and I even have a little tan going on!

Earlier last week I had decided that Matt and I needed a little adventure, we have been spending a lot of time putting our stamp on the house that we have kinda gotten a little lost and forgotten what it was like just being us. One thing that people don’t tell you when you are preparing to move in is that all those little date evenings or random weekends in the forest or down the beach. So in a bid to spruce life up a bit, I told Matt to be ready to leave the house at 8.30am Saturday as I was taking us out for the day.

I had my sights set on Durdle Door – I have seen a lot of nice pictures and posts about it and my brother has been recently so I thought we could both do with some sea air and peaceful surroundings.

So I cooked up some bacon sarnies for the drive down and headed out on the road, we got stuck in a bit of traffic around the Bournemouth area which isn’t unusual when the weather is like this and made it to Durdle Door in around 2 hours. We parked up, paid for 2 hours parking and started to walk down, neither of us could understand why after so many visits to Weymouth we have never made it here before. The weather was beautiful, it was so so sunny and when you looked across the horizon it felt like you were abroad!

 

As we reached the bottom of the hill and caught glimpses of the sea and beach below us, neither of us could believe how crystal clear the water was and I instantly regretted not wearing my swim gear as I just wanted to jump right in. We headed down the steep stairs to the main beach looking on to the rock formation and sat on the stones, it was nice just be present for a while and soak in the surroundings and watch all the kayakers and families enjoying their Saturday. We headed back up and spent some time watching 2 dogs playing around in the cove before making our way back up the hill to the car. One thing no-one warned me was just how steep the hill was, of course you realise as you are going down, but nothing can prepare you for the steepness going back up!

We made the decision to head back home via the New Forest and stop off at Burley, we both really like the little village and have often treated ourselves to an ice cream or a cream tea on many of our visits. However, this time as I am on a bit of a health kick (more on that another time), we avoided the Ice Creams and Cream Tea’s and headed to the pub for a cold refreshing drink and some lunch. Weirdly we sat in “our seats” the same seats we sit in every time and they are always available – its weird – I had a really nice Chicken Cesar Salad and Matt had a Burger. The food was fantastic and made even better as we headed out a group of horses had decide to take over the road – perfect photo opportunity and typical of the New Forest!

As we have been to the New Forest many times I figured we wouldn’t need our sat nav to get home……I was wrong. We didn’t really know where we were going and the sign posts didn’t say anywhere we recognised, so Matt got out the sat nav and we started to head out on the right path home. As we were driving down one of the forest roads directly in my eye sight were Highland Cows! Immediately I pulled into the parking bays and got out to take photo’s. I LOVE Highland Cows, I just think they have so much personality and their faces are adorable! It was soo tempting to try and touch one, but the size of their horns I decided viewing from afar was best!

Our evenings had been planned out separately, Matt was having the boys over and I was meeting up with 2 old school friends for food and cocktails. Marci, Jemma and I haven’t all been together since we left school in 2004 – I had seen both of them separately so I knew we all still got on and would have a blast especially as The Slug & Lettuce serve 2-4-1 cocktails. It was lovely to see them both and to catch up after so long, it was just like no time had passed at all and I cant wait to have another girly evening with them both!

Well there you have it my weekend in a nutshell, unfortunately Sunday didn’t go as planned, but Hayley and I are sorting out another date for Brunch and don’t worry, I will take you with us!

Keep Smiling

Emma xxx

FRI-YAY

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Wahooo! We have finally made it to Friday! I am super excited as I have this afternoon as Annual Leave – actually as you read this I will probably have finished for the day!

My afternoon off will consist of doing a spot of Fathers Day shopping for my dad and just some general house work – although I may treat myself to a Costa whilst I am out! I have sooo much fun stuff planned this weekend, I am taking Matt on a surprise day out tomorrow before visiting old friends for food and drinks in the evening, then have my monthly brunch date with Hayley!

Don’t worry – my camera and creative juices will be going with me everywhere and I can’t wait to share what I have been upto with you next week. I am aiming to have 2 posts up each week, Wednesday at 6pm and Sunday at 11am, with things officially starting on Wednesday!

Any way!

Have a fantastic weekend everyone – keep smiling!

Emma xxx

Falling Back In Love

DON’T PANIC…..I Repeat DON’T PANIC! Matt & I have not fallen out of love…..this blog isn’t about us!

A couple of years ago I made the decision to move to blogger and continue my blogging days on that platform. However no matter how much I tried I just didn’t like the look of it, I couldn’t upload posts via the app and I had to use a 2nd platform to share on social media. Although I would tell people my creative juices weren’t flowing and I slowly stopped writing. Looking back it was because I just didn’t like what I was producing and hadn’t fallen in love with the end project.

A couple of weeks ago a close friend of mine was searching for my posts on San Francisco and I had to make them public again on this blog. I found myself looking at the blog visually and getting lost reading old posts and it hit me. I wanted to write again, but I wanted to write HERE.

So, my past few weeks have been spent transferring posts from blogger to here and giving this a bit of a refresher. I loved my old template, but I have fallen in love with this new one and I just feel that its more me. For so long I have felt influenced by the blogging/vlogging world and trying to catch up. It has caused me alot of upset and anxiety when I have felt left behind or ungrateful for the amazing things that I have. Hindsight is a wonderful thing and looking back I shouldn’t have moved, I should have stayed put HERE, where I feel safe expressing myself and actually like the end product of what I am producing.

Its mad to think that just the right look and platform can inspire a person so much. My mind has been buzzing over the past few days and I have so many ideas of what i want to share with you. Now that I am feeling happier with my writing space and don’t care (ok I do still a little bit and I am working on it) about keeping up with the jones’, I know that my writing is going to go from strength to strength and I just hope that you will continue to read my story.

However, in the mean time, take a look around read through the 200+ posts i have written since 2013 and let me know what you like reading! For those of you that have only been reading since August 2015 – take trip back to earlier posts – there is a lot fun stuff that you missed out on.

But for now, this blogger is back and happier than ever!

Emma

xxx

Bathrooms…..

Hello!

Sorry my blogging is a bit all over the show at the moment, I am very much enjoying being a home owner for the first time and everything that it encompasses! Our first few months (they have gone super quick!) hasn’t been without its problems, mainly as I know most people find, we had to get a new boiler! Thankfully it hasn’t put us too far behind with the projects we want to get done this year so we can have a year of rest and adventures in 2018!

Our first project this year was the bathroom, we haven’t been blessed with a big bathroom, but that wasn’t something on our wishlist. Neither of our parents homes have large bathrooms, so its never something we have been used to really. It had everything we needed and was fully tiled with large white tiles and lovely black sparkly floor tiles, but the one thing that was wrong was the size of the bath!

There was no chance of Matt getting in there for a bath, I tried twice, maybe 3 times to have a nice relaxing bath with some of my favourite bath bombs from LUSH, with no avail – I was too long! I have never had that problem before in my life! So, we used some money that we had been given when we moved in combined with our savings and decided we would strip the bath out and have just a shower unit.

I had 2 requests…..mosaic tiles and a rainfall shower. I managed to get one of my requests fully but the 2nd had to be compromised. But I really don’t care as the finished product is amazing – I have never been so excited about having a shower in all my life hahaha!

 

So I want to show you our finished product – here are a few pictures and I will share with you below where we purchased some of our bits, so you can recreate a similar look in your own home!

Not Much Has Changed Here, Just A New Unit To Store Some Bits!

 

Aaaaah! Our Beautiful New Shower Unit!

 

Gorgeous Tiles & Shower
Our Little Towel Rail!

Don’t you just love it! I am so pleased we managed to get our finishing touches this weekend and can start to make the finishing touches to the garden and make a start on the next room!

So where did we get our stuff from?

Our new unit I purchased (and put together) this weekend is from The Range, it cost £34.99 and has 1 shelve in there. It perfectly fits all our cleaning products and spare shower gel, toothpaste, spare toothbrushes and general bathroom necessities! Unfortunately I can’t find this on The Range website, but I am sure if you head to your local one they will have this one or something similar.

I love our toothbrush holder! Its from Asda and cost £7, its a lot heavier than it looks and I love the granite look that it has. Our Shower Caddy is also from Asda, its rust free which is great and came with 2 stickers so it can be attached to the wall. However, at the moment we aren’t fussed on having it on the wall. It was a bit expensive at £15, but as its rust free which is something we were really keen on, so worth the cost!

Our lovely shower is by a company called Mira, its a Mira Agile model which you can buy directly from Mira at £459.60 with a 5 year warranty. Our Shower tray is also from Mira, because of the size of the room ours its an unusual size, but its Resin Stone, so its strong and well made too!

Now, for our tiles! We had to get some new white tiles which don’t quite match, but I am hoping it isn’t glaringly obvious when you look at these photo’s. They were just basic tiles on offer, I think £10 for a pack of £10, we over brought so were able to take a pack back, which is always a bonus! Our grey mosaic tiles are not mosaic at all. Its a full size tile that is mosaic effect, its £15 for a pack of 10, its an ideal option for anyone who loves mosaics but not the hard work of tiling them! All our tiles were brought at Homebase and as I mentioned previously if you have a full unopened pack, you can return them and get your money back – so my advice would be buy more than what you need, just in case and return any unused packs!

Well, I hope you have enjoyed a little insight into our bathroom!

Love

Emma xx

New York Adventures!

Following some kind words and likes on my facebook page, I have picked a few places that I loved visiting and thought I would share with you some suggested itinerary’s as well as any tips I have picked up on my travels. Don’t get me wrong I am not a seasoned traveller, I am by all means a novice, but I know what I know and any help when planning a holiday is always a bonus!
First on the list, the place I have been the most (4 times) New York City, as the saying goes it’s so good they named it twice. Perhaps you refer to it as the Big Apple, or the city that never sleeps? However you wish to fondly refer to the island of Manhattan, I will share with you a few tips and suggestions for itineraries for your future trip!
Flights?
On the occasions I have been to New York, I have always favoured a morning flight out there so that I land between 12-2pm. It can take anywhere between 40 minutes to an hour to get from JFK into the city, so by the time you have landed and got into the city your hotel will be open for check in. That will then allow you to drop your bags, freshen up and make sure you have everything you need to explore and gauge your bearings on your first evening in the city. I have flown to New York most frequently with Virgin/Delta, they are currently offering a 10.10am flight from Heathrow landing at JFK at 1.32pm, if I was looking to go to NYC soon this would be the flight I would want to be on. Don’t get me wrong, I have used both Newark and La Guardia airports over the years and both airports are fine and have great transport links BUT for your first trip, you want to be flying in and out of JFK.
Where To Stay?
You may chuckle, but every time I have been to NY I have stayed somewhere different, not because I haven’t found a place I really liked but because there were good deals on for when I booked. However, I have found an area that I like to stay in, although as a “seasoned” traveler to NY I would probably switch things up a bit if Matt & I went again. So the area that I feel most comfortable staying in is around 7th Avenue and 57thStreet, it’s close to Times Square but not right on top and a short walk to Central Park and also not that far from The Rockefeller Centre too – if you are lucky you might even get a room looking out onto Central Park too!
So, where have I stayed? The Salisbury Hotel, it’s on 57thstreet opposite Carngie Hall and right by a subway stop if using this method of transport is your preferred choice when in Manhattan. I have also stayed at TheWellington Hotel, it’s on 7th Avenue between 56th and 55thStreet, in both hotels I stayed room only but there was plenty of choices for breakfast close by (and no I do not mean McDonald’s!). Matt & I were really lucky at the Wellington, we had a lovely sized room high up and had views over Central Park which was gorgeous when it snowed! For my 48hr trip to NY with my parents and brother, we all stayed in 1 double double room (a room with 2 double beds) at the Crowne Plaza on Broadway – the PERFECT location for first timers who want to be in the centre of the action, next door to Hershey’s, opposite M&M world and seconds from all the action in Times Square you can’t go wrong.
If I was to go back to NY I would have no issues in staying in any of these 3 hotels mainly because I know the area and I will literally just be using them as a base and somewhere to sleep, but I would probably start to look further afield and maybe stay in Lower Manhattan or Greenwich Village to get less of a Touristy feel.
What To Do?
Is that not the most open ended question ever? What isn’t there to do in NYC it pretty much caters for anything and everything! As I mentioned earlier I am a complete novice when it comes to travelling and I am sure there will be blog posts out there that are much better than this and host wonderful itinerarys for you to take snapshots from, but this itinerary is one I have put together following my personal trips to New York and I can hand on heart say that I have done all of the things in the interary I have shared with you below – none of it is made up of places I have dreamed of visiting on Pinterest, I have pictures of me at most, if not all, of the places mentioned below!
Arrival Day!

You have just reached your hotel of choice, dumped your suitcase (because no-one unpacks!) and freshened up ready to explore! What’s first? It’s probably around 4pmish and you are starting to feel a bit peckish, head out to your local neighbourhood grill Applebee’s on 50th street between Broadway and 7th, fill up on something from the grill or the massive Nacho’s with your choice of drink be it a pepsi, milkshake or cocktail, Applebees has you covered! Once you have stuffed your faces full of yummy food it’s time to head out through Times Square to experience all the Empire StateBuilding has to see at night. It’s about a 20minute walk from Times Square to Empire State, longer if you are taking in all the sights – you can get the subway, but why go underground when there is so much to see above it! I would definitely recommend purchasing all your tickets before you go, so the money you take out there is purely fun money! Empire State is open 8am-2am, 365 days a year and costs $34 to visit the 86th floor, if you time it right and get there for sunset you will get amazing photos, however my favourite time to visit Empire State is in pitch black so you can see the lights of the city and my favourite building, The Chrysler Building, all alight.

1st Full Day

Definitely a day of choices! After getting up early, either having breakfast at your hotel or hitting one of the many cafes local to you, head to Times Square and hunt down a tour guide there are plenty on offer! So, for me a shopaholic if I had 3 nights in New York the first full day would be outlet shopping!!! Grab some bargains and shop until my feet hurt, I have been to Woodbury Common 3 times and each time I have come away with a lot of bags full of goodies, however I have also heard there is another outlet in New Jersey but I have not visited there myself. Anyway! I have done some research for you and with City Sightseeing  you can book a trip to Woodbury Common for $30 per adult, that is for a bus ride there and back and when I last visited there was multiple trips each day.

Now if shopping isn’t your thing and you want to cram in as much sightseeing as you possibly can hit up a tour guide and book yourself a 48hr hop on hop off bus tour. Its cheaper in the long run than using taxis and you get a tour guide on your journey to your destination! Based again on City Sightseeing you can buy a 48hr Bus Tour for $59 per adult, however I am sure they will probably do you cheaper rates in person. Once you have booked your tour you are going to jump on the bus and head downtown, having prebooked your ticket to Liberty Island. On the City Sightseeing downtown tour, you want to get off at stop 10 so (if you wish) you can stop by 9/11 and pay your respects to those who lost their lives, I am a firm believer that until you have been there you cannot grasp just how large the towers were and how much of an impact it had on that area. Once you have spent time there, your going to have to use your feet and start walking down Broadway and you come across the famous Charging Bull! Now once you get to Battery Park just head for the signs of Liberty Island, prices are currently $21.50 for adult access to the Crown which is what I would have love to have done if we had the opportunity when we went to Liberty Island. However, if you are on a strict budget or timeframe you can hop on the Staten Island Ferry and it goes straight past The Statue Of Liberty and its quite fun to race the ferry on the return journey – can you get off and back on before the door closes?!

Now, when Matt & I visited Liberty Island we then headed down to China Town and hung out there for a few hours, you can totally do that (your bust ticket will take you right there), or you could stop off at South Street Seaport – I have always wanted to go but never been – perhaps you can tell me all about it!
2nd Full Day

Another day full of choice as there are plenty of things to see and do in NYC and after a chat with my cousin the other day, I have realised I have only just touched the tip of the iceberg with the things I have done! So, what would I do on day 2? It’s another full day, so I would get up at the crack of dawn, have some breakfast and then head to Rockefeller centrewhilst its still early – perhaps watch Good Morning America being recorded before heading up to the Observation Tower for spectacular day time views across Manhattan. As you spot Central Park and just the grand scale of it decide how far you want to venture in as that’s your next stop! Head across to Central Park and take a nice long walk up to The Lake or further if you get the feel for it, or perhaps head back to Midtown via the Zoo but for me I would head to Serendipity 3 on East 60th for some midday desert or perhaps hit up Dylans Candy Bar which is just a couple of shops down.

As you are in the area, why not take a nice stroll down 5thAvenue hitting Bloomingdales, Tiffany’s as well as lots of other famous brands – be sure to admire St Patricks Cathedral too! Now after all this walking on your last night you want to be sure to end with a bang, so pre-book some theatre tickets or head to a restaurant in Times Square – hell you have to get drunk at least once in New York!
Final Day

For me the last day in NY is the chance to pick up souvenirs or any last minute shopping that you didn’t get before heading on your flight home to blighty!
WOW! This is a long ass post, but hopefully a helpful one to anyone who is heading out to New York anytime soon!
Stay tuned; Rome is next!
Love

Emma xx

My Travel Journey!

My Heart Is Saying Travel, My Head Is Saying Decorate……

The joys of being a new home owner and coming to the realization you cannot have everything, well not straight away! It was almost 10 years ago I got the travel bug, my 3rd holiday abroad to Fueterventura with my best friend kick started my want to explore and see the world. I had been abroad twice before that once to New York with college in 2005 and once to Indianapolis with my parents and brother in 2007. However, there is nothing like venturing abroad with your best mate to a lovely hot country for a week to start a habit of a lifetime!

That year, 2008, we went to Fueteventura in the March and I got made redundant in the April. This is how eager my 20 year old self was to explore because we booked to go to Morocco in September of the same year! So despite not having a job and Steph being a full time Uni student, we somehow made it work and holiday’d twice in 1 year. Both just week breaks and both were all inclusive and we didn’t really do much apart from laze by the pool and the odd shopping trip, but it was nice to be away and just relax.

Little did I know that those 2 trips where going to start a life long adventure of seeing the world. I am not sure how long I was back from Morocco before I booked ANOTHER trip! This time, I wanted to travel (initially) on my own, I decided I was going to stay with my godparents for a couple of weeks in Indianapolis and just enjoy a bit of the country and all America has to offer, I ended up taking my godfathers mum along as a suprise and I had a GREAT time for those 2 weeks!

That was 2009, the year I met Matt & the year I turned 21. It was also the year I booked to go back to New York in 2010 with then a very good friend. A return to a city that first time round didn’t capture my heart. 2nd time round, I started to understand why everyone loved it so much and I really enjoyed myself despite not having the best company (that is a story for another day) and when I returned and really looked back over my trip I decided that one day I would go back and make my sour memories sweeter with someone else.

Mine and Matt’s relationship grew and after mini breaks in the UK we decided that 2011 would be the year of our first holiday abroad. After much debate, we decided on Rovinj, Croatia on the Istrian coast. We stayed in a hotel on its own island, only able to return to the mainland by boat surrounded by beautiful blue sea’s. It was a perfect first holiday for two young lovebirds with a day trip to Venice chucked in for good measure.

We holidayed in May and I think by the September we had already booked our next adventure, New York to celebrate Matt turning 21 in January 2012. A whole week in New York a chance to make new memories and see how the city was changing, being Matt’s first time to America we did lots of things to make it special and we both have fond memories of that trip. Looking at my timehop, we had only been back a matter of weeks before we started to look at our next holiday. How we managed it I am not sure, but we managed another trip that year, the latter part of year of course. Some Winter sun, Cuba in November a perfect sunny getaway – I had so many firsts on that trip; snorkelling, eating lobster, horse riding on a beach.

Then 2013 hit, Matt holiday’d to Austria skiing and ruptured his ACL and it put a halt on our plans for that year, the first year since 2008 that I hadn’t been abroad. It hurt and I struggled, but one thing that came out of it was I was put to work researching and booking our last holiday as a family, just myself, my parents and my brother. A quick stop in New York followed by 2 weeks with my godparents in Indianapolis in the middle Summer celebrating July 4th!

Those 2 weeks were fantastic and I will share more about Indianapolis in a different post, but I cannot recall exactly, but perhaps a couple of weeks prior to going to to the states Matt & I booked to go to Rome over our 5th Anniversary. It was completely off the cuff and initially I wasn’t keen, I wasn’t overwhelmed by Venice so felt that, despite my heritage, that Italy just wasn’t for me. Oh, how wrong I was. Rome is one of the most amazing cities, even in the heat of August, it was so beautiful and I wouldn’t hesitate a return journey! So 2014 ended as another year with 2 holidays and it didn’t take long after our return that another holiday was already on the countdown having started being planned long before I jetted off to the states in July.

April 2015 Matt and I headed off to Las Vegas with my best mate and her then boyfriend for a week, I came away with lots of wonderful memories from that trip and even with all Vegas has to offer, I still feel we didn’t cover all of it and would gladly return! After a week as a foursome we split, they headed to LA and we headed up the Californian coast to San Francisco. Aaaaah San Fran, I definitely left a piece of my heart of there and it has honestly become one of my favourite places to be. We were there for around 3/4 nights and although I feel like we did everything, I would gladly go back again!

2015 also brought trips for me to Scotland and Dublin with my girlfriends, both were fantastic and I have lots of fond memories that I will always treasure! However, whilst I was holidaying with my friends Matt was busy planning our holiday for 2016, a surprise for my birthday and Christmas all rolled in to 1. I was constantly being told we were going to Tenerife, whilst disappointed initially I remember the fun I had in the Canaries 8 years earlier and knew the weather would be good and we would have a great time, so to have ended up in Mexico was just phenomenal!

Mexico was a dream and just such a perfect way to start what was unbeknownst to us at the time going to be one of the most craziest years so far. It was a perfect mix of sightseeing and relaxing with white sand and clear blue sea’s!

However, we ended 2016 with no future holidays booked as we brought our first house, our first sofa and started building our forever. Currently sat on our gorgeous leather sofa, as I write this my heart is saying ‘go on, check for cheap deals for the time you have booked off work’. I definitely have the urge to travel and see the world, but my head is thinking of what wallpaper should we pick for the front room and when I can start painting and wallpapering our bedroom also wishing for next weekend to come so we can rip out the hedge in the front room!

Looking back and reminiscing over my last almost 10 years worth of travel, I realise how lucky I have been and how, in a few years to come, I will be even luckier as I am sure we will travel more and further in the world with Canada, Vietnam and Dubai on our hit list I am sure we will make lots of more travel memories. However, at the moment, our priority is getting our home to how we want it to be. With a hedge to remove, decorating to be done, a shower unit to install and a driveway to build with a possible extension on the horizon we are going to be busy but to create a home that we both love so much will make it all worth while to come back to after being away for a while!

So, whilst my travel bug may just have to be kept deep inside for now, it doesn’t mean I cant share with you my hints, tips and wishes! So, consider this a start of travel posts to come!

Love

Emma xxx

Building A Healthier Me

Some of you may remember last year I made the decision to have “month off March” to help raise money for Cancer Research UK. I abstained from all chocolate, sweets and cake for the whole of March. It was difficult initially, but towards the end of the month I had gotten used to not having sweet treats and found it pretty easy.

Since Matt & I have moved in I personally feel that my eating habits have improved, I am eating proper meals at dinner time and consistently having breakfast each day. I am regularly attending the gym and sleeping better. However, I would say that treats are slipping in more often than they were before and I am probably having more “naughty” days than I would care to admit!

There are lots of ways that I could combat this through dieting, but as soon as I put myself on a diet I want to come straight back off. So I have decided that I will challenge myself for 2 months and abstain from “naughty” treats and commit to becoming a healthier version of myself.

When is this happening? From 20th February to 28th April, around 2 months.

What are treats are you avoiding? I am going to abstain from the following “naughty” treats:

  • Chocolate (inc spread)
  • Sweets
  • Cakes
  • Pastries
  • Crisps
  • Alcohol
  • Biscuits

What about social events? I have 2 weddings during this time frame and I will allow myself 1 drink on each occasion to toast the happy couple and give Matt my share of the cake haha! I will be strong with other social events which may expose me to any of my foods I want to avoid and hope that my friends understand my choices.

What are you doing to commit to being healthier? I am going to commit to attending the gym or doing at least 30 minutes exercise 5 times a week. I increased my steps on my fit bit to 7,000 a couple of weeks ago and by the end of this time frame I would like to be achieving 10,000 steps a day at least 3 times a week.

What will you snack on? I will be snacking on fruits and vegetables as well as dried fruit over the course of the time frame set out. I often find that I eat because I am bored, so ensuring I stick to drinking my required amount by making use of my HydrateM8 bottle will keep me on track.

Are you doing this just to lose weight? Not necessarily, yes I am likely to lose a few pounds but I want to kick start healthier eating habits and gradually build treats back in to my eating pattern in moderation and perhaps using healthier alternatives. I am really invested in keeping my PCOS under control and if I can maintain a suitable diet and exercise plan then I am likely to be able to reduce my symptoms.

Are you doing this for charity this time? Not this time round as this is more to challenge myself than to do something to raise money for charity. That said I will never say no to fundraising, so if you like
what I am doing and want to gift money to your favoured charity because of my actions then please feel free!

Will you post updates? Sure, I am sure over the course of the next few weeks I will post regular updates on my Facebook page. I would love for you to keep up with my progress – just hit the like button on my page!

The British Heart Foundation really promote Month Off March and for anyone that is looking to give themselves a detox for a month or challenge themselves I would really suggest it. Month Off doesn’t have to be from food or alcohol, it could even be from social media! Imagine that a whole month where you aren’t checking your accounts every day 10 times a day!

Whatever you plan on doing, whether its just eating my share of the chocolate do it well and most importantly enjoy it!

Love

Emma