anxiety · Beauty · Lifestyle · makeup · Nailcare · Parenting · Skincare

Wedding prep! 

It’s a hot and sticky night. Small Human is still awake and I can’t open her bedroom window because it opens from the bottom and it’s so low down I just imagine her climbing out of her cot and falling out of it! If I knew it was going to be this warm tonight I would have gotten her a fan! 

This morning I got up bright and early and took a trip to our local shop to get Small Human some milk. It was roasting! Not only that but she wanted to bring her baby and buggy along with her. After 2 minutes she got bored and I ended up carrying the damn thing the whole way their and back. 


What should have been a 5 minute walk took us almost an hour and she was far more interested in everything in sight to actually walk there at a decent speed. She did however run like a mad woman away from something on the ground screaming and crying. Turns out it was a snail… 

I went to work this afternoon still feeling completely broken from tuesdays fall. I’m attending a wedding this weekend and my plan was to wear some clear tights. I’m now wearing black ones to hide the damage and if it’s going to be as hot as it was today then I’m going to suffer. I’ll probably get fed up after a few drinks and whip them off. I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to it and letting loose! 

It’s wedding season and I created a beautiful pair of lashes for a client at work today whose attending her daughters wedding next week. 


Makes such a difference! My next client called to cancel as she was unwell which meant I could get my nails done to match my dress ready for saturdays big event! 

I arrived home to the most delicious chicken salad cooked by Man Child and Small Human was already in bed. Although it’s now 11pm and she’s still awake. 

I’ve slapped some hair dye on my head and that’s the last of the preparations for the weekend ahead! 

Holly 😘

advice · anxiety · Beauty · family · funny · Lifestyle · Parenting

The big bad bruise! 

I can’t believe how nice the weathers been the past couple of days! It’s like the temperature has rose by 20 degrees in only 2 weeks. I’m not complaining of course. 

This morning I woke up to see my wonderful bruise had managed to make its way out and it’s a beauty! 


What a beast. I still can’t sit down without wincing in pain but it’s actually feeling a lot better today in comparison to yesterday! Although as the day has gone on the bruising has gotten worse and worse! 


This morning my very best friend popped in for a cuppa and a catch up. Small Human was having a nap which meant we could chat without being interrupted! Makes a change. 

I headed over to my mums this afternoon and although I managed to drive there I’ve been left feeling a lot more sore. I’m noticing areas of aches that I didn’t notice yesterday and I honestly feel as though I’ve been hit by a bus. 

We had some dinner and gave Small Human an outside bath. 


After she ran around the garden butt naked like a loon it was best we got her inside, dressed and in the car to get home! Now she’s all tucked up in bed and finally asleep I’m catching an early night myself! 

Holly 😘

anxiety · Beauty · family · Lifestyle

A tumble. 

This morning I took a trip down the stairs. Literally. I had Small Human in my arms as I tumbled straight down from the top step. Thankfully I managed to hold her tight and she didn’t get injured. I took the brunt of the fall and after 2 hours of searing pain to my thigh I though best to call 111 and get it checked out. 

Man Child came home from work to take me to the hospital and I was in and out within half an hour. I’m glad to say it’s just badly bruised and swollen and I’m unlikely to sit down properly for at least 10 days. 


My day consisted of resting and not a lot else. So here I sit writing my blog with a pack of frozen sweet potato fries cooling my achy leg because I have no peas! 

Here’s to a new day tomorrow and hopefully no more falls! 

Holly 😘

anxiety · Beauty · funny · Lifestyle · Parenting · Travel

Don’t cry over spilt milk. Cry over something else. 

This morning I got up and headed straight out to physio. I’ve been feeling much better the past week and my appointment today did not dissapoint! I love acupuncture but I can’t stand having it in my hands. It’s such a horrible feeling. But it working and that’s what counts. I popped to muffins to grab Myself and Man Child a baguette and headed on home. When I arrived Small Human was in the best mood. Just being super adorable. Some days I could just eat her face…but that would be cannibalism. 

All was going well until I decided to put her down for a nap and dropped a whole bottle of milk on the floor. 


Nap time was rescheduled until after I had cleaned up the mess and washed out soggy feet. She thought it was hilarious. I managed to avoid any spilling on her but then she shouted ‘puddle’ and proceeded to stomp her feet in it. Thanks for that one Peppa pig. 

Crisis averted and off to bed she went. For 3 hours. 3 long boring hours. I thought the sleep would mean she would be in a good mood when she arose. My god was I wrong. She non stop threw herself in a fit of rage onto the floor for the remainder of the afternoon. Or what was left of it. I thought a nice walk would cheer her up. I was wrong again. 


Although she seemed to enjoy sitting on a small log it took us half an hour just to walk a small stretch of the canal before it began to piss it down. In a rush to get us back and dried I closed the buggy by the back door and crushed my finger in it! 


Instant bruising. I’m pretty sure I am the clumsiest person I know. This was so painful it did make me cry! 

It was time for the bedtime routine and Small Human very cleverly ate her dinner with a spoon all by herself!  I wish someone would congratulate me the way I do to her for managing to get a spoon from the bowl to her mouth. That would be the dream! 


She’s growing up too fast! I love seeing her change and progress from a baby into a little person but I do wish that time would just slow down. 

We had a bit more of a success in the bath this evening and only a few tears when doing the hair wash. 

It took 2 hours to get her to actually go to sleep and she dropped off just as Man Child arrived home from work. Typical! 

We’ve just finished watching the Santa Clarita diet and for anyone who hasn’t seen it yet and fancies an easy to watch, short yet hilarious programme then give it a try! 

I’m off to bed 😘

 Holly 

advice · anxiety · family · funny · Lifestyle · Parenting

Two days off! 

Yesterday I had a day off work as Man Child was heading to Nottingham for a stag do and I had nobody to watch over my Small Human! However after Friday’s crazy day at work I was grateful for the rest. Rest?… sorry I just snorted as I wrote that because I don’t think rest is in a parents vocabulary. 

I got up with Small Human and sorted out her ridiculous abundance of toys. They were taking over my home. I didn’t actually dispose of any I just rearranged them so they were in better order. I can finally walk around my home without fear of standing on a small plastic toy or being impaled by little wooden objects. I feel toys should come with a warning on them for parents. Like how they say “choking hazard, not suitiable for Small Humans” what they should say is “If you stand on one of these in the dead of night. You will cry. Like a little bitch”…just a thought. 

Man Child left for his night on the town and I spent the majority of the day getting things sorted. I’ve finally managed to catch up on all our holiday washing and before I knew it  the day had gone and it was already half 3. I packed myself and Small Human into the car and sped off to collect my younger sister for a girls night in! Once again my twin couldn’t make it as she was out at the theatre watching a show! Jealous!

The sun was shining but as it was getting late we took Small Human into the garden to run around before dinner and hopefully wear her out for bed. It worked. A mums secret guide to getting your child sleep better. Lots and lots of fresh air and craziness. Just run them ragged until they can’t physically stand anymore! 


We had a brilliant night and it was of course complimented by a children’s dinner. 


After dinner we played with Small Human who was running around laughing her head off. That was until she tripped over her own feet and face planted into a toy on the floor. It went straight into her eyeball! Lots of tears later and many cuddles she was ready to go to bed! I again reiterate my previous ‘warnings’ statement. This time it should read “may cause sudden blindness should your Small Human temporarily forget how to walk and fall onto this toy that was created by the devil”.

We caught up on Britains got talent, decided we wouldn’t bother watching Eurovision to save our ears the agony and spent hours watching stupid videos on YouTube. I did have an embarrassing moment when Jess turned over to Eurovision and said “Cyprus are smashing it”. To which I replied “I don’t even know who Cyprus is. Is that his name because that’s where he’s from?”. I didn’t realise it was actually the country and not a random music act named Cyprus. Pretty embarassing when you consider my stepdad is from there…face palm. 

At midnight we heard my front gate rattle and when I opened the door there was a dog standing there. (Of course it was standing. I mean it wasnt fucking flying now was it! Captain obvious over here.) It had a collar on but as I went out to see if it had a tag it ran away. We strategically placed some ham on the gate so we could listen out if it came back but it never did. I hope it has been reunited with its owners! 

We decided around half 1 in the morning it was probably time to get to bed. Although I struggled to fall asleep so I woke up this morning feeling pretty exhausted. Which wasn’t helped by Small Human wanting a bottle at 7am. Thankfully she went back to sleep and didn’t wake up until. What a miracle! 

My twin popped in for a cuppa and some lunch this afternoon and we put the world to rights as we usually do. It’s perfect getting together and letting off some steam.

It’s my Mothers very special 50th Birthday in 2 weeks time so we’ve been discussing gift ideas! After my twin left, Man Child arrived home feeling a bit sorry for himself. I sent him off for a nap to recover and we went outside to play in the garden. 

Small Human found a snail which led onto conversations about “are they born with their shells?” “Are snails just slugs in disguise?” And “Do slugs bite?”. The answers were Yes, no, yes. Perhaps stupid questions to ask but today I learnt that slugs do infact have teeth and yes they can bite. But they’re so microscopic you wouldn’t even notice. Fascinating. Maybe you don’t care. But do you know what? Now you know a totally interesting yet pointless fact too. You’re welcome. 

I took my younger sister home and Man Child and I have been relaxing on the sofa! A weekend well spent. 

I’ve got physio in the morning and I’ve felt so much better this week along with the dairy free diet so I’m hopeful for another good week and to get on top of these headaches! 

Holly 😘

advice · anxiety · Beauty · Lifestyle

A busy busy day! 

Today passed me in the blink of an eye. Where did it even go! I rushed in to work early to cover for one of my therapists who has a poorly little boy and thankfully Man Child was off today. I had a fair few bits to sort out and so many treatments! Luckily I managed to get it done and crisis was averted! 

I think I roughly had a 15 minute lunch break. Which was not at lunch time it was actually at 4:30 so I was glad to see the back of today. However I had the most wonderful client in who is off to get married in Italy this weekend so that really helped! 

Somehow during my day of running around like a headless chicken I’ve managed to badly hurt my foot. It hurts every time I step on it and it’s pretty swollen… not good! 

I arrived home to Man Child cooking lamb and it did not dissapoint! 

I’m off for a shower and a relax infront of the tv with some much needed sweets. 


Holly 😘