Jacamo very kindly sent us these items free of charge in return for our thoughts. All opinions are, as always, 100% honest and our own.
Isn’t it strange how you can sometimes find yourself with a preconception of what a brand, place or event is and then find out that you had it wrong all along? Well, that’s exactly what’s happened to me, having had the opportunity to collaborate with Jacamo on this post.
When I was approached by Jacamo to ask if they could send a couple of items out for Ben to wear, I was pleased because – 1) A brand wanting to work with little ol’ me, after all this time of being off the blogging wagon and desperately wanting 2019 to be the year I get back on it, and 2) I thought it would be nice for Ben to have a little treat as he’s always so supportive of my writing and blog, and he’s been an absolute angel waiting on me hand and foot while I’m still on sofa/bed rest after surgery.
I’m a little bit excited about this today because I’m here to tell you all about something I’ve wanted to do for ages and – finally – I’ve got it kicked off. My online book club!
In a busy, busy world it’s so important to slow down and take some time out for your own peace of mind, and – for me – reading is one of the best ways I’ve found to do that. Whether it’s an afternoon with endless cups of tea on the sofa as you lose yourself in a story, or a quick 15-minutes grabbed deep in the pages of your latest read on your commute home, reading is a great way to both exercise your mind and relax it.
Now, one reason I’ve never got on with book clubs before is that life happens and so I can’t always dedicate the time needed to keep up with the rest of the group. Or, I’ve struggled with the book that has been chosen and so lose interest. So, I’ve taken that mindset and decided that my book club is going to be different.
Note: This post includes a discount code. I don’t earn anything from this, I’m just sharing so you can save some pennies!
What a month it has been! I started this year with all the grand plans to blog more and I have a list of things I want to share with you, but that all fell by the wayside when I was booked in last minute for knee surgery. I had just a few days to get everything sorted for it and now I’ve had it done, I’m not allowed to stand on it for 6-weeks, so I’ve been stuck on the sofa/in bed since then.
Luckily my employers have let me work from home for this time period, so I’ve had no time to get bored but after spending a day staring at the laptop, by the time the end of my working day comes, the last thing I’ve wanted to do is spend more time on it working on the blog. So, I’ve been logging off and filling my eyeballs with watching films and reading books instead.
I was invited to try the menu at The George and Dragon free of charge in exchange of a review. All opinions remain 100% honest and my own.
Last year I was lucky enough to be invited to visit The George & Dragon in Mountnessing in Essex to sample what they had to offer and I absolutely loved it – so much so, in fact, that I’ve been back a few times since for dinner with friends! So, when I was contacted by their namesake, The George & Dragon in Epping, and asked if I would like to visit them following their recent refurbishment, I jumped at the chance!
On the day itself I went along with Ben and my Dad as it was just a few days before his birthday (bonus daughter points for me) and, whilst in the car on the way there, Dad told me that he had actually been to The George & Dragon before – over 50 years previously when he and my Mum were on a double date with friends! How cool is that?!
First thing’s first… Happy New Year! 2019 has arrived and if you’re feeling anything like me, you’re looking forward to eating vegetables and drinking anything that has zero alcohol content again! It’s been a fun week or so but I am seriously ready to detox.
As cliche as it is, I like to take this time of year to reflect (as I did in yesterday’s post) and to look forward to the year ahead and what I would like to achieve. I stopped setting new year’s resolution a few years ago as I literally never kept to them, but instead I think about small, more realistic, manageable goals that I can add in to my everyday life and that I hope will benefit me. I did this last year and I have to say, I pretty much smashed it and all those little changes I made really did improve my quality of life.
So, with that success under my belt, I thought I’d do the same this year!