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For the Love of books – introducing Bookish Mamas

A photograph of a brunette lady holding a hardback copy of the book "Northern Lights" by Philip Pullman - She is peeking from the side of the book - For the Love of Books - Mrs H's favourite things

I love books. I always have. As a child, my books were one of my prized possessions. I once leant my friend my pristine and treasured Anne of Green Gables collection. Only for them to be returned dog-eared, torn and covered in tea stains. I was heartbroken. Snuggling down for an early night with a good book and a cup of tea is high up on my happy list. Life is always better when I’m lost in literature. I used to…

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Health & welfare

5 steps to the perfect pamper night with Simply Be

A photograph of a new pair of checked grey and light pink pyjamas and a pack of Decleor beauty goodies - 5 Steps to the Perfect Pamper - Mrs H's favourite things

This is a collaborative post with Simply Be. The run-up to Christmas is stressful. There always seems to be so much to do. Also with the nights closing in, it feels like there is even less time to complete the never-ending task list. When life gets like this I try to spend some time putting myself first. And a pamper night is the perfect way to do this. Here are my 5 steps to the ultimate pamper night: 5 steps…

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Mental health

15 ways to look after your mental health

An inspirational photograph of a woman standing on a beach at sunset and looking out to the sea _ 15 steps for looking after my mental health - Mrs H's favourite things

I’ve been quite open recently that my mental health hasn’t been brilliant. It certainly isn’t terrible but I haven’t been myself. I’ve been feeling anxious and unmotivated. There have been days when I have felt tearful, unable to control my mood and I have just wanted to clamber back into bed and sleep. There are many small reasons why my depression has relapsed. The stress and sadness of the recurrent miscarriages and the anxiety I felt in my last pregnancy has caught…

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